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Doctor's near-death experience inspires campaign to improve doctors' patient communication skills
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Doctor's near-death experience inspires campaign to improve doctors' patient communication skills

Dr. Rana Awdish almost died after an occult liver adenoma ruptured, leading to multisystem organ failure and the death of the infant she was carrying.

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Processed meat may worsen asthma

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Zinc lozenges may shorten common cold by 3 d

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Medical students and anatomy staff suffer toxic effects of formalin-treated cadavers

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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors

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Asthma: NICE recommends LTRA tablets over combination inhaler

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No asthma found in 1 in 3 with diagnosis

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

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Doctors under-estimate the harm of treatments, screening and tests

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Professional & Business

  • International Medical Press

Vaccines fast-tracked to prevent global epidemics

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Yorkshire CCGs place ban on expensive treatments

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Addenbrooke’s hospital comes out of special measures

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Forecasts suggest NHS will need extra £88bn by 2067

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BMA accuses PM of ‘scapegoating’ GPs for NHS crisis

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Half of women face red flag event during childbirth

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol
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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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A third of community-diagnosed asthmatics do not have asthma
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A third of community-diagnosed asthmatics do not have asthma

Potentially serious conditions were misdiagnosed as asthma in 2 per cent of participants.

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

The findings of this large cohort study challenge long-held assumptions that spacers improve pMDI effectiveness.

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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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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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  • 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: 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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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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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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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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High risk HLA incompatible kidney transplant in sensitized patients has no survival benefit
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High risk HLA incompatible kidney transplant in sensitized patients has no survival benefit

Transplant waiting time in sensitized patients is much longer

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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The NHS in crisis-again

Signs of another predictable and much expected NHS crisis are evident

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