• Medical News from US National Healthcare Safety Network
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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria more prevalent in device-related infections versus surgical infections

82% of tested device-associated Enterococcus faecium bacteria were resistant to vancomycin compared with 55% among surgical site infections.

Rates of unnecessary appendectomy in the UK
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Rates of unnecessary appendectomy in the UK

The rate of removal of a histologically normal appendix was more than twice as high in women as in men.

  • International Clinical Digest from Contraception
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Levonorgestrel 52 mg IUS effective and safe >6 years

Results from the prospective observational ACCESS IUS study.

Measles killing far more children than Ebola in DRC as UNICEF steps up vaccination support
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Measles killing far more children than Ebola in DRC as UNICEF steps up vaccination support

More than 5,000 people have died due to measles in DRC this year, as UNICEF also assists in major measles outbreak in the Pacific.

  • UK Clinical Digest from Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry
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Adolescent schizophrenia: lurasidone vs other atypical antipsychotic monotherapies

Results from a systematic review and meta-analysis.

  • UK Clinical Digest from Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol
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Omalizumab improves lung function in adolescents with allergic asthma

Lung function improvements were associated with reductions in eosinophil counts.

Highlights of the 2018 Health Survey for England
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Highlights of the 2018 Health Survey for England

More than 40 per cent of adults in England have a longstanding medical condition.

Trends in smoking among Scottish adolescents
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Trends in smoking among Scottish adolescents

Data from the 2018 Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey.

  • International Clinical Digest from J Am Coll Cardiol
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Statins are not tied to general cognitive decline in older patients

One exception is a more rapid logical memory decline in men taking statins.

  • International Clinical Digest from Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM
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Food insecurity during pregnancy is linked to NICU admission risk

Screening for food insecurity is recommended.

  • Univadis Medical News
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Health research must untangle itself from industry funding, say experts

It's time to build an evidence base for healthcare that is free of commercial influences, says an international group of experts.

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Study identifies high rate of self-prescribing

Findings from a survey of more than 700 doctors.

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Bariatric surgery linked to increased risk of colon cancer

Findings from a population-based study of more than 500,000 people.

  • International Clinical Digest from PLoS One
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T2D: poor early glycaemic control linked to long-term complication risk

Interventions in newly diagnosed patients may reduce incidence of retinopathy, kidney disease.

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