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Draft National Policy on Sight-saving Drugs unacceptable

...nibizumab and pegaptanib was published in June. It recommends ranibizumab for only about 20 per cent of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration, restricting its use to those in whom both eyes are affected and then to the better seeing eye. Final guidance is due in September. DTB says: We believe ...

Tamiflu 30 Mg and 45 Mg Capsules Approved by FDA

...e Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends three steps to protect against influenza: vaccination, good health/hygiene habits, and antiviral medications. When taken within 12-48 hours of symptom onset, antiviral medications like Tamiflu can help reduce the duration of symptoms. Tamiflu can a...

Anti-depressants Do Not Increase the Overall Risk of Most Birth Defects

...s and babies, Dr. Katz added. The March of Dimes recommends women discuss the potential risks and benefits of taking SSRIs during pregnancy with their doctors. Women, who are taking an antidepressant should not stop taking their medications if they discover they are pregnant, but should immediately contact ...

Inaccuracies in Cardiac PET-CT Scanning

...been diagnosed with coronary artery disease, Gould recommends they seek a second opinion and request review of their PET-CT scans for these errors in matching the PET and CT images. Alternatively, traditional or pure PET without the CT component is less subject to this problem. However, Gould cautioned: Alter...

High-risk Patients Need Better Guidance on What is and Isnt a Heart Attack

... that period. The American College of Cardiology recommends one spray and 5 minutes before calling an ambulance. Manufacturers instructions are sometimes non-specific, for example, recommending no more than 3 doses and 15 minutes between treatments leaving it to the prescribing doctor to guide the patient....

New Heart Disease Risk Score Will Help Minimise Health Inequalities

...onal Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, recommends that people with a 20% chance of developing heart disease over the next 10 years should be offered statins. A persons chance of developing heart disease is estimated using standard risk factors such as age, sex, smoking, blood pressure and choleste...

Concerns Raised Over Risks for Patients and Staff in Australian Hospital

... report raises three options for redevelopment but recommends the most expensive full redevelopment of the two buildings at a cost of $41.7 million. But Health Minister John Hill responded with a statement, "The WCH is managing the identified risks associated with an ageing infrastructure and all other risks...

Single Drug to Check Both Glucose and Cholesterol in Diabetics on the Cards

...ent. The National Cholesterol Education Program recommends that such patients keep their cholesterol levels in check, and target a goal of less than 100 mg/dL for bad cholesterol levels in the blood....

An Accurate Score to Measure Heart Risk

...onal Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, recommends that people with a 20 per cent chance of developing heart disease over the next 10 years should be offered statins.A person's chance of developing heart disease is estimated using standard risk factors such as age, sex, smoking, blood pressure and ch...

Backpacks and Backaches

.... Theres more! Chiropracter, Dr.Marvin Arnsdorff recommends some backpack safety steps: Face your backpack before lifting it Bend at the knees; keep the back straight Using both hands, test the weight of your pack Lift the pack using your legs to take more weight and sparing the back Slip ...

Kaposi Sarcoma Arise from Multiple Cells

...cer Hospital and Research Institute in Los Angeles recommends what should come next in Kaposi sarcoma research. With some resolution as to the clonal nature of [Kaposi sarcoma] of the skin and lymph node, similar analysis remains to be done for visceral [Kaposi sarcoma], which can be more invasive leading at ...

Folicacid Reduces Congenital Malformations, If Added to Flour

...pplements, stated Dr. De Wals. Health Canada still recommends taking folic acid supplements to women in their child-bearing years. Researchers Dr. Philippe De Wals and Fassiatou Tairou of Universite Lavals Faculty of Medicine compared the incidence of neural tube deformations before and after the introduction...

EPA to Improve Nanotechnology

...logy: Oversight for the 21st Century. The report recommends more than 25 actions that need to be takenby EPA, Congress, the President, the National Nanotechnology Initiative, and the nanotech industryto improve the oversight of nanotechnologies. In an opinion piece published in the Boston Globe on Saturday ...

Female Heart Attack Victims Show Signs of Lasting Depression

...men, and must be addressed, Norris said. The study recommends that patients be screened for depression as part of a general health assessment when they are admitted to hospital for heart-related events....

Women With Heart Disease Suffers from Depression

...n, and must be addressed, Norris said. The study recommends that patients be screened for depression as part of a general health assessment when they are admitted to hospital for heart-related events. For more information on the study contact: Dr. Colleen Norris Assistant Professor Faculty of Nursing Univer...

Take a Break Inbetween Exercise

...ConclusionsThe American College of Sports Medicine recommends moderate exercise for the duration of 45 to 60 minutes to ensure a sufficient amount of energy is depleted in obese individuals. This has caused a greater focus on extending exercise sessions in order to burn more fat. However, this study shows tha...

Nutritious Diet Help Improve Childrens Academic Performance

...ly, physically and socially, says Alfaro. Alfaro recommends that in order to make their kids food more nutritious, parents should keep the following things in mind. Go for variety to get different nutrients and beat boredom. Try bagels, English muffins, crackers, pita bread, or tortillas paired with your f...

UK Suggestion for Restricted Use of Anti-AMD Drugs Draws Flak

...ew cases each year. Nice's preliminary guidance recommends Macugen should not be used at all on the NHS, whil...l choroidal neovascularisation (CNV). Nice also recommends Lucentis for use only when both eyes are affected, and only for use in the better-seeing eye. It ...

Half a Million Dollars Offered for GPs With Expertise in Anesthetics and Obstetrics

...d," Dr Capolingua said. The AMA says the report recommends increasing the value of payments under the RRP, making them non-taxable, and expanding the program to include non-financial support....

Radiology Workforce Shortage

...imaging and therefore ease demand. Dr Kenny also recommends using new technologies to eliminate the need for film production by radiographers and handling by radiologists....

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