Screening linked to fewer CRC deaths in EU
Countries with widespread colorectal cancer screening are reaping the benefits of their efforts.
Novel antiviral for chronic hepatitis C backed for approval
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has unanimously recommended the approval of sofosbuvir, a new antiviral drug, for treating adults with chronic hepatitis C infection, with several panelists describing the votes to approve the drug as historic.
Antireflux surgery overused in infants
Clinicians appear to be too quick to perform antireflux procedures in infants, compared with older children, according to a report in JAMA Surgery.
Medical school applications spike in 2013
The number of students applying to medical school hit an all-time high this year, according to figures from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Influential RUC panel aims for greater transparency
The RUC, seen by many as vaguely mysterious – but very influential – advisers to Medicare on the value of physician services, is trying to be more open about its process.