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Avoid these words when speaking to patients
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Avoid these words when speaking to patients

Using language with negative emotional content may lead to an increase in the patient’s experience of pain or anxiety.

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Type 2 diabetes: NICE issues updated guideline

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New guidelines on deprescribing proton pump inhibitors

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Avoid these antibiotics in early pregnancy

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Red meat link to death from most causes

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Raw fish trend link to abdominal pain

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Vitamin D supplementations do not reduce falls and fractures risk

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Exercise and vitamin D together reduce CV risk

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Warning raised about accuracy of heart rate apps

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Professional & Business

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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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Improvements for global health law trilogy
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Improvements for global health law trilogy

The global health law trilogy attempts for a safer, healthier, and fairer world

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Prenatal air pollution and stress increase childhood asthma risk | ATS
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Prenatal air pollution and stress increase childhood asthma risk | ATS

Boys born to mothers exposed to prenatal stress and air pollution were particularly affected

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Gastrointestinal Disease: Monthly Essentials May 2017
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Gastrointestinal Disease: Monthly Essentials May 2017

Aginate-antacid + PPI for GERD | Deprescribing PPIs | Managing pain in IBD.

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Significant increase in binge drinking among older adults | AGS
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Significant increase in binge drinking among older adults | AGS

Nearly one-quarter of older binge drinkers reported two or more chronic diseases

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Sleep apnea may increase atrial fibrillation risk | ATS
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Sleep apnea may increase atrial fibrillation risk | ATS

Oxygen desaturation in sleep was a significant predictor of AF hospitalizations.

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EASL recommendations for HCV/HBV co-infected patients include warning over reactivation risk

In HCV/HBV co-infected patients, treatment of HCV with direct-acting antivirals may cause reactivation of HBV, according to new EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines

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Former Ethiopian health minister elected WHO Director-General
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Former Ethiopian health minister elected WHO Director-General

The new Director-General of the World Health Organization will take office on July 1 for a five-year period.

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Global crisis in surgical and anaesthesia workforce
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Global crisis in surgical and anaesthesia workforce

New data from the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists show some countries have less than 1 trained anaesthesiologists per 100,000 population.

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Just one alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk
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Just one alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk

The report reveals, for the first time, that vigorous exercise, such as cycling or running, decreases risk of breast cancer in both pre- and post-menopausal women.

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High-fibre diet reduces risk of symptomatic osteoarthritis
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High-fibre diet reduces risk of symptomatic osteoarthritis

The authors of a new study have identified a consistent protective association between total fibre intake and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.

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Adversity related injury ups suicide risk
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Adversity related injury ups suicide risk

Adolescents who are admitted to hospital for alcohol, drug, or violence related injuries have a similar risk of suicide in the next 10 years as people...

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Statins may not cut CHD or mortality
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Statins may not cut CHD or mortality

Treating older people who have moderate hyperlipidaemia and hypertension with statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease does not reduce...

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NPC: patients face higher risk for hypothyroidism after RT

Risk was higher in nasopharyngeal carcinoma vs other types of head/neck cancer.

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Prostate cancer: salvage ADT underutilized despite level 1 evidence

RTOG 9601 data published in 2010 showed survival benefit for adding ADT to SRT.

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