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US Is Odds on to Benefit from the End of Punitive Sports Betting Rules

Ryan Bourne The United States might be called “the land of the free”, but when it comes to “vice” its legislators are often distinctly illiberal. Alcohol legislation is the best example. With a number of minor exceptions, the legal drinking age across sta ...

The Remarkable Fall in China’s Suicide Rate

Chelsea Follett In recent decades, China’s suicide rate has declined more rapidly than any other country’s. It has fallen from among the world’s highest rates in the 1990s, to among the lowest- below the US and only slightly higher than the UK. Rural wome ...

HSE moots monthly compliance monitoring

HSE, Department collaborate on monitoring waiting list action down to individual consultant level This story continues at HSE moots monthly compliance monitoring Or just read more coverage at Irish Medical Times ...

Oireachtas highlights counselling need for the stressed middle class

Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Healthcare heard State spends little on talk therapy This story continues at Oireachtas highlights counselling need for the stressed middle class Or just read more coverage at Irish Medical Times ...

A perennially dysfunctional health system

Dr Muiris Houston, who has seen it all before and is forced to once again ask a difficult question, demands nothing less than full and frank disclosure This story continues at A perennially dysfunctional health system Or just read more coverage at Irish M ...

Cost of the obviously unpleasant fee cuts

Dr Ruairi Hanley, with one eye at the exit door, looks forward to summertime and raising a glass to Hunter S Thompson, but first he makes a few observations here on recent events This story continues at Cost of the obviously unpleasant fee cuts Or just re ...

Children’s Hospital Group challenged

Delays in placements and complex conditions impacting Children’s Hospital Group bed capacity This story continues at Children’s Hospital Group challenged Or just read more coverage at Irish Medical Times ...

Automated, computer-guided PASI measurements by digital image analysis versus conventional physicians PASI calculations: study protocol for a comparative, single-centre, observational study

Introduction Reliable and accurate assessment of severity in psoriasis is very important in order to meet indication criteria for initiation of systemic treatment or to evaluate treatment efficacy. The most acknowledged tool for measuring the extent of pso ...

Electroacupuncture as a complement to usual care for patients with non-acute low back pain after back surgery: a pilot randomised controlled trial

Objectives The aim of this pilot study was to estimate the sample size for a large pragmatic study of the comparative effectiveness of electroacupuncture (EA) for low back pain (LBP) after back surgery. Design A randomised, active-controlled, assessor-blin ...

Which anthropometric measures best indicate type 2 diabetes among Russian, Somali and Kurdish origin migrants in Finland? A cross-sectional study

Objectives To compare the performance of body mass index (BMI), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) in detecting type 2 diabetes among Russian, Somali and Kurdish (born in Iraq/Iran) origin migrants and Finns ...

Protocol for the validation of sensitivity and specificity of the Cows Milk-related Symptom Score (CoMiSS) against open food challenge in a single-blinded, prospective, multicentre trial in infants

Introduction The symptoms of cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) in infancy can be non-specific which may delay a correct diagnosis and cause adverse clinical outcomes. The diagnosis of non-IgE-mediated CMPA is particularly complex as it involves a 2 to 4 we ...

Comparison of the effect of immediate versus delayed transfer following a stimulated IVF cycle on the ongoing pregnancy rate of frozen-thawed embryo transfer cycles: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Introduction Frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) has become an increasingly important part of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment. Currently, there is still no good scientific evidence to support when to perform FET following a stimulated IVF cycle. Sin ...

Implications of involving pharmacy technicians in obtaining a best possible medication history from the perspectives of pharmaceutical, medical and nursing staff: a qualitative study

Objectives In recent years, the involvement of pharmacy technicians in medication reconciliation has increasingly been investigated. The aim of this study was to assess the implications on professional roles and collaboration when a best possible medicatio ...

Accuracy of lung cancer ICD-9-CM codes in Umbria, Napoli 3 Sud and Friuli Venezia Giulia administrative healthcare databases: a diagnostic accuracy study

Objectives To assess the accuracy of International Classification of Diseases 9th Revision–Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes in identifying subjects with lung cancer. Design A cross-sectional diagnostic accuracy study comparing ICD-9-CM 162.x code (in ...

Exploring variation in human papillomavirus vaccination uptake in Switzerland: a multilevel spatial analysis of a national vaccination coverage survey

Objective Understanding the factors that influence human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination uptake is critically important to the design of effective vaccination programmes. In Switzerland, HPV vaccination uptake (≥1 dose) by age 16 years among women ranges ...

Investigating admitted patients satisfaction with nursing care at Debre Berhan Referral Hospital in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Objectives The aims of the study were (1) to assess the level of patient satisfaction with nursing care and (2) to identify factors influencing patient satisfaction. Design A hospital-based, cross-sectional study was conducted with 252 admitted patients in ...

Effect of dietary omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on frailty-related phenotypes in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol

Introduction The beneficial effect of dietary omega-3 supplementation in younger adults or older people with acute or chronic disease is established. Knowledge is now needed about the effect in medically stable older people. The objective of this study is ...

Vapour, gas, dust and fume occupational exposures in male patients with rheumatoid arthritis resident in Cornwall (UK) and their association with rheumatoid factor and anti-cyclic protein antibodies: a retrospective clinical study

Objectives To quantify exposure to vapour, gas, dust and fumes (VGDF) and smoking in male rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and investigate impact on rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti-citrullinated protein antibody (ACPA) levels. Design A retrospective observational ...

Correction: Are sweet snacks more sensitive to price increases than sugar-sweetened beverages: analysis of British food purchase data

Smith RD, Cornelsen L, Quirmbach D, et al. Are sweet snacks more sensitive to price increases than sugar-sweetened beverages: analysis of British food purchase data. BMJ Open 2018; 8: e019788. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019788 The sentence referring to bot ...

Title IX Story Club: Creating Possibilities for Minoritized Middle School Girls in Physical Activity

Journal of Adolescent &Adult Literacy, EarlyView. ...

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