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Does perindopril/amlodipine + statin make an effective combo for BP control?

PERSPECTIVA study examines the effect of statin therapy on the BP-lowering efficacy of perindopril/amlodipine.

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Does paracetamol use during pregnancy increase risk of asthma in children?

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NICE issues guidelines for preventing drug misuse

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Mulberry-extract could reduce diabetes risk

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Long-term mobile use carry a greater risk for brain tumours, new study warns

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Stress beats smoking, diet when it comes to diabetes risk in women

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Exercise tolerance tests leading to unnecessary surgeries in patients with aortic stenosis

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Diabetes, female sex both raise post-PCI risk

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Statins in physically active individuals: do risks outweigh benefits?

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‘Jam-full’ hospitals a risk to patients, says RCP

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BBC: Prosecutions ‘rare’ for elderly care abuse

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7-day GP access to go ahead in Greater Manchester

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GPs failing patients with eating disorders, says charity

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Children’s daily sugar intake equivalent to 20 chocolate chip biscuits

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Wait for surgery is too long, says Royal College

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Brain bleeding link to anti-clotting drugs
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Brain bleeding link to anti-clotting drugs

The risk of subdural haematoma is associated with antithrombotic drug use, particularly a vitamin K antagonist, a large Danish study has found.1

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Plans to help the NHS

Primary and secondary care are struggling to cope with the ever increasing demand

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Chronic pain: physical activity blocks pain perceptions in older adults
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Chronic pain: physical activity blocks pain perceptions in older adults

New findings show pain modulation is significantly related to daily physical activity level.

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Almost 1 in 5 patients non-adherent to medication
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Almost 1 in 5 patients non-adherent to medication

Having a pain or mental disorder were among the predictors for low adherence.

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Hereditary angioedema: possible new treatment on the horizon
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Hereditary angioedema: possible new treatment on the horizon

Early data in a small number of patients suggest the monoclonal antibody lanadelumab is highly effective in reducing frequency of swelling episodes.

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Child diabetes control improves
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Child diabetes control improves

More than a quarter of children in England and Wales with diabetes now have excellent blood glucose control, while the number said to have poor control...

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Questions can avoid skin prick test
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Questions can avoid skin prick test

Asking people four simple questions can predict those who will have negative results in allergy tests and avoids unnecessary testing, a primary care study...

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Arrhythmia: Monthly Essentials February 2017
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Arrhythmia: Monthly Essentials February 2017

Afib management strategies | Bleeding with dabigatran | Bleeding with NOACs.

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Childhood asthma linked to prenatal paracetamol exposure

Results of a meta-analysis involving over 1 million individuals.

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The risk factors for low BMD in pediatric cancer survivors may not be what you think

Methotrexate exposure and hematopoietic cell transplants were not risk factors in this study, but male sex and irradiation history were.

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IBD: does biologic therapy raise infection risk?

Results of a meta-analysis.

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WHO publishes first priority-pathogen list to guide new antibiotics R&D

WHO has identified 20 priority, antibiotic resistant pathogens of critical importance to care of pediatric, community-acquired infections

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Cardiac imaging appropriate use criteria become mandatory in 2018

CMS will require providers to submit proof of AUC for many imaging tests, including CMR and CT.

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Calcium channel blockers linked to renal cell carcinoma even in absence of hypertension history

Specific antihypertensives might be risk factors for papillary RCC.

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