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Pharmacist-Led Effort Cuts Inappropriate Rx in Older Adults

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 — A pharmacist-led intervention has the potential to reduce prescriptions for inappropriate medication in older adults, according to a study published in the Nov. 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Philippe Martin, Ph.D., from the University of Montreal, and colleagues compared the effectiveness of a consumer-targeted, pharmacist-led […]

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Spain declares war on alternative medicine

The Spanish government declared war on alternative medicine like acupuncture or homeopathy Wednesday, announcing it plans to eliminate from health centres what it considers a health risk. The plan, unveiled by the science and health ministers, aims to avoid the “potential harmful effects” of these practices “when they are used as an alternative or a […]

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MS: When good brain cells turn bad

The researchers behind this discovery are from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, and they hope that their findings might lead to a new class of multiple sclerosis (MS) therapies. According to the MS Trust, about 2.5 million people around the world currently live with MS. In MS, the immune system attacks oligodendrocytes, the cells […]

Health Problems

6 foods that lead to diabetes

The use of these products provokes an increase in the concentration of blood sugar and insulin insufficiency which is becoming a prerequisite for the emergence of diabetes of the 2nd type. This was told by the dietician Yelena Tolokonnikova. Product one: flour. Products made with white refined flour bread, buns, cookies, pasta – are digested […]

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Regular checks of very preterm babies’ head size can help identify long-term IQ problems

Regular early head circumference assessments add valuable information when screening for long-term neurocognitive risk – according to new research by an international research collaboration, including the University of Warwick, UK and the University of Tennessee Knoxville, US. The researchers found that a method as simple and cost effective as frequently measuring head size adds valuable […]