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Clinical trials: two arms are better than one!

In a comment to the EMA, IQWiG emphasizes that single-arm studies may be sufficient for drug approval in exceptional cases - but not for HTA. They hinder rather than accelerate impro...

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Easily understandable information for the general public

InformedHealth.org is the English-language version of the German website Gesundheitsinformation.de. By publishing this bilingual website, IQWiG fulfils part of its legal mandate to inform the general public about health issues. By offering a wide range of different topics, the website addresses both patients and (healthy) consumers.

Moles, birthmarks and other types of nevus

Moles, birthmarks and other types of nevus are spots or areas of skin that are darker than the surrounding skin. Some are flat, others are slightly raised. They may be there from birth, only develop later in life, and even disappear again. No treatment is needed. They only rarely turn into cancer.

Vocal nodules

Vocal nodules typically make your voice hoarse, and it may sound raspy and breathy too. These small non-cancerous growths usually go away again if you rest your voice or have voice therapy. They mainly occur in people who sing or speak a lot and loudly.