Games Industry Asks WHO to Hold Fire on'Gaming Disorder'Games Industry Asks WHO to Hold Fire on'Gaming Disorder '
Video games are compelling, but does playing them too much constitute a medical condition? The gaming industry is trying to avoid"gaming disorder" becoming a formally recognized ailment.Reuters Health Information
DISCUSSION: Most of the instructions to authors do not provide guidance on how to report economic evaluations. Journals should support compliance with reporting guidelines by authors and peer-reviewers. PMID: 30878246 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: The results confirmed that the risk of mortality due to tuberculosis is a problem associated with social determinants. Health policies and social protection programmes can collaborate to address this problem. PMID: 30878245 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of date vinegar made from date pulp and pits on the serum lipid profile and inflammatory biomarkers of mildly hypercholesterolemic adults. Seventy-six subjects with mildly raised total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol were enrolled. Participants ingested 30 mL of either date vinegar or placebo daily together with their normal diets. Plasma lipids, inflammatory biomarkers, carotenoids, potassium, folic acid, urea and creatinine were measured at baseline after 4 weeks and after treatment. These results suggest that the date vinegar improved several serum lipid pr...
ConclusionsPBS gives good target coverage and local control while providing reductions in radiation dose to OARs for individuals who receive RT for HL compared with advanced photon RT. Our findings highlight groups of patients who would be expected to gain more dosimetric benefit from PBS. These findings facilitate the selection of patients who should be considered a priority for PT.
ConclusionsMinimally invasive management of B3 lesions (except ADH and PT) with VAB continues to be appropriate as an alternative to first-line OE in most cases, but with more frequent surveillance, especially for LN.
On the basis of ODYSSEY OUTCOMES results, alirocumab is now approved in Europe to reduce cardiovascular risk in adults with established disease.International Approvals
A new machine learning algorithm outperformed existing methods in differentiating benign nodules from cancer.Medscape Medical News
Abstract The soil-transmitted helminths (STHs), Ascaris lumbricoides, hookworm and Trichuris trichiura are common in areas with warm and moist climates with little access to adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene affecting the poorest populations. The current control strategy of the World Health Organization is preventive chemotherapy (PC), i.e., the administration of the two benzimidazoles (albendazole and mebendazole) using single, oral doses to at risk populations without prior diagnosis. The recent success of PC is threatened by anthelmintic drug resistance and the low efficacy of the drugs against hookw...
Challenges and Lessons From Conducting A Paediatric Clinical Trial in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of the Praziquantel Oral Dispersible Tablets Phase II Study in Côte d'Ivoire. Adv Parasitol. 2019;103:75-89 Authors: N'Goran E, David Aka NA, Ouattara M, Huber E, Bezuidenhout D, Kourany-Lefoll E, Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium Abstract The importance of implementing paediatric clinical trials for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in compliance with the Good Clinical Practices of the International Conference of Harmonisation (ICH-GCP) and other applicable regulatory and ethics guidelines is inc...
t P Abstract Opisthorchis viverrini infection is widely prevalent in Southeast Asia. In Cambodia information on this helminth infection is scare. Recent reports suggest that O. viverrini is an emerging public health problem. We aimed to synthesize all information in relation to the infection, epidemiology, and morbidity of O. viverrini in Cambodia; from published as well as thus far unpublished sources. First reports on O. viverrini date back to 1995. In 2006 an O. viverrini initiative was launched by the national helminth control program. Since then O. viverrini has been reported in all - except two - provinces. ...
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