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Ferrous sulphate or iron preparations for iron-deficiency anaemia in young children?

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COPD: Do beta-blockers influence exacerbation rates in high-risk patients?

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Single-gene mutations that lead to atopic dermatitis identified

The findings suggest some the genetic defects underpinning atopic dermatitis could be corrected by glutamine supplementation.

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Obesity could blunt the efficacy of influenza vaccine
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Obesity could blunt the efficacy of influenza vaccine

Alternative vaccination approaches needed for obese individuals.

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Flaxseed supplementation effective for weight management
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Flaxseed supplementation effective for weight management

Findings from a meta-analysis of RCTs.

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Recombinant influenza vaccine offers better protection for seniors

Study of 9003 patients aged 50 and older shows 30% greater efficacy vs inactivated vaccine.

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Unbiased, credible data on violence against health care in Syria
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Unbiased, credible data on violence against health care in Syria

The Monitoring Violence against Health Care (MVH) tool could be used to measure violence against health care in the war-affected region of Syria

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Increased frequency and activation of Tregs persist after DAA-induced HCV elimination
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Increased frequency and activation of Tregs persist after DAA-induced HCV elimination

Immunosuppressive Tregs may modulate functions of the immune system even after treatment

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Pediatric celiac disease: new guidelines and web tool for diagnosis

From the Celiac Disease Foundation.

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Varicella-associated pneumonia: do adjunctive steroids help or hurt?

Data from the largest study on VZV-CAP.

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Lower BP targets may yield CV benefits in high-risk patients

Study involving over 31K patients supports BP target below 140/90 mmHg,

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Tourette’s syndrome: DBS fails to show efficacy

Three months of anterior internal globus pallidus DBS was not superior to sham stimulation.

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Stroke: Monthly Essentials June 2017
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Stroke: Monthly Essentials June 2017

Hospital admission for TIA? | Predicting long-term stroke outcomes | Delayed treatment for minor stroke.

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Cochrane review: umeclidinium in COPD

A systematic summary of the effectiveness and safety of umeclidinium in COPD.

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OGTT best predicts CAD risk in patients with dysglycemia

A report from EUROASPIRE IV.

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Medicine information leaflets ‘impenetrable’ and ‘unreadable’
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Medicine information leaflets ‘impenetrable’ and ‘unreadable’

A new report calls for major changes to medicine patient information leaflets.

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