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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    Paracetamol no better than placebo in treating lower-back pain: study

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 09:47am by Reuters

    ... to treat people with acute lower back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to a large trial. A study published yesterday in The Lancet medical journal found ... evidence, including verification of the results in other populations, is needed," Bart Koes and Wendy Enthoven from the Erasmus Medical Centre in the Netherlands wrote in a Lancet commentary. ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Heavy metal fan suffers brain injury from headbanging at Motorhead concert

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 10:36am

    ... and noted a handful of previous injuries, also in heavy metal fans. The latest case was described in a report published online on Friday in The Lancet. Motorhead are a British metal band known ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Kylie Knott

    ... with more than 650,000 hit by the disease each year in the 22 worst affected countries, say specialists. Reporting in The Lancet, they say that about 53 million children under 15 are living ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... is leaving more of the world's population vulnerable to drug-resistant bacteria. The study, published online in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, provides the most comprehensive long-term ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Nobel Prize winner James Watson develops new diabetes theory

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:02am by GUARDIAN

    ... ago, James Watson has come up with a radical theory for diabetes, dementia, heart disease and cancer. The 85-year-old scientist has turned to the pages of The Lancet medical journal to set ... York in 2007 after The Times quoted his views on Africa and intelligence, has arranged a conference at the lab this year to explore his latest hypothesis. Writing in The Lancet, Watson claims ...

  6. Lifestyle

    Fish oil may not be a defence against heart disease, research shows

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:49pm by Sasha Gonzales

    ... if they read the original papers in The Lancet at all, obviously did not pay attention to the fact that, as to the frequency of heart disease in Greenland, Bang and Dyerberg rely on third-party information, and in one case on personal communication. "My opinion is that many researchers assumed that, if a statement was published in such a highly esteemed journal as The Lancet ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Reports from the front lines of hospital violence in China

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by AGENCIES

    ... to over-investigate and over-treat… Many doctors struggle to balance professional ethics and making ends meet. “Chinese Doctors Are Under Threat” The Lancet editorial August 28, 2010   The growing problem ... of doctors and might even further intensify the doctor-patient conflicts.” Correspondence to The Lancet, November 23, 2013   Many patients are willing to spend large amounts of money as long ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors warn of pandemic potential of the new H10N8 bird flu virus

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 09:23am by Emily Tsang and Reuters

    ... for Disease Control and Prevention in Beijing says in a paper in The Lancet medical journal, published yesterday. "[The latest case] reveals that the H10N8 virus has continued to circulate ... on the mainland- in a sample from a lake in Hunan in 2007, and in live poultry in Guangdong in 2012. The Lancet paper said the strain infecting the two humans was different from those two samples. ...

  9. News - World - HISTORY

    Shame on Shakespeare: England’s King Richard III was no hunchback, bone scan shows

    Posted May 30th 2014, 09:47pm by AP

    ... on Thursday by medical journal The Lancet. Some historians say the finding confirms contemporary accounts suggesting that Richard had only a slight deformity. "There are some people who referred ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Nation ill-prepared for Alzheimer's epidemic sweeping growing ranks of elderly

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:24am by Bloomberg

    ... changes. The mainland has the world's largest group of Alzheimer's sufferers, according to an article last year in the medical journal Lancet. Many countries struggle ... with limited or no training or support from the state and at considerable physical, psychological and financial costs to caregivers," said Kit Yee Chan, lead author of the Lancet article. ...




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