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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

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Almost 1 in 5 patients non-adherent to medication

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Child diabetes control improves

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Is social media improving communication of accurate health information to patients?

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Inhaler labels improve users’ technique

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Redefining 'first medical contact' may alter mortality risk paradigm in community-acquired sepsis

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Genetic test urged in colorectal cancer

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Call 999 at the first sign of stroke, urges PHE

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Professional & Business

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BBC: Prosecutions ‘rare’ for elderly care abuse

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

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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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  • Clinical Essentials from J Burn Care Res
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New algorithm helps identify burn patients at critical risk for septic shock/organ failure

The algorithm is simple but still requires validation.

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Non-thoracic MRI is OK for pacemakers
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Non-thoracic MRI is OK for pacemakers

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of areas other than the chest are not associated with problems with pacemakers or implantable cardiac defibrillators...

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Rating your doctor

Rating will help individual or a service to develop in a positive manner

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Rare disease alliance calls for minimum 3-fold increase in annual drug approvals
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Rare disease alliance calls for minimum 3-fold increase in annual drug approvals

EURORDIS, which represents 700 rare disease patient organisations, says it will not take no for an answer.

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Female life expectancy could exceed 90 years by 2030
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Female life expectancy could exceed 90 years by 2030

Experts are warning that policies must be put in place to support the growing older population.

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European Medicines Agency broadens public access to drug data
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European Medicines Agency broadens public access to drug data

The EMA has launched a public consultation on the revised policy which will extend the scope of access to include explicitly corporate documents.

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Maintenance plan helps keep weight off
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Maintenance plan helps keep weight off

People tend to regain 1-2 kg a year after successfully losing weight, but new research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that incorporating...

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European Commission warns of health risks with UV-C hospital equipment sterilisation process
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European Commission warns of health risks with UV-C hospital equipment sterilisation process

UV-C lamps are often used to sterilise hospital equipment

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Respir J
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Asthma linked to increased risk for DVT, PE

Risk for DVT with PE was increased by more than 60% in patients with asthma.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Am Thorac Soc
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Does ICU admission improve outcomes in COPD, HF, or acute MI?

Findings indicate that ICU may be overused for marginal patients.

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Surgery cuts hyperglycaemia more than drugs
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Surgery cuts hyperglycaemia more than drugs

Bariatric surgery plus intensive medical therapy is more effective than drug treatment alone in reducing or even resolving hyperglycaemia in overweight...

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Air pollution contributes to 4.2 million deaths annually
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Air pollution contributes to 4.2 million deaths annually

92 per cent of the world’s population lives in areas with unhealthy air, according to a new report.

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Another contract

BMA announced its annual GP contract changes for 2017/18 in England

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Heart Assoc
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ACEi/ARB after discharge for acute decompensated HF linked to better outcomes

In these patients with reduced ejection fraction, mortality, readmissions lower with drugs.

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