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VTE recurrence, mortality highest during the first year

Cohort study evaluates recurrence and mortality following a first VTE.

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

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Can acid reflux cause sinusitis?

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Children tend to eat unhealthy while watching television, says study

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Children inherit obesity from their parents

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Antibiotics: managing patient expectations

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Afib: NOACs, VKAs equally effective for stroke, GI bleeding higher with NOACs

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New diagnostic technique may help avoid invasive coronary angiography and revascularisation | NICE

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Online pharmacies selling antibiotics without prescription

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GPs told to ration stop smoking services

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NHS at ‘breaking point’, warns BMA

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Researchers blame health care cuts for mortality rise

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Ten million GP appointments wasted each year

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Thousands of new mothers have no access to midwives

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Researchers call for vitamin D food fortification

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Skype helps with chronic knee pain
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Skype helps with chronic knee pain

An internet delivered programme produced meaningful improvements in pain and function among patients with chronic knee pain, research published in the...

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Maintenance plan helps keep weight off
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Maintenance plan helps keep weight off

People tend to regain 1-2 kg a year after successfully losing weight, but new research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that incorporating...

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Lipids and CAD: Monthly Essentials February 2017
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Lipids and CAD: Monthly Essentials February 2017

Evolocumab and CV risk | New dyslipidemia guidelines | Family history predicts subclinical CAD

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CDC: influenza vaccine 48% effective this season

Results of an interim analysis in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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MS: stem cell transplant nets good long-term outcomes

Most patients were alive 5 y later, and nearly half were free of progression.

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Influenza activity in the US thus far: what you need to know

Early antiviral treatment is recommended for patients with severe, complicated, or progressive influenza illness and those at higher risk, including adults aged ≥65 y.

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HIV: markers of inflammation remain elevated despite early ART initiation

Early ART has been proposed as a strategy to prevent persistent HIV-associated inflammation.

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After hip or knee replacement, younger patients far likelier to need eventual revision

And revision often happened within 5 y in this large population-based study.

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Atopic dermatitis patients likelier to develop osteoporosis

A strong, corticosteroid-independent association showed up in this large population-based study.

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Girls with overweight/obesity who misperceive weight have better BP as adults

The results fit with a trend to associating weight misperception with better health outcomes.

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The forearm is not a good substitute for upper arm in BP measures for large patients

These measures are inaccurate, and a specialized cuff should be used instead.

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Pediatric lipid treatment practices "largely at odds" with guidelines

Only a minority routinely screen all patients.

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Global antibiotic stewardship collaboration in five countries
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Global antibiotic stewardship collaboration in five countries

Antibiotic stewardship is a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to optimize use of antibiotics

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Clinical remission with multidonor intensive faecal microbiota transplantation in active ulcerative colitis
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Clinical remission with multidonor intensive faecal microbiota transplantation in active ulcerative colitis

A randomised, placebo-controlled trial assess the efficacy and safety of multidonor, intensive dosing, faecal microbiota transplantation

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