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The poster project spreading 'happiness and kindness' to NHS staff

An artist known for his positive poster messages has directed his new creations at healthcare workers. ...

Risk of overdose after methadone treatment

Patients receiving methadone treatment are most at risk of overdosing during the first four weeks of treatment, and in the month following the end of treatment, a new study has found. Methadone treatment is used to treat dependence on opioids, such as hero ...

Most with asthma overusing inhalers

The Asthma Society of Ireland has expressed concern about the number of people with asthma who overuse their reliever inhaler, a practice that has been linked with severe exacerbations of the condition and asthma-related death. Reliever inhalers, which mos ...

NHS 'took 18 months to help after suicide attempt'

Poor treatment for those who self-harm or attempt suicide is putting lives at risk, psychiatrists say. ...

Response to hypomethylating agents may not predict survival after HSCT for AML

ORLANDO — Patients with acute myeloid leukemia who failed to achieve complete remission with hypomethylating agent-based therapy still had favorable survival outcomes after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, according to study results presented at TC ...

Lower socioeconomic status associated with greater incidence of glomerular diseases

Patients of lower socioeconomic status, determined through area-level household income, had a greater incidence of both ANCA-related glomerulonephritis and lupus nephritis, according to study results from British Columbia, Canada. “Glomerular diseases are ...

Mobile stroke units improve time to treatment, 3-month functionality

In Berlin, mobile stroke units equipped with CT for prehospital thrombolysis not only reduced time to treatment, but had higher rates of thrombolysis and reduced risk for disability and death in patients experiencing stroke. According to findings presented ...

Rheumatologists urged to monitor for emerging fatal lung disease in systemic JIA

MAUI, Hawaii — Lung complications in systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis are gaining more attention due to increased incidence, according to a presenter at the 2020 Rheumatology Winter Clinical Symposium. “We have some really interesting new data,” Anne ...

DELIVER trial to test dapivirine ring, PrEP for safety in pregnant women

Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in a news release. ...

EXTEND-IA TNK: Tenecteplase dose does not impact ischemic stroke outcomes

A 0.4 mg/kg dose of tenecteplase administered before endovascular thrombectomy in patients with large vessel occlusion ischemic stroke did not significantly improve cerebral reperfusion compared with a 0.25 mg/kg dose, according to data from the EXTEND-IA ...

ESCAPE-NA1: Nerinetide benefit unclear in endovascular therapy for ischemic stroke

Among patients with major acute ischemic stroke who underwent endovascular therapy, those assigned IV nerinetide did not have improved outcomes compared with those assigned placebo, according to results from the ESCAPE-NA1 trial presented at the Internatio ...

FDA publishes final guidance to streamline biosimilar insulin development

The FDA on Thursday published a final rule outlining the application process for a new pathway for biological products, including biosimilar insulins, part of a larger effort to streamline the approval of more follow-on agents, spur competition and reduce ...

Researchers suggest COPD screening in certain patients with HIV

People with HIV had a higher rate of COPD incidence and were diagnosed at a younger age than those without HIV, according to research published in CMAJ Open. “Because women and men with HIV were found to have higher rates of COPD than the general populatio ...

Cadbury egg hunt: Health campaigners celebrate end of National Trust deal

Health campaigners welcome the move as the trust says chocolate will be "less of a focus" from 2021. ...

Identifying individual response factors to antidepressants may help tailor MDD treatment

Patient response to antidepressants in major depressive disorder may be systematically associated with individual differences beyond placebo effects or statistical factors, according to results of a meta-analysis published in JAMA Psychiatry. “The higher v ...

90% of injection drug users miss opportunities for HIV or HCV testing

Using data from more than 840,000 health care encounters, researchers estimated that around 90% of people who inject drugs missed opportunities for HIV or hepatitis C virus testing during a recent 8-year period — especially rural males seeking care for ski ...

LumiThera expands Valeda research into diabetic retinopathy

LumiThera is expanding research of its photobiomodulation platform, the Valeda light delivery system, with new studies evaluating its use in patients with diabetic retinopathy, the company announced in a press release. The Valeda system has received a CE m ...

LumiThera expands Valeda research into diabetic retinopathy

LumiThera is expanding research of its photobiomodulation platform, the Valeda light delivery system, with new studies evaluating its use in patients with diabetic retinopathy, the company announced in a press release. The Valeda system has received a CE m ...

Musculoskeletal abnormalities common in adult X-linked hypophosphatemia

Abnormal bony projections in joint spaces and at attachments of tendons or ligaments were common among a small cohort of middle-aged adults with X-linked hypophosphatemia, progressively impairing joint range of motion, gait and physical function and warran ...

Endoscopic techniques offer more options for obesity management

Endoscopic management has a clear role in the future of obesity care, with multiple options available for patients, according to an expert at the GUILD Conference 2020. Christopher Thompson, MD, MSc, director of endoscopy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, s ...