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Female doctors in US earn much less than male doctors, study finds

Female doctors in the United States earn significantly less than their male counterparts, even after adjustment for specialty, experience, and hours worked, research published in The BMJ has found.1 The researchers also found that white male doctors earned more than their black male colleagues.  
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about 3 years ago
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New blood test could personalise depression treatment

Scientists have developed a blood test to predict whether depressed patients will respond to common antidepressants. They said that this could herald a new area of personalised treatment for people with depression, where patients who have blood inflammation above a certain threshold could receive more aggressive treatment.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Cardiovascular screening to reduce the burden from cardiovascular disease: microsimulation study to quantify policy options

Objectives¬†To estimate the potential impact of universal screening for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (National Health Service Health Checks) on disease burden and socioeconomic inequalities in health in England, and to compare universal screening with alternative feasible strategies.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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X-rays Questioned for Asthma Exacerbation Without Fever, Hypoxia

Radiography should not be used routinely to detect pneumonia in young children with asthma who do not have fever or hypoxia, according to new research.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Investing? How to Choose the Right Mutual Funds

A key way to make physicians' hard-earned money grow is to invest in mutual funds. Here's how to select the best funds for you.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Don't Recycle Bad EHR Measures Into MACRA, AMA Tells Feds

The AMA and other medical societies say that if CMS wants to get EHR interoperability right, it needs to move beyond what its meaningful use program requires.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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What to do about antimicrobial resistance

Before global activities to eradicate smallpox were intensified in 1967 an estimated two million people were dying each year of the infection, with blindness affecting up to 30% of survivors. A thermostable vaccine made eradication possible and stopped sickness and death from smallpox. By eradicating smallpox, the vaccine has also avoided the need for antibiotics to treat associated secondary bacterial infections and removed the potential of resistance developing to any antiviral drugs that might have been developed. Promoting and developing vaccines is therefore rightly among the 10 main recommendations for tackling drug resistant infections that are outlined in the final report of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance chaired by Jim O'Neill.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Cuts in health prevention budgets will hit the NHS, says NHS England chief

The NHS in England can expect to feel the effects of cuts by local authorities to key public health and prevention services, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has told MPs.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Indian scheme to reduce antibiotic misuse is failing because of widespread ignorance, say pharmacists

A scheme implemented by the Indian government in March 2014 to prevent antibiotic misuse is being hampered by low levels of patient education and poverty, clinicians have said.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Portsmouth A&E rated 'inadequate' over emergency failures - BBC News

Health inspectors rate a hospital's A&E "inadequate" because of its "chaotic" emergency department.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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Study says a major blood cancer is 11 distinct diseases - BBC News

One of the main types of blood cancer is not one but 11 distinct diseases, detailed genetic analysis suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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Artificial Intelligence 'outsmarts cancer' - BBC News

Early trial data shows a drug developed using artificial intelligence can slow the growth of cancer in clinical trials.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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Wigan hospital says 'unprecedented' pressure partly down to A&E closure - BBC News

High demand on Wigan hospital's A&E department is partially blamed on the temporary closure of a nearby casualty unit.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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Paralysed Cardiff man's 'awesome' first steps - BBC News

A man who was left paralysed after a car accident walks for the first time in four years thanks to a bionic exoskeleton.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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Scientists say three-person DNA babies are 'safe' - BBC News

Using DNA from three people to create a baby is safe, according to a major research study, by scientists at the Wellcome Trust Centre at Newcastle University.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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Viewpoint: Why blood transfusions are still giving Indians HIV - BBC News

More than 2,000 Indians have contracted HIV while receiving blood transfusions in hospitals in the past 17 months because of the country's poor blood safety standards, writes Chapal Mehra.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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Management of mCRC Upon Disease Progression: A Challenge in Practice

How would you treat these patients with progressing metastatic colorectal cancer?  
medscape.org
about 3 years ago
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Anticoagulation Therapy in Patients Post-TAVR

Drs Leon, Mehran, and Dangas discuss anticoagulation strategies in patients undergoing TAVR.  
medscape.org
about 3 years ago
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Medical Error Slated as Third Leading Cause of Death in US

A new study suggests that medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States, and the authors call for more awareness and attention.  
medscape.org
about 3 years ago
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AHA/ASA Endorses New Stroke Rehabilitation Guidelines

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guidelines stress that stroke rehabilitation requires a multidisciplinary effort and adequate resources, dose, and duration to be effective.  
medscape.org
about 3 years ago