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Prevalence of alcohol use disorders in mainland China: a systematic review

  Alcohol use disorder is an urgent public health problem in China, especially among males. When using high-quality studies, current and life-time prevalence estimates of alcohol dependence in China measure 2.2% and 3.7%, respectively, approaching those of the Netherlands, United States and other western countries. Read the full article here.

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Celebrate World Book Day

April 23rd is designated World Book and Copyright Day by UNESCO. “Literacy is the door to knowledge, essential to individual self-esteem and empowerment. Books, in all forms, play an essential role here.” – Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of the World Book and Copyright Day. In celebration of this special day, […]

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Current Controversy in Epilepsy: SUDEP

Sudden unexpected death from epilepsy (SUDEP) has attracted considerable attention in the past several years, and there is increasing pressure from the epilepsy community to encourage medical professionals to tell their patients about it. In a Scottish coroner’s inquest after the SUDEP deaths of two girls, a recommendation was made that “The vast majority of […]

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SURVEY RESULTS: Use of Medical Marijuana in Treating Epilepsy

Fewer Specialists Support Using Medical Marijuana and CBD in Treating Epilepsy Patients Compared with General Medical Professionals and Patients: Result of Epilepsia’s Survey The survey opened May 20, 2014 and closed September 1, 2014. The web site was visited 3,466 times with 776 individuals starting the poll and 529 (68%) completing all of the questions. […]

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Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Virtual Issue on Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

In light of Head & Neck Awareness Month in April, we present research in this Virtual Issue on the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and outcomes of the various types of head and neck cancers. Feel free to read, cite, and share! Key Journal ArticlesHead and neck cancer recurrence: a prospective analysis of 401 follow-up visits to […]

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