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Osteoporosis: NICE issues a new quality standard
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Osteoporosis: NICE issues a new quality standard

Quality statements for osteoporosis are expected to improve outcomes.

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Trump fires US Surgeon General

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Subclinical hypothyroidism: Is thyroid hormone therapy effective enough for elder patients?

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Treatment intensification may have improved BP control in patients over 80

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Doctor jailed for treating alleged members of armed groups

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Do number of visits and measurements affect BP readings?

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Can acupuncture help in lowering blood pressure?

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Exercise improves cognitive function in over 50s?

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Stress and widowhood may lead to dementia

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Plain cigarette packs may slash smoking rates by 300,000, says review

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Patients struggling with GP access

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RCGP launches six-step election manifesto

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‘Labyrinthine’ health system holding back HIV care

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GPs in England often miss cancer symptoms, says study

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Concern among doctors over DVLA requests

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Dementia: Monthly Essentials April 2017
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Dementia: Monthly Essentials April 2017

DTI distinguishes dementia types | Risk factors for AD | Insulin for AD?

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Standard urine test for UTI questioned
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Standard urine test for UTI questioned

Women who consult their GP with symptoms of an uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) can probably be treated without the need for a traditional urine...

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Dementia: Improving upon the clock drawing test

Measuring spatial movements improves diagnostic sensitivity.

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Low stature, higher BP?

Shorter people tend to have higher blood pressure.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Obes Metab
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Metformin-lactic acidosis risk greater with acute kidney injury

Metformin is generally safe, but is renally excreted and can cause lactic acidosis.

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Two daily doses of lisinopril best for controlling BP in hypertension

No increase in adverse events seen.

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Mass incarceration contributes to racial health disparities in the USA
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Mass incarceration contributes to racial health disparities in the USA

Research into interventions, policies, and practices is needed to reduce the harmful effects of mass incarceration

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Pneumonia in nursing home residents: what is the true cost?

The only other study that assessed the cost of nursing home-acquired pneumonia did not include the cost of hospitalization.

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Dementia: consult patients early on palliative care.

Palliative care improves outcomes and reduces hospitalizations

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FDA issues warning to 14 companies for false cancer cure claims
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FDA issues warning to 14 companies for false cancer cure claims

Failure to correct the violations promptly could result in legal action.

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PSA screening rates rebound from 2010-2013 dip

Physicians may have chosen to continue offering PSA testing despite USPSTF recommendations.

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Cochrane review says chocolate helps with BP, so it’s official

Sort of. The BP decrease is rather tiny.

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The general election and the NHS

Need to raise the profile of the future of NHS in this general election campaign

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World Medical Association to tackle widespread harassment in the medical workplace
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World Medical Association to tackle widespread harassment in the medical workplace

The WMA Council will present a new policy document on the issue to the October meeting of the General Assembly.

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