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Financial ties of principal investigators and randomized controlled trial outcomes: cross sectional study

Medicine

Intensive Blood Pressure Treatment in Adults Aged 60 Years or Older | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians

Background:<p>Recent guidelines recommend a systolic blood pressure (SBP) goal of less than 150 mm Hg for adults aged 60 years or older, but the balance …

Stem Cell Treatments

Lifetime and 12-month prevalence of eating disorders amongst women in mid-life: a population-based study of diagnoses and risk factors

Abstract<p>Background<p>Eating disorders (EDs) are common amongst women; however, no research has specifically investigated the lifetime/12-month …

Biomechanics and pathomechanisms of osteoarthritis

1 Solignac M. COART France 2003 report on new socioeconomic data on osteoarthritis in France. Presse Med. 2004;33(9 Pt 2):S4–6.<p>2 Lawrence RC, Felson …

Medical Technology

Reporting Items for Updated Clinical Guidelines: Checklist for the Reporting of Updated Guidelines (CheckUp)

by Robin W. M. Vernooij, Pablo Alonso-Coello, Melissa Brouwers, Laura Martínez García, CheckUp PanelBackgroundScientific knowledge is in constant …

Health

Winter Wonderland: Life in the Cold

With much of the Northern Hemisphere in the midst of winter, the long dark nights make for a perfect opportunity to stay in and catch up on some …

Biology

Digital Health: Tracking Physiomes and Activity Using Wearable Biosensors Reveals Useful Health-Related Information

Abstract<p>A new wave of portable biosensors allows frequent measurement of health-related physiology. We investigated the use of these devices to …

Central Fetal Monitoring With and Without Computer Analysis:... : Obstetrics & Gynecology

Reduced fetal oxygenation during labor remains an important cause of perinatal mortality and long-term neurologic morbidity1,2 and is frequently …

Life Sciences

Urine test reveals what you really eat

<b>A urine test that can reveal how healthy your meals are has been developed by UK scientists.</b><p>They think it could be used to improve nutritional advice or in weight loss because people are notoriously bad at recording their own eating habits.<p>The test, detailed in the Lancet Diabetes and …

Health

The price of cardiac stents: It is industry against civil society once more

Pharmaceutical bodies want innovation products to be left out of price control but doctors' association want prices of all stents to be regulated.<p>In …

Tramadol | Side Effects, Dosage, Uses & More

SECTION 1 of 5<p>Highlights for tramadol<p>Oral tablet<p><i>1</i><p>Tramadol is used to treat moderate to severe pain.<p><i>2</i><p>This drug comes as an immediate-release tablet, …

Cancer Centers Issue National Call: Parents, Vaccinate Your Kids for HPV

Cancer centers have banded together to back the recently revised HPV vaccination guidelines.<p>Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), all 69 of the U.S. National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers have just issued a joint statement …

Health

Überbrückendes Heparin bei Beginn einer oralen Antikoagulation: ungünstiges Nutzen/Risiko-Verhältnis -- Bad Drug News

bad drug news<p>Überbrückendes Heparin bei Beginn einer oralen Antikoagulation: ungünstiges Nutzen/Risiko-Verhältnis<p>Autor(in): Urspeter Masche<p>Datum: 10. …

What Happened When I Went Off My Antidepressants

According to the results of a recently published study, despite an increase in antidepressant prescriptions, treatment is rarely made available to those who need it the most. It goes on to reveal that those who do receive medication for depression don't necessarily need it.<p>Part of this latter …

Depression

'Tooth repair drug' may replace fillings

<b>Teeth can be encouraged to repair themselves in a way that could see an end to fillings, say scientists.</b><p>The team at King's College London showed that a chemical could encourage cells in the dental pulp to heal small holes in mice teeth.<p>A biodegradable sponge was soaked in the drug and then put …

King's College London

Taking multiple medications? You may also be taking excess risks.

Lugging every pill you take to your next doctor’s appointment or trip to the pharmacist might seem like overkill, but it could save your life — especially if you take multiple drugs or supplements.<p>In fact, regularly taking five or more medications — something many Americans do — often does more …

Life Sciences

Thanks to AI, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems

Patient Number Two was born to first-time parents, late 20s, white. The pregnancy was normal and the birth uncomplicated. But after a few months, it …

Software Engineering

One of the best ways to treat excruciating pain is to change people's reality so they forget it exists

The entire purpose of pain is to make sure it's the main focus of your attention, to make it so you don't focus on anything else.<p>That makes sense, since pain is how your brain tells you that something is wrong. Your nerves sense damage in your body and send a signal to your brain that tells you to …

Virtual Reality

Evidence from health interventions at food store settings and the way forward - BMC Series blog

Retail food stores and supermarkets are important environmental settings for promoting healthy food choices.<p>Flickr: I-5 Design & Manufacture<p>One of …

Healthy Eating

Zoledronat (Zometa® u.a.) bei Knochenmetastasen: 3‑monatliche Gabe ist gleichwertig wie monatliche -- Aktuell

telegramm<p>Zoledronat (Zometa® u.a.) bei Knochenmetastasen: 3‑monatliche Gabe ist gleichwertig wie monatliche<p>Autor(in): Urspeter Masche<p>Datum: 5. Januar …

The Perils of Polypharmacy

<i>This essay appears in today’s edition of the</i> Fortune <i>Brainstorm Health Daily. Get it delivered straight to your inbox.</i><p>Happy New Year. It’s great to be …

Pharma

FDA says food livestock can no longer be fed medically important antibiotics

A voluntary ban that aims to safeguard essential antibiotics for humans by limiting their use in food animals should now be fully in effect.<p>Under the Food and Drug Administration policy, antibiotics that have been designated "medically important" — in other words, they're needed to treat people — …

Antibiotics

Diet drinks are not healthy and could trigger weight gain, say researchers

Sugar-free and diet drinks are not helpful for weight loss and could even cause people to pile on the pounds, researchers at Imperial College have claimed.<p>A review of dozens of studies dating back 30 years found that there is no solid evidence that sugar-free alternatives prevent weight gain, type …

Nutrition

Cured meats linked to worsening asthma symptoms

(Reuters Health) – Eating large amounts of cured meats was linked to worse symptoms among asthma sufferers, a French study found.<p>That was true even after taking obesity into account, the authors say.<p>So-called cured meats have been preserved and flavored by the addition of various combinations of …

Food

A health care app that'll prescribe you other apps

January 02, 2017 | 9:30 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="http://www.marketplace.org/2017/01/02/health-care/app-thatll-prescribe-you-other-apps/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>There are at least 265,000 mobile health apps.<p>The trick is distinguishing the digital tools …

Health

Bild des Monats

Caspar Bauhin (1560 - 1624)<p>Januar 2017<p>Bauhin gehört zusammen mit Mattioli, Fuchs, Brunfels zu den wichtigsten frühen Botanikern. Er stammte aus einer …

15 tips for avoiding hospital infections

Some hospitals have cut the risk of infections among patients, but too many have not. Here’s what you can do to keep from getting sicker if you’re …

Health

More evidence we need to stop sitting so much -- especially men

If you have a desk job, it is pretty easy to spend most of your day on your bum. Even after you punch the clock, chances are there will be more time …

Health