Mass gatherings medicine – international cooperation and progress

The Lancet is today [Wednesday 21 May] publishing a Series of reports about different mass gatherings: the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; the 2012 European Football Championship finals (Euro 2012), hosted jointly by Poland and Ukraine; and Hajj 2012 and Read More …






Online game helps doctors improve patients’ blood pressure faster

Main Points: Patients whose doctors and nurses received high blood pressure education in a competitive online game reached their blood pressure goals sooner. The game of emailed questions used “spaced education,” which sends new information in regular intervals and reinforces Read More …






New early warning system predicts dengue fever risk during the football World Cup in Brazil

Main Points: For the first time, scientists have developed an early warning system to predict the risk of dengue infections for the 553 microregions of Brazil during the football World Cup. The estimates, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, show that the Read More …