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T2DM: early achievement of HbA1c target reduces CVD risk

Real-world evidence favours early and large magnitudes of glycaemic control.

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Can a corticosteroid resolve sore throat symptoms in adults?

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Postmenopause: rethinking dietary protein source to maximize lipid control

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Stress can trigger recurrent seizures in adults

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New therapies available for multiple sclerosis and psoriasis

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Can acupuncture help in lowering blood pressure?

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HbA1c test: how valuable is it in acute coronary syndrome?

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Obesity blamed for surge in kidney cancer in the UK

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Asthma: does particle size of inhaled corticosteroid medications matter?

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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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Rise in infant admissions sparks calls for NHS overhaul

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Patient left nearly four years before hospital discharge

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Retailers to cut sales of sugary drinks in hospitals

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Care for incurable breast cancer ‘not good enough’, says charity

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WHO: hepatitis a major global issue, as death rates rise

2015 data show that millions still lack access to testing or treatment.

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Thyroid Disease: Monthly Essentials April 2017
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Thyroid Disease: Monthly Essentials April 2017

Thyroid hormone for subclinical hypothyroidism in older adults | Thyroid screening in Down syndrome clinics | Subclinical hypothyroidism and risk of miscarriage.

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Is asthma a risk factor for coronary heart disease?

Up to half of CHD-related events occur in patients who lack conventional risk factors.

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Cold weather and fewer sun hours associated with increased rates of alcoholic cirrhosis | EASL
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Cold weather and fewer sun hours associated with increased rates of alcoholic cirrhosis | EASL

Every increase in temperature of one degree ◦C was linked with a decrease in the alcohol-attributable fraction of cirrhosis of 0.3%.

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Colonoscopy screening: substantial public health impact on CRC mortality

Substantial CRC morbidity and mortality can be prevented by screening.

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COPD: no increased risk for pneumonia with budesonide vs other treatments

Previous studies have reported less risk for pneumonia with budesonide than fluticasone.

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Meta-analysis supports HIV testing by lay providers

New testing strategies are required to reach new UN global target of 90% diagnosis rate.

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IBD: targeting psychiatric conditions, chronic pain may reduce readmissions

24% of patients hospitalized with IBD were readmitted within 90 d.

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Pediatric influenza vaccination: what’s the effect of no nasal option?

The US recommendation against LAIV could decrease vaccine uptake.

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New recommendations call for lipid management beyond LDL

Even at target LDL-C levels, residual risk persists.

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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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Death of a sibling increases risk of death by 71 per cent
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Death of a sibling increases risk of death by 71 per cent

The risk is highest in the first year after a sibling’s death, as well as among same-sex sibling pairs or siblings close in age.

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EMA expected to approve Spinraza for spinal muscular atrophy
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EMA expected to approve Spinraza for spinal muscular atrophy

The US Food and Drug Administration approved Spinraza for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy in December 2016.

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