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Does paracetamol use during pregnancy increase risk of asthma in children?
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Does paracetamol use during pregnancy increase risk of asthma in children?

Previous evidence on the role of prenatal paracetamol exposure and asthma risk has been conflicting.

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Plans to help the NHS

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Almost 1 in 5 patients non-adherent to medication

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Questions can avoid skin prick test

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Childhood asthma linked to prenatal paracetamol exposure

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Is social media improving communication of accurate health information to patients?

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COPD: Reducing antibiotic exposure by procalcitonin tests

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Inhaler labels improve users’ technique

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Community-acquired pneumonia and cardiovascular risk: high predictive value of cardiac troponin T levels

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Professional & Business

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BBC: Prosecutions ‘rare’ for elderly care abuse

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‘Jam-full’ hospitals a risk to patients, says RCP

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7-day GP access to go ahead in Greater Manchester

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GPs failing patients with eating disorders, says charity

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Children’s daily sugar intake equivalent to 20 chocolate chip biscuits

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Wait for surgery is too long, says Royal College

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CPAP best for OSA, but exercise and mandibular devices work too

Exercise is underutilized in the treatment of OSA, but the study shows it should get greater consideration.

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COPD with low muscle mass, abdominal obesity: cardiometabolic implications

Study shows increased prevalence of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome.

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Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease: bi-allelic EIF2AK4 mutations carriers show similar disease severity compared to non-carriers
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Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease: bi-allelic EIF2AK4 mutations carriers show similar disease severity compared to non-carriers

EIF2AK4 mutation carriers are characterised by younger age at diagnosis

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis
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Asthma-COPD syndrome linked to higher mortality, particularly in women

The overlap syndrome is more common, and more deadly, in women vs men.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Thorax
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Can eating fruits and vegetables reduce COPD risk?

Data from a population-based cohort study.

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FDA clears first procalcitonin test for lower respiratory infections and sepsis

Better antibiotic stewardship may reduce the risk for antibiotic-resistance.

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Asthma exacerbation risk linked to eosinophil-neutrophil interaction

Exacerbation risk is influenced by both eosinophilic and neutrophilic inflammatory patterns.

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Rating your doctor

Rating will help individual or a service to develop in a positive manner

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Rare disease alliance calls for minimum 3-fold increase in annual drug approvals
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Rare disease alliance calls for minimum 3-fold increase in annual drug approvals

EURORDIS, which represents 700 rare disease patient organisations, says it will not take no for an answer.

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Female life expectancy could exceed 90 years by 2030
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Female life expectancy could exceed 90 years by 2030

Experts are warning that policies must be put in place to support the growing older population.

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European Medicines Agency broadens public access to drug data
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European Medicines Agency broadens public access to drug data

The EMA has launched a public consultation on the revised policy which will extend the scope of access to include explicitly corporate documents.

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Asthma: current smoking cessation measures prove inadequate

More than a third of adults presenting to ED for exacerbation were current smokers.

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Antibiotics: managing patient expectations
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Antibiotics: managing patient expectations

A new study suggests patient expectations often influence the decision to prescribe antibiotics.

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ICU not always best for COPD, heart failure or MI patients
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ICU not always best for COPD, heart failure or MI patients

Unless a patient is clearly critically ill, admission to ICU shows no benefit over admission to general wards.

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