Viewpoints explore public health and health security in the USA and CDC’s role in global health

Main Points: Two Viewpoints, published in The Lancetalongside a new Series, The health of Americans [1], explore the intersection of

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Largest study to date finds insulin pumps result in better blood sugar control than multiple daily injections in people with type 2 diabetes

Main Points: Insulin pumps are significantly more effective at controlling blood glucose (sugar) in people with type 2 diabetes who

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Midwifery matters “more than ever”

Main Point: Experts urge global leaders to recognise midwifery’s “vital potential” to save lives of women and infants worldwide. Published

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UK failing to reduce child and youth deaths as quickly as other wealthy countries

Main Point: The UK has failed to match the gains made in reducing deaths among children and young adults by

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Largest-ever trial in Parkinson’s disease shows that for long-term treatment levodopa is better than newer drugs

Main Points: For long-term treatment of newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease (PD), the old drug levodopa provides better mobility and a

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Most comprehensive global study to date shows obesity rates climbing worldwide

Main Points: No country has witnessed a significant decline in obesity prevalence over past three decades. Published in: The Lancet

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Scientists invent kidney dialysis machine for babies and safely treat newborn with multiple organ failure in world first breakthrough

  Main Points: Italian scientists have developed a miniaturised kidney dialysis machine capable of treating the smallest babies, and have

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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

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Antipsychotic medication associated with reduced rate of violent crime

Main Points: People who use antipsychotic medication (such as clozapine or risperidone) to treat psychiatric illness are nearly half as

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Reducing just 6 risk factors could prevent 37 million deaths from chronic diseases over 15 years

Main Points: Reducing or curbing just six modifiable risk factors—tobacco use, harmful alcohol use, salt intake, high blood pressure and

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