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Almost 3 Out Of 4 Common Medicines Found To Contain Animal Derived Products
2014-02-05 12:12:59

BMJ-British Medical Journal Dr Kinesh Patel and Dr Kate Tatham say most medications prescribed in primary care contain animal derived products and it is unclear whether they are suitable for vegetarians. They call for improved labeling, similar to those on food, to help inform doctors, pharmacists and patients about the content of medicines. And they stress that concerned patients should not stop taking their medication without consulting their doctor first. Specific dietary...

2013-07-21 23:00:23

A 40 Patient Clinical Trial using AdiStem PRP PhotoActivation is being planned in Australia following two initial case studies published in the “British Medical Journal”. One was on a 50 year old woman in Melbourne with left knee osteoarthritis and the other on a 38 year old man with traumatic chondral lesion of the left knee. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 A 40 Patient Clinical Trial using AdiStem PRP PhotoActivation is being planned in Australia following two initial...

2013-07-10 14:33:59

The risk of mental disorders is not increased in IVF children; In contrast, children born after mothers solely treated with hormonal fertility treatment have a small but increased risk of mental disorders Whether a child is conceived naturally or in a Petri dish in an incubator has no bearing at all on the child's mental health. However, researchers have identified a small but increased risk of developing a mental disorder such as autism, ADHD or behavioral problems in children whose...

2012-03-21 13:58:08

In one of the largest studies of its kind, a consortium of investigators from 13 countries led the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in the U.S. and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium in Europe, found that nurses who reported better working conditions in hospitals and less likelihood of leaving also had patients who were more satisfied with their hospital stay and rated their hospitals more highly. The study was released today in the current issue of the prestigious British...

Children Born 2-3 Weeks Early Face Increased Risk Of Health Problems
2012-03-04 06:31:48

Babies born even a couple of weeks early could face a higher risk of health problems than full-term infants, claims a new study published Thursday on the website of the British Medical Journal (BMJ). According to Telegraph Medical Correspondent Stephen Adams, the researchers discovered that children born in weeks 37 and 38 were 33% more likely to develop long-term health issues and 15% more likely to develop asthma. Those findings are based on a study of 18,000 British children between...

2011-11-07 13:06:07

While it is acknowledged that physical activity promotion is a key public health message, a new study questions the effectiveness of current exercise referral schemes and whether improvements to existing schemes or better targeting should be sought Research commissioned by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme and carried out by research teams from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD) and the Universities of Exeter (Sport and Health Sciences) and Brunel (Health...

2011-10-21 10:24:19

A study focusing on the family and friends of people who were suicidal has highlighted the main challenges they face when trying to judge whether a person is in danger and decide what they should do about it. The research was carried out by Dr. Christabel Owens from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, supported by Devon NHS Partnership Trust and funded by the UK Medical Research Council. The findings are published in the British Medical Journal on 22nd October 2011 (online...

High Blood Pressure Can Raise Risk Of Birth Defects
2011-10-19 07:45:46

Women with high blood pressure (hypertension) during early pregnancy are more likely to have babies born with major birth defects, regardless of their use of prescribed medications to control the condition, according to new research published in the online edition of the British Medical Journal on Oct. 18. Pregnant women have been warned for years to avoid angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors during the later stages of pregnancy to avoid the possibility of birth defects. But...

2011-10-17 14:17:52

Climate change poses an immediate, grave and escalating threat to the health and security of people around the globe and must be tackled urgently, warned leading experts at a high-level meeting hosted by the BMJ (British Medical Journal) in London today. Opening the conference, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne urged governments around the world to limit the impact of climate change for a "cleaner, healthier, safer future for us all." "Climate knows no...

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2011-08-04 06:45:00

Antidepressant use and the risk of adverse outcomes in older people: population-based cohort study New generation antidepressants, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are associated with an increased risk of several severe adverse outcomes in older people compared with older tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), finds a study published in the British Medical Journal on August 3. The authors say the risks and benefits of different antidepressants should be carefully evaluated...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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