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Sharing surveillance of infectious diseases could reduce use of antibiotics

International study found diagnoses improved through shared use of surveillance systems

Sham operation casts doubt on back treatment

Surgery to repair spinal fractures was no more effective than a sham procedure

Cognitive impairment linked to less need for pain relief

Pain is less frequently reported in nursing home residents with severe cognitive impairment

Early rehab cuts mortality rates for pneumonia patients

Patients with pneumonia admitted to intensive care have lower rates of in-hospital mortality...

Parents’ mental health impaired when children are seriously ill

Parents whose children need intensive care treatment suffer clinically significant...

Sedative may prevent delirium in critical patients in intensive care

A low dose of the sedative dexmedetomidine given at night may prevent delirium in critically...

Blood plasma test could lead to earlier diagnosis of autism

A pioneering test has revealed a link between autism and damage to proteins in blood plasma...

Alcohol use disorders a major risk for dementia, especially early-onset

Alcohol use disorders are a major risk factor for all types of dementia, especially early-...

Eating slowly, avoiding late dinners may lower obesity

Eating slowly, avoiding eating dinner in the two hours before going to bed and not skipping...

Highly processed foods driving increased overall risk of cancer

Increased consumption of highly processed foods may be linked higher overall risk of cancer...

High blood pressure limits response to low oxygen

High blood pressure limits protection of vital organs and tissues in low-oxygen conditions,...

Some types of eyelid cancer rising steadily in England

Certain types of eyelid cancer have risen steadily over the past 15 years in England, with 2...

Common chronic diseases overlooked as cancer risk

Cancer risks from several common chronic diseases are as important as those from five major...

Migraines seen as risk factor for cardiovascular problems

Migraine is associated with increased risks of cardiovascular problems including heart...

Learning, memory problems seen in adolescents with OCD

Adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder have learning and memory problems that could...

Some gluten-free foods of lower nutritional value

People on a strict gluten-free diet, such as those with coeliac disease, may be consuming...

Groundwork laid for early detection of cancers with universal blood test

A study has laid the foundations for a universal blood test that could result in the earlier...

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