Report from Federal government pine the Benefit of doubt orthopaedic surgical procedures

The Federal government is skeptical that braces use patients really. Currently, there is “no sufficient evidence for the patient-relevant Benefit of orthodontic services”, – quotes the “Bild”newspaper from a Letter of the Ministry of health to the Bundestag. A Minister of health, Jens Spahn-commissioned report by the Berlin research Institute IGES doubt, "whether the expenditure in orthodontic care to the […]

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Does alcohol on greeting cards undermine public health messages about harmful drinking?

Birthday and Christmas cards featuring alcohol or harmful drinking “reflect and reinforce a social attitude that excess alcohol consumption is acceptable and associated with celebration,” warn experts in The BMJ today. Tracey Polak, Assistant Director of Public Health, and Virginia Pearson, Chief Officer for Communities, Public Health, Environment and Prosperity at Devon County Council say these cards “influence views on […]

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Rachel McAdams Opens Up About Being a New Mom — but Don’t Expect a Lot of Juicy Details

We may not get a blow-by-blow of McAdams’ life as a mom on Instagram, but it’s totally understandable that she wants to keep this aspect of her life private. And are there more out-of-the-limelight children in McAdams’ future? “I think there is definitely room for more,” she said. Way to be just vague enough, Rachel. We’ll be anxiously awaiting more details […]

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America Is Worried About Antibiotic Resistance

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 — A majority of Americans believe the health threat posed by antibiotic resistance is real and pressing, a new survey shows. The survey of more than 1,000 adults found that 65 percent believe antibiotic resistance is a public health problem, and 81 percent are worried that antibiotic resistance will make more infections difficult to treat or […]

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Clearing up information about corneal dystrophies

Jayne Weiss, MD, Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, is the lead author of an editorial about inaccuracies in the medical literature that medical professionals rely upon to diagnose corneal dystrophies, as well as a free resource that provides correct information. The paper is published in the November […]

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