Health

Study identifies potential fix for hospital star rating program

Allowing for more quality measures in the federal government's Quality Star Rating program would create a fairer and more equitable model for assessing the level of quality at U.S. acute-care hospitals, according to a Henry ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Majority of fibromyalgia drug trials are industry sponsored

(HealthDay)—Most fibromyalgia drug therapy randomized controlled trials (FM-RCTs) are funded by industry, and many authors have financial conflicts of interest (FCOIs), according to a study published online May 27 in the ...

Oncology & Cancer

Breast cancer: DMP is largely consistent with guidelines

On 16 July 2014 the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) published the results of a literature search for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the treatment of people with breast cancer. ...

Inflammatory disorders

Asthma: DMP is largely consistent with guidelines

On 22 January 2014 the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) published the results of a literature search for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the treatment of people with asthma. ...

Oncology & Cancer

COPD: DMP is largely consistent with guidelines

On 3 January 2014 the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) published the results of a literature search for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the treatment of people with chronic ...

Overweight & Obesity

ECO: Industry-funded reviews query sweet drink, obesity tie

(HealthDay)—Reviews that are funded by industry tend to find the evidence weak for a causal link between sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and the increasing prevalence of obesity, while other reviews consider the evidence ...

Health

Spine education seems ineffective in pain prevention

(HealthDay)—Educational interventions, mainly focused on a biomechanical/biomedical model, do not seem to be effective in preventing low back pain, according to a review published in the December issue of the European Spine ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Prevalence, risk of thyroid disease up in vitiligo patients

(HealthDay) -- Both the prevalence and the risk of thyroid diseases are significantly higher among patients with vitiligo compared to those without the condition, according to a study published online Aug. 3 in the British ...

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