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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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Plans to help the NHS

Primary and secondary care are struggling to cope with the ever increasing demand

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  • Univadis Medical News
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Almost 1 in 5 patients non-adherent to medication

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Hereditary angioedema: possible new treatment on the horizon

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Does paracetamol use during pregnancy increase risk of asthma in children?

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  • BMJ News
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Questions can avoid skin prick test

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  • The Lancet
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Re-assessing decision-making patterns in evidence-based medicine

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  • Univadis Medical News
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Is social media improving communication of accurate health information to patients?

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  • BMJ News
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Inhaler labels improve users’ technique

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis
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Asthma-COPD syndrome linked to higher mortality, particularly in women

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Professional & Business

  • International Medical Press

BBC: Prosecutions ‘rare’ for elderly care abuse

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  • International Medical Press

‘Jam-full’ hospitals a risk to patients, says RCP

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  • International Medical Press

7-day GP access to go ahead in Greater Manchester

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  • International Medical Press

GPs failing patients with eating disorders, says charity

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  • International Medical Press

Children’s daily sugar intake equivalent to 20 chocolate chip biscuits

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  • International Medical Press

Wait for surgery is too long, says Royal College

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  • Clinical Essentials from Allergol Immunopathol (Madr)
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Childhood asthma linked to prenatal paracetamol exposure

Results of a meta-analysis involving over 1 million individuals.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Chem
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Asthma exacerbation risk linked to eosinophil-neutrophil interaction

Exacerbation risk is influenced by both eosinophilic and neutrophilic inflammatory patterns.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Respir Med
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Asthma: current smoking cessation measures prove inadequate

More than a third of adults presenting to ED for exacerbation were current smokers.

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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Rating your doctor

Rating will help individual or a service to develop in a positive manner

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Rare disease alliance calls for minimum 3-fold increase in annual drug approvals
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Rare disease alliance calls for minimum 3-fold increase in annual drug approvals

EURORDIS, which represents 700 rare disease patient organisations, says it will not take no for an answer.

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Female life expectancy could exceed 90 years by 2030
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Female life expectancy could exceed 90 years by 2030

Experts are warning that policies must be put in place to support the growing older population.

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European Medicines Agency broadens public access to drug data
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European Medicines Agency broadens public access to drug data

The EMA has launched a public consultation on the revised policy which will extend the scope of access to include explicitly corporate documents.

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European Commission warns of health risks with UV-C hospital equipment sterilisation process
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European Commission warns of health risks with UV-C hospital equipment sterilisation process

UV-C lamps are often used to sterilise hospital equipment

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Respir J
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Asthma linked to increased risk for DVT, PE

Risk for DVT with PE was increased by more than 60% in patients with asthma.

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  • Clinical summaries
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Levodropropizine or codeine for chronic cough?

RCT investigates central respiratory effects of antitussives.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ
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Prevention of acute respiratory infections: “a major new indication for vitamin D supplementation”

Findings support the introduction of public health measures such as food fortification, particularly in settings where profound deficiency is common.

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Asthma and COPD: Monthly Essentials February 2017
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Asthma and COPD: Monthly Essentials February 2017

New COPD guidelines | Stepping down inhaled corticosteroids | Rotacaps/Rotahaler vs Diskus.

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Diagnostic criteria for idiopathic multicentric CD established
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Diagnostic criteria for idiopathic multicentric CD established

It’s believed the criteria will help patients with the rare, immunological disorder receive more precise treatments faster.

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Grass pollen immunotherapy: what is the optimal duration of treatment?
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Grass pollen immunotherapy: what is the optimal duration of treatment?

A new study suggest three years rather than two years of treatment may be needed for lasting benefits.

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