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IVF cuts defy national guidelines

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Meningitis vaccination plan for Hampshire schoolchildren

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NHS budget cuts leave sexual health services at ‘breaking point’

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Wales to adopt new regulations for blood donation

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NICE: GPs urged to create national autism register

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£1.3bn recruitment plan for mental health

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Respiratory Disease: Monthly Essentials November 2017
  • Global Monthly Essentials
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Respiratory Disease: Monthly Essentials November 2017

Probiotics decrease VAP | Probiotics and prebiotics boost flu vaccine response | Saunas may reduce pneumonia risk.

  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Public Health
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Wine and spirits raise lung cancer risk in never-smokers

The risk was especially high in women.

  • Clinical Essentials from ASCO
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ASCO expands TAPUR study in 4 cancer types

Tumor types include ovarian, breast, colorectal, and NSCLC.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Lancet Respir Med
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Eosinophilia of sputum, not blood, is a COPD biomarker

Blood counts do not predict sputum values.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Ultrasound Q
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Detecting pediatric pneumonia with ultrasound

Promising, but not ready for prime time.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from JAMA Pediatr
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Inhaled corticosteroids for pediatric asthma not linked to fracture: case-control study

Systemic corticosteroids, by contrast, correlate with higher fracture risk.

VTE risk may rise with increased TV viewing | AHA
  • Conference reports - RSi Communications
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VTE risk may rise with increased TV viewing | AHA

Risk of developing de novo VTE was 1.7-fold higher in those who reported watching TV ’very often.’

HPV infection tied to higher risk for lung cancer
  • UK Medical News
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HPV infection tied to higher risk for lung cancer

Risk pronounced for infection with HPV 16 and HPV 18 genotypes.

CT imaging of COPD: limitations and future developments
  • The Lancet Pneumology
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CT imaging of COPD: limitations and future developments

Sharing data across the biomedical community might improve patient care and outcomes

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Sci Total Environ
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Indoor air quality and pediatric asthma and allergy

Gas stoves, cockroaches, and humidifiers were among the risk factors in children's homes.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: application of SAMS to the 52-gene signature for predicting outcomes
  • The Lancet Pneumology
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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: application of SAMS to the 52-gene signature for predicting outcomes

An international, multicentre, cohort study

  • Global Clinical Summaries from N Engl J Med
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Targeting eosinophilic COPD with mepolizumab

Fewer exacerbations among patients with higher blood eosinophil counts.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Ann Int Med
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Latent TB: weekly self-administered therapy noninferior to DOT

Good adherence at most sites, with or without texted reminders.

  • Clinical Essentials from Acta Oncol
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Early NSCLC: vigilance for other cancers is warranted

SEER analysis shows that over 1 in 10 patients develop a second primary malignancy.