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Asthma: does particle size of inhaled corticosteroid medications matter?

Meta-analysis compares the effect of small and standard particle size ICS on lung function.

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COPD: no increased risk for pneumonia with budesonide vs other treatments

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Is asthma a risk factor for coronary heart disease?

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The general election and the NHS

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World Medical Association to tackle widespread harassment in the medical workplace

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World Immunisation Week 2017 kicks into action

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Breast cancer subtype determines site of distant metastasis

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Asthma: increased risk for severe pneumonia with inhaled corticosteroids

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Influenza and Pneumonia: Monthly Essentials April 2017

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GPs in England often miss cancer symptoms, says study

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Concern among doctors over DVLA requests

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Rise in infant admissions sparks calls for NHS overhaul

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Patient left nearly four years before hospital discharge

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Retailers to cut sales of sugary drinks in hospitals

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Care for incurable breast cancer ‘not good enough’, says charity

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Third of emergency cancer cases saw no GP
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Third of emergency cancer cases saw no GP

Nearly a third of patients with cancer diagnosed as an emergency presentation had not previously consulted their GP about relevant symptoms, a UK study...

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Seasonal COPD exacerbations linked to chronic bacterial airway infection, viral exposure

Understanding the interaction may point to potential preventative therapies.

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Pneumonia readmission: which prediction model is best?

Study evaluates approaches best on EHR data.

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OSA linked to worse angioplasty outcomes

OSA had been linked to CAD, but its association with coronary angioplasty outcomes is still uncertain.

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Pneumonia mortality in dementia: what are the risk factors?

A better understanding of factors may help improve clinical management.

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World Medical Association condemns detention of Turkish doctor
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World Medical Association condemns detention of Turkish doctor

The Association is calling for the immediate release of Dr. Serdar Küni, who was arrested for providing treatment to alleged members of Kurdish armed groups.

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COPD: tiotropium/olodaterol combo boosts exercise tolerance vs monotherapies

Data from the MORACTO studies.

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How can you improve ICS adherence in patients with asthma?

Poor adherence is implicated in 24% of exacerbations and 60% of asthma-related hospitalizations.

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Early antibiotic use doubles risk for childhood asthma

Study utilized data from 4 childhood cohorts comprising 9758 participants.

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Pneumonia-related ARDS: the significance of coinfection

Coinfection with potentially treatable pathogen is not unusual.

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Half of patients are willing to replace doctors with robots
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Half of patients are willing to replace doctors with robots

A new survey looking at patient acceptance of artificial intelligence in the healthcare sector has produced interesting findings.

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MS: smoking cessation slows disability progression

Risk of reaching various levels of disability falls with each additional year of abstinence.

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LABAS, corticosteroids are safe in patients with COPD and CVD

Findings may ease long-standing concerns.

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European doctors association publishes policy position on off-label use of medicines
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European doctors association publishes policy position on off-label use of medicines

The Standing Committee of European Doctors reminds physicians that they have a duty to inform the patient before a product is used off-label.

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