Pediatrics

The poorest pupils spurn school meals, study finds

Pupils from the poorest backgrounds are the ones most likely to leave school at lunchtime to buy food, a University of Hertfordshire investigation revealed today—and the choice is often chips together with other items high ...

Oncology & Cancer

Final report confirms Coldwater Creek cancer risk

A federal agency has issued a final report confirming its earlier finding that people who lived near a St. Louis County creek contaminated with nuclear waste could face a higher risk of developing certain types of cancer.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Screening for depression: benefit remains questionable

Almost 12% of all adults in Germany are diagnosed with depression at some point in their lives. The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) investigated whether participants in a screening programme ...

Cardiology

Coronary heart disease: DMP could be extended by two topics

Disease management programmes (DMPs) must be updated at regular intervals to adapt them to the current state of medical knowledge. The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) therefore searched ...

Cardiology

Telemonitoring in cardiac disorders: Benefit still unclear

To prevent cardiac death, people with certain cardiac disorders are implanted with electronic devices designed to automatically stimulate the heartbeat or counteract serious arrhythmia if necessary. Nowadays these devices ...

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