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Q&A: Can Airlifting Rhinos Out of South Africa Save the Species?
  Conservationists Dereck and Beverly Joubert are taking drastic steps in the face of rampant rhino poaching in South Africa. ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Aug 2014 
Week's Best Space Pictures: Galaxies Stretch, Stars Tilt, and Mars Beckons
  Secrets of a frozen moon, gravity playing tricks on galaxies, and the watery past of a desert world are spotlighted in this week's best space pictures. ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Aug 2014 
Glycaemic control, cardiovascular disease, and mortality in type 2 diabetes
  Intensive glucose treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes is associated with a reduction in microvascular complications, but the effects on cardiovascular disease remain controversial. done in 10?251 patients with a mean age of 62·2 years at baseline and type 2 diabetes for at least 10 years, ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Aug 2014 
Effects of intensive glycaemic control on ischaemic heart disease: analysis of data from the randomised, controlled ACCORD trial
  Raised glucose concentration is a modifiable risk factor for ischaemic heart disease in middle-aged people with type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors. ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Aug 2014 
Polio eradication: placing health before conflict
  In a recent interview with Reuters, Bill Gates was optimistic that efforts to eradicate polio in Nigeria could result in the country being declared free of the disease by 2018. Although a commendable goal, ongoing violence in Nigeria makes this timescale unrealistic. National polio eradication effo ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Aug 2014 
Decisive action to end apathy and achieve 25×25 NCD targets
  In 1990, an estimated 26·6 million people worldwide died from non-communicable diseases (NCDs). By 2010, NCDs accounted for 34·5 million deaths (66% of total deaths) globally-the leading cause of death in all regions except sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia, with 28·3 million deaths from cardiov ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Aug 2014 
Offline: Ending the AIDS epidemic
  There are some articles journal editors will wish they hadn't brought to public attention. But there will also be papers they are immensely grateful to have published. One such Lancet paper is Julio Montaner's truly landmark 2006 viewpoint entitled, rather modestly now looking back, "The case for e ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Aug 2014 
UK declares war on antimicrobial resistance
  A new funding collaboration between the biggest health and biomedical research organisations in the UK hopes to make progress against antimicrobial resistance. Geoff Watts reports. ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Aug 2014 
China's food safety: a continuing global problem
  "A bite of China?, the Chinese documentary series about China's distinctive food culture, has been a big hit both at home and abroad. In the TV series, China is successfully and impressively portrayed as a food paradise. However, in the real world, China's culinary reputation is far from perfect, ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Aug 2014 
Thinking globally to transform cardiovascular care
  In an increasingly connected world, interorganisational collaboration is vital to solve global problems. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death worldwide, affecting all populations, irrespective of demographic or socioeconomic differences. The widespread impact of CVD makes i ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Aug 2014 
Search Results | HMS August 2-8, 2014
  Two separate US appeals courts have delivered opposing rulings on the legality of the Obamacare federal subsidy programme, questioned because of ambiguous wording in the law. Although the rulings will not immediately stop the subsidies that roughly 4·7 million Americans receive, they could force t ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Aug 2014 
Contribution of six risk factors to achieving the 25×25 non-communicable disease mortality reduction target: a modelling study
  If the agreed risk factor targets are met, premature mortality from the four main NCDs will decrease to levels that are close to the 25×25 target, with most of these benefits seen in low-income and middle-income countries. On the basis of mortality benefits and feasibility, a more ambitious target ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Aug 2014 
A fatal pasteurella empyema
  In August, 2013, a 60-year-old man from Honolulu with a history of hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, and 30 pack-years of smoking was admitted to our hospital after cardiac arrest. He had a 4 week history of body aches and cough productive of yellow sputum, but denied fever, chest pain, night sweats, ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Aug 2014 
India raises taxes on cigarettes
  Public health experts have welcomed the increase in taxes for cigarettes and other tobacco products included in India's latest budget. Dinesh C Sharma reports from New Delhi. ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Aug 2014 
Capital health
  "It is illusory to think that social success can be achieved through study, talent, and effort?, is the essence of a lecture given by Vautrin to an impoverished nobleman, Rastignac, in Honoré de Balzac's novel, Père Goriot, published in 1835. Vautrin says, I am paraphrasing: there is no point c ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Aug 2014 
Cognitive therapy for patients with schizophrenia
  Anthony Morrison and colleagues' study (April 19, p 1395) ambitiously examined whether cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in unmedicated individuals could reduce the symptoms of psychosis; however, two areas of further reporting are desirable. ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Aug 2014 
Cognitive therapy for patients with schizophrenia - Authors' reply
  Our trial was not designed to change clinical practice. It was a preliminary trial, which needs to be followed up by a larger, pragmatic multicentre study. It is important not to overinterpret our data, and we explicitly advised against discontinuation of medication. We claimed the trial showed tha ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Aug 2014 
Chronic kidney disease: refining diagnosis and management
  From 1990 to 2010, deaths from chronic kidney disease (CKD) rose by about 82% worldwide-the third largest increase among the top 25 causes of death after HIV/AIDS (396%) and diabetes (93%). In England, about £1·45 billion was spent on caring for people with CKD in 2009-10, just 1·3% of National ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Aug 2014 
Neuroscience and glial cells - Toronto Star
  Jordan Gaines Lewis, neuroscience doctoral candidate, debunks the myth that we use only 10 per cent of our brains. He suggests that this misconception may have arisen because glial cells make up about 90 per cent of the brain and they perform only ... ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Aug 2014 
CentraCare physicians implanted world's smallest pacemaker - St. Cloud Times
  The Micra TPS implant does not require a surgical incision in the chest and the creation of a "pocket" under the skin, which eliminates a potential source of complications and any visible sign of the device. The ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Aug 2014 
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