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Will a wet vacuum be enough to give our carpets a good clean?

We can rent a RugDoctor for about £25, but we’re worried that it may be a waste of time and money Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturd ...

University – you know the fees, but what about the costs?

You’ve got the grades and you’re heading for college. Now get ready to pay the bills ...

Candida auris: The new superbug on the block

The fungus was only discovered 10 years ago, but is now a problem in hospitals across the world. ...

Fast food availability linked to heart attacks

More heart attacks occur in areas that have a higher number of fast food restaurants, a new study suggests. According to the findings, for every additional fast food restaurant in an area, there are four additional heart attacks per 100,000 people each yea ...

Women in ophthalmic research see career inequalities

The integration of women authorship in ophthalmic research is comparable to that of other medical specialties, but overall women authors are underrepresented when compared with men, according to a study. Philipp W. Kramer, MD, of the Institute of Occupatio ...

Smoking intervention at pediatrician’s office helps parents quit

Pediatricians can help parents quit smoking by routinely screening them for tobacco use and offering them cessation assistance during their child’s appointment, study findings published in JAMA Pediatrics suggest. Study author Emara Nabi-Burza, MBBS, MS, s ...

Attorneys offer rheumatologists 3 tips to ‘unlock’ negotiation skills

HILTON HEAD, S.C. — Here at the Association of Women in Rheumatology National Conference, attorneys Drew Erteschik and J.M. Durnovich of Poyner Spruill in North Carolina, discussed the importance of negotiation and offered pointers for negotiating contract ...

A Secret Opioid Memo That Could Have Slowed an Epidemic

A new TV Show from The New York Times on FX and Hulu. ...

Teratoma linked to higher cumulative incidence of germ cell tumor-related death

Teratoma appeared associated with a higher cumulative incidence of disease-related death among men with nonseminomatous germ cell primary tumors, according to results of a retrospective study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology. “Teratoma is resistan ...

Sunscreen density, private equity and other top dermatology stories in August so far

Private equity-based dermatology practice consolidation increased at a mean rate of 65% each year from 2012 to 2017, according to researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, in the current top story from August. Large group pr ...

FDA approves Rinvoq for methotrexate-refractory RA

The FDA has approved upadacitinib, a 15-mg, once-daily oral JAK inhibitor, for the treatment of moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis among patients who have had an inadequate response to methotrexate, according to an AbbVie press release. “Despite the a ...

Hemiarthroplasty with concentric reaming had equivalent outcomes to total shoulder arthroplasty

Published results showed high and equivalent rates of sporting, clinical and radiographic outcomes between patients who underwent hemiarthroplasty with concentric reaming and patients who underwent anatomical total shoulder arthroplasty. ...

VIDEO: Steroid challenge predictive of IOP lowering in eyes with fluocinolone implants

CHICAGO — At the American Society of Retina Specialists meeting, Victor H. Gonzalez, MD, summarizes a trial on the real-world use of Iluvien (fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant 0.19 mg, Alimera Sciences) in patients with diabetic macular edema and ...

Type 2 diabetes worsens sleep-related disturbances in menopause

Postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes reported more sleep-related symptoms, such as frequent urination, excessive thirst and anxiety, and they rated those symptoms as more severe when compared with postmenopausal women without diabetes, according to fi ...

CDC OKs new two-tier testing algorithm for Lyme disease

The CDC issued an updated recommendation for the serologic diagnosis of Lyme disease, endorsing the use of a two-tier testing algorithm that uses a second enzyme immunoassay, or EIA, in place of a western immunoblot assay. The update, published in MMWR, fo ...

TAVR systems approved for low-risk patients

Edwards Lifesciences and Medtronic announced that their transcatheter aortic valve replacement systems have been approved by the FDA for use in patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis at low surgical risk. “It’s remarkable the recovery advantage t ...

Thyroid cancer worry remains after treatment

More than half of a cohort of adults with thyroid cancer identified disease recurrence, quality-of-life deterioration and familial risk as areas of concern following diagnosis, according to findings published in Thyroid. “Considering the excellent survival ...

Monitors identify frequent preclinical cardiac arrythmias in patients with CKD, type 2 diabetes

Mobile cardiac telemetry monitors detected high rates of preclinical cardiac arrythmias in patients with chronic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes, according to a published study. Monitoring these patients for such abnormalities may help prevent clinicall ...

CDC identifies need for education on contact lens care

One-third of contact lens wearers surveyed recalled never hearing lens care recommendations from their eye care providers although most doctors reported sharing them always or most of the time. In a recent report from the CDC, researchers recommended that ...

Zimmer Biomet receives FDA approval for spinal tether device for idiopathic scoliosis

Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. announced it has received FDA approval for The Tether, the first spinal tether device intended for use in children and adolescents to correct idiopathic scoliosis that has not responded to conservative treatment. “For children a ...