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IVF cuts defy national guidelines

  • International Medical Press

Meningitis vaccination plan for Hampshire schoolchildren

  • International Medical Press

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

  • International Medical Press

Wales to adopt new regulations for blood donation

  • International Medical Press

NICE: GPs urged to create national autism register

  • International Medical Press

£1.3bn recruitment plan for mental health

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Fight against HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Russia
  • The Lancet
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Fight against HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Russia

Time to update strategies with scientific interventions

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Arthritis Care Res
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RA: watch out for signs of COPD

The disease may arguably be considered a complication of rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from International Journal of COPD
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Beta-blockers are underprescribed in COPD

Yet they have a good safety profile and beneficial effect.

Sleep-positioning device reduces esophageal acid exposure | WCG
  • Conference reports - RSi Communications
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Sleep-positioning device reduces esophageal acid exposure | WCG

GERD is an independent and modifiable risk factor for the development of transplant rejection.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Pediatr Allergy Immunol
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Obesity is a risk factor for repeat hospitalizations in pediatric asthma

Obesity is also a factor in length of stay.

BTS/SIGN seeks members for new asthma guidelines taskforce
  • UK Medical News
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BTS/SIGN seeks members for new asthma guidelines taskforce

Respiratory medicine specialists and trainees, GPs, nurses, pharmacists, and physiotherapists are invited to apply.

EMA to review decision on Raxone for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Global Medical News
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EMA to review decision on Raxone for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Last month, the European Medicines Agency recommended refusing authorisation for Raxone to slow respiratory decline in Duchenne patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Oncol
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NSCLC: 2nd-line nivolumab tops docetaxel at 2 years

Long-term data from CheckMate 017 and 057.

Study supports nivolumab as a standard-of-care treatment option for advanced NSCLC
  • JCO Oncology Journals
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Study supports nivolumab as a standard-of-care treatment option for advanced NSCLC

The study provided updated efficacy and safety data for nivolumab compared to docetaxel

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Crit Care Med
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Cutting ventilator-associated pneumonia rates in half

The “Pneumonia Zero” project introduced 10 interventions.

British Thoracic Society audit of hospital-based asthma care
  • UK Medical News
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British Thoracic Society audit of hospital-based asthma care

During the 2-mo audit period, 33 deaths due to asthma were recorded.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Thorax
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Pneumococcus: fewer older people become sick if infants are vaccinated

Cross-generational herd immunity is another reason to vaccinate.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Thorac Oncol
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Secondary primary lung cancer: study shows continued risk

Risk increases over time and is higher among patients whose IPLC was localized.

Smoking cessation rates in England hit all time high
  • UK Medical News
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Smoking cessation rates in England hit all time high

Report coincides with launch of the Stoptober campaign.