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Diabetes: Children 'not getting recommended checks' - BBC News

Almost 75% of older children in England and Wales with diabetes are not getting key health checks, a study suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
over 1 year ago
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WHO to set up emergencies programme

The World Health Organization will establish a health emergencies programme in response to widespread criticism over its handling of the Ebola epidemic in west Africa.1 WHO described the programme as one of the most “profound transformations” in its history. The organisation would take an operational role in emergencies, as well as its usual technical role.  
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over 1 year ago
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Deaths caused by lung disease have not decreased over past decade, shows UK study

The number of people dying from lung disease has barely changed in a decade, and rates of some lung conditions are far higher than previously thought, a comprehensive report from the British Lung Foundation has shown.1  
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over 1 year ago
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Secamb boss Paul Sutton leaves post after 111 scandal - BBC News

The chief executive of a scandal-hit NHS trust that has come under scrutiny over emergency callouts leaves his job.  
bbc.co.uk
over 1 year ago
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Welsh Ambulance staff sickness levels fall in 2015 - BBC News

Annual sickness levels among ambulance service staff are at the lowest level since 2012, figures show.  
bbc.co.uk
over 1 year ago
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India hospital transfusions infect thousands with HIV - BBC News

At least 2,234 people in India contract the deadly HIV virus while getting blood transfusions in hospitals in the past 17 months.  
bbc.co.uk
over 1 year ago
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DNA 'tape recorder' to trace cell history - BBC News

Researchers invent a DNA "tape recorder" that can trace the family history of every cell in a body.  
bbc.co.uk
over 1 year ago
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The power of vaccinating pregnant women - BBC News

Vaccinating pregnant women is crucial, and a way of plugging the "immunisation loophole" and protecting their unborn babies, says Lord Ara Darzi, writing for the BBC News website.  
bbc.co.uk
over 1 year ago
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Vitamin D and Stress Hyperglycaemia in the Critically Ill

Vitamin D deficiency is common in critically ill patients with stress-induced hyperglycemia. Can supplementation improve outcomes?  
medscape.com
over 1 year ago
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Deaths caused by lung disease have not decreased over past decade, shows UK study

The number of people dying from lung disease has barely changed in a decade, and rates of some lung conditions are far higher than previously thought, a comprehensive report from the British Lung Foundation has shown.1  
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over 1 year ago
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Healthy lifestyle may reduce breast cancer in women at high risk, study shows

Women who are at high risk for breast cancer on the basis of genetic factors, family history, and reproductive history but who follow a healthy lifestyle have a similar risk for developing the disease to women without these non-modifiable risk factors, a US modelling study has shown.1  
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over 1 year ago
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World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2016: Get ready for plain packaging

30 May 2016 – To mark World No Tobacco Day, WHO is launching a new guide to plain packaging of tobacco products, which gives governments the latest evidence and guidance on implementing the measure.  
who.int
over 1 year ago
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Asymptomatic Anal STIs in HIV-positive Men

This study found high numbers of both anal dysplasias and asymptomatic STIs in HIV+ men who underwent anal cancer screening.  
medscape.com
over 1 year ago
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Ever wanted to be a Clinical Forensic Medicine Registrar? | LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog

Ever wanted to be a Clinical Forensic Medicine Registrar? Read on to find out what is involved. Jobs for this unique position are available in 2016 and 2017 at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.  
lifeinthefastlane.com
over 1 year ago
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Nutritional Follow-up of Patients After Obesity Surgery

This best practice advice will help clinicians with the long-term nutritional management of post-bariatric surgery patients.  
medscape.com
over 1 year ago
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What's Hot at ASCO 2016?

Continuing excitement over immunotherapy and new research on precision medicine are among the highlights. Come and visit Medscape at booth 6053.  
medscape.com
over 1 year ago
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School Test Results Lower in Kids Exposed Prenatally to AED

Sixth-graders exposed to an antiepileptic drug, particularly valproate or clonazepam, performed significantly worse than unexposed kids on math and reading tests, new results show.  
medscape.com
over 1 year ago
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Advice to a Young Resuscitationist: It is Up to Us to Save the World - Cliff Reid - Intensive Care Network

Cliff Reid unites our passion of Critical Care through his advice to his former younger resuscitationist self. Reid sights mistakes, case examples, and essentially provides us with invaluable tips to nudge us along to Resus Mastery.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
over 1 year ago
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Ecstasy is making a comeback, European drugs report warns

Methylenedioxymethamfetamine (MDMA), most commonly used in the form of “ecstasy” tablets, is returning as a stimulant drug of choice for young people in Europe, stated the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction in its annual report presented in Lisbon, Portugal, on 31 May.1  
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over 1 year ago
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NHS will not fund anti-HIV Prep drug plan - BBC News

Charities express anger after NHS England confirms it will not fund a "game-changer" drug treatment that can prevent HIV.  
bbc.co.uk
over 1 year ago