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Almost 21 Million Worldwide Now Have Access to HIV Meds

MedicineNet (US) - 23/11/2017
Title: Almost 21 Million Worldwide Now Have Access to HIV MedsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Is a Common Shoulder Surgery Useless?

MedicineNet (US) - 23/11/2017
Title: Is a Common Shoulder Surgery Useless?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Insulin Pill May Delay Type 1 Diabetes in Some

MedicineNet (US) - 23/11/2017
Title: Insulin Pill May Delay Type 1 Diabetes in SomeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Self-Harm Cases Surging Among U.S. Girls

MedicineNet (US) - 23/11/2017
Title: Self-Harm Cases Surging Among U.S. GirlsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Single cancer waiting times target set for NHS Wales

BBC Health News - 23/11/2017
Better and quicker cancer care for patients is the aim from a single treatment route and target.

The next heated issue we need to talk about

ABC Australia - 23/11/2017
The tide is turning on euthanasia and same-sex marriage, yet safe, legal abortion remains off-limits for Queensland and NSW. We need to prioritise women's safety, writes Jane Caro.

One Plus One: Rob Holt

ABC Australia - 23/11/2017
Rob Holt was homeless for much of his life and turned to alcohol, drugs and violent crime. Now housed and on the road to rehabilitation, he’s educating corporations and individuals about life on the streets.

New study shows how SNO reaction may contribute to Parkinson's disease

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
A new study from The Scripps Research Institute is the first to show precisely how a process in nerve cells called the S-nitrosylation (SNO) reaction- which can be caused by aging, pesticides and pollution- may contribute to Parkinson's disease.

SITC releases first consensus recommendations on managing immunotherapy side effects

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
The first consensus recommendations on recognition and clinical management of immune-related side effects from cancer immunotherapy are published today in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer.

People who use indoor firing ranges at risk of lead poisoning

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
Indoor firing ranges may put hobby shooters, law enforcement officers and employees at risk from lead exposure, particularly if proper dust-control measures are not in place.

Researchers question exclusion of people with prior cancer history from clinical trials

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
A quarter of newly diagnosed cancer patients 65 or older are survivors who had a prior cancer – often preventing them from participating in clinical trials, researchers from UT Southwestern's Simmons Cancer Center have found.

Palliative care services help cancer patients

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
A cancer diagnosis is frightening and often impacts patients on both a physical and an emotional level. It can actually lead to symptoms such as pain, nausea, anxiety and depression.

Philadelphia neurologist admits groping patients

CNN (US) - 23/11/2017
A Philadelphia neurologist pleaded guilty this week to seven counts of sexual misconduct with patients and was sentenced to seven years probation.

London's first Aids ward

BBC Health News - 23/11/2017
Gideon Mendel's emotional photos of patients at the end of their lives.

Online GP consultation 'of limited use', study finds

BBC Health News - 23/11/2017
A study of a pilot scheme finds there were two online consultations per 1,000 patients.

NT law restricting liquor shop floor space repealed

ABC Australia - 23/11/2017
Six months after the NT Labor Government legislated its bottle shop size limits, which effectively blocked liquor giant Dan Murphy's from setting up in Darwin, it repeals the legislation.

Metabolites significantly affected in chronic kidney disease, study finds

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 1 in 7 people in the United States, according to the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases.

FDA approves first medical device system that can make adjustments to implanted lens after cataract surgery

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the RxSight Inc. Light Adjustable Lens and Light Delivery Device, the first medical device system that can make small adjustments to the artificial lens' power after cataract surgery so that the patient will have better vision when not using glasses.

Food-related cues can nudge people to overeat, study suggests

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
The mouth-watering aroma of juicy burgers and crispy fries, and the eye-catching menu signs with delicious food pictures can tempt many hungry patrons to stop at fast-food restaurants.

Small protein modification can trigger invasive properties of prostate cancer cells, research finds

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
A small protein modification can trigger the aggressive migratory and invasive properties of prostate cancer cells, according to new research published on the cover of Oncotarget. The findings give greater insight into how cancers can move from one location in the body to another, and could help develop more effective therapies in the future.