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Infections May Lead To Faster Memory Loss In Alzheimer's Disease
submitted by DrKennedy 1147 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
Getting a cold, stomach bug or other infection may lead to increased memory loss in people with Alzheimer's disease, according to research published in the September 8, 2009, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
 
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OAG Releases Prototype For Pandemic Disease Planning And Management
submitted by DrKennedy 1147 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
OAG, the leading provider of global airline data and intelligence, has developed a prototype to assist health organizations and government agencies in preparing their strategies to combat the spread of pandemic diseases, including the H1N1 virus and other flu strains.
 
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Phase III Trial Tests Once-daily Edoxaban In Atrial Fibrillation
submitted by DrKennedy 1147 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
A major phase III trial - ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 - is investigating once-daily treatment with the new oral factor Xa inhibitor edoxaban in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) with the potential for providing substantial improvements compared to the current standard of care in preventing stroke, specialists announced this week.
 
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Research Investigates Use Of Nasal Steroids To Treat Glue Ear In Primary Care
submitted by DrKennedy 1147 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
Research commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) programme has found that the treatment of glue ear with a nasal steroid is not clinically or cost-effective in the primary care setting.
 
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Doctors Report Capacity To Manage Childhood Obesity Limited, Australia
submitted by DrKennedy 1147 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
A new study has revealed GPs and pediatricians believe their capacity to effectively identify and manage childhood obesity is limited, due to barriers such as time constraints. 65 per cent of the doctors also perceived a shortfall in public sector dietitians to assist them in managing overweight and obese children, according to the study in Nutrition & Dietetics, published by Wiley-Blackwell.
 
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Society Welcomes Swine Flu Vaccinations For Pharmacists
submitted by DrKennedy 1147 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
At the special swine flu update session at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's annual conference, John Lawlor, Chief Operating Officer for NHS Flu Resilience, announced that pharmacists would now be on the priority staff list for vaccination against swine flu.
 
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Warning About Flammable Mobility Scooters, UK
submitted by DrKennedy 1147 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
Users of Days Healthcare UK Ltd 'Strider' mobility scooters are being warned that their scooter could overheat and catch fire, potentially causing serious injury to the driver or other people, as well as damaging property.
 
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Conservatives Commit To Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain Campaign To Decriminalise Single Dispensing Errors
submitted by DrKennedy 1147 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
Reflecting on comments made by Shadow Health Minister Andrew Lansley, at the annual conference of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB), President Steve Churton said: "I am delighted that Andrew Lansley has responded to the commitments which the RPSGB has today made to the profe
 
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Terrence Higgins Trust Brings Chlamydia Testing To The Streets Of Shropshire, UK
submitted by DrKennedy 1147 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
To mark Sexual Health Week 2009 (14-20 September), HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) will be taking to the streets of Shropshire to encourage local people to test for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
 
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Over Ninety Per Cent Of Pathologists Find Research Rules Too Complex
submitted by DrKennedy 1147 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
Ninety two per cent of pathologists feel that the regulations controlling their work using human tissues is too complicated and a lack of useful guidance puts them off carrying out this research, according to a report* published by the national cancer biobanking group onCore UK.
 
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