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Allergic rhinitis: new UK consensus statement

Expert recommendations on effectively managing allergic rhinitis.

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Unicough vs simple linctus: which is a better OTC cough medicine?

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Vitamin D supplements “do cut ARI risk”

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Cerebral palsy: new NICE guideline

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NSAIDs little help for back pain

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Is HbA1c level same for all?

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New guidelines for treating lower back pain

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Trump to appoint vaccine sceptic to chair commission on vaccine safety

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Single liver enzyme test cuts workload

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GPs told to ration stop smoking services

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NHS at ‘breaking point’, warns BMA

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Researchers blame health care cuts for mortality rise

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Ten million GP appointments wasted each year

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Thousands of new mothers have no access to midwives

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Researchers call for vitamin D food fortification

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VTE recurrence, mortality highest during the first year

Cohort study evaluates recurrence and mortality following a first VTE.

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Can acid reflux cause sinusitis?

Gastro-oesophageal acid reflux may be a causal factor and contributing factor in chronic rhinosinusitis.

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Children tend to eat unhealthy while watching television, says study

Eating while watching TV linked to poor quality of diet.

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Children inherit obesity from their parents
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Children inherit obesity from their parents

Study assessed the BMIs of around 100,000 children and their parents.

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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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Skype helps with chronic knee pain
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Skype helps with chronic knee pain

An internet delivered programme produced meaningful improvements in pain and function among patients with chronic knee pain, research published in the...

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Maintenance plan helps keep weight off
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Maintenance plan helps keep weight off

People tend to regain 1-2 kg a year after successfully losing weight, but new research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that incorporating...

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Lipids and CAD: Monthly Essentials February 2017
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Lipids and CAD: Monthly Essentials February 2017

Evolocumab and CV risk | New dyslipidemia guidelines | Family history predicts subclinical CAD

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CDC: influenza vaccine 48% effective this season

Results of an interim analysis in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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MS: stem cell transplant nets good long-term outcomes

Most patients were alive 5 y later, and nearly half were free of progression.

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Influenza activity in the US thus far: what you need to know

Early antiviral treatment is recommended for patients with severe, complicated, or progressive influenza illness and those at higher risk, including adults aged ≥65 y.

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HIV: markers of inflammation remain elevated despite early ART initiation

Early ART has been proposed as a strategy to prevent persistent HIV-associated inflammation.

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After hip or knee replacement, younger patients far likelier to need eventual revision

And revision often happened within 5 y in this large population-based study.

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Atopic dermatitis patients likelier to develop osteoporosis

A strong, corticosteroid-independent association showed up in this large population-based study.

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