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NICE recommends treatment options for multiple myeloma and NSCLC

Appraisal guidances for pomalidomide and pembrolizumab.

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Statin use in acute respiratory distress syndrome questioned

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Higher obesity risk for children with asthma

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Trump to appoint vaccine sceptic to chair commission on vaccine safety

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Pediatric asthma raises obesity risk

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A third of community-diagnosed asthmatics do not have asthma

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Bacterial pneumonia: is there added diagnostic value to measuring CRP?

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H1N1 pneumonia: does ECMO help in acute respiratory failure?

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Sleep: at-home tests may underestimate OSA

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Think-tank calls for rethink over obesity impact

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E-cigarettes cause teen nicotine addiction, says study

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Unfilled nurse shifts compromising patient safety

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‘Biggest leap forward’ in prostate cancer diagnosis

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Vaccines fast-tracked to prevent global epidemics

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Yorkshire CCGs place ban on expensive treatments

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PEG placement in ALS: new risk-stratifying tool developed

A new risk-stratifying tool can help guide modifications of PEG placement in patients with advanced ALS.

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OSA: mandibular advancement devices may carry risks

MAD may lead to changes in the temporomandibular joints, orofacial function, and occlusion.

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Usual interstitial pneumonia: can nondefinitive CT scans replace lung biopsy?

Will they provide sufficient diagnostic specificity?

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Link between debt and death
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Link between debt and death

The finding could have significant implications for healthcare policy.

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COPD: women smokers more vulnerable than men

Risk for airflow obstruction emerged at 10 pack-years in women vs 19 pack-years in men.

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Efficacy and safety of simtuzumab in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
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Efficacy and safety of simtuzumab in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Phase 2 trial of simtuzumab vs placebo.

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Insomnia: paroxetine boosts zolpidem

There is a high association between insomnia and depression.

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MSF respond to bombing at Nigerian refugee camp
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MSF respond to bombing at Nigerian refugee camp

At least 52 people were killed and 120 people wounded in Tuesday's bombing.

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Poststroke OSA, cognitive problems improve spontaneously

Few studies have looked at the evolution of sleep apnea after stroke.

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Asthma: spacers do not reduce risk for severe exacerbations, oral thrush

The findings of this large cohort study challenge long-held assumptions that spacers improve pMDI effectiveness.

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Asthma: 33% of adults are misdiagnosed

Study underscores the hazards of a diagnosis based on symptoms and/or physical findings alone.

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No asthma found in 1 in 3 with diagnosis
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No asthma found in 1 in 3 with diagnosis

A third of adults who had had asthma diagnosed in the previous five years showed no evidence of current asthma, a study in JAMA has found.1

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OECD report criticises pharmaceutical pricing strategies
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OECD report criticises pharmaceutical pricing strategies

Payers must be able to lower or withdraw payment for new therapies that do not live up to expectations in the real world, according to the OECD.

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Pneumonia: meta-analysis suggests adding C-reactive protein measurement

Previous meta-analyses suffered from heterogeneity, using different combinations of signs and symptoms with CRP measurement.

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