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Scientists develop painless and inexpensive microneedle system to monitor drugs

Researchers at UBC and the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Switzerland have created a microneedle drug monitoring system that could one day ...

Patients to wait more than one week to see GP on 100m occasions by 2020 - endangering the health of thousands of patients

Patients will have to wait to see their GP on almost 100m occasions by 2020/21, endangering the health of thousands of patients, ...

Use of Safety Devices Reduces Facial Fractures in Motor Vehicle Crashes

Madison, Wisconsin - The combination of airbags and seat belt use is the most effective way to avoid facial fractures in a motor-vehicle collision, according to a University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Facial Plastic Surgery edition. ... Full story

Majority of Physicians Have Favorite Patients, Study Finds

Despite having favorites, physicians report striving to provide the best care for everyone ... Full story

Essential diagnostic tests list needed to match essential medicines list, say health experts

Woodruff Health Sciences Center In a Perspective article in the New England Journal of Medicine, a group of physicians focused on global health calls for a ... Full story

What Factors Make Muslim Women More Likely to Delay or Forgo Healthcare?

New Rochelle, NY, July 19, 2016—A new study of American Muslim women from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds found that the majority of women had ... Full story

Countries start to act on noncommunicable diseases but need to speed up efforts to meet global commitments

NEW YORK / GENEVA - A new WHO report highlights the need to intensify national action to meet the global targets governments have agreed to protect people from heart disease, cancers, diabetes, and lung diseases. Globally, these 4 noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) represent the largest cause of death in people aged under 70 years, posing a major threat to sustainable development. ... Full story

UNC experts: Doctors shouldn’t routinely recommend e-cigarettes to smokers

The researchers point out in a commentary published in Annals of Family Medicine that existing treatments are more effective than e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking. ... Full story

How Today's Medicine Can Inspire Tomorrow's Doctors

As you embark on a career path toward becoming a doctor, you will have your moments when you need some inspiration and motivation to get you through the toughest points in your journey. ... Full story

Not blowing smoke: Research finds medical marijuana lowers prescription drug use

Athens, Ga. - Medical marijuana is having a positive impact on the bottom line of Medicare's prescription drug benefit program in states that have legalized its use for medicinal purposes, according to University of Georgia researchers in a study published today in the July issue of Health Affairs. ... Full story

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