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Almost half of deaths now have recorded cause
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Almost half of deaths now have recorded cause

While improvements have been made in collecting vital statistics, the World Health Organization says continued efforts are needed.

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World Medical Association to host major conferences on physician assisted suicide

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Artificial Intelligence: can data help stop chronic conditions before they start?

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Patients of older doctors have higher inpatient mortality rates

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Methadone patients often undertreated for pain

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Chronic pain more prevalent among girls with early menarche

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Decision-aid plus patient navigation support improves CRC screening rates

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One fifth of older adults in vehicle accidents have PTSD symptoms

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Deprescribing medicines at end of life

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Professional & Business

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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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Cochrane review: evidence too weak to support methadone for neuropathic pain

Only 3 studies met eligibility criteria.

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Pain clinics: tighter regulations spur rise in heroin abuse

Findings suggest Kentucky laws restricting prescription opioids lead to heroin substitution.

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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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Chronic pain: what factors predict prescription opioid misuse?

Greater amount of sleep reduces the risk for opioid misuse.

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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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Are urologists contributing to the opioid abuse epidemic?

Novel report quantifies rates of opioid dependence or overdose after urologic surgery.

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EULAR launches rheumatism research roadmap
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EULAR launches rheumatism research roadmap

The ‘RheumaMap’ identifies key issues that must be prioritised for research funding at national and European level.

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Hospitals must confront threat of ransomware attacks
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Hospitals must confront threat of ransomware attacks

Much like containment of an infectious disease outbreak, a rapid response is required when IT hacker strike, according to an article in the BMJ.

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Stop bringing work home!
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Stop bringing work home!

Working from home contributes to burnout among family doctors.

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Pain and Opioid Abuse: Monthly Essentials May 2017
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Pain and Opioid Abuse: Monthly Essentials May 2017

Persistent opioid use after surgery | Treating neonatal abstinence syndrome | Low back pain and spinal manipulative therapy | Orthotics and chiropractic for low back pain.

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BMJ RapidRecs guideline warns against arthroscopy for most patients with degenerative knee damage
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BMJ RapidRecs guideline warns against arthroscopy for most patients with degenerative knee damage

The new clinical practice guideline was developed under the BMJ Rapid Recommendation project.

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