Monthly Archives: July 2016

Quiz: World Hepatitis Day 2016

World Hep Day 2016 logo

Viral hepatitis is a global problem, it is estimated that the combined mortality from hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) exceeded HIV-related mortality in 2013 (read more about this here). This year’s World Hepatitis Day on the 28th July sees the first ever World Health Organization’s Global Strategy for Viral Hepatitis, aimed at setting a goal of eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030. For this World Hepatitis Day, why not test your knowledge about the virus with our quiz and help support the movement by discovering more about this public health threat.


Record duplication – do not ask what trial registries can do for you…


Trial registration aims to give a comprehensive and ambiguous view of health research. However when users search aggregating sites such as the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (WHO ICTRP) , they will often be presented with multiple records of the same trials, as reported in this article published in Systematic Reviews. Here Helene Faure explains why record duplication happens and what more could be done to highlight overlaps between trial registries.

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Highlights from the 20th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders


The 20th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders took place in Berlin between 19-23 June. Attended by 5,500 delegates from across 86 countries, this year’s meeting covered a fascinating range of topics from clinical trials in movement disorders, new technologies and device-aided therapy, to advances in neuroimaging and gene- and cell-based therapies. I asked some of this year’s speakers to tell me the highlights of this year’s meeting for them, and their thoughts on where the field is heading.