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Do antidepressants increase VTE risk in women?

3.7% women in UK suffer from depression.

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Oral contraceptives not a risk factor for cervical cancer

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Fennel may ease menopausal symptoms

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Manchester attack: visiting health workers among first to offer assistance

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Generous helpings of veggies may cut fracture risk in elderly women

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Former Ethiopian health minister elected WHO Director-General

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European medical schools urged to adopt ‘One Health’ approach

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Early tranexamic acid administration cuts post-partum bleeding deaths

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High BMI and female gender predict worse disability in early RA

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Study recommends use of ‘digital autopsies’

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Cannabis-based drug could help treat epilepsy in children

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Elderly care costs set for steep increase, say researchers

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GP numbers fall short of targets

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New GMC standards for postgrad training

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Testing platelet counts could speed up cancer diagnosis

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Healthy diet may reduce ovarian cancer risk in black women

The effect was strongest among postmenopausal women.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Infect Dis
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Zika: disease severity does not influence birth outcomes

Clinical suspicion warranted for women with possible ZIKV exposure, regardless of symptoms.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Heart Assoc
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HIV: immediate ART with INSTIs associated with better lipid profiles

CVD is a leading non-AIDS-related cause of death for virally suppressed people with HIV.

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Breast cancer: 1 drink/day raises risk, vigorous exercise lowers risk

Results of a meta-analysis by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund.

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Data –a hugely important topic

NHS should protect patient confidentiality and use it appropriately and legally with the full consent of all patients

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Create a disclosure culture to curb medical errors
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Create a disclosure culture to curb medical errors

In the age of social media, there is real concern that any little slip-up can live on the internet for the rest of someone's career.

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Linkage to care? Link to family support to improve depression in people with HIV

Addressing depression and stress in people with HIV can improve ART adherence and outcomes.

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The shorter a woman’s reproductive life, the higher her postmenopause HF risk

Younger age at menopause may be the relevant factor.

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Reproductive factors linked to pancreatic cancer risk after menopause

The effects are quite modest.

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Training and support decreased catheter-based UTIs by 75% in frail elderly

Infections including UTIs are the leading cause of death in nursing homes.

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Artificial Intelligence: can data help stop chronic conditions before they start?
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Artificial Intelligence: can data help stop chronic conditions before they start?

Details of a new project have been announced which aim to advance preventive healthcare.

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World Medical Association to host major conferences on physician assisted suicide
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World Medical Association to host major conferences on physician assisted suicide

The events are being used as a soundboard to help decide if the WMA should change its policy on euthanasia and physician assisted suicide.

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Patients of older doctors have higher inpatient mortality rates
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Patients of older doctors have higher inpatient mortality rates

But treating high volumes of patients seems to have a protective effect.

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Almost half of deaths now have recorded cause
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Almost half of deaths now have recorded cause

While improvements have been made in collecting vital statistics, the World Health Organization says continued efforts are needed.

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