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PPI use not linked with dementia, says new study
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PPI use not linked with dementia, says new study

The new findings contradict findings from a 2016 study from Germany.

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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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Views sought on digital innovation in health in the EU

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COPD: efficacy and safety of direct switch to indacaterol/glycopyrronium

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Children getting enough physical activity drops by 40%, PHE survey finds

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Parkinson's disease: NICE issues updated recommendations

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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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EMA suspends authorisation for 3 MRI contrast agents
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EMA suspends authorisation for 3 MRI contrast agents

European Medicines Agency restricts the use of linear gadolinium agents in body scans.

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Occupational therapy linked to improved functional ability in stroke survivors

Occupational therapy aimed at improved self-assisted routine activities could help in reducing paid assistance.

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All newborns in the UK to be vaccinated against HBV
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All newborns in the UK to be vaccinated against HBV

Hexavalent vaccine will replace the existing pentavalent offering.

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Early onset of natural menopause increases T2DM risk
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Early onset of natural menopause increases T2DM risk

Association is independent of other risk factors.

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Obese patients don’t need to lose weight before joint replacement surgery
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Obese patients don’t need to lose weight before joint replacement surgery

A new study suggests long-term relief from joint replacement surgery is similar in obese and non-obese patients.

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Stroke patients without early complications remain at higher risk of adverse events
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Stroke patients without early complications remain at higher risk of adverse events

The findings highlight the need for long-term management of modifiable risk factors for recurrent stroke.

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Germany's increasing contribution to global health
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Germany's increasing contribution to global health

Study suggests the need to accept additional responsibilities

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What's the best tool to prevent opioid-induced constipation?

Results of a meta-analysis of RCTs.

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IBD + C diff: how well does fecal transplant work?

Measuring worsening disease activity in a meta-analysis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Cancer
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Heavy drinking doubles gastric cancer risk

As with other cancers, alcohol consumption significantly increases the risk for gastric cancer.

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Digestive Disease: Monthly Essentials July 2017
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Digestive Disease: Monthly Essentials July 2017

PPIs are linked to increased mortality risk | In pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis nonresponders, check for allergy | GERD may be a sign to look for sleep apnea.

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Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to increase in autism risk

Best designed study to date finds 50% increased risk but the absolute risk is small.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Respir Med 2017
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High-dose influenza vaccine lowers hospital admissions in elderly

Large, randomized, prospective study.

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Stroke prevention in Afib: nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants have the edge

Will results of clinical trials of these agents hold up in routine clinical care?

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