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Oropharyngeal cancer: cost of treatment almost doubles in just 4 y
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Oropharyngeal cancer: cost of treatment almost doubles in just 4 y

The information comes just days after the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation decided against HPV vaccination for adolescent boys.

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Maternal vitamin D level and preterm birth risk: what is the link?

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PPI use not linked with dementia, says new study

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Another downside to unemployment: Afib risk?

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Psoriasis: increased risk for non-melanoma skin cancer with TNF inhibitors

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Implementing supported self-management for asthma in UK general practice

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Brain damage reversed in a drowned toddler

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Fibromyalgia: increased mortality risk attributed to modifiable lifestyle factors

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England to witness more than 60,000 alcohol-related deaths over 5 y

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Blood donation regulations relaxed for gay men and sex workers

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NHS England to cut out wasteful drug prescriptions

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GMC: action plan for revalidation

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£325 million to ‘modernise and transform’ patient care

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Government publishes plan for ‘smokefree generation’

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Declare Suicide Act illegal, high court told

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Meta-analysis backs the potential of inactivated oral cholera vaccines
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Meta-analysis backs the potential of inactivated oral cholera vaccines

Single-dose regimen may be effective for outbreak control.

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Diabetic retinopathy: does bariatric surgery prevent progression?

Around 6000 bariatric operations are currently performed in the UK each year.

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Views sought on digital innovation in health in the EU
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Views sought on digital innovation in health in the EU

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on how Europe should promote digital innovations in health and care.

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Do you know all 11 risk factors for prediabetes?

Only 6% of primary care providers surveyed correctly identified them all.

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Ebselen safe and effective in preventing noise-induced hearing loss
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Ebselen safe and effective in preventing noise-induced hearing loss

Ebselen is the first potential otoprotective drug target identified or validated in human hearing

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Mutational spectrum in Familial Hypercholesterolemia in the SAFEHEART registry
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Mutational spectrum in Familial Hypercholesterolemia in the SAFEHEART registry

Majority of the identified mutations are pathogenic or likely pathogenic

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HIV: LATTE-2 trial demonstrates efficacy of injectable, long-acting cabotegravir/rilpivirine

Injectable HIV therapy may be a viable alternative for boosting treatment adherence.

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On-demand PrEP efficacious, safe for individuals at high risk for HIV

On-demand PrEP may improve adherence among MSM, transgender women.

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New guidelines on managing young people at high risk of psychosis

Few guidelines exist for managing these patients.

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Offspring with early term deliveries at risk for adult diabetes

The "39 week rule" still applies.

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What’s the best imaging technique for detecting diabetic foot osteomyelitis?

The various modalities have similar sensitivity, but specificity is higher with two.

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Chronic migraine: A simpler protocol for Onabotulinumtoxin A injection treatment

Fewer, more selective injections may be best.

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Respiratory Infection: Monthly Essentials July 2017
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Respiratory Infection: Monthly Essentials July 2017

Reductions with inclusion of atypical pathogens in empiric treatment | PCV13 triggers adequate response long term in older adults.

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CHA2DS2‐VASc as good as ABC-stroke score in anticoagulated Afib patients

CHA2DS2‐VASc may even be a better predictor in low-risk patients.

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