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World Medical Association to host major conferences on physician assisted suicide
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World Medical Association to host major conferences on physician assisted suicide

The events are being used as a soundboard to help decide if the WMA should change its policy on euthanasia and physician assisted suicide.

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Almost half of deaths now have recorded cause

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Artificial Intelligence: can data help stop chronic conditions before they start?

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Patients of older doctors have higher inpatient mortality rates

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Deprescribing medicines at end of life

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Influenza vaccine in the elderly: do high-dose recipients suffer more?

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Promises galore

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Avoid these words when speaking to patients

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New Ebola virus outbreak

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Professional & Business

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Tobacco company accused of sidestepping plain pack rules

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BHF calls for better diagnosis of atrial fibrillation

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Dementia deaths to quadruple by 2040, says study

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BMA: government has ‘callous disregard’ for NHS

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RCS: Private hospitals should disclose ‘botched’ operation data

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Online abortion options ‘safe and effective’, says study

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Influenza vaccine effectiveness good in high-risk groups

Findings may help public health decision-makers develop evidence-based preventive interventions against influenza.

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FDA recommends doctors learn more about acupuncture and chiropracty
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FDA recommends doctors learn more about acupuncture and chiropracty

The US Food and Drug Administration says doctors should be knowledgeable about when such complementary therapies may be useful in the management of chronic pain.

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Doctors seek funding to build underground hospitals in Syria
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Doctors seek funding to build underground hospitals in Syria

At least 814 health workers have been killed in Syria since the beginning of the conflict.

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Hospitals must confront threat of ransomware attacks
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Hospitals must confront threat of ransomware attacks

Much like containment of an infectious disease outbreak, a rapid response is required when IT hacker strike, according to an article in the BMJ.

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Stop bringing work home!
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Stop bringing work home!

Working from home contributes to burnout among family doctors.

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Influenza vaccination in rheumatoid arthritis: hold the methotrexate?

It is recommended that RA patients be vaccinated against seasonal influenza before starting MTX, however most are already receiving MTX.

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General election alert

BMA wishes any new government to develop ‘credible plans’ for a fully-funded NHS

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Practice of medicine facing identity crisis, warns expert
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Practice of medicine facing identity crisis, warns expert

Challenges such as burnout and falling retention need to be confronted.

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World Medical Association proposes changes to modified Hippocratic Oath.
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World Medical Association proposes changes to modified Hippocratic Oath.

National medical association members are being invited to comment on the changes before May 29.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Influenza Other Respir Viruses
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H1N1-related pneumonia: is corticosteroid therapy safe?

Effect of corticosteroids on influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 pneumonia remains controversial.

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EMA publishes new guide on biosimilars
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EMA publishes new guide on biosimilars

The guidance is intended to provide reference information on the use of biosimilars.

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One third of mom physicians experience discrimination at work
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One third of mom physicians experience discrimination at work

Discrimination based on pregnancy or maternity leave, and breastfeeding were common.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Immigr Minor Health
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H1N1 influenza vaccination: dissecting Hispanic disparities

Addressing resource disparities among Hispanics could increase vaccination uptake.

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Influenza vaccination: what’s the risk in COPD?

Respiratory viruses are detected in approximately 30% of COPD exacerbations.

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