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NSAIDs may not be as good as paracetamol+codeine for pain

Updates on benefit vs risk for oral paracetamol with or without codeine.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review: probiotic diet may be beneficial for recurrent pediatric abdominal pain

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Low back pain: does clinical presentation differ in elderly patients?

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  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Sciatica: no relief from pregabalin

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Do VIP patients get better care?

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Tributes paid to doctors who rushed to save lives during London terrorist attack

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European junior doctors group issues warning on Brexit

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Google’s kidney injury deal should serve as a “cautionary tale for health care”

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ISIS gunmen dressed as doctors storm hospital in Kabul

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Professional & Business

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Bariatric surgery rationing ‘misguided’

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Scottish NHS increases access to IVF treatment

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Less than half of women breastfeed after 2 months

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£2bn for social care ‘not solution to the crisis’

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Alzheimer’s test needs more research, says charity

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RCGP: Millions should be reassured by pill study

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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GPs in Accident and Emergency, will it work?

New budget scheme to tackle hospital overcrowding

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“Red flags” noted for spinal condition
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“Red flags” noted for spinal condition

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has warned GPs, particularly those working out of hours, about the importance of diagnosing cauda equina syndrome promptly...

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BMD and HF are linked in some men, but not in women

Race as well as sex appears to play a role in the association.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Rheumatol
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Fibromyalgia: placebo has moderate effect size

A meta-analysis of 124 randomized controlled trials.

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Terrorist attacks: all hospitals should be prepared
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Terrorist attacks: all hospitals should be prepared

Doctors who treated adults at a French children’s hospital in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in Nice say hospital should be prepared for all eventualities.

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Lancet Commission reports 814 medical personnel killed in Syria
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Lancet Commission reports 814 medical personnel killed in Syria

The first report from the Lancet Commission on Syria commends the resilience and resourcefulness of health workers who have ‘mobilised on an unprecedented scale’.

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Acceptance of pain leads to less disability for migraineurs

But beware of the pitfalls of telling patients to "just accept" the pain.

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NSAIDs linked to cardiac arrest
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NSAIDs linked to cardiac arrest

Use of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) diclofenac and ibuprofen are associated with a significantly increased risk of cardiac arrest,...

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MSF criticises 'unnecessary suffering' caused by EU-Turkey deal
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MSF criticises 'unnecessary suffering' caused by EU-Turkey deal

Médecins Sans Frontières is reporting a three-fold increase in the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder among migrants trapped in 'hotspots' on the Greek islands.

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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On line consultations and prescribing

Online prescribing and consultation has got to be properly regulated with patient safety being paramount

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Sleep: opioids, benzodiazepines are a dangerous combo

About 30% of opioid overdoses occur in patients who are also taking benzodiazepines.

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Patients who trust their doctor may have better clinical outcomes
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Patients who trust their doctor may have better clinical outcomes

Authors of a new study say their findings emphasise the need to make developing trust a vital part of clinical practice.

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FDA warns against experimental TVAM for autonomic dysfunction

Vein-opening procedure involves off-label use of balloon angioplasty devices.

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Migraine a risk factor for asthma?
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Migraine a risk factor for asthma?

Retrospective study investigates a possible link between the two.

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