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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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Pregnancy UTI: sulfonamides, nitrofurantoin overprescribed despite risks

CDC data show use is common in first trimester despite risk for birth defects.

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UTI: confusion drives excessive antibiotic prescribing for the elderly

Antibiotics often used for asymptomatic bacteriuria in settings of new or worsening confusion.

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FDA launches tool to optimize antimicrobial drug selection

Clinicians can now access antifungal, antibacterial susceptibility test criteria without waiting for manufacturer updates.

Symptomatic treatment of lower urinary tract infection: NSAID or antibiotic?
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Symptomatic treatment of lower urinary tract infection: NSAID or antibiotic?

Results from a randomised controlled trial.

NICE expresses concern about antibiotic resistance in UTIs
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NICE expresses concern about antibiotic resistance in UTIs

Drug resistance being commonly encountered in UTIs, says new report

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Type 2 diabetes: DPP-4 inhibitors linked to reduced SGLT2i-associated genital infection risk

Glucose lowering cannot be the only explanation because other diabetes drug classes do not have this effect.

Big data identifies surprising connections between illnesses
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Big data identifies surprising connections between illnesses

The findings could change how certain diseases are treated in the future.

MSF refuses to sign Mediterranean Code of Conduct
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MSF refuses to sign Mediterranean Code of Conduct

The organisation has voiced concern that aspects of the Code could impact on fundamental humanitarian principles.

Doctors are guilty of medical fat-shaming and sizeism, experts say
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Doctors are guilty of medical fat-shaming and sizeism, experts say

Negative attitudes among medical providers can result in significant physical harm to patients.

Junior doctors fight for equal rights during pregnancy
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Junior doctors fight for equal rights during pregnancy

The European Junior Doctors Permanent Working Group has set out "a minimum level of rights" which, it says, should be formalised collectively in each country.

Burnout rates have reached ‘epidemic levels’
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Burnout rates have reached ‘epidemic levels’

Experts say a new approach is needed to address the growing problem.

Should doctors work 24-hour shifts?
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Should doctors work 24-hour shifts?

As changes are introduced in the US to allow doctors to work longer shifts, one expert has questioned the impact of sleep deprivation on patient care.

International medical response needed in war against terrorism
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International medical response needed in war against terrorism

French doctors say the international medical community must be prepared to face very different scenarios, including chemical weapon attacks.

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Patients recording consultations

Recording consultations: opportunities and challenges