Clinical

Respiratory Medicine: Global rise of multidrug resistant tuberculosis threatens to derail progress

New antibiotics are becoming available for the first time but without accurate diagnostics, clear treatment guidelines, and improved control efforts, their...

Diabetes: care and control for children in England and Wales ‘significantly improved’

There has been continued improvement in diabetes care and control among children over the last six years, according the annual national audit. The numbe...

Palliative Care: Concerns over inconsistency in access and provision across England

Provision of palliative care requires a national framework to ensure patients have equal and fair access to end-of-life services, say experts. Palliativ...

Zika virus expected to spread across areas of Europe in late spring and summer

The overall risk of a Zika virus outbreak across the WHO European Region is low to moderate during late spring and summer, according to a new risk assessme...

Oncology: Study suggests most female childhood cancer survivors have good chance of becoming pregnant

For women who have survived childhood cancer, the impact of modern chemotherapy regimens on the likelihood of becoming pregnant is generally small, and mos...

Mental health: SSRI antidepressants not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular conditions

Commonly used antidepressants, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, are not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular conditions, su...

Zika virus: New research further supports association between Zika virus infection and microcephaly

New research, based on data from the 2013-14 Zika outbreak in French Polynesia, further supports the association between Zika virus and microcephaly. Th...

Obesity: Sugar content in fruit drinks marketed to kids “unacceptably high”

The sugar content of fruit drinks—including natural fruit juices and smoothies—is “unacceptably high,” with smoothies among the worst offenders, fi...

Zika virus: link with Guillain-Barré syndrome, according French Polynesia evidence

Analysis of blood samples from 42 patients diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) during the Zika virus outbreak in French Polynesia provides the fi...

Zika virus: Evidence that virus can cross placental barrier, but unclear link with microcephaly

Zika virus has been detected in the amniotic fluid of two pregnant women whose foetuses had been diagnosed with microcephaly, according to a study publishe...

Respiratory: Teenagers who use e-cigarettes more likely to try the real thing a year later

Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try the real thing a year later than those who don’t vape, indicates research published online in the journ...