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Does long-term coffee intake lower BP?

Meta-analysis evaluates the association between long-term coffee intake and risk for hypertension.

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Meta-analysis shows association between noise exposure and hypertension

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Can cognitive behavioural therapy be beneficial for depression in heart failure patients?

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The Lancet Commission's guidance on prevention and management of dementia

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Midlifers willing to adopt a healthy lifestyle for reducing dementia risk

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Could hypertension give you bad knees?

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NICE issues recommendations on bisphosphonates for treating osteoporosis

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Balance training effective for hip fracture patients

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Visual impairment linked with worse cognitive function

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Calorie reduction next step in childhood obesity plan

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Third of trainee GPs plan to leave NHS within 6 months

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Proposed cuts to sexual health services deemed ‘unsafe’

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Government to cover rising GP indemnity fees

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Type 2 diabetes in children on the rise

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UKSTSG training report gets mixed response

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Nutrient interventions for Alzheimer’s disease lack strong evidence of benefit

A network meta-analysis of nutrients for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol
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Hypertension during pregnancy is associated with CVD later in life

Obstetrical history is an important part of a woman's health record.

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Caffeine with opioids effective in fibromyalgia

A little caffeine may help manage pain.

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Parkinson's disease: meta-analysis confirms efficacy of adjuvant entecapone

Adding entecapone to levodopa reduces motor fluctuation in later disease.

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Does methylnaltrexone have long-term consequences?

Prior data suggested µ-opioid receptor antagonists may lead to cardiac events.

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Anxiety and opioid misuse go hand-in-hand

Clinicians should keep an eye on this patient population.

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Bacteremic CAP: early positive blood culture is ominous

First study addressing the issue of early TTP in pneumococcal pneumonia.

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Patient participation in hand hygiene initiatives should not be seen as a threat
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Patient participation in hand hygiene initiatives should not be seen as a threat

Almost half of physicians feel patients should not be offering reminders to perform hand hygiene.

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Ischemic stroke: clinical factors predict risk after septicemia

7 factors predict long-term risk for ischemic stroke after hospitalization for septicemia.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Virtual house calls found feasible, time-saving for managing Parkinson’s disease

Although convenient, adding virtual visits to usual care did not significantly affect QoL.

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Are gabapentinoids really useful for chronic low back pain?

They come with significant adverse effects.

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Keeping the opioids away after total knee arthroplasty

Balancing pain management with avoiding opioids is important.

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Cochrane review attempts to pin down optimal BP targets in hypertensive older adults

Yet the target remains elusive.

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Injectable drug effective against psoriatic arthritis

Results of a phase 3 trial.

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