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CBT can benefit severe depression
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CBT can benefit severe depression

Patients with the most severe depression can expect to get as much benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as those with less severe symptoms,...

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MRI could help avoid prostate biopsy
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MRI could help avoid prostate biopsy

Using multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in men with raised prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels could enable one in four to avoid having...

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Drinking coffee lowers liver stiffness in HCV, HBV, and NAFLD

Could drinking 2 or more cups of coffee daily have a hepatoprotective effect?

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NHANES: genital HPV affects 45% of US men

Data from NHANES 2013-2014 also show an abysmal vaccination rate of 10.7%.

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COPD: women smokers more vulnerable than men

Risk for airflow obstruction emerged at 10 pack-years in women vs 19 pack-years in men.

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What is the impact of weight loss and regain on CVD risk factors in type 2 diabetes?

Sustained weight loss is most beneficial, but all is not lost with regain.

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Severe influenza: is intravenous zanamivir an option for hospitalized patients?

There is an unmet need for IV neuraminidase inhibitors in patients hospitalized with severe influenza.

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HIV-infected infants require early ART to optimize cognitive outcomes

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Gout can be successfully managed in primary care

No specialist needed for gout management.

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Headache: Monthly Essentials January 2017
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Headache: Monthly Essentials January 2017

Aspirin and tension headache | Headache guidelines in children | Migraine and perioperative stroke.

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IBS is underdiagnosed and undertreated in the US

Up to 48 million Americans are thought to be affected by IBS.

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Higher risk of death is linked to hip fracture for many years afterward

Measures are needed to prevent hip fracture and loss of life in the elderly.

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Twenty-four-hour ambulatory BP monitoring benefits some patients more than others

Ambulatory measure is not possible for all patients, so here are some factors for selection.

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Diabetes associated with 9-year shorter life span in Chinese adults
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Diabetes associated with 9-year shorter life span in Chinese adults

The prevalence of diabetes in China has quadrupled in recent decades, with an estimated 100 million adults now affected.

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