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Clinical practice guidelines in India

In spite of the increasing importance of guidelines in India and the growing interest in the use of evidence in them, almost nothing is known about the development and quality of Indian guidelines, and how evidence is used in the guideline development process. In the present study, experts aimed to fill this knowledge gap with respect to Indian guidelines for four conditions with highest disease burden in India.

Endometriosis: Risk of Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis increased

A new Neurology & Urodynamics study has demonstrated a link between endometriosis and a subsequent diagnosis of bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC).

In this study, researchers aimed to determine the risk of BPS/IC among women with endometriosis compared to the general population during a 3-year period following the diagnosis. The study is the largest nationwide population-based study, investigating the relationship between endometriosis and subsequent risk of developing BPS/IC.

Pediatric X-ray Imaging Safety a Shared Responsibility

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final guidance encouraging manufacturers to consider radiation safety of pediatric populations in the design of x-ray imaging devices. But pediatric X-ray imaging safety does not rest solely on the shoulders of manufacturers. Medical professionals and caregivers also have an important role to play, a study suggests.

'Heart-on-a-chip': Drug Testing speedened

Testing new clinical drugs' effect on heart tissue could become quicker and more straightforward, thanks to new research. The study sets out a new, faster method for manufacturing a 'heart-on-a-chip,' which can be used to test the reaction of heart tissue to external stimuli.

College branding makes beer more salient

Major beer companies have rolled out marketing campaigns and products that pair beer with university colors, mascots, and logos. The research published in Psychological Science shows that such campaigns may enhance the motivational significance of marketed beer brands, especially for students who identify strongly with their university. The researchers conclude that this effect could potentially increase underage students' alcohol consumption.