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Mandatory addiction treatment for people who use drugs: global health and human rights analysis

Global evidence indicates that mandated treatment of drug dependence conflicts with drug users’ human rights and is not effective in treating addiction. Karsten Lunze and colleagues argue that drug treatment policies must be evidence based and meet international standards  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 3 years ago
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Love Is a Much-Debated Thing

Readers mostly 'love' the 'touchy-feely' part of healthcare, but yes, the 'haters' joined the conversation too.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV — Thailand | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
almost 3 years ago
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Electronic Cigarette Use Among Working Adults — United States, 2014 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
almost 3 years ago
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Notes from the Field: Intoxication and Deaths Associated with Ingestion of a Racing Fuel and Carbonated Soft Drink Mixture — Tennessee, January 2016 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
almost 3 years ago
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Influenza Activity — United States, 2015–16 Season and Composition of the 2016–17 Influenza Vaccine | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
almost 3 years ago
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Erratum: Vol. 65, No. 20 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
almost 3 years ago
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QuickStats: Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy — 46 States and the District of Columbia, 2014 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
almost 3 years ago
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Notifiable Diseases and Mortality Tables | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
almost 3 years ago
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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2015 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
almost 3 years ago
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Web App Ups Lung Cancer Survival by 7 Months

In a phase 3 randomized clinical trial, cancer care enhanced by a web application improved overall survival by 7 months over standard care.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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No Reduction in Aggressive Care for Advanced Cancer

The majority (75%) of advanced cancer patients receive aggressive care. We need to stop this 'pernicious pattern of care,' says expert.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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New Research Finds Low Risk of Zika Virus at Olympics

New research attempting to calculate the risk of the Zika virus at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro may reassure organizers and many of the more than 500,000 athletes and fans expected to travel to the epicenter of the epidemic.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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emlitofnote.com
almost 3 years ago
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Alzheimer's Protein Tau Tracks Symptoms Better Than Amyloid Does

A new study suggests that tau imaging could be more useful as a diagnostic tool in patients with mild cognitive impairment.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Folic Acid Linked to Less Autism in Kids of Women With Epilepsy

New research suggests that women with epilepsy who take an antiepileptic drug should start taking folic acid supplements as early as possible in pregnancy, if not before.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Cardiostim: Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Done the Right Way

Dr John Mandrola reports on a UK team that assessed the impact of a UK National Health Service project to determine the cost-effectiveness of a procedure before making a reimbursement decision.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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High Schoolers' Cigarette Use Hits Lowest Level Since 1991

A national survey of youth behaviors showed traditional smoking is down to 11%, but now 24% of teenagers use e-cigarettes. Almost half said they texted or emailed while driving; 30% report having sex.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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FDA Panel Backs Bezlotoxumab for C diff Recurrence Prevention

Some panelists felt the backing studies were well done, but also wanted further information on the safety of the drug for some patients.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Frailty in Transplant Survivors Linked to Accelerated Aging

Adult hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) recipients under 65 are at increased risk of frailty and may experience accelerated aging, researchers report.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago