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September 14th, 2016 A Johns Hopkins review on over-the-counter  head lice treatments found a marked decline in the effectiveness of  pyrethroids,  likely due to resistance arising from widespread and indiscriminate use over 30 years. The review also noted that...

September 14th, 2016 Living in unabashedly racist communities can shorten the lives of both blacks and whites, according to a large study from the University of California - Berkeley. Researchers compared the racial biases of nearly 1.4m people nationwide to death...

September 7th, 2016 Twins should be delivered at 37 weeks' gestation to minimise stillbirths and newborn deaths, and there is no clear evidence to support routine delivery before 36 week's gestation, finds a large international study - a Global Obstetrics Network...

September 7th, 2016 A University of Pittsburgh study exploring inter-generational transmission – the concept of parental influence on an offspring’s behaviour or psychology – showed the first evidence of a distinct transfer from parent to child of  mathematic...

August 31st, 2016 McGill University research presented at the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists shows that patients who have surgery during the night are twice as likely to die as patients operated on during regular working hours. Patients operated on later in...

August 31st, 2016 The risk of traffic accidents is increased by 50% in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) compared to age and gender matched controls, according to a Danish nationwide registry study presented at ESC Congress...

August 31st, 2016 An international team of researchers has identified eight additional types of cancer linked to excess weight and obesity: stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, ovary, meningioma, thyroid cancer and multiple myeloma. Limiting weight gain over...

August 24th, 2016 A Cochrane Review meta-analysis found that a combination of behavioural treatment and pharmacotherapy is effective in helping smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to quit smoking. although there is no convincing evidence for...

August 24th, 2016 Those with bipolar disorder should take lithium to help control their condition, despite its reputation for dulling the senses, concludes first study comparing the side-effects of the four main mood-stabilising drugs that the UK's National Health...
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