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Landmark publication calls for increased attention to workplace mental health

Written by | 17 Oct 2023

A landmark scientific article on the workplace as a major determinant of health is published today (Thursday, 12 October) in The Lancet, and reveals a global picture of the… read more.

Opioids ineffective in medium and long term for lower back pain and neck pain

Written by | 19 Jul 2023

In the first randomized trial to study the efficacy of opioid pain relievers for the treatment of acute lower back and neck pain for up to one year,… read more.

Efficacy of fruquintinib confirmed in refractory metastatic colorectal cancer

Written by | 19 Jun 2023

In patients with refractory metastatic colorectal cancer, fruquintinib treatment has resulted in a significant improvement in overall survival compared with placebo. Researchers reported this finding on June 15,… read more.

Tonsillectomy both clinically and cost effective for adults

Written by | 20 May 2023

Scientists say tonsil removal is both clinically and cost effective for adults who get recurrent severe sore throats. The biggest study of its kind, carried out by Newcastle… read more.

An estimated one million stillbirths and newborn baby deaths could be prevented each year by implementing low-cost pregnancy interventions in low- and middle-income countries

Written by | 10 May 2023

Eight low-cost and easily implementable proven interventions for pregnant women in 81 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) could prevent an estimated 566,000 stillbirths and 5.2 million babies a… read more.

For NASH, bariatric surgery is more effective than drug treatment or lifestyle intervention

Written by | 25 Apr 2023

Bariatric surgery treats advanced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NASH) significantly more effectively than drug or lifestyle intervention, researchers reported on April 20, 2023 in The Lancet. Professor Francesco… read more.

Monthly injections of fitusiran reduces bleeds in patients with haemophilia A and B

Written by | 2 Apr 2023

Monthly prophylactic injections of fitusiran are effective in reducing bleeds in patients with haemophillia A or B, according to randomised controlled trials publishing simultaneously in The Lancet and The Lancet Haematology journals…. read more.

New single-dose treatment for sleeping sickness could help eliminate transmission of the disease by 2030

Written by | 3 Dec 2022

A new, single-dose, oral treatment for sleeping sickness is as effective as current treatments and could be a key factor in eliminating disease transmission by 2030, suggests a… read more.

Experts pave the way for safer surgery to address global elective waiting lists

Written by | 6 Nov 2022

Surgical care experts have today unveiled two studies in The Lancet that will help to provide safer surgery for thousands of patients around the world — particularly in Low- and… read more.

One in five patients with rheumatoid arthritis were undiagnosed during the pandemic

Written by | 6 Nov 2022

The number of new diagnoses of rheumatoid arthritis fell by 20% in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, new research suggests. The study, published today in The Lancet… read more.

Biologic dupilumab shows efficacy for eczema in young children

Written by | 29 Sep 2022

Treatment with the biologic drug dupilumab brings relief to children younger than 6 years-old who are suffering with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) The findings were published on Sept…. read more.

Current vaccine approach not enough to eradicate measles

Written by | 21 Sep 2022

Current vaccination strategies are unlikely to eliminate measles, according to a new study led by faculty at the University of Georgia. The paper, which published today in The Lancet… read more.

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