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IVF cuts defy national guidelines

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Meningitis vaccination plan for Hampshire schoolchildren

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NHS budget cuts leave sexual health services at ‘breaking point’

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Wales to adopt new regulations for blood donation

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NICE: GPs urged to create national autism register

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£1.3bn recruitment plan for mental health

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New in Pain

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Caffeine with opioids effective in fibromyalgia

A little caffeine may help manage pain.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Gen Hosp Psychiatry
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Anxiety and opioid misuse go hand-in-hand

Clinicians should keep an eye on this patient population.

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Does methylnaltrexone have long-term consequences?

Prior data suggested µ-opioid receptor antagonists may lead to cardiac events.

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Acupuncture and electrotherapy reduce opioid use after knee replacement
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Acupuncture and electrotherapy reduce opioid use after knee replacement

The new study has also identified poorer quality evidence for interventions such as cryotherapy.

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Are gabapentinoids really useful for chronic low back pain?

They come with significant adverse effects.

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Keeping the opioids away after total knee arthroplasty

Balancing pain management with avoiding opioids is important.

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Active controlled motion device augments physiotherapy in ankle fracture

Patients got back to work faster.

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Balance training effective for hip fracture patients

Might be time to switch from the usual physiotherapy routine.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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Does medical cannabis actually help pain?

Timely meta-analysis shows lack of data.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann. Rheum. Dis
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What do patients think of various rheumatoid arthritis treatments?

Does efficacy translate to improvements in quality of life?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Canadian Urological Association Journal
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Bladder problems and IBS linked to related symptoms in childhood

Pediatric bowel and bladder dysfunction might presage adult symptoms.

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Treating opioid-induced hyperalgesia

What's the best method for this paradoxical condition?

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Migraine: self-management interventions improve headache-related outcomes

Self-management interventions have an established place in the management of a range of chronic diseases.

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Poor evidence for efficacy of cannabis in chronic pain and PTSD
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Poor evidence for efficacy of cannabis in chronic pain and PTSD

More research needed on benefits and harms of cannabis and plant-based cannabis products

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