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Daily Archives: January 23, 2017

Mon, Jan 23 – Top 10 Medical News Stories

23 Jan, 2017 | 00:30h | UTC


1 – Diagnostic accuracy of multi-parametric MRI and TRUS biopsy in prostate cancer (PROMIS): a paired validating confirmatory study – The Lancet


2 – Multiparametric MRI Might Help Men Avoid Unnecessary Prostate Biopsies – Physician’s First Watch


3 – Clinicians’ Expectations of the Benefits and Harms of Treatments, Screening, and Tests: A Systematic Review – JAMA Internal Medicine. See also: Medscape – Clinicians Often Underestimate Harms of Tests and Treatments (free registration required)


4 – The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research (2017) (PDF – Free Download)

Source: Nature News: Marijuana’s benefits, Antarctic ice cracks and a $500-million donation


5 – News Release: Nearly 100 Conclusions on the Health Effects of Marijuana and Cannabis-Derived Products Presented in New Report; One of the Most Comprehensive Studies of Recent Research on Health Effects of Recreational and Therapeutic Use of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products


6 – Integrated Control and Management of Neglected Tropical Skin Diseases – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases


7 – Post-stroke dementia – a comprehensive review – BMC Medicine


8 – Transmission of Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in South Africa – New England Journal of Medicine


9 – Why Is Extensively Drug-Resistant TB On The Rise? – NPR


10 – Spread of highly drug-resistant tuberculosis sparks concerns – STAT News


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