Rollout strategy for diagnostic test in India may impact TB

Main Points: Xpert MTB/RIF, a recently implemented tuberculosis (TB) test, has the potential to control the TB epidemic in India,

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Caesarean section linked to slight increase in future stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy

Main Points: Caesarean section is associated with a slightly increased rate of subsequent stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy, according to a

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Genetic evidence that body mass increases the risk of asthma in mid-childhood

Main Points: Some of the increase in asthma risk toward the end of the 20th century could be attributed to

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Research needed on practical approaches to prevent deliberate attacks on health care during armed conflict

Main Points: Deliberate attacks on patients, hospitals, and clinics during armed conflict are atrocious acts, state the PLOS Medicine editors

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Adult deaths in hospitals in England related to patient safety issues suggest key areas for intervention

Main Points: In a study of all adult deaths occurring in hospitals in England from June 1, 2010, to October

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Transfusion after trauma can benefit or harm patients depending on their risk of death

Main Points: The risks and benefits of red blood cell transfusions for patients with trauma and major bleeding might vary

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Pediatric cancer should be considered a global health priority

Main Point: National childhood cancer strategies offer the best hope of improving outcomes in children with cancer living in resource-limited

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Moles linked to risk for breast cancer

Main Points: Cutaneous nevi, commonly known as moles, may be a novel predictor of breast cancer, according to two studies

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Refugees and internally displaced persons should have equitable access to HIV treatment

Main Points: “Given recent evidence and the moral, legal, and public health arguments, refugees and internally displaced persons situated in

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Place and Cause of Death in Centenarians: A Population-Based Observational Study in England, 2001 to 2010

Main Points: Centenarians are more likely to die of pneumonia and frailty or “old age” and less likely to die

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