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Babies born by C-section have a 26% higher risk for being overweight or obese in adulthood It has been suggested that the type of delivery is a potentially powerful influence upon long-term health, may
Fear not, I'll certainly do enough posts on the usual topics, but I am going to make a conscious effort to diversify a bit, if only for my own personal growth. Ironically enough, in the couple of months before the end of 2013, just such an issue came
Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure-8 (JNC-8) guidelines December 18, 2013. They recommended blood pressure lowering drug treatment for patients 60-years-old with systolic blood pressure
In a primary health care setting, Xpert diagnosed five times more positive cases than smear microscopy in children under 15 years Xpert MTB/RIF rapid molecular diagnostic test is certainly superior to smear microscopy Unlike adults, children under
You can do studies on the Tooth Fairy; for instance, comparing how much money she leaves to kids in different socioeconomic groups...You can do studies on the therapeutic effects of smoothing out wrinkles in the imaginary human energy field with
The UK House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee are currently looking at the problem of clinical trial results being withheld from doctors and patients (partly, the committee says , in response to Bad Pharma , which is heartening). A
Apr 11 2013 If there's a characteristic that's common among proponents of alternative medicine, it's tenacity. The willingness to stick with an idea, no matter the evidence, must give one a certain clarity...How one deals with contradictory evidence
A recent study has shown that having a BMI classed as overweight is associated with a lower risk of mortality than one classed as ideal...How should we interpret results that suggest being overweight is better for our health than being normal weight?
85 percent of the industry-funded studies were positive, but only 50 percent of the government-funded trials were...In 2007, researchers looked at every published trial that set out to explore the benefit of a statin.
The past 4-5 years have seen a flurry of Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) and Systematic Reviews come into the international development space...It certainly was odd that there were so few of each prior to 2008. However, pursued in an unthinking