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World Medical Association to host major conferences on physician assisted suicide
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World Medical Association to host major conferences on physician assisted suicide

The events are being used as a soundboard to help decide if the WMA should change its policy on euthanasia and physician assisted suicide.

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Almost half of deaths now have recorded cause

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Artificial Intelligence: can data help stop chronic conditions before they start?

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Patients of older doctors have higher inpatient mortality rates

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

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Viagra-type drugs don’t raise melanoma risk

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Non‐ST‐segment elevation ACS: does choice of antiplatelet therapy affect outcomes across troponin categories?

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Deprescribing medicines at end of life

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Promises galore

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Tobacco company accused of sidestepping plain pack rules

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BHF calls for better diagnosis of atrial fibrillation

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Dementia deaths to quadruple by 2040, says study

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BMA: government has ‘callous disregard’ for NHS

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RCS: Private hospitals should disclose ‘botched’ operation data

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Online abortion options ‘safe and effective’, says study

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Testicular cancer: VTE risk high during cisplatin-based chemotherapy

Khorana risk score did not accurately predict risk of VTE.

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Endometriosis diagnosis “must improve”
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Endometriosis diagnosis “must improve”

Improving the diagnosis of endometriosis and stopping its progression are key research priorities for the condition, agreed patients and health professionals...

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High heart rate not a negative in HFrEF with Afib

But it is associated with increased CV events in HFrEF in sinus rhythm.

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Avoid these words when speaking to patients
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Avoid these words when speaking to patients

Using language with negative emotional content may lead to an increase in the patient’s experience of pain or anxiety.

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Steroid no benefit in knee osteoarthritis
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Steroid no benefit in knee osteoarthritis

Corticosteroid injections for knee osteoarthritis produced no benefit in a double blind randomised controlled trial reported in JAMA.1

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New Ebola virus outbreak
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New Ebola virus outbreak

Since 22 April, 11 suspected case have been reported, including three deaths.

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FDA recommends doctors learn more about acupuncture and chiropracty
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FDA recommends doctors learn more about acupuncture and chiropracty

The US Food and Drug Administration says doctors should be knowledgeable about when such complementary therapies may be useful in the management of chronic pain.

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Doctors seek funding to build underground hospitals in Syria
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Doctors seek funding to build underground hospitals in Syria

At least 814 health workers have been killed in Syria since the beginning of the conflict.

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Medicaid Afib patients have increased hospitalization, mortality risk with digoxin

No ethnicity-based associations are seen, however.

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Hospitals must confront threat of ransomware attacks
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Hospitals must confront threat of ransomware attacks

Much like containment of an infectious disease outbreak, a rapid response is required when IT hacker strike, according to an article in the BMJ.

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American Academy of Neurology issues new guideline on CPR
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American Academy of Neurology issues new guideline on CPR

The American Academy of Neurology recommends therapeutic hypothermia to reduce the risk of brain injury after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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Stop bringing work home!
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Stop bringing work home!

Working from home contributes to burnout among family doctors.

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Afib-related ambulance calls spike with weather, pollution events

High pollution in particular associated with an effect in older patients.

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MS and the heart: relapse may trigger stress cardiomyopathy

MS can be a neurologic trigger of takotsubo (stress-induced) cardiomyopathy.

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