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Guidelines for vitamin D supplements reviewed

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Sigmoidoscopy screen cuts bowel cancer

One-off screening sigmoidoscopy reduces the risk of developing bowel cancer by nearly a third, and this risk protection lasts at least 17 years, a large...

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Genetic test urged in colorectal cancer
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Genetic test urged in colorectal cancer

Everyone who has colorectal cancer diagnosed should be tested for an inherited genetic condition called Lynch syndrome, new guidance states.1

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Higher e-cigarette use in patients with chronic lung and cardiovascular diseases
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Higher e-cigarette use in patients with chronic lung and cardiovascular diseases

Use was highest among current smokers with asthma, COPD, or cardiovascular disease.

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Scots to benefit from access to new cholesterol-lowering drug
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Scots to benefit from access to new cholesterol-lowering drug

HEART UK welcomes the availability of evolocumab to the Scottish people.

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Do artificial sweeteners increase diabetes risk?
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Do artificial sweeteners increase diabetes risk?

Evidence from the E3N-European study Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study.

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Resistant hypertension: eplerenone decreases aortic stiffness independent of BP lowering

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Is pre-eclampsia a risk factor for later cardiovascular disease?
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Is pre-eclampsia a risk factor for later cardiovascular disease?

Experts call for improved monitoring of patients who experienced pre-eclampisa in pregnancy.

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Cancer mortality rates falling faster in men than women
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Cancer mortality rates falling faster in men than women

There will be more than 1.37 million deaths from cancer in the European Union this year.

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Does iron dysregulation affect response to treatment for cocaine addiction?
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Does iron dysregulation affect response to treatment for cocaine addiction?

Iron regulation in general is disrupted in people with cocaine addiction, according to the author of a new study.

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Urothelial cancer: 2nd-line pembrolizumab tops chemotherapy

Results of the KEYNOTE-045 trial show a superior efficacy and safety profile.

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Large study links psoriasis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Are your psoriasis patients at risk for Hashimoto's thyroiditis?

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Pediatric sepsis: 2005 pediatric shock criteria questionable for predicting mortality

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Which aortic valve replacement procedure is better for diabetes patients?

Study compares transcatheter with surgical aortic valve replacement procedures.

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Renal denervation doesn’t seem effective for resistant hypertension: Cochrane review

Evidence is inconclusive, low to moderate quality.

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