• Opioid maintenance treatment during pregnancy: is it safe?
    Opioid maintenance treatment during pregnancy: is it safe?

    A study of two national cohorts examining neonatal outcomes in women receiving opioid maintenance therapy during pregnancy.

  • WONCA calling for abstracts for global and regional conferences
    WONCA calling for abstracts for global and regional conferences

    Abstracts are being sought for the 23rd WONCA World Conference of Family Doctors (WONCA 2020) and the 2020 Asia Pacific Regional Conference.

  • Osteoporosis drug treatment not linked with reduction in mortality rates
    Osteoporosis drug treatment not linked with reduction in mortality rates

    Findings from a meta-analysis of 38 clinical trials including more than 100,000 patients.

  • Ebola spreads to third province in Democratic Republic of Congo
    Ebola spreads to third province in Democratic Republic of Congo

    The first cases in the province were identified in a mother and her child.

  • Impetigo: draft NICE and PHE guidelines on antimicrobial prescribing
    Impetigo: draft NICE and PHE guidelines on antimicrobial prescribing

    New draft guidance recommends topical antiseptic over topical antibiotic as first-line treatment.

  • Statins tied to reduced mortality in compensated liver disease

    Use of guideline-indicated statins remains sub-optimal in this population.

  • Canagliflozin and fracture risk in type 2 diabetes

    Results from the CANVAS Program.

  • Adolescent hypomania, ADHD share genetic risk factors

    Genetic overlap greater with hyperactivity-impulsivity than inattention.

  • Patients with COPD may benefit from breathing-focused yoga
    Patients with COPD may benefit from breathing-focused yoga

    Meta-analysis of 11 randomised controlled trials.

  • 2018 mortality statistics for England and Wales
    2018 mortality statistics for England and Wales

    There was a 1.6 per cent rise in total deaths in 2018.

  • CKD: risk for kidney failure is 50% higher in elderly men vs women

    Association may be mediated by proteinuria.

  • Ultrasound predicts constipation treatment response

    Imaging reduces trial and error, adverse effects.

  • Obesity-related cancers show ominous shift to younger age groups

    Findings urge call to action on obesity prevention among younger patients.

  • Obstructive sleep apnoea: bilevel effective as second-line therapy in patients failing CPAP

    Bilevel positive airway pressure has the potential to improve treatment adherence.

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