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Zinc lozenges may shorten common cold by 3 d

Meta-analysis evaluates the effect of zinc acetate lozenges on the common cold.

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A third of community-diagnosed asthmatics do not have asthma

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
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Asthma: spacers do not reduce risk for severe exacerbations, oral thrush

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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?

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

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Concerns voiced after first baby is born using pronuclear transfer

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Headache: Monthly Essentials January 2017

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OECD report criticises pharmaceutical pricing strategies

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA
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Asthma: 33% of adults are misdiagnosed

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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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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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  • 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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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Pulmonol
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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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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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  • 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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Doctors under-estimate the harm of treatments, screening and tests
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Doctors under-estimate the harm of treatments, screening and tests

Doctors often overestimate the benefits and underestimate the harms of test, treatments and screenings.

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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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Global action needed on suicide among health care workers, says Lancet editorial
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Global action needed on suicide among health care workers, says Lancet editorial

Experts say the rate of depressive disorders among health-care workers compared with the general population is “alarming”.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol
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Asthma: race-related differences in eosinophilic airway inflammation

Are differences in eosinophilic airway inflammation responsible for race-related differences in asthma burden?

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New guidelines on preventing peanut allergy in at-risk infants
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New guidelines on preventing peanut allergy in at-risk infants

The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases recommends introducing peanut-containing foods from 4-6 months of age.

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Diagnosing asthma-COPD overlap syndrome in primary care

In the primary care setting, ACOS may be identified by self-reported wheeze and/or bronchodilator reversibility.

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