(HealthDay)—U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the Dexcom G4 Platinum Continuous Monitoring System has been expanded to include children with diabetes aged 2 years to 17 years, the agency said.
(HealthDay)—Oncologists need to carefully document a new patient's family history of cancer to assess the genetic risk, but assessing close relatives is enough, new recommendations suggest.
(HealthDay)—A downward trend in antibiotic use among children may have leveled off in certain areas of the United States, a new study shows.
A new drug treatment has been found to be effective against chronic pain caused by nerve damage, also known as neuropathic pain, in patients who have had shingles.
(HealthDay)—Fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) have moderate sensitivity, high specificity, and high overall diagnostic accuracy for detecting colorectal cancer (CRC), according to research published in ...
(HealthDay)—One-year-old infants are 10 times more likely to suffer burns and scalds than older children, and the main causes of these injuries are hot drinks and hair irons, a new British study finds.
Patients with specific dietary restrictions may be unwittingly taking medicines containing animal products, suggests an article published in BMJ today.
Tests on tracheal swab samples established that the virus was a new genetic reassortment avian-origin H10N8 virus (JX346). Whole genome sequencing indicated that all the genes of the virus were of avian origin, with six internal ...
In a personal view published on bmj.com today, a medical director reflects on a case in which a hospital accepted the choice of the parents of a patient, who wanted only white doctors to treat their child.
It's time to act on mobile phone use while driving, say two senior Canadian physicians in an editorial published in BMJ today.
The White House jumped to parry new attacks Tuesday against Barack Obama's healthcare law, after a congressional watchdog warned it takes the equivalent of two million workers out of the economy.
The Obama administration's nominee for surgeon general says his top priorities will be fighting obesity and helping communities promote healthier living.
(HealthDay)—The percentage of adipose tissue (AT) macrophages (ATMs) that are iron rich is reduced in obesity, and those iron-rich ATMs (MFehi) undergo an inflammatory shift, according to research published ...
(HealthDay)—The rate of motor vehicle occupant deaths among children decreased from 2002 to 2011, but one-third of all children who died were unrestrained, according to a report published in the Feb. 4 ...
Government researchers will collaborate with 10 large pharmaceutical companies on a $230 million initiative to speed development of new medications for major diseases, the US National Institutes of Health announced Tuesday.