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Unicough vs simple linctus: which is a better OTC cough medicine?

Results from a large multicentre randomised-controlled open-label study.

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Zinc lozenges may shorten common cold by 3 d

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Higher obesity risk for children with asthma

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Trump to appoint vaccine sceptic to chair commission on vaccine safety

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Heartburn medications use during pregnancy tied to asthma risk in children | Meta-analysis

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A third of community-diagnosed asthmatics do not have asthma

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Asthma: spacers do not reduce risk for severe exacerbations, oral thrush

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Daily yogurt consumption in first year of life may help prevent atopic dermatitis, food allergies

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Asthma: NICE recommends LTRA tablets over combination inhaler

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Think-tank calls for rethink over obesity impact

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E-cigarettes cause teen nicotine addiction, says study

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Unfilled nurse shifts compromising patient safety

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‘Biggest leap forward’ in prostate cancer diagnosis

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Vaccines fast-tracked to prevent global epidemics

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Yorkshire CCGs place ban on expensive treatments

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Pediatric asthma raises obesity risk

Early intervention may prevent a vicious cycle of worsening obesity and asthma.

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Link between debt and death
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Link between debt and death

The finding could have significant implications for healthcare policy.

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Chronic cough: can FeNO diagnose cough-variant asthma, eosinophilic bronchitis?

If accurate, the test would offer a simple and rapid alternative to current diagnostic methods.

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Headache: Monthly Essentials January 2017
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Headache: Monthly Essentials January 2017

Aspirin and tension headache | Headache guidelines in children | Migraine and perioperative stroke.

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Concerns voiced after first baby is born using pronuclear transfer
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Concerns voiced after first baby is born using pronuclear transfer

The infant has the genetic make-up of his parents combined with a small amount of mitochondrial DNA from a donor.

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No asthma found in 1 in 3 with diagnosis
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No asthma found in 1 in 3 with diagnosis

A third of adults who had had asthma diagnosed in the previous five years showed no evidence of current asthma, a study in JAMA has found.1

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OECD report criticises pharmaceutical pricing strategies
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OECD report criticises pharmaceutical pricing strategies

Payers must be able to lower or withdraw payment for new therapies that do not live up to expectations in the real world, according to the OECD.

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Asthma: 33% of adults are misdiagnosed

Study underscores the hazards of a diagnosis based on symptoms and/or physical findings alone.

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Asthma: toddlers sensitive to inhaled allergens should be monitored for asthma

A majority of wheezing toddlers receiving secondary care went on to develop asthma at school age.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Nat Rev Rheumatol
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Osteoarthritis: leptin has many roles in rheumatic conditions

Understanding how leptin leptin works may lead to new options for inflammatory diseases.

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Asthma and COPD: Monthly Essentials January 2017
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Asthma and COPD: Monthly Essentials January 2017

GP/FF better for COPD than single agents | IL-5 blockers for asthma | Mepolizumab vs omalizumab in severe asthma

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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors
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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors

Organisations representing doctors have warned Brexit must not be permitted to threaten Europe’s health.

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Asthma: Cochrane review finds better outcomes with combined inhaled therapy in the ED

Benefits appear to be independent of co-treatment with corticosteroids.

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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report
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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report

According to the OECD, more than 10 per cent of hospital expenditure is spent on correcting preventable medical mistakes or infections.

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