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    Global mental health & ethics

    Dan Stein, James Giordano

    Dan Stein and James Giordano examine the intersections between global mental health and neuroethics, highlighting that collaborations should be fostered to facilitate the development of new technologies and progress of research on a global scale.

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    Managing pediatric malaria

    Kathryn Maitland

    Kathryn Maitland reviews the complications and therapeutic challenges associated with malaria in African children, discussing new clinical trial data and future research priorities to improve pediatric malaria outcome in this high-burden setting.

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    Preventing cardiometabolic disease

    Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Diego Gomez-Arbelaez, Aristides Sotomayor-Rubio, Daniel Mantilla-Garcia, Jose Lopez-Lopez

    Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo et al. discuss the link between maternal undernutrition, birth weight and cardiometabolic disease, emphasizing the importance of conducting research in Latin America to develop strategies for disease prevention in this setting.

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    Infection and cancer therapy

    Mehmet Altan, Barbara Burtness

    Barbara Burtness and Mehmet Altan comment on research showing an increased risk of severe infection in cancer patients on EGFR-directed antibody therapy, highlighting that dose modification strategies could be developed to reduce infection risk. 

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    New PARADIGM for heart failure

    Gerasimos Filippatos, Dimitrios Farmakis, John Parissis, John Lekakis

    In the PARADIGM-HF trial, the novel drug LCZ696 is more effective than enalapril for heart failure; Gerasimos Filippatos et al discuss the clinical applications and highlight the PARAGON-HF trial that is addressing the effect of LCZ696 in patient subgroups.

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    Improving reporting of research

    David Moher, Marc Avey, Gerd Antes, Douglas Altman

    David Moher and colleagues highlight the challenges associated with the implementation of reporting guidelines, recommending that authors, reviewers, editors and other stakeholders should work together to ensure that all research is reported.


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