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NHS to track winter illness patterns

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GMC to cut registration fees for doctors

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RCGP welcomes ‘future-proof’ plans for GP training

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‘Heat-not-burn’ cigarettes detrimental to health

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NHS England: extended GP hours in London

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Health boss resigns over poor NHS funding

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EMA issues alert on Buccolam pre-filled oral syringes
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EMA issues alert on Buccolam pre-filled oral syringes

The European Medicines Agency has received reports of a product defect related to Buccolam plastic pre-filled oral syringes.

Is memory training effective in patients with cognitive impairment?
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Is memory training effective in patients with cognitive impairment?

To date, a paucity of well-designed trials has meant that there is no consensus on the efficacy of memory training in persons with mild cognitive impairment.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from JAMA Neurol
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New polygenic risk score predicts progression of Parkinson’s disease

Evaluation of a score based on 23 single-nucleotide polymorphisms.

  • Clinical Summaries from BMJ Open
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Afib: evolving treatment patterns in UK concordant with guideline recommendations

Real-world data from GARFIELD-AF registry.

Gestational diabetes triples risk for ischaemic heart disease
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Gestational diabetes triples risk for ischaemic heart disease

UK data also reveal that follow-up cardiovascular screening of women with gestational diabetes is poor.

Preterm delivery linked to adverse maternal cardiovascular health
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Preterm delivery linked to adverse maternal cardiovascular health

2-fold rise in CHD mortality witnessed.

New data reveals improvements in cancer diagnosis across England
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New data reveals improvements in cancer diagnosis across England

The ‘Routes to Diagnosis’ dataset was recently updated.

  • Clinical Summaries from Eur. J. Heart Fail.
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Do potassium levels affect ACEi/ARB uptitration in HF patients?

Post-hoc analysis of BIOSTAT-CHF study participants.

Antiviral therapy safe and efficacious in patients awaiting liver transplantation
  • Journal of Hepatology
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Antiviral therapy safe and efficacious in patients awaiting liver transplantation

Viral eradication allows delisting a quarter of treated patients awaiting liver transplantation

  • Global Clinical Summaries from JAMA
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Sepsis: postdischarge strategies are essential for survivors

About 50% of survivors develop long-term, serious sequelae requiring treatment.

Efficacy of benralizumab in patients with severe asthma
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Efficacy of benralizumab in patients with severe asthma

Pooled analysis of the SIROCCO and CALIMA studies

  • Clinical Summaries from Br J Sports Med
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Meniscal and ACL injuries: independent risk factors for osteoarthritis requiring knee replacement

Analysis of all primary total knee replacements performed in the United Kingdom over a 20-year period.

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Weight loss surgery linked to lower death rate

Study sheds new light on long-term outcomes.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from JAMA
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Gastric bypass health outcomes can last 5 years, but then diminish

Long-term “triple endpoint” benefits seen in diabetes patients, but longer-term effects uncertain.