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T2DM: risk vs benefit evaluated for third-line treatment intensification

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30% patients with rheumatoid arthritis develop depression within 5 y

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Googling ‘endometriosis’: only 1 of 54 sites provided accurate information | RCOG

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Half of £2bn cash boost spent outside NHS

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Parkinson’s disease: An update on motor and non-motor side-effects associated with dopamine agonists
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Parkinson’s disease: An update on motor and non-motor side-effects associated with dopamine agonists

Emerging evidence highlights the overlapping mechanisms underlying impulse control disorders and levodopa-induced dyskinesias

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Link between alcohol and CVD is not universal
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Link between alcohol and CVD is not universal

Moderate drinking is associated with a lower risk of several, but not all, cardiovascular diseases compared with abstinence or heavy drinking, finds a new study.

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Trump's proposed healthcare Bill pulled at 11th hour
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Trump's proposed healthcare Bill pulled at 11th hour

Representative organisations for healthcare professionals have welcomed the outcome.

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Genetic risk score in Pakistani subjects
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Genetic risk score in Pakistani subjects

Genetic risk score consisting of 21 independent genetic variants was used

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GPs found wanting on women’s health
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GPs found wanting on women’s health

Many women with fibroids and endometriosis are unhappy with their care, a survey of more than 2600 women has found, and many resort to finding out about...

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Cutting salt can reduce nocturia
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Cutting salt can reduce nocturia

Cutting salt intake could reduce people’s need to get up in the night to urinate, says a preliminary study presented at the European Association of Urology...

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Abdominal adhesions 3 times more common after caesarean section | RCOG
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Abdominal adhesions 3 times more common after caesarean section | RCOG

Adhesions increased with numbers of CS, from 32% after one CS, 42% after two CS to 59% after three or more.

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TB linked to markedly higher osteoporosis risk

And higher risk for fracture.

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Asthma and COPD: Monthly Essentials March 2017
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Asthma and COPD: Monthly Essentials March 2017

LAMA+LABA for COPD | No link between inhaled corticosteroids, pneumonia in pediatric asthma | Aclidinium/formoterol safe, effective for COPD.

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Cochrane review: probiotic diet may be beneficial for recurrent pediatric abdominal pain

Fiber supplements and other dietary interventions show only weak evidence of improvement.

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Eluxadoline for IBS-D: early response predicts long-term effect

A post-hoc analysis of two phase 3 studies.

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Expert consensus statements from Heart Rhythm Society summarized in one place: Part 1

Summary of consensus statements from last 5 y covering rhythm disorders in adults.

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Expert consensus statements from Heart Rhythm Society summarized in one place: Part 2

Summary of consensus statements from last 5 y covering congenital heart disease.

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Stress perfusion imaging no worse than coronary angiograms in stable coronary artery disease | ACC
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Stress perfusion imaging no worse than coronary angiograms in stable coronary artery disease | ACC

CMR-PERF provides excellent diagnostic accuracy strongly related to prognosis.

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