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Research Roundup: “Spin” prevalent in biomedical research papers; Depression and alcohol problems improved long term with primary care interventions

Research Roundup: “Spin” prevalent in biomedical research papers; Depression and alcohol problems improved long term with primary care interventions

“Spin” prevalent in biomedical research papers A PLOS Biology study which examined 35 published meta-analyses and systematic reviews of spin has found that this science hype is prevalent across biomedical studies. While it was difficult to consistently define spin, the study found…
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Malaria elimination may be possible with use of long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets in Senegal village

Malaria elimination may be possible with use of long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets in Senegal village

Application of artemisinin-combination therapy (ACT) for malaria cases supplemented by long-lasting insecticide-treated bednets (LLINs) has significantly reduced malaria in Dielmo and helped the Senegalese village reach pre-elimination levels of malaria incidence, according to a study published in the open access journal PLOS ONE.…
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