• Half of drug-related deaths in 2017 were related to untreated hepatitis C: UN drugs report
    Half of drug-related deaths in 2017 were related to untreated hepatitis C: UN drugs report

    The latest UN World Drug Report shows that the negative health consequences associated with drugs are more severe and widespread than previously thought.

  • Over 34,000 10-24-year-olds hospitalised for self-poisoning in England
    Over 34,000 10-24-year-olds hospitalised for self-poisoning in England

    The latest PHE figures show that 610 hospitalisations for intentional poisoning in 2017/2018 involved children aged between 10 and 12 years.

  • Rimegepant offers relief from migraine in phase 3 trial

    A single orally dissolving tablet increased likelihood of relief within 2 hours.

  • First-trimester subchorionic haematoma not tied to early pregnancy loss

    The incidence of these haematomas ranges from 0.46% to 39.5%.

  • 5-aminosalicylic acid not linked to renal impairment in IBD

    Large analysis includes patients with ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease.

  • Increased protein intake has no extra benefit for bone health in adults
    Increased protein intake has no extra benefit for bone health in adults

    Some benefits were observed in children.

  • Autism: atypical eating behaviours could be a warning sign
    Autism: atypical eating behaviours could be a warning sign

    New study finds atypical eating patterns are at least five times more common with ASD than with other developmental disorders.

  • EMA issues recommendations to reduce methotrexate dosing errors
    EMA issues recommendations to reduce methotrexate dosing errors

    Patients with inflammatory disorders have erroneously received daily rather than weekly dosing, with serious consequences, including fatalities.

  • Lymphoma survivors: study highlights value of follow-up for late adverse events

    Knowledge deficits identified in certain patient types.

  • Top YouTube videos on atopic dermatitis may be harmful
    Top YouTube videos on atopic dermatitis may be harmful

    Researchers say strategies by professional dermatological organisations are needed to improve their presence and visibility on YouTube.

  • High systolic BP tied to increased risk for major valve disease

    Analysis of data from the UK Biobank.

  • The safety of flu vaccination during pregnancy

    Uptake of influenza vaccination during pregnancy has been low due to perceived safety concerns.

  • Prenatal opioid exposure tied to impaired cognitive, motor development

    Negative consequences appear at age 6 months.

  • PHE releases data on the prevalence of malaria in the UK in 2018
    PHE releases data on the prevalence of malaria in the UK in 2018

    Where chemoprophylaxis details were available, only 9 per cent had taken a drug recommended by the Advisory Committee for Malaria Prevention.

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