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NHANES: genital HPV affects 45% of US men

Data from NHANES 2013-2014 also show an abysmal vaccination rate of 10.7%.

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  • BMJ News
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MRI could help avoid prostate biopsy

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  • Univadis Medical News
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MSF respond to bombing at Nigerian refugee camp

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Urol
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Prostate cancer: is emotional distress driving overtreatment of low-risk disease?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Urol Oncol
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Bladder cancer: variant histology is common, but only small-cell worsens survival

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  • Univadis Medical News
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OECD report criticises pharmaceutical pricing strategies

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Oncol
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Prostate cancer: PSA nadir >0.5 ng/mL after RT/ADT identifies high-risk for death

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Mesh procedures not recommended for primary prolapse repair | Lancet

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  • Clinical Essentials from Urol Oncol
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Prostate cancer: high-tech facilities have lower racial disparities in care

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Professional & Business

  • International Medical Press

Vaccines fast-tracked to prevent global epidemics

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  • International Medical Press

Yorkshire CCGs place ban on expensive treatments

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  • International Medical Press

Addenbrooke’s hospital comes out of special measures

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  • International Medical Press

Forecasts suggest NHS will need extra £88bn by 2067

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  • International Medical Press

BMA accuses PM of ‘scapegoating’ GPs for NHS crisis

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  • International Medical Press

Half of women face red flag event during childbirth

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  • Clinical Essentials from Acta Neurol Belg
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Bladder dysfunction in MS: prevalence, correlates over time characterized

Bladder dysfunction became more prevalent over time and was correlated with other sequelae of multiple sclerosis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis
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Prostate cancer: does the new ISUP grouping system improve accuracy of risk prediction?

The new 5-tier grouping system predicted recurrence-free survival, but was it better than the current 3-tier grouping method?

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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors
  • Univadis Medical News
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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors

Organisations representing doctors have warned Brexit must not be permitted to threaten Europe’s health.

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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report
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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report

According to the OECD, more than 10 per cent of hospital expenditure is spent on correcting preventable medical mistakes or infections.

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Doctors under-estimate the harm of treatments, screening and tests
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Doctors under-estimate the harm of treatments, screening and tests

Doctors often overestimate the benefits and underestimate the harms of test, treatments and screenings.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BJU Int
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Prostate cancer: PHI density testing could avoid 38% of unnecessary biopsies

Of 5 methods evaluated, PHI density demonstrated the highest discriminative ability for clinically-significant cancer.

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High risk HLA incompatible kidney transplant in sensitized patients has no survival benefit
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High risk HLA incompatible kidney transplant in sensitized patients has no survival benefit

Transplant waiting time in sensitized patients is much longer

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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The NHS in crisis-again

Signs of another predictable and much expected NHS crisis are evident

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Global action needed on suicide among health care workers, says Lancet editorial
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Global action needed on suicide among health care workers, says Lancet editorial

Experts say the rate of depressive disorders among health-care workers compared with the general population is “alarming”.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer Epidemiol
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Prostate cancer: worse inhospital outcomes in US blacks vs whites

Factors appear to extend beyond access to hospital care.

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Doctor's near-death experience inspires campaign to improve doctors' patient communication skills
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Doctor's near-death experience inspires campaign to improve doctors' patient communication skills

Dr. Rana Awdish almost died after an occult liver adenoma ruptured, leading to multisystem organ failure and the death of the infant she was carrying.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis
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Prostate cancer: no/incomplete PSA testing linked to high-risk disease in older men

Johns Hopkins study suggests abandoning PSA testing in older men could lead to more deaths.

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Detox dangers: doctors must warn patients about potential life-threatening effects
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Detox dangers: doctors must warn patients about potential life-threatening effects

The warning follows cases of severe hyponatraemia with the use of herbal remedies containing valerian root.

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Do UTIs raise the risk for prostate cancer?

Inflammation of the prostate caused by cystitis and urethritis may play a role in the etiology of prostate cancer.

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