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An unexpected role for anticoagulant heparan sulfate proteoglycans in reproduction

Influenza Vaccination of Healthcare Workers: Critical Analysis of the Evidence for Patient Benefit Underpinning Policies of Enforcement

by Gaston De Serres, Danuta M. Skowronski, Brian J. Ward, Michael Gardam, Camille Lemieux, Annalee Yassi, David M. Patrick, Mel Krajden, Mark Loeb, …

Public Health

Voting on Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Citizens More Supportive than Politicians

by David Stadelmann, Benno TorglerAs the public debate over stem cell research continues, the observable voting behaviour in Switzerland offers a …

Democracy

7 myths about physical activity | Obesity Panacea

<b>Myth 1: A child’s time is better spent focusing on the three R’s than on performing physical activity</b><p>People sometimes worry that time devoted to …

‘Replace men with women doctors, save 32,000 lives? | Mind the Brain

The authors of a recent article in <i>JAMA Internal Medicine</i><p>“Physician Gender and Outcomes of Hospitalized Medicare Beneficiaries in the U.S.,” Yusuke …

Gender

Neurokognitive Störungen durch PCSK9-Hemmer? -- Bad Drug News

bad drug news<p>Neurokognitive Störungen durch PCSK9-Hemmer?<p>Autor(in):<p>Datum: 23. Februar 2017<p>PCSK9-Hemmer, vertreten durch <i>Alirocumab</i> (Praluent®) und</i> …

Medikamentenbedingte Schlafstörungen -- Bad Drug News

bad drug news<p>Medikamentenbedingte Schlafstörungen<p>Autor(in): Urspeter Masche<p>Datum: 21. Februar 2017<p>Das amerikanische «Institute for Safe Medication …

The high price of progress

The field of clinical oncology has never been more interesting than it is now. The past few years have seen notable improvements in the ability of …

Health Care

Microsoft plans cloud, AI health push

Microsoft Corp. is trying again in health care, betting its prowess in cloud services and artificial intelligence can help it expand in a market …

Health Care

Chronic knee pain eased with the help of Skype

<b>(CNN) —</b> Exercise, an online pain-coping skills program and Skype sessions with a physiotherapist helped relieve patients' chronic knee pain, according to a study published Monday in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.<p>Half of all adults will develop knee pain due to osteoarthritis, one of the …

Chronic Pain

Health Check: are naps good for us?

Can a power nap increase productivity? Will it affect your sleep at night? Adam Lynch/Flickr, CC BY-SACatnap, kip, snooze, siesta; whatever you call …

Bedtime Stories

How air pollution harms your health - and how to avoid it

It can cause eye irritation, breathing difficulties and heart disease. Here are ways to limit the damage<p>The European Commission has told the UK to clean up its air. Levels of nitrogen dioxide – which is linked to heart and lung disease and contributes to the early deaths of 40,000 people a year in …

Environment

The Scientific Reason Why Married Couples Are Healthier

While the research isn’t <i>entirely</i> one-sided (there’s the weight issue, for one), several studies have suggested that married couples reap more health …

Marriage

Why ADHD Isn’t Due to Bad Parenting

It’s listed in the manual of psychiatric disorders as a validated mental health condition, yet there’s a lingering sense that attention deficit …

ADHD

Flu vaccine is 48% effective this season, CDC says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The flu shot has been reducing the risk of infections in the United States by about half this season, according to reports issued Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but the season is expected to continue for several more weeks.<p>The predominant virus strain this …

Flu

Cancer drugs may be delayed after Brexit, say experts

<b>Patients in the UK could face delays getting new drugs if Britain withdraws from the EU's medicines regulator, ministers have been warned.</b><p>Former UK regulator Sir Alasdair Breckenridge said new cancer drugs could be among those affected.<p>Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he did not expect the UK to …

United Kingdom

Should I worry about arsenic in my rice?

<b>Does rice really contain harmful quantities of arsenic? Dr Michael Mosley of Trust Me, I'm A Doctor investigates.</b><p>Many of us are regular consumers of rice - UK consumption is on the rise, and in 2015 we ate 150m kg of the stuff. But there have been reports about rice containing inorganic arsenic - a …

Public Health

Antidepressant use during pregnancy and the risk of major congenital malformations in a cohort of depressed pregnant women: an updated analysis of the Quebec Pregnancy Cohort

Strengths and limitations of this study<p>Used of large registers, administrative and clinical databases that provide population-based coverage of …

Increased Health Information Technology Adoption and Use Among Small Primary Care Physician Practices Over Time: A National Cohort Study

• Diane R. Rittenhouse, MD, MPH1,2⇑,<br>• Patricia P. Ramsay, MPH3,<br>• Lawrence P. Casalino, MD, PhD4,<br>• Sean McClellan, PhD5,<br>• Zosha K. Kandel, BA3 and<br>• Stephen M. …

Informatics

Mediterranean Diet Improves High-Density Lipoprotein Function in High-Cardiovascular-Risk IndividualsClinical Perspective

Abstract<p><b>Background:</b> The biological functions of high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) contribute to explaining the cardioprotective role of the …

Should the Definition of Health Include a Measure of Tolerance?

Health

Zweijährige orale Behandlung mit Lieschgras-Pollen ungenügend -- Bad Drug News

bad drug news<p>Zweijährige orale Behandlung mit Lieschgras-Pollen ungenügend<p>Autor(in): Urspeter Masche<p>Datum: 15. Februar 2017<p>Sublingualtabletten mit …

Powerful Ideas for Global Access to Medicines — NEJM

One of the few issues uniting U.S. voters in the 2016 election was outrage over the high prices of medicines. From the quadrupling of EpiPen prices …

Medical Journals

Clinical Action against Drunk Driving

<b>Citation:</b> Redelmeier DA, Detsky AS (2017) Clinical Action against Drunk Driving. PLoS Med 14(2): e1002231. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1002231<p><b>Published:</b> …

Addiction

Clinical applicability and cost of a 46-gene panel for genomic analysis of solid tumours: Retrospective validation and prospective audit in the UK National Health Service

Abstract<p>Background<p>Single gene tests to predict whether cancers respond to specific targeted therapies are performed increasingly often. Advances in …

How to Use a Chemotherapeutic Agent When Resistance to It Threatens the Patient

by Elsa Hansen, Robert J. Woods, Andrew F. ReadWhen resistance to anticancer or antimicrobial drugs evolves in a patient, highly effective …

Biology

Major Bleeding Complications and Persistence With Oral Anticoagulation in Non‐Valvular Atrial Fibrillation: Contemporary Findings in Real‐Life Danish Patients | Journal of the American Heart Association

Abstract<p><b>Background</b> The nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants have recently become available as an alternative to warfarin as stroke prophylaxis …

Medicine

Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Low Back Pain | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians

Chronic Pain

Healthy living: highlights of 2016 - BMC Series blog

Micolo J, Flickr CC<p><b>Exergaming versus traditional gym-based exercise</b><p>Exercising with the use of an interactive environment might be an interesting …

Obesity