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Heavy drinkers but also quitters at significant risk for cardiovascular diseases

Evidence spanning 25 y connects alcohol consumption with arterial ageing.

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Is pre-eclampsia a risk factor for later cardiovascular disease?

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VTE recurrence, mortality highest during the first year

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Statins: upto 6 million patients receive sub-optimal treatment in UK

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Appendicitis: antibiotics could replace surgery

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Has UK reached “epidemic levels” of heart failure?

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Being connected to work out-of-hours linked to heart disease risk

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Age interacts with dabigatran in bleeding risk

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Collaborative care helps mild depression

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One-off screening test cuts bowel cancer risk by third, study shows

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Rise in A&E referrals from NHS 111 service

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Welsh medical professional training given £95m investment

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GPs told to ration stop smoking services

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Non-thoracic MRI is OK for pacemakers
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Non-thoracic MRI is OK for pacemakers

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of areas other than the chest are not associated with problems with pacemakers or implantable cardiac defibrillators...

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Mercury in seafood linked to increased risk of ALS
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Mercury in seafood linked to increased risk of ALS

While the exact cause of ALS is unknown, previous studies have suggested mercury might be a risk factor.

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Cancer mortality rates falling faster in men than women
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Cancer mortality rates falling faster in men than women

The predicted number of cancer deaths in Europe for 2017 is 1.37 million, compared to 1.33 million in 2012.

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Does iron dysregulation affect response to treatment for cocaine addiction?
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Does iron dysregulation affect response to treatment for cocaine addiction?

Iron regulation in general is disrupted in people with cocaine addiction, according to the author of a new study.

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Testosterone treatment queried in over 65s
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Testosterone treatment queried in over 65s

Testosterone treatment increased the amount of coronary artery non-calcified plaque rather than reducing this early sign of increased cardiovascular risk...

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Watch for “soft signs” of child abuse
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Watch for “soft signs” of child abuse

Professionals who work with children should be curious about “soft signs” that could signal abuse or neglect, a draft guideline from the National Institute...

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Testosterone treatment in older men increase coronary artery plaque volume
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Testosterone treatment in older men increase coronary artery plaque volume

The Cardiovascular Trial design to determine the effect of testosterone treatment on cardiovascular outcome in older men with low testosterone concentrations

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Gestational diabetes: multiple episodes raise breast cancer risk

Data from the Sister Study of over 50K women.

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Does maternal peripartum antibiotic use raise risk for IBD in offspring?

Events that affect development of the gut microbiome early in life may increase the risk for IBD.

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ADA issues new retinopathy position statement

Diabetic retinopathy diagnostic assessment and treatment have improved dramatically since ADA’s 2002 statement.

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Primary Care Oncology: Monthly Essentials February 2017
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Primary Care Oncology: Monthly Essentials February 2017

PCPs confused about PSA | HCV and nonliver cancers | Weight loss and endometrial cancer

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Fecal transplant a promising option for ulcerative colitis

Many patients with ulcerative colitis are resistant or intolerant to standard drug therapy.

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HIV: free self-testing boosts uptake in high-risk population

Testing frequency doubled in gay and bisexual men at high risk for infection.

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Diabetic macular oedema: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment
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Diabetic macular oedema: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment

Review discuss the recent developments and advances in understanding of pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment

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