Ex-Army chief Dannatt refused Lariam drug used by troops

Ex-Army chief Dannatt refused Lariam drug used by troops

By Joanna Gosling & Sarah Hatchard
Victoria Derbyshire programme
  • 31 August 2016
  • From the section UK

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Ex-Army chief Dannatt refused Lariam drug used by troops

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Google DeepMind targets NHS head and neck cancer treatment

Google DeepMind targets NHS head and neck cancer treatment

By Chris Baraniuk
Technology reporter
  • 31 August 2016
  • From the section Technology

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Google DeepMind targets NHS head and neck cancer treatment

By Chris Baraniuk
Technology reporter
  • 31 August 2016
  • From the section Technology

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Thirteen Indians among Zika infected people in Singapore: source

By Raju Gopalakrishnan and Marius Zaharia
| SINGAPORE

Thirteen Indian citizens are among those infected in an outbreak of the Zika virus in Singapore, according to a person at the Indian High Commission in the city-state.

Foreign construction workers have been hit hardest in the first days of the mosquito-borne disease’s outbreak. Singapore announced the first locally contracted case of Zika late on Saturday.

Of the first 56 cases of Zika identified by late Monday, three dozen were foreign workers on a property development site where they worked and lived with more than 450 others.

Thirteen Indians among Zika infected people in Singapore: source

By Raju Gopalakrishnan and Marius Zaharia
| SINGAPORE

Thirteen Indian citizens are among those infected in an outbreak of the Zika virus in Singapore, according to a person at the Indian High Commission in the city-state.

Foreign construction workers have been hit hardest in the first days of the mosquito-borne disease’s outbreak. Singapore announced the first locally contracted case of Zika late on Saturday.

Of the first 56 cases of Zika identified by late Monday, three dozen were foreign workers on a property development site where they worked and lived with more than 450 others.

Few people of color in 'artificial pancreas' tests

By Lisa Rapaport

(Reuters Health) – For years, doctors and patients have been waiting for the arrival of an “artificial pancreas” to take the guesswork out of life with diabetes by measuring blood sugar levels and automatically delivering the amount of insulin needed to keep the disease in check.

But now that this experimental device is close to becoming reality, a new study suggests that tests to date have largely ignored a big segment of the patient population that might use it – people of color.

Few people of color in 'artificial pancreas' tests

By Lisa Rapaport

(Reuters Health) – For years, doctors and patients have been waiting for the arrival of an “artificial pancreas” to take the guesswork out of life with diabetes by measuring blood sugar levels and automatically delivering the amount of insulin needed to keep the disease in check.

But now that this experimental device is close to becoming reality, a new study suggests that tests to date have largely ignored a big segment of the patient population that might use it – people of color.

ESC: Apixaban the Better Option in AFib Patients Who've Fallen?

Action Points

  • Note that this study was published as an abstract and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation who also have a previous history of falls should receive anticoagulation therapy with apixaban to prevent strokes.
  • Note that the group with a history of falls had similar adjusted rates of stroke or systemic embolism and hemorrhagic stroke, but higher rates of major bleeding and mortality.

ESC: Apixaban the Better Option in AFib Patients Who've Fallen?

Action Points

  • Note that this study was published as an abstract and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation who also have a previous history of falls should receive anticoagulation therapy with apixaban to prevent strokes.
  • Note that the group with a history of falls had similar adjusted rates of stroke or systemic embolism and hemorrhagic stroke, but higher rates of major bleeding and mortality.