Pharmaceutical companies and academic researchers will be obliged
to upload the results of all their European clinical trials to a publicly
accessible database, if a deal reached this week is approved. Read More
Altmetric take a look back at 2013, with a review of the medical matters papers that received
the most attention online - and the conversations that happened around them.
Diet and obesity were the most popular themes amongst medical papers this
year. The most popular paper was one that reported the benefits of the
"Mediterranean Diet". The success of this paper also carried over to another
that reported on the virtues of eating nuts (which, incidentally, are part of
the Mediterranean Diet).
Does anyone actively practice this or come across this in their ERs?
A couple weeks ago I had a treat and release patient who didn't need a line... the doctor ordered IV toradol and I clarified the order with him. "He doesn't have a line, I can start one. Did you want it IV or IM?" His reply, "You can just butterfly it in or give it IM if you want."
I was completely confused because I had never even heard of this... Read More
Someday, a smart phone app that asks what you’re feeling 10 times a day may be able to tell you if you’re edging closer to depression—and recommend that you seek preventive therapy or drugs. Scientists have discovered that how quickly someone bounces back from negative feelings, over hours or days, can predict whether that person is at risk of an episode of major depressive disorder.
“The holy grail of depression epidemiology is that we want to intervene early to prevent people from having depressive episodes,” says social scientist Stephen Gilman of Harvard University, who was not involved in the study. “Where this work is headed is making an advance in that direction, toward early detection and therefore early intervention.”
Carrying excess fat on the waistline could prevent cancer killing cells from doing their job, according to a new Health Research Board (HRB) funded study. This fat can become inflamed in obesity and it has been linked with increased risk of several cancers including one called oesophageal adenocarcinoma. The findings are described in the latest edition of the HRB’s Picture of Health 2013 which is published today.
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