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New guidelines on deprescribing proton pump inhibitors

The drugs are often overused.

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Coffee reduces risk for hepatocellular carcinoma | Meta-analysis

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Oesophageal cancer: does statin use help after diagnosis?

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Eating nuts could improve colon cancer outcomes

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New HCV testing guide now available for clinicians

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Statins reduce mortality in colon cancer

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World Medical Association to host major conferences on 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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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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Patients of older doctors have higher inpatient mortality rates
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Patients of older doctors have higher inpatient mortality rates

But treating high volumes of patients seems to have a protective effect.

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Decision-aid plus patient navigation support improves CRC screening rates

Approach beats usual care practice for vulnerable patients.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ
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Coffee, decaf or not, is linked to reduced HCC risk

Caffeinated coffee reduces risk slightly more.

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Deprescribing medicines at end of life
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Deprescribing medicines at end of life

Almost half of older adults receive more than 10 prescription drugs in the last year of life.

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ESTRO 2017: Study Suggests Role for Radiotherapy in Extending Survival in Patients With Early-Stage Pancreatic Cancer

<p>Radiotherapy at a high enough dose may increase survival in early-stage pancreatic cancer.</p>

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Statins may cut the risk for peptic ulcers
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Statins may cut the risk for peptic ulcers

Results from a large epidemiologic study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Viral Hepat
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HIV: HCV coinfection raises risk for heart attack, stroke

Results of a meta-analysis.

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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Promises galore

What health-related promises are on offer from the various political parties?

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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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  • Clinical Essentials from Scand. J. Gastroenterol.
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Ulcerative colitis: promising new treatments on the horizon

Several treatments are in phase 2 and 3 studies.

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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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Direct-acting antivirals reduce HbA1c in patients with HCV and diabetes | DDW
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Direct-acting antivirals reduce HbA1c in patients with HCV and diabetes | DDW

Patients achieving SVR12 more likely to have HbAlc decrease of >0.5.

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