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  • International Medical Press

NHS Budget increase of £1.6bn ‘disappointing’

  • International Medical Press

GP numbers in England continue to fall

  • International Medical Press

Vitamin D for the prevention of RA

  • International Medical Press

Government to discuss ‘sustainable settlement’ for NHS

  • International Medical Press

NHS winter crisis set to be worse than predicted

  • International Medical Press

NICE approves ‘breakthrough’ breast cancer drugs

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NICE says no to vismodegib for treating basal cell carcinoma
  • UK Medical News
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NICE says no to vismodegib for treating basal cell carcinoma

Drug not recommended due to uncertainty in the evidence and lack of cost-effectiveness.

HCV: genotype screening may improve response rates to DAA
  • Journal of Hepatology
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HCV: genotype screening may improve response rates to DAA

The study tested a large cohort of HCV genotype 2 samples from different countries for recombination.

National health profile of Indigenous adolescents in Australia
  • The Lancet
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National health profile of Indigenous adolescents in Australia

Finding from a systematic synthesis of population data.

  • Clinical Summaries from PLoS Med
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Can this proton pump inhibitor protect against TB?

The present findings support further investigation of lansoprazole as a potential antituberculosis agent.

  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Cancer
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Ovarian cancer: no screening benefit for lethal tumor types

Most type II tumors were detected in an advanced stage in PLCO.

Endocrinology: Monthly Essentials November 2017
  • Global Monthly Essentials
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Endocrinology: Monthly Essentials November 2017

Short interpregnancy intervals after miscarriage | ART and spontaneous preterm birth risk.

  • Clinical Essentials from Liver Int.
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DAA-cleared HCV: good long-term prognosis in advanced liver disease

Data from the Austrian AURIC study.

Digital pills successfully monitor opioid use after injury
  • Global Medical News
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Digital pills successfully monitor opioid use after injury

The technology could prove valuable in spotting early trends of opioid tolerance and addiction.

Any level of physical activity reduces CV risk for older adults
  • Global Medical News
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Any level of physical activity reduces CV risk for older adults

Elderly people who are moderately inactive have a 14 per cent reduced risk of cardiovascular events compared to those who are completely inactive.

Immunisation gaps for refugees in Europe
  • Global Medical News
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Immunisation gaps for refugees in Europe

A new report says healthcare professionals may need more training to help close the gap.

  • Clinical Summaries from Eur Respir J
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These 4 signs identify pneumonia in patients presenting to primary care

Having all 4 of these simple clinical measures had a positive predictive value for pneumonia of 84.4%.

Restless legs syndrome may be a risk factor for hypertension
  • UK Medical News
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Restless legs syndrome may be a risk factor for hypertension

Meta-analysis of 9 cross-sectional studies.

  • Clinical Summaries from Pregnancy Hypertens
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Bacterial infections and blood pressure in pregnancy: what’s the link?

Study evaluates the association between bacterial infections and BP in pregnancy.

Chronic HCV: Mucosal-associated invariant T cells are depleted depending on severity of liver inflammation
  • Gastroenterology
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Chronic HCV: Mucosal-associated invariant T cells are depleted depending on severity of liver inflammation

MAIT cell activation and cytotoxicity decrease in blood and liver within 4 weeks of antiviral therapy