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EU Commission revises “outdated” medical device regulation

By Emma Jane Cash

The EU Commission has released the revised regulations for the marketing of medical devices, simplifying the confusing between food and medical device, after outlining the changes - including post-market surveillance and increased traceability - back...

The study aimed to assess the overall effect of vitamin D supplements on risk of acute respiratory tract infection. © iStock

Academics divided over vitamin D study claims of cold and flu protection

By Gary Scattergood

Vitamin D supplements could help prevent acute respiratory tract infections, including colds and flu, according to a study in The BMJ. But a linked editorial penned by academics from New Zealand and Scotland argues the results are “not sufficiently applicable...

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