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Adherence to Mediterranean diet can improve bone health
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Adherence to Mediterranean diet can improve bone health

Findings from a meta-analysis of observational studies.

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Unbiased, credible data on violence against health care in Syria

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Knee osteoarthritis: is pain intensity more in patients with diabetes?

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BMJ and Oxford University target 'questionable integrity' of medical research

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Hypertension increases risk for kidney cancer by 67%

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Is there an association between vitamin D level and C-reactive protein, WBC count?

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Zinc deficiency may contribute to Parkinson's disease

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Statin trends in elderly UK patients with severe mental illness

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Smoking ups the risk for diabetic nephropathy

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Call for improved GP resources as postnatal depression missed

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BMA: government fails to acknowledge NHS ‘at breaking point’

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Study clarifies cancer risk for BRCA gene mutations

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RCOG outlines steps to prevent baby deaths and injuries during birth

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Medicine information leaflets too complex, say experts

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NHS appeal for more black people to give blood

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Lower BP targets may yield CV benefits in high-risk patients

Study involving over 31K patients supports BP target below 140/90 mmHg,

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Medicine information leaflets ‘impenetrable’ and ‘unreadable’
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Medicine information leaflets ‘impenetrable’ and ‘unreadable’

A new report calls for major changes to medicine patient information leaflets.

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Prior stroke more common in asymptomatic vs symptomatic A.fib
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Prior stroke more common in asymptomatic vs symptomatic A.fib

Asymptomatic patients were twice as likely to have had a previous stroke compared to symptomatic patients, despite a similar number of risk factors.

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Sitting and lying similar after stroke
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Sitting and lying similar after stroke

Positioning patients who have had an acute ischaemic stroke so that they lie flat does not improve outcomes more than sitting them up, a large randomised...

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Rheum Dis
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Anti-CCP antibodies in RA predict carotid plaque

And higher titers predict worse plaque score.

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Pneumonia in nursing homes: simple severity prediction tool

Study provides a simple tool to individualize the treatment of NHAP.

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Doctors must become more data literate
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Doctors must become more data literate

The new Health Trends Report says the tradition ways of conducting research and engaging in patient care are simply not enough in contemporary medicine.

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European doctors back cycling strategy
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European doctors back cycling strategy

Organisations across Europe, including the Standing Committee of European Doctors, have called on the European Commission to develop an EU cycling strategy.

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Family history affects BRCA risk
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Family history affects BRCA risk

The risk of developing breast cancer in women who carry BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations increases with the number of relatives who have a breast cancer diagnosis,...

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HIV: increased cancer screening may be warranted

People with HIV are living full lives on ART, opening the door for new causes of death.

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RA: fish-eating patients might do better

Clinically significant differences in disease scores in frequent vs infrequent fish eaters.

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3 of every 100 US adults takes way too much vitamin D

The number overdoing vitamin D has increased since 1999.

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Mind wandering: a new way to detect early Alzheimer's disease

Not all minds that wander are lost.

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Do you understand new contract ideas?

It is important for GPs to fully understand what is on offer and what could be the implications for them.

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