Imaging Reveals Strong Associations with Pain, Limited Impact on Function and Disease Progression in Patients with First Carpometacarpal OA

A review of 45 articles with a total of 28,183 participants focused on the correlation between pain, function, and disease progression in patients with first carpometacarpal (CMC) osteoarthritis (OA). The study found that imaging results and radiography-based staging systems had significant associations with pain but lacked strong correlations with functional status or disease progression. Osteophytes…

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Labour launches child action plan to create “healthiest generation ever”

Labour has unveiled a child action plan aimed at creating the healthiest and happiest generation in Britain. The plan includes reducing paediatric waiting times, improving child mental health support, addressing junk food advertising, and implementing supervised toothbrushing in schools. A Labour government would establish a mission delivery board focusing on child health and inequalities. Keir…

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Oral SERDs Provide PFS Benefit in HR+, HER2- Advanced Breast Cancer

A meta-analysis supports the use of oral selective estrogen receptor degraders (SERDs) for patients with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer. The analysis showed a significant improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) with oral SERDs over standard endocrine therapy in patients who had previously received at least 1 line of endocrine therapy. Oral SERDs significantly…

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Mediterranean Diet Wins – Yes, Again

Saving money was cited as the top New Year’s resolution by 59% of respondents. Nevertheless, 47% mentioned that eating healthier was a goal, with 35% focusing on weight loss. U.S. News & World Report recently issued its 14th annual ranking of the best diet plans, with the Mediterranean diet leading in multiple categories and being…

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NHS is failing patients through lack of coordinated and holistic care, Lords warn

The House of Lords report found that the lack of coordination between primary care and community services in the NHS was causing patients to be inconvenienced, endangered, and denied opportunities to improve their long-term health. The report was based on interviews with academic experts, government officials, former ministers, and representatives from healthcare, charities, and patient…

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Prenatal Infections Increase Psychiatric Symptom Risk in Children

Prenatal infections could be a risk factor for psychiatric symptoms in children, according to recent research. The study, based on the Generation R Study, found that exposure to prenatal infection was linked to higher total, internalizing, and externalizing problems across development. The research, which analyzed data from over 3,500 mother-child pairs, used linear mixed-effects models…

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