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WHO: New guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour

The health harms associated with prolonged sitting can be offset by exceeding weekly recommended physical activity levels, says the World Health Organization (WHO) in...

American Thoracic Society: New clinical practice guidelines on COPD and hypercapnia

A subcommittee of the American Thoracic Society Assembly in Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology has released new clinical practice guidelines to help advise clinicians on...

Consensus review: Determination of brain death/death by neurologic criteria

A consensus review involving five world federations and 33 medical societies spanning 25 countries has released recommendations for the minimum clinical standards for determination of...

Milk allergy guidelines may cause over-diagnosis in babies and children

An analysis by researchers from Imperial College London and Sechenov University in Moscow has found that around 1% of children have cow's milk allergy,...

WHO issues guidance on LAM use in diagnosis of TB

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has updated its guidance for the use of lateral flow urine lipoarabinomannan assay (LAM) in the diagnosis of tuberculosis...

American College of Sports Medicine: Exercise guidelines for cancer survivors

A review of research, conducted by an international group of experts under the aegis of the American College of Sports Medicine, has...

Updated guidelines on diagnosis treatment of community-acquired pneumonia

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) have published updated guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of adults...

Routine bowel cancer testing in over-50s not recommended

Routine testing for bowel cancer should not be recommended for everyone aged 50-79 years because, for those at very low risk, the benefit is...

New NICE hypertension guidelines a 'pragmatic compromise’ — The Lancet

The latest UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines on antihypertensives "should be welcomed" as "a pragmatic compromise", writes The Lancet in an...

US expands HPV vaccine recommendations

In new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine developments, a US federal advisory group has expanded recommendations to include men through age 26 and some older...

ACP guidelines on comprehensive transgender care

For the first time, the American College of Physicians has released a comprehensive guide for transgender care – a significant endorsement of gender-affirming care...

WHO issues its first guidelines on reducing dementia risk

The World Health Organisation has launched its first ever guidelines on how people can help avoid getting dementia. People can reduce their risk of dementia...

Amendments to post prostatectomy radiation-therapy treatment guidelines

Clinical guidance for radiation therapy after prostatectomy has been was amended by the American Society for Radiation Oncology. Guideline Statement 2 was modified to account...

US opioid prescription guidelines 'wrongly implemented'

The authors of influential US guidelines for opioid prescriptions for chronic pain say that doctors and others in the health care system had wrongly...

Interim advice on prescribing of cannabis-based products and cannabinoids

A UK clinical review provides new interim advice for doctors and clinicians in prescribing cannabis-based products and cannabinoids to treat certain conditions. Since a policy...

Pregnant women not sleeping on their backs lowers stillbirth risk — NHS

Pregnant women can lower the risk of stillbirth by sleeping on their side and NOT on their back, according to an international meta-analysis. The...

Management of asymptomatic bacteriuria — US updates guidelines

The Infectious Disease Society of America has published updated guidelines for the management of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB). The update includes recommendations for previously unaddressed...

AHA and ACC release prevention of CVD guidelines

The choices we make every day can have a lasting effect on our heart and vascular health. Adopting a heart healthy eating plan, getting...

PrEP guidelines/links to resources for medical practitioners in SA

South African guidelines recommend that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be considered for people who are HIV-negative and at significant risk of acquiring HIV infection....

Expert panel strongly recommends against almost all shoulder pain surgery

Surgery should not be performed in almost all patients with a common cause of shoulder pain known as subacromial pain syndrome or SAPS (also...

2011 guidelines on management of gonorrhoea updated

A new guideline on the management of gonorrhoea has been issued by the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, says a MDmagazine report....

Third-line SA antiretroviral guidelines

Third-line antiretroviral treatment (ART) is used when a patient has experienced virological failure on drugs from the NRTI, NNRTI and PI classes, and has...

AHA recommendation on newer type of blood-thinning medications

A newer type of blood-thinning medications, non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs), is now recommended as the preferred alternative to warfarin for reducing the risk...

NICE guidelines for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence

The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published draft guidelines for the clinical management of pelvic organ prolapse and stress...

CDC guidelines on treatment of paediatric mild TBI

New evidence-based guidelines, developed by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with input from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and...

Canadian guidelines for rehabilitation of patients with TBI

Clinical practice guidelines play a critical role in promoting quality care for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). A new Canadian set of guidelines...

Routine prostate cancer testing not recommended — international panel

Routine testing for prostate cancer with the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test is not recommended for most men because the benefit is small and...

Diagnosis and treatment guidelines for C.difficile in new-borns

New-borns require special diagnosis and treatment considerations for the infectious diarrhoea Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) infection, according to a new evidence-based white paper. The...

A review article on the clinical use of probiotics

A review article in Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News provides recommendations for the selection of a probiotic regimen where evidence appears strong. Interest in modifying the gut...

SA national guidelines for the treatment of malaria — 2018 update

The SA Department of Health has released updated national guidelines for the treatment of malaria. Since 2000, the burden of malaria morbidity and mortality has...

2018 recommendations on antiretrovirals and Tx for HIV infection

New drugs and new approaches to prevent and manage HIV infection necessitate an update to the International Antiviral (formerly AIDS) Society–USA (IAS-USA) recommendations, last...

Guidelines for treating paediatric asthma

The Paediatric Asthma Yardstick, a new guideline from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), offers a user-friendly "operational document." It helps...

Pain management in inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis

The European League Against Rheumatism has released recommendations for health professionals to use in approaching pain management in inflammatory arthritis (IA) and osteoarthritis (OA). Dr...

Australia releases guidelines to treatment of transgender children

Australia has become one of the first country's to release guidelines for the care of transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents. Australia has become...

ACS recommends earlier colorectal cancer screening

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the US, most frequently diagnosed among adults over 65. To catch those typically slow-growing...

Updated guidelines for patients with sepsis

For patients with sepsis, a serious infection causing widespread inflammation, immediate treatment is essential to improve the chances of survival. An updated "Hour-1 Bundle"...

Medical mycology groups set out aspergillosis treatment guidelines

Several European medical mycology groups have joined to release guidelines to improve the clinical management of patients with aspergillosis. The groups involved were: ESCMID-EFISG (ESCMID...

Cochrane Review identifies alternative drugs better to prevent PPH

New evidence from a Cochrane Review, led by a University of Birmingham scientist, suggests that alternative drugs may be more effective than the standard drug...

AASM position statement on medical cannabis and obstructive sleep apnoea

Medical cannabis and synthetic marijuana extracts should not be used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea, according to a position statement from the...

WHO's guidelines for TB medications may be too low for patients with HIV

The World Health Organisation's dosage guidelines for two leading tuberculosis medications may be far too low for patients with HIV, allowing them to remain...