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    Blocked on the Keystone XL, the Oil-Sands Industry Looks East
      With the Keystone XL in limbo, a fight is brewing over another proposed pipeline that would carry oil-sands crude across Canada to the Atlantic coast. ....more | Save |  Share  Email 24th Oct 2014 
    Week's Best Space Pictures: Hercules Poses, California Gleams, and a Pulsar Puzzles
      Purple robes swath a galaxy, shepherds dance above Saturn's rings, and fishing fleets outshine cities in this week's best space pictures. ....more | Save |  Share  Email 24th Oct 2014 
    Weird Animal Question of the Week: How Do You Collar Wild Animals?
      From mountain lions to wolves to snakes, see how scientists capture and tag wildlife to find out more about their secret lives. ....more | Save |  Share  Email 24th Oct 2014 
    David Gruber: Seeing the Ocean in Neon
      The marine biologist discovered a world of glowing ocean creatures, never before seen by the human eye. ....more | Save |  Share  Email 24th Oct 2014 
    From Senegal and Nigeria, 4 Lessons on How to Stop Ebola
      Countries around the world-including the United States-are learning a lot from the way these two West African nations have contained their Ebola cases. ....more | Save |  Share  Email 24th Oct 2014 
    Offline: What might a university achieve, and how?
      I never expected to discover a university so happy not to have a medical school. Princeton rejoices in avoiding the grip of a faculty that, through its sheer size and force, can sometimes crush its scholarly neighbours. With the highest density of academic stars per undergraduate of any higher educ ....more | Save |  Share  Email 24th Oct 2014 
    East Timor striving for universal access to health care
      More than a decade on from gaining independence, East Timor has made gains in health but still faces an uphill battle to achieve universal health coverage and access. Chris McCall reports. ....more | Save |  Share  Email 24th Oct 2014 
    Managing mortality
      Ignoring W C Fields' famous advice never to work with children or animals, Dr Bill Thomas introduced both to the Chase Memorial Nursing Home in New York during the 1980s: two dogs, four cats, 100 parakeets, a colony of rabbits, a flock of chickens, and an on-site childcare facility for staff, to be ....more | Save |  Share  Email 24th Oct 2014 
    Conflict and drug-resistant tuberculosis in Ukraine
      The UN released a report on Aug 29 about the worsening situation for human rights in the conflict region of Ukraine. An average of 36 people are killed every day and at least 260?000 people have been displaced from this region. Ed Holt in The Lancet (Aug 30, p 735) reported about the threat to me ....more | Save |  Share  Email 24th Oct 2014 
    Dorothy Hodgkin: on proteins and patterns
      Just before Easter in 1928, 18-year-old Dorothy Crowfoot heard that she had been accepted to read chemistry at Somerville College, the University of Oxford. As a schoolgirl she had read Sir William Bragg's book Concerning the Nature of Things, which explained in accessible style how everything was ....more | Save |  Share  Email 24th Oct 2014 
    Effect of a single inactivated poliovirus vaccine dose on intestinal immunity against poliovirus in children previously given oral vaccine: an open-label, randomised controlled trial
      The substantial boost in intestinal immunity conferred by a supplementary dose of IPV given to children younger than 5 years who had previously received OPV shows a potential role for this vaccine in immunisation activities to accelerate eradication and prevent outbreaks of poliomyelitis. ....more | Save |  Share  Email 24th Oct 2014 
    Health of the homeless
      Having a home is a basic human need. However, in any one night in Europe and the USA alone, around 1 million people are classified as homeless. This week The Lancet publishes a new two-paper Series on homelessness and health, led by John Geddes, Seena Fazel, and colleagues. People become homeless t ....more | Save |  Share  Email 24th Oct 2014 
    Health interventions for people who are homeless
      Homelessness has serious implications for the health of individuals and populations. Primary health-care programmes specifically tailored to homeless individuals might be more effective than standard primary health care. Standard case management, assertive community treatment, and critical time int ....more | Save |  Share  Email 24th Oct 2014 
    Type B Insulin-resistance syndrome: a cause of reversible autoimmune hypoglycaemia
      A 44-year-old man was diagnosed with diabetes in our department in 2010, and after a short period on insulin, he was started on metformin. Autoantibodies consistent with type 1 diabetes were negative. In 2011, the patient developed hypoglycaemia, both while fasting and after physical activity, desp ....more | Save |  Share  Email 24th Oct 2014 
    Cancer in the 2525 non-communicable disease targets
      Vasilis Kontis and colleagues in their study (Aug 2, p 427) provided much needed estimates of the potential to lower premature mortality of four main non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by addressing six risk factors. These factors are part of a larger set of targets and indicators defined in WHO's NC ....more | Save |  Share  Email 24th Oct 2014 
    Pertussis vaccine in pregnancy-first dose for every infant?
      The potential for whole-cell pertussis vaccination in pregnancy to reduce high-mortality early infant disease was first shown almost 75 years ago. Although interest was rekindled by the advent of acellular pertussis vaccines in the 1980s, the first recommendation for routine pertussis vaccination i ....more | Save |  Share  Email 24th Oct 2014 
    Alteplase for ischaemic stroke
      Roger Shinton's Correspondence (Aug 23, p 659) called into question the evidence supporting the safe use of alteplase in patients with acute ischaemic stroke. Ian Hudson, of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), responded to this Correspondence by convening an expert worki ....more | Save |  Share  Email 24th Oct 2014 
    A new era in medical therapy for retinal degenerative disease?
      In The Lancet, Robert Koenekoop and coworkers report their open-label study of oral 9-cis-retinyl acetate in 14 patients with Leber congenital amaurosis with either RPE65 or LRAT mutations. These forms of Leber congenital amaurosis have enzymatic defects that usually cause early-onset severe visual ....more | Save |  Share  Email 24th Oct 2014 
    Search Results | HMS October 25-31, 2014
      On Oct 23, Public Health England launched a new national, evidence-based approach, Everybody Active, Every Day, to encourage people to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives. Sport England also announced National Lottery funding for programmes to increase the amount of exercise done i ....more | Save |  Share  Email 24th Oct 2014 
    Effectiveness of maternal pertussis vaccination in England: an observational study
      Our assessment of the programme of pertussis vaccination in pregnancy in England is consistent with high vaccine effectiveness. This effectiveness probably results from protection of infants by both passive antibodies and reduced maternal exposure, and will provide valuable information to internati ....more | Save |  Share  Email 24th Oct 2014 
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