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#The Lancet

# the-lancet - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Portable insulin pumps prove better than insulin injections for type 2 diabetes
# Health
# Health

Portable insulin pumps prove better than insulin injections for type 2 diabetes

Jul 3rd 2014, 7:30 AM 6,483 Views 22 Comments

Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes often results in the need for insulin injections.

# the-lancet - Monday 30 June, 2014

Child mortality decreases - but at least 18,000 children dying every day
# Intervention Needed
# Intervention Needed

Child mortality decreases - but at least 18,000 children dying every day

Jun 30th 2014, 11:09 AM 3,950 Views 7 Comments

That’s the amount of deaths recorded in 189 countries covered in a new study.

# the-lancet - Monday 23 June, 2014

300,000 die during pregnancy each year and midwives are key to reduction
# Maternal Deaths
# Maternal Deaths

300,000 die during pregnancy each year and midwives are key to reduction

Jun 23rd 2014, 6:45 AM 14,569 Views 16 Comments

This is according to a new series published by academics today which points to the many benefits of effective and high-quality midwifery for women and their babies.

# the-lancet - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Almost one in four Irish adults are obese, a rate worse than most of Europe
# Epidemic
# Epidemic

Almost one in four Irish adults are obese, a rate worse than most of Europe

May 29th 2014, 6:45 AM 11,394 Views 47 Comments

A a new global study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation found that obesity kills about 3.4 million people a year.

# the-lancet - Monday 26 May, 2014

Cancer patients forced from their own countries can't access treatment
# Cancer
# Cancer

Cancer patients forced from their own countries can't access treatment

May 26th 2014, 7:15 AM 5,963 Views 7 Comments

The United Nations is worried about refugees from Syria and Iraq.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

5.5 million babies are born and die each year without being recorded
# Newborn
# Newborn

5.5 million babies are born and die each year without being recorded

May 20th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,822 Views 10 Comments

One in three newborns do not have a birth certificate by their first birthday and researchers say this reflects the world’s acceptance that these deaths are inevitable.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Doctors say the best way to curb obesity could be... sleep
# Zzzzzzzz
# Zzzzzzzz

Doctors say the best way to curb obesity could be... sleep

Mar 25th 2014, 6:45 AM 17,510 Views 54 Comments

The new study has said the key to fighting a whole range of illnesses could be a good night’s sleep.

# the-lancet - Friday 14 March, 2014

Drug experts slam reports with 'misleading statistics' on legal high deaths
# Drugs
# Drugs

Drug experts slam reports with 'misleading statistics' on legal high deaths

Mar 14th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,642 Views 3 Comments

Experts have said many of the deaths recorded in the UK were in fact attributable to substances that were already illegal.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Community-based schizophrenia treatment in low income countries better than facility care
# Health
# Health

Community-based schizophrenia treatment in low income countries better than facility care

Mar 5th 2014, 9:59 AM 4,578 Views 5 Comments

A study looking at India found those that had community care had reduced psychotic symptoms.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

New way to avoid risky biopsies in diagnosis of deadly lung disease
# CT Scans
# CT Scans

New way to avoid risky biopsies in diagnosis of deadly lung disease

Feb 18th 2014, 6:45 AM 7,216 Views 4 Comments

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis kills as many people as breast cancer does every year in the United States.

# the-lancet - Friday 7 February, 2014

Gregory House MD is so amazing he's even saved a real-life patient
# Watch Your House
# Watch Your House

Gregory House MD is so amazing he's even saved a real-life patient

Feb 7th 2014, 7:15 AM 23,675 Views 11 Comments

A German patient suffering from severe heart failure had baffled doctors until they caught an episode…

# the-lancet - Friday 31 January, 2014

Russian men drink too much vodka...and it's killing them
# Alcohol Poisoning
# Alcohol Poisoning

Russian men drink too much vodka...and it's killing them

Jan 31st 2014, 7:30 AM 17,316 Views 42 Comments

At present, one in four Russian men die before the age of 55.

# the-lancet - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Could building up immunity be the key to fighting peanut allergy?
# Nuts
# Nuts

Could building up immunity be the key to fighting peanut allergy?

Jan 30th 2014, 6:45 AM 5,906 Views 7 Comments

An academic trial which treated allergic children with peanut protein over the course of six months yielded some positive results.

# the-lancet - Thursday 23 January, 2014

If you're going to have a heart attack, Sweden is the place to do it
# Survival Rates
# Survival Rates

If you're going to have a heart attack, Sweden is the place to do it

Jan 23rd 2014, 6:45 AM 8,595 Views 12 Comments

A major study has found that some 11,000 lives could have been saved if UK patients had received the same care as people in Sweden.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

How football clubs helped male footie fans lose weight
# Witness The Fitness
# Witness The Fitness

How football clubs helped male footie fans lose weight

Jan 21st 2014, 7:05 AM 12,419 Views 14 Comments

Scottish football fans were able to lose weight and stay fit thanks to the Football Fans in Training programme.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Scientists find first definitive proof MERS disease infects camels
# Disease
# Disease

Scientists find first definitive proof MERS disease infects camels

Dec 17th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,595 Views 5 Comments

Researchers cannot conclude whether the humans on the farm where a recent outbreak took place were infected by the camels or vice versa.

# the-lancet - Monday 16 December, 2013

UK study reveals that one in four female prisoners self-harm
# Prison
# Prison

UK study reveals that one in four female prisoners self-harm

Dec 16th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,874 Views 10 Comments

That makes women prisoners four times more like to self-harm than their male counterparts.

# the-lancet - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Resistance crisis looms as antibiotics 'handed out like cough sweets'
# Medicine
# Medicine

Resistance crisis looms as antibiotics 'handed out like cough sweets'

Nov 17th 2013, 8:00 AM 8,592 Views 28 Comments

Experts have called on global healthcare systems to take action in key areas.

# the-lancet - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Top scientists meet to discuss how a cure for AIDS can become a reality
# HIV
# HIV

Top scientists meet to discuss how a cure for AIDS can become a reality

Nov 9th 2013, 7:15 AM 12,732 Views 328 Comments

Scientists said for a cure to work, it must be safe, simple and scalable.

# the-lancet - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Strokes among younger people are increasing worldwide
# Health
# Health

Strokes among younger people are increasing worldwide

Oct 24th 2013, 7:15 AM 9,168 Views 13 Comments

A major new study also shows that strokes caused by high blood pressure and unhealthy lifestyles were now to blame for over half of stroke deaths.

# the-lancet - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Despite protective drugs, no increase in sex risks for partners of HIV-positive
# HIV
# HIV

Despite protective drugs, no increase in sex risks for partners of HIV-positive

Oct 17th 2013, 7:15 AM 7,400 Views 9 Comments

The question of the sexual behaviour of this group is important given current optimism about a possible reversal of the HIV epidemic.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

New test for drug resistant malaria unveiled
# Science
# Science

New test for drug resistant malaria unveiled

Sep 11th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,081 Views 4 Comments

A new test will cut down on the labour and time it takes to test for certain strains of malaria.

# the-lancet - Sunday 8 September, 2013

How do e-cigarettes compare to nicotine patches in helping smokers quit?
# Smoking
# Smoking

How do e-cigarettes compare to nicotine patches in helping smokers quit?

Sep 8th 2013, 10:05 AM 20,679 Views 91 Comments

The first ever clinical trial to compare the two also assessed the health risks of e-cigarettes in a large group outside a lab for the first time.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Richard III suffered from roundworm infection
# Gross
# Gross

Richard III suffered from roundworm infection

Sep 4th 2013, 6:10 AM 10,023 Views 19 Comments

The king’s position in society and noble lifestyle did not protect him from the common condition, it seems.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Cannabis 'by far' most commonly used illegal drug worldwide
# Drugs
# Drugs

Cannabis 'by far' most commonly used illegal drug worldwide

Aug 28th 2013, 10:54 PM 7,822 Views 79 Comments

However the study in The Lancet found that opioids – such as heroin – are the biggest cause of death and illness of all illicit drugs.

# the-lancet - Monday 22 July, 2013

People with epilepsy 11 times more likely to die prematurely
# Research
# Research

People with epilepsy 11 times more likely to die prematurely

Jul 22nd 2013, 2:45 PM 4,906 Views 19 Comments

The risk is heightened for individuals who suffer from depression or other psychiatric conditions.

# the-lancet - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Marrying your first cousin can double the risk of birth defects in your babies
# New Research
# New Research

Marrying your first cousin can double the risk of birth defects in your babies

Jul 4th 2013, 6:30 AM 16,777 Views 50 Comments

However a study published in The Lancet today says that the absolute risk of birth defects, such as down syndrome, is low.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

150 doctors write to Obama offering services to Guantánamo hunger strikers
# Guantánamo Bay
# Guantánamo Bay

150 doctors write to Obama offering services to Guantánamo hunger strikers

Jun 19th 2013, 6:35 AM 4,976 Views 5 Comments

The more than 100 detainees on hunger strike at the detention facility have said that they do not trust military doctors who engaged in painful force-feeding.

# the-lancet - Thursday 13 June, 2013

A daily tablet can protect those who inject drugs from HIV
# HIV
# HIV

A daily tablet can protect those who inject drugs from HIV

Jun 13th 2013, 6:15 AM 4,182 Views 13 Comments

Globally, one in 10 new HIV infections are thought to be caused by injecting drug use.

# the-lancet - Friday 7 June, 2013

China has become one of the healthiest countries in the world in just two decades
# Good Health
# Good Health

China has become one of the healthiest countries in the world in just two decades

Jun 7th 2013, 6:45 AM 7,715 Views 17 Comments

A major new study by The Lancet found a dramatic decrease in illness in China over the past two decades.

# the-lancet - Friday 31 May, 2013

Does 'type 2 diabetes' really exist?
# Type 2 Diabetes
# Type 2 Diabetes

Does 'type 2 diabetes' really exist?

May 31st 2013, 6:30 AM 12,760 Views 25 Comments

A leading researcher believes that because ‘type 2 diabetes’ has various causes and treatments, the term is misleading.

# the-lancet - Friday 24 May, 2013

More blood donations needed to meet demand of ageing populations
# Blood Donors
# Blood Donors

More blood donations needed to meet demand of ageing populations

May 24th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,499 Views 56 Comments

A study shows that more blood donors will be needed in the future to cater for the ‘grey tsunami of ageing populations’ and the complex surgeries they will be getting.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Major progress in the fight against osteoporosis thanks to new treatment
# Brittle Bones
# Brittle Bones

Major progress in the fight against osteoporosis thanks to new treatment

May 15th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,809 Views 15 Comments

Teams in Boston are the first to combine treatments which stop cells that attack bones, while also helping to grow new bone.

# the-lancet - Friday 10 May, 2013

Delays of up to 10 years in diagnosing bipolar disorder
# Health
# Health

Delays of up to 10 years in diagnosing bipolar disorder

May 10th 2013, 6:45 AM 7,143 Views 52 Comments

New evidence suggests that many people diagnosed with depression may actually live with bipolar disorder, a misdiagnosis that can be a major problem.

# the-lancet - Friday 3 May, 2013

Smokers in Europe 'not being given enough help to quit'
# Smoking
# Smoking

Smokers in Europe 'not being given enough help to quit'

May 3rd 2013, 6:45 AM 4,481 Views 60 Comments

A paper published in The Lancet medical journal calls for more action from authorities in Europe to combat smoking with over a quarter of the continent’s population said to be smokers.

# the-lancet - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Does promotion of child weight gain lead to disease later in life?
# Children
# Children

Does promotion of child weight gain lead to disease later in life?

Mar 28th 2013, 7:05 AM 6,776 Views 15 Comments

The authors of the report say that interventions that promote linear growth should be developed, tested and promoted.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

'Alarmist' concerns about an ageing society do not justify welfare cuts
# Ageing
# Ageing

'Alarmist' concerns about an ageing society do not justify welfare cuts

Mar 27th 2013, 6:50 AM 4,040 Views 17 Comments

A series of papers on Europe was launched by the Lancent Medical Journal this week. It also found a growing disparity between male life expectancy in eastern and western Europe.

# the-lancet - Monday 11 March, 2013

Study of mummies reveals heart disease may have been common in ancient world
# Mummies
# Mummies

Study of mummies reveals heart disease may have been common in ancient world

Mar 11th 2013, 6:15 AM 5,499 Views 6 Comments

The study of 137 showed a high prevalence of a disease that was thought to be cause by modern factors like smoking, obesity and lack of exercise.

# the-lancet - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Experimental brain implants may help patients with severe anorexia
# Anorexia
# Anorexia

Experimental brain implants may help patients with severe anorexia

Mar 7th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,488 Views 5 Comments

Neurological implants are being tested on patients whose conditions have not responded to other treatment.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Infidelity is a major cause of Africa's HIV epidemic - study
# Research
# Research

Infidelity is a major cause of Africa's HIV epidemic - study

Feb 5th 2013, 7:15 AM 8,555 Views 50 Comments

The study found that up to two thirds of all new HIV infections among men in stable partnerships are caused by one partner being unfaithful.