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Out of joint: Medicare shift urged as knee replacement rate soars

1 hour ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

Surgery and drugs tend to take precedence over preventive programs. But many health professionals and patients say the system needs to change.
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FDA news: Breast cancer, melanoma agents win fast track, orphan drug status

FDA news: Breast cancer, melanoma agents win fast track, orphan drug status

2 hours ago   |   Healio

The FDA announced several regulatory actions the past few weeks. Here is an overview of decisions that may be relevant to your practice. 1. The agency granted fast track...
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Woman with tuberculosis will be forcibly drugged, quarantined, judge rules

Woman with tuberculosis will be forcibly drugged, quarantined, judge rules

5 hours ago   |   Daily Mail

A woman in Tacoma, Washington has been ordered by the courts to receive treatment and isolate because for a TB infection. It came after she had a contagious case confirmed.
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Nitroglycerin: How An Explosive Became a Cardiac Drug

5 hours ago   |   Medscape

Alfred Nobel may be famous for inventing dynamite but it was the earlier discovery of nitroglycerin by Ascanio Sobrero that ultimately led to our use of nitrates in...
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Body weight may influence beneficial effects of SGLT2 inhibitors in patients with diabetes

Body weight may influence beneficial effects of SGLT2 inhibitors in patients with diabetes

6 hours ago   |   Healio

Findings from a meta-regression analysis indicated that the beneficial effects of SGLT2 inhibition on CV death and HF hospitalization in patients with diabetes may be related...
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India to Spend $79.6 Million to Strengthen Drug Regulatory System

7 hours ago   |   Medscape

India will spend $79.6 million on strengthening its drug regulatory system, the health minister said on Friday, after WHO raised concerns about domestically produced cough...
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Ovarian cancer survival rate could be improved with common drug

9 hours ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

A common over-the-counter tablet may help improve the prognosis for ovarian cancer sufferers, QIMR research has found.
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A technicality could keep RSV shots from kids in need

10 hours ago   |   News Medical

After more than five decades of trying, the drug industry is on the verge of providing effective immunizations against the respiratory syncytial virus, which has put an...
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Mother says she had to choose which child to save first

14 hours ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

The fire was started under the Brisbane house by a drug-addicted burglar who didn't know the family, the court heard.
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Juice manufacturer warned by FDA over not identifying Hep A and Crypto as hazards

15 hours ago   |   Food Safety

As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view...
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Acute CV complications at COVID-19 hospitalization double risk for ICU...

Acute CV complications at COVID-19 hospitalization double risk for ICU admission, death

Data show more than 11% of adults hospitalized for COVID-19 experienced at least one acute CV event, doubling their risk for ICU admission or in-hospital death, researchers... Read more ...

Taking vitamin D supplements could drag 17million Americans and Brits back...

Taking vitamin D supplements could drag 17million Americans and Brits back from brink of diabetes

In a meta-analysis of 17 studies, Tufts University researchers found that pre-diabetics could reduce their likelihood of developing the potentially-crippling condition by 15... Read more ...

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Apple is paying a heavy price for its big bet on China

It is shocking to discover just how dependent one of the planet's largest companies has allowed itself to become on a single country. Read more ...

Five charts that explain how the Australian electric vehicle industry is booming

In the past few years, Australian demand for EVs has skyrocketed. But why are we still lagging other countries? Read more ...

TEER availability does not impact surgical repair volume but improves outcomes

TEER availability does not impact surgical repair volume but improves outcomes

Access to transcatheter edge-to-edge repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation did not impact annualized surgical mitral valve repair volume, though data suggest access led... Read more ...

CVD death common among individuals with reduced eGFR, regardless of CKD...

CVD death common among individuals with reduced eGFR, regardless of CKD progression

Irrespective of chronic kidney disease progression, the most common cause of death among individuals with a reduced eGFR was death due to cardiovascular disease, according to... Read more ...

More than 400 food items in nine states recalled over potential listeria...

More than 400 food items in nine states recalled over potential listeria contamination

The recall was announced by Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC for products sold in stores, from vending machines and 'during travel with transportation providers' last month... Read more ...

100 girl names that start with 'F'

From Flora to Finley, parents seeking girl names that start with "F" having many options, ranging from classic names to unique names, as well as international. Read more ...

APA releases new guidelines for assessment, treatment of eating disorders

APA releases new guidelines for assessment, treatment of eating disorders

The American Psychiatric Association plans to align treatment of eating disorders with a focus on risk-benefit analysis of physical and psychosocial factors, according to new... Read more ...