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No evidence of added benefit for most new drugs entering German healthcare system

More than half of new drugs entering the German healthcare system have not been shown to add benefit, argue researchers in The BMJ today. Beate Wieseler and colleagues at the German health technology assessment agency IQWiG (Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care) say that international drug development processes and policies are responsible and… Read More »

Quality Improvement Strategies Benefit Care Delivery in Pediatric Headache – Neurology Advisor

Using Pediatric Migraine Disability Assessment (PedMIDAS) and headache action plans (HAPs), key quality measures in the treatment of pediatric headache were improved and provided measurable cost savings, according to a study published in Neurology: Clinical Practice. In 2014, the American Academy of Neurology identified 10 areas of underperformance in the prevention and treatment of headache,… Read More »

High-dose vitamin D shows benefit in patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Results of a small clinical trial suggest that supplementing chemotherapy with high doses of vitamin D may benefit patients with metastatic colorectal cancer by delaying progression of the disease, say scientists from Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Prompted by the “very encouraging” results of the Sunshine clinical trial, the potential benefits of vitamin D supplementation in metastatic… Read More »

Sertraline Provides No Benefit for Symptomatic Chronic Breathlessness

December 05, 2018 Share this content: Participants who received sertraline did experience greater improvements in global quality of life scores. Individuals with chronic breathlessness who were treated with 25 to 100 mg sertraline for 4 weeks showed no improvement in symptomatic relief compared with placebo, according to study results published in the European Respiratory Journal.… Read More »

Why a low-gluten diet may benefit everyone

New research, published in the journal Nature Communications, finds that a diet low in gluten may also benefit the health of people who are not allergic to it. However, the benefits are not down to the mere absence of gluten. A low-gluten diet may have unexpected health benefits, provided that it also contains high-quality fiber.… Read More »