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Nobel prizes awarded by region/country

Nobel prizes awarded by region/country (1901–1916).


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MEDICAL NEWS
 • FDA approves pill with sensor (Abilify MyCite, aripiprazole) that digitally tracks if patients have ingested their medication. Read more...

 • "2018 Global Strategy for Prevention, Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease" is published.

 • A new U.S. blood pressure guideline lowers the definition of high blood pressure to 130/80 mmHg. Read more...

 • Percutaneous coronary intervention was no better than a sham procedure at providing relief to stable angina patients, the ORBITA trial showed. Read more...

 • The 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) is due by 2018. Read more...

 • The European Medicines Agency (EMA) with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) deliver Joint Interagency Antimicrobial Consumption and Resistance Analysis (JIACRA) Report. Read more...

 • The 2017 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award honors Michael N. Hall for discoveries concerning the nutrient-activated TOR proteins and their central role in the metabolic control of cell growth. The 2017 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award honors Douglas R. Lowy and John T. Schiller for technological advances that enabled development of HPV vaccines for prevention of cervical cancer and other tumors caused by human papillomaviruses.

 • The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017 was awarded jointly to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young "for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm". Read more...

 • The European Academies' Science Advisory Council has published Statement to build on recent work by its member academies to reinforce criticism of the health and scientific claims made for homeopathic products. The placebo effect can be of value to the patient but there are no known diseases for which there is robust, reproducible evidence that homeopathy is effective beyond the placebo effect. Read more...

 • The European Society of Cardiology published new guidelines for valvular heart disease, acute myocardial infarction in patients presenting with ST-segment elevation, peripheral arterial diseases and dual antiplatelet therapy. Read more...

 • "World Health Statistics 2017" compiles data on 21 health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets, with 35 indicators, as well as data on life expectancy. This edition also includes, for the first time, success stories from several countries that are making progress towards the health-related SDG targets.

 • "The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) 2017 Clinical Practice Guideline Update for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, Prevention, and Treatment of chronic kidney disease–mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD)" represents a selective update of the prior guideline published in 2009. Read more...

 • The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force updated "ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure". Read more...

 • Financial and other rewards of medical practice can create conflicts of interest. New issue of JAMA features 23 Viewpoint articles on conflict of interest for physicians in settings such as academic medicine, biomedical research, medical education, guideline development, health care management, and medical publishing. Read more...