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Hypertension: circulating apelin could be a potential biomarker

Meta-analysis postulates apelin as a potential therapeutic target for hypertension.

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Statins: Do the risks outweigh the benefits in over 65s?

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Knee Osteoarthritis: do number of injections influence effectiveness of hyaluronan injections?

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Be still our hearts: chocolate found to reduce risk for yet another cardiovascular disease

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Manchester attack: visiting health workers among first to offer assistance

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Hypertension: serum resistin could be a potential biomarker

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Statins offer no primary CVD prevention benefit to older patients

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Review suggests management strategies for depression in older adults

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European medical schools urged to adopt ‘One Health’ approach

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Elderly care costs set for steep increase, say researchers

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GP numbers fall short of targets

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Testing platelet counts could speed up cancer diagnosis

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New GMC standards for postgrad training

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Proton beam therapy available in UK ‘within the next year’

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HIV: immediate ART with INSTIs associated with better lipid profiles

CVD is a leading non-AIDS-related cause of death for virally suppressed people with HIV.

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Pharma-grade chondroitin sulfate vs celecoxib for knee OA: they both work

Results from the EMA-compliant CONCEPT trial.

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Influenza vaccination reduces disease severity even in those hospitalized for it

Reduced mortality, ICU admissions among those who were vaccinated.

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Data –a hugely important topic

NHS should protect patient confidentiality and use it appropriately and legally with the full consent of all patients

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Create a disclosure culture to curb medical errors
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Create a disclosure culture to curb medical errors

In the age of social media, there is real concern that any little slip-up can live on the internet for the rest of someone's career.

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Chondroitin sulfate effective for knee pain
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Chondroitin sulfate effective for knee pain

Pharmaceutical grade chondroitin sulfate is as effective as the widely prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) celecoxib (Celebrex) for...

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Linkage to care? Link to family support to improve depression in people with HIV

Addressing depression and stress in people with HIV can improve ART adherence and outcomes.

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Long-term anabolic steroid use linked to LV dysfunction, early CAD

Some but not all functional loss is recoverable.

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The shorter a woman’s reproductive life, the higher her postmenopause HF risk

Younger age at menopause may be the relevant factor.

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Immediate antibiotics no better for RTIs
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Immediate antibiotics no better for RTIs

Offering a delayed rather than an immediate prescription for antibiotics to adults with lower respiratory tract infections is associated with a lower likelihood...

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Thrombocytosis may raise cancer risk
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Thrombocytosis may raise cancer risk

A cancer diagnosis should be considered in patients with blood test results showing thrombocytosis even if cancer was not initially suspected, researchers...

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Reproductive factors linked to pancreatic cancer risk after menopause

The effects are quite modest.

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Leanness is a risk factor for Afib

Several anthropometric measures are associated with Afib, but leanness stands out.

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Reduced HF hospitalizations with SGLT-2 inhibitors vs other glucose-lowering drugs

Drugs also reduced mortality in this population with type 2 diabetes.

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