Hospitals, ambulances and mental health services are spending £1bn a year on care from outside the NHS.
The FDA has approved the first protease inhibitor-based single-tablet regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in treatment-naive and certain virologically suppressed adult patients. FDA Approvals
Ministers urged to take swift action to extend immunisation under a gender-neutral programmeAn injection that protects against cervical cancer should be given to boys as well as girls, advisers have told health ministers.The Joint Committee on Vaccinat…
(Reuters Health) – Over nearly a decade, deaths from liver disease have been rising rapidly in the U.S., new data show.
Liver disease deaths jumped by 65 percent in the United States, from 1999-2016, disproportionately affecting adults ages 25-34. The increase in deaths among young adults was driven entirely by alcohol-related liver disease, according to a new study.
For people with type 2 diabetes, switching to sulfonylurea drugs to control blood sugar levels is associated with an increased risk of complications compared with staying on the drug metformin, a new study finds.
In patients with type 2 diabetes not at glycemic goal, adding a sulfonylurea to metformin appears to be much safer than switching. Medscape Medical News
Death rates from liver disease continue to climb across much of the country. It is particularly concerning with regard to young Americans who use alcohol to excess. Medscape Medical News
Endari, a medicine-grade version of the dietary supplement L-glutamine, reduced sickle cell patients’ number of acute pain crises by 25 percent compared with a placebo, researchers have found.
Young adults raised by lesbian moms are faring as well as — or even better than — other U.S. kids their age, according to the largest, longest-running study to track child development in these families.
Compared with term-born children, moderately preterm and late-preterm infants are at increased risk of hearing loss and visual impairment, particularly when brain damage occurs in the perinatal period, researchers say. Reuters Health Information
Turbulent flow activates platelet biogenesis and enables ex vivo production of clinically meaningful volumes of platelets, researchers from Japan report. Reuters Health Information
(Reuters Health) – Even when traffic fumes permeate the air, it’s still better for your heart if you get outside and exercise than if you spend all day sitting inside, a recent study suggests.
(Reuters Health) – Omega-3 fatty acids have long been touted as heart healthy, but taking them in supplement form does little to protect against heart disease, a large new analysis suggests.
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AngioDynamics Inc has agreed to pay the U.S. government $12.5 million to resolve allegations it caused healthcare providers to submit false claims to federal healthcare programs over the use of two medical devices, the Justice Department said on Wednes…
For patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and atrial fibrillation, treatment with a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) provides similar protection against stroke as warfarin, but poses a higher risk of bleeding, according to results of an observatio…
In patients with active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) who achieved remission while taking adalimumab, researchers saw fewer flares among those who continued taking the drug than among those who stopped taking it. Reuters Health …
Researchers have identified how DNA methylation is associated with a condition known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which can lead to liver cirrhosis and death, and is one of the leading indicators for liver transplants.
Researchers have found therapy dogs to be effective in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.