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The Lancet acknowledges Argentina’s child mortality rates have dropped … – MercoPress

Posted: Monday, May 05, 2014

According to the most prestigious medical journal, there are 14.2 under five child deaths per 1,000 births in Argentina Resources and maternal schooling have been crucial in the improvements, says Health-care minister Manzur  In 2000, all the countries agreed that child mortality rate had to be reduced and according to The Lancet, many nations have been doing their best…

The Lancet acknowledges Argentina’s child mortality rates have dropped … – MercoPress

Posted: Monday, May 05, 2014

According to the most prestigious medical journal, there are 14.2 under five child deaths per 1,000 births in Argentina Resources and maternal schooling have been crucial in the improvements, says Health-care minister Manzur  In 2000, all the countries agreed that child mortality rate had to be reduced and according to The Lancet, many nations have been doing their best…

India sees decline in maternal and child deaths: Lancet – Zee News

Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2014

Washington: Two-thirds of the global decline in child deaths since 2000 occurred in just nine countries – India, China, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Nigeria, a new study in Lancet has revealed. In 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were established by the United Nations to drive maternal and child deaths down by 2015. Child and maternal deaths had…

India sees decline in maternal and child deaths: Lancet – Daily News & Analysis

Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2014

Two-thirds of the global decline in child deaths since 2000 occurred in just nine countries – India, China, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Nigeria, a new study in Lancet has revealed. In 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were established by the United Nations to drive maternal and child deaths down by 2015. Child and maternal deaths had been falling in most countries since the 1980s, but the…

The Lancet Psychiatry: Nationwide study finds US newspaper reporting of … – Eureka! Science News

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

Heightened newspaper coverage after a suicide might have a significant impact on the initiation of some teenage suicide clusters, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. The study reveals that the content of media reports is also important, with more prominent stories (ie, published on the front page) and those that describe the suicide in considerable detail more likely to be associated with so-called copycat suicides. “Our…

The Lancet Psychiatry: Promising biomarkers to predict suicide risk – Science Codex

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

In this Review, published to coincide with the launch of The Lancet Psychiatry journal, Professor Kees van Heeringen from Ghent University in Belgium and John Mann from Columbia University in the USA discuss the stress-diathesis theory of suicide, in which a predisposition or diathesis interacts with stressful life experiences and acute psychiatric illness to cause suicidal behaviour. The theory explains why only a small minority of individuals are at risk…

The Lancet and The Lancet Respiratory Medicine: Controlling, diagnosing, and … – Science Codex

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

On Friday 2 May, 2014, The Lancet and The Lancet Respiratory Medicine will release three new review articles and an Editorial on asthma, ahead of World Asthma Day on May 6 and the American Thoracic Society’s international conference (ATS 2014) in San Diego (May 16-21). Editorial – Controlling asthma Outdoor air pollution and asthma Asthma genetics and personalised medicine Diagnosis, management, and prognosis of preschool wheeze The Lancet: Outdoor air…

The Lancet Psychiatry: Reliance on voluntary sector support for suicide … – Science Codex

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

People bereaved by the suicide of a partner and mothers losing an adult child to suicide run a significantly higher risk of suicide compared to people bereaved after sudden deaths from other causes. The psychological impact on other members of the family is also serious: children who lose a mother to suicide have an increased risk of depression, while people who lose a child to suicide have an increased likelihood…

The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Large clinical trials to evaluate risks … – Science Codex

Posted: Sunday, April 27, 2014

Physicians do not have sufficient information from clinical trials to understand the risks associated with the prescription of testosterone in older men, according to a Comment in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, written by Professor Stephanie Page, of the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, USA. While the benefits of testosterone therapy in younger men with a deficiency of the hormone are well established, testosterone is now widely…

The Lancet Global Health: Recurrent Violence Linked To Substantially Higher … – RedOrbit

Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014

In the aftermath of war, communities who continue to experience repeated violence could have a major escalation in rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and severe distress, suggests new research published in The Lancet Global Health journal. In 2004, Dr Derrick Silove from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and colleagues conducted a survey to estimate the prevalence of common mental disorders among 1022 adults (600 from…

The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Vitamin D supplements have little effect … – Science Codex

Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014

A new meta-analysis, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal, concludes that there is no evidence to suggest that vitamin D supplements prevent falls, and that ongoing trials to test this theory are unlikely to change this result. The study, by Dr Mark Bolland of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and colleagues, analysed findings from 20 randomised controlled trials which tested the potential of vitamin D supplements to…

New Lancet study shows patients incorrectly diagnosed as in a PVS but some … – National Right to Life News

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014

<!– pat dup image remove attempt End of remove dup image attempt –>   By Dave Andrusko Dr. Steven Laureys, one of the co-authors of the Lancet study A study published Tuesday in the medical journal “The Lancet” finds that “significant number of people labeled vegetative had received an incorrect diagnosis and actually had some degree of consciousness and the potential to improve,” according to Denise Grady…

The Lancet: Functional brain imaging reliably predicts which vegetative … – Eureka! Science News

Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A functional brain imaging technique known as positron emission tomography (PET) is a promising tool for determining which severely brain damaged individuals in vegetative states have the potential to recover consciousness, according to new research published in The Lancet. It is the first time that researchers have tested the diagnostic accuracy of functional brain imaging techniques in clinical practice. “Our findings suggest that PET imaging can reveal cognitive processes that…

The Lancet: Functional brain imaging reliably predicts which vegetative … – Science Codex

Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A functional brain imaging technique known as positron emission tomography (PET) is a promising tool for determining which severely brain damaged individuals in vegetative states have the potential to recover consciousness, according to new research published in The Lancet. It is the first time that researchers have tested the diagnostic accuracy of functional brain imaging techniques in clinical practice. “Our findings suggest that PET imaging can reveal cognitive processes that…

British Medical Journal Study: Your Psych Meds Can Kill You – Science 2.0

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sleep aids are a more than $2 billion per year industry. Forecasts predict that global prescriptions for anti-anxiety medicines will reach $5.9 billion per year by 2017. But are these drugs safe? Studies show how easy it is to get hooked and a new study just published in the British Medical Journal shows that anti-anxiety and sleep drugs can kill you. Using data from the prescription records of primary care…

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for April 15, 2014 – Science Codex

Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014

1. New delirium severity score helps to predict outcomes for hospitalized patients A new delirium severity score proves accurate for predicting important clinical outcomes in hospitalized patients, according to an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Delirium is common among hospitalized patients and is associated with poor outcomes. The Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) is a standardized, validated measure that is widely used to screen for the presence of delirium…

Lancet Editors Raise More Questions About Prominent Harvard Stem Cell … – Forbes

Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014

There’s more trouble for Piero Anversa, the prominent and controversial stem cell researcher. Today the Lancet issued an expression of concern about an influential, much-cited stem cell paper. As first reported by Retraction Watch, an investigation at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital has raised concerns about the integrity of data coming from Piero Anversa’s laboratory at the Brigham contained in the 2011 SCIPIO study published in the Lancet. Here is…

The Lancet Tries To Get Socialism Via The Public Health Route – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Lancet, something that used to be a very good magazine for doctors about medicine seems to be transforming itself into the vanguard of the new revolution. That’s certainly what their “from public to planetary heath: a manifesto” reads as, a method of imposing socialism once again but this time using the arguments of public health. You can read the whole thing here and sign up to it if you…

The Lancet: Small Cash Incentives Dramatically Improve Hepatitis B Vaccination … – RedOrbit

Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Small financial incentives, totaling as little as £30, can dramatically increase the likelihood of people who inject drugs completing a course of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination, according to new research published in The Lancet. Researchers in the UK found that people undergoing treatment for heroin addiction who received a maximum total of £30 supermarket vouchers in equal or graduated installments in return for full compliance with a regimen of…

‘WhatsAppitis’ makes its way into Lancet journal – The Asian Age

Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014

For all those people addicted to WhatsApp, a new study says the cellphone messaging application actually makes you ill. Published by Spanish physician Ines M. Fernandez-Guerrero in the March edition of the prestigious Lancet journal, the case study on her 34-year-old pregnant patient terms this new disease as “WhatsAppitis”. Dr Guerrero’s patient had developed “bilateral wrist pain” on “waking up one morning”. There was “no history of trauma” and the…