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Aspirin for frequent tension headache queried
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Aspirin for frequent tension headache queried

Evidence of aspirin’s efficacy for relieving acute pain in people with frequent episodic tension-type headache is limited, a Cochrane review of randomised...

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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors

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Short-term Yoga benefits chronic low back pain | Cochrane review

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Cardiovasc
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Are your CVD patients still taking NSAIDs? They should not be

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Ankle sprain: Exercise and bracing may give best results

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Cochrane Review: yoga may reduce pain, disability from chronic low back pain

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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report

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Popping painkillers could lead to hearing loss in women

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Yoga may help lower back pain

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Hospitals braced for cold weather ‘spike’

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Review raises concerns over locum doctors

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Hospitals declare ‘black alert’ due to overcrowding

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Former GMC chief to lead NHS Confederation

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Plans for seven-day GPs ‘in disarray’

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NHS warning from leading doctors and nurses

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Migraines linked to perioperative stroke, hospital readmission

Migraine and stroke risk have previously been linked, but not in the perioperative setting.

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FDA: MRI can cause malfunction of implantable pumps

Medication errors have resulted in patient injury and death.

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Doctors under-estimate the harm of treatments, screening and tests
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Doctors under-estimate the harm of treatments, screening and tests

Doctors often overestimate the benefits and underestimate the harms of test, treatments and screenings.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Physician
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Hydrocodone not ototoxic in patients with chronic pain

Data from two phase 3 trials.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Br J Clin Pharmacol
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Unexpected risk associations for DOACs, including with musculoskeletal complaints

Some DOACs showed stronger risk associations than others.

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Marine oil supplements curb pain of rheumatoid, but not osteoarthritis

A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

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The NHS in crisis-again

Signs of another predictable and much expected NHS crisis are evident

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Global action needed on suicide among health care workers, says Lancet editorial
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Global action needed on suicide among health care workers, says Lancet editorial

Experts say the rate of depressive disorders among health-care workers compared with the general population is “alarming”.

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Doctor's near-death experience inspires campaign to improve doctors' patient communication skills
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Doctor's near-death experience inspires campaign to improve doctors' patient communication skills

Dr. Rana Awdish almost died after an occult liver adenoma ruptured, leading to multisystem organ failure and the death of the infant she was carrying.

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Detox dangers: doctors must warn patients about potential life-threatening effects
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Detox dangers: doctors must warn patients about potential life-threatening effects

The warning follows cases of severe hyponatraemia with the use of herbal remedies containing valerian root.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Breastfeed Med
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Breastfeeding controls infant pain during vaccinations

Breastfeeding curbs pain from 2 vaccinations delivered sequentially to 2 different body sites.

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Medical students and anatomy staff suffer toxic effects of formalin-treated cadavers
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Medical students and anatomy staff suffer toxic effects of formalin-treated cadavers

The research examined a possible link between chronic formalin exposure and a number of cancer-related deaths at the anatomy department of Alexandria University.

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Low prevalence of untreated pain in nursing home residents with cancer

Nursing home hospice users and nonusers alike report low rates of untreated pain.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Pediatrics
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Do childhood anesthesia, surgery impair later cognitive performance?

Data from a population-based Swedish study.

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