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dinsdag 5 september 2017

The Lancet: [World Report] Alleged acoustic attack on US diplomats puzzling experts

[World Report] Alleged acoustic attack on US diplomats puzzling experts
The reported silent acoustic attack that allegedly caused US officials stationed in Cuba to lose hearing surprises experts, as they claim such a weapon is not thought to exist. Rita Rubin reports.
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[World Report] The dangers of unregulated stem-cell marketing
Exploiting a gap in regulation, clinics offering risky, unproven stem-cell treatments are spreading across the world, as researchers and regulatory bodies call for action. Dara Mohammadi reports.
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[Articles] Endovascular baroreflex amplification for resistant hypertension: a safety and proof-of-principle clinical study
In patients with resistant hypertension, endovascular baroreceptor amplification with the MobiusHD device substantially lowered blood pressure with an acceptable safety profile. Randomised, double-blind, sham-controlled trials are warranted to investigate the use of this treatment further.
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[Comment] Detangling and detailing sexual health in the SDG era
Sexual health, as an area of health and as a concept, has evolved during the past 40 years. WHO's earliest deliberations on sexual health, in 1974, urged a positive approach to human sexuality, with an emphasis on pleasure, the enhancement of personal relationships, and the right to information.1 Subsequent considerations described the concept in terms of its relation with reproductive health. The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) positioned sexual health as a subset of reproductive health.
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[Seminar] Soil-transmitted helminth infections
More than a quarter of the world's population is at risk of infection with the soil-transmitted helminths Ascaris lumbricoides, hookworm (Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus), Trichuris trichiura, and Strongyloides stercoralis. Infected children and adults present with a range of medical and surgical conditions, and clinicians should consider the possibility of infection in individuals living in, or returning from, endemic regions. Although safe and effective drugs are donated free to endemic countries, only half of at-risk children received treatment in 2016.
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