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    Tackling gestational diabetes needs cultural insight

    In an interview-based study, South Asian mothers with gestational diabetes report conflicting advice from peers vs clinicians, and admit socio-cultural factors play a key role, so any behavioral interventions should take into account cultural factors.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:120
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    Cultural influences on treatment of diabetes 

    A mixed methods study of British South Asian patients suggests that better understanding of the contextual determinants of behavior could facilitate development of appropriate interventions to modify diabetes-related illness beliefs and support self-management. 

    BMC Family Practice 2015, 16:58
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    Inappropriate dosing with insulin apps

    In a systematic assessment of insulin dose calculator apps for smartphones, many apps provide incorrect dose recommendations, prompting the need for enhanced surveillance to protect patients from the harms of inappropriate insulin dosing.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:106
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    Thyroxine levels linked to AMD

    Higher levels of free thyroxine are associated with increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinal pigment alterations, highlighting a potential role of thyroid hormone signaling in the development of AMD.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:94
  • Prognostic perturbation signature

    Denoising perturbation signatures reveals an actionable AKT-signaling gene module underlying a poor clinical outcome in endocrine treated ER+ breast cancer

    Genome Biology 2015, 16:61

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