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Chest radiography based diagnosis of mild COPD may require further confirmation

Nested case-control study cautions diagnosis based on chest radiographs alone.

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BMJ and Oxford University target 'questionable integrity' of medical research

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3 of every 100 US adults takes way too much vitamin D

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People with schizophrenia lose 13–15 years of potential life – a meta-analysis study

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T2DM: lower hypoglycaemia risk with glargine 300 IU/mL vs 100 IU/mL

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Knee osteoarthritis: is pain intensity more in patients with diabetes?

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Is there an association between vitamin D level and C-reactive protein, WBC count?

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Zinc deficiency may contribute to Parkinson's disease

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CDC survey: more US counties are finding Zika-carrying mosquitoes

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Study clarifies cancer risk for BRCA gene mutations

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RCOG outlines steps to prevent baby deaths and injuries during birth

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Medicine information leaflets too complex, say experts

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NHS appeal for more black people to give blood

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Unions urge removal of NHS pay cap

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HIV/STD/UTI: Monthly Essentials June 2017
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HIV/STD/UTI: Monthly Essentials June 2017

FDA approves Truvada generic | Simplified HIV PEP regimen | Piperacillin-tazobactam for extended spectrum beta-lactamase UTI.

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HIV: increased cancer screening may be warranted

People with HIV are living full lives on ART, opening the door for new causes of death.

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Chest Expert Cough Panel: recommendations on chronic cough in children

The most common etiologies vary according to age and location.

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Depression: 2nd generation antidepressants, CBT are best bets

Analysis of 19 systematic reviews.

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European doctors back cycling strategy
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European doctors back cycling strategy

Organisations across Europe, including the Standing Committee of European Doctors, have called on the European Commission to develop an EU cycling strategy.

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Surgery patients placed in alternate ICUs have worse outcomes
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Surgery patients placed in alternate ICUs have worse outcomes

Patients staying in non-preferred units often receive less attention from medical teams.

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Doctors must become more data literate
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Doctors must become more data literate

The new Health Trends Report says the tradition ways of conducting research and engaging in patient care are simply not enough in contemporary medicine.

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Mixed approach helps child obesity
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Mixed approach helps child obesity

Interventions combining diet with physical activity and behavioural change can have a small, short term effect in reducing weight among children and adolescents...

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Family history affects BRCA risk
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Family history affects BRCA risk

The risk of developing breast cancer in women who carry BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations increases with the number of relatives who have a breast cancer diagnosis,...

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Prostate cancer: lower CNS risk with abiraterone vs enzalutamide, chemotherapy

Reduced risk for CNS effects was independent of metastases.

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CRC: meta-analysis supports diagnostic FIT in high-risk patients

Accuracy for advanced cases is not as good, however.

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Large share of sporadic ALS may be caused by genetic anomalies

Roughly 17% of patients with no family history of ALS were found to have a possible culprit genetic anomaly.

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PCV13 vaccine immune response tops PPSV23 in CLL | EHA
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PCV13 vaccine immune response tops PPSV23 in CLL | EHA

Immune response superior in 10 out of 12 serotypes after one month.

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Grass pollen SLIT lowers risk of asthma onset and progression | EAACI
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Grass pollen SLIT lowers risk of asthma onset and progression | EAACI

Asthma progression improved by 24.6% during treatment and 15.2% after cessation.

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