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Concerns voiced after first baby is born using pronuclear transfer
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Concerns voiced after first baby is born using pronuclear transfer

The infant has the genetic make-up of his parents combined with a small amount of mitochondrial DNA from a donor.

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Diarrhoea vaccine saves £12.5 million in UK healthcare costs

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OECD report criticises pharmaceutical pricing strategies

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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors

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MMR vaccination may prevent perfluoroalkyl-induced asthma

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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report

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Doctors under-estimate the harm of treatments, screening and tests

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Inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine: time to double the dose in young children?

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The NHS in crisis-again

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Professional & Business

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Vaccines fast-tracked to prevent global epidemics

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Yorkshire CCGs place ban on expensive treatments

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Addenbrooke’s hospital comes out of special measures

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Forecasts suggest NHS will need extra £88bn by 2067

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BMA accuses PM of ‘scapegoating’ GPs for NHS crisis

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Half of women face red flag event during childbirth

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Poliovirus vaccine: US children should still be vaccinated against all 3 types

No change in ACIP recommendations for routine vaccination despite eradication of type 2 wild poliovirus.

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Global action needed on suicide among health care workers, says Lancet editorial
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Global action needed on suicide among health care workers, says Lancet editorial

Experts say the rate of depressive disorders among health-care workers compared with the general population is “alarming”.

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Doctor's near-death experience inspires campaign to improve doctors' patient communication skills
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Doctor's near-death experience inspires campaign to improve doctors' patient communication skills

Dr. Rana Awdish almost died after an occult liver adenoma ruptured, leading to multisystem organ failure and the death of the infant she was carrying.

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Influenza: is live attenuated vaccine safe in children with underlying conditions?

These findings support its safety in children with nonasthma, nonimmunocompromising conditions.

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Detox dangers: doctors must warn patients about potential life-threatening effects
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Detox dangers: doctors must warn patients about potential life-threatening effects

The warning follows cases of severe hyponatraemia with the use of herbal remedies containing valerian root.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Neurol Sci
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Sleep problems may be tied to HPV vaccine

Researchers have identified a plausible mechanism involving cytokines.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Infect Dis.
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Influenza vaccination: how does timing influence effectiveness?

Careful consideration of risks and benefits of delayed vaccination needed before changes to current vaccine recommendations.

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Vaccine: Monthly Essentials January 2017
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Vaccine: Monthly Essentials January 2017

Flu: most kids under 8 not fully vaccinated | Ebola vaccine effective | Flu vaccine in pregnancy

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Influenza: how do previous vaccination and infection moderate risk?

Accumulating evidence indicates repeated influenza vaccination negatively affects vaccine effectiveness.

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Medical students and anatomy staff suffer toxic effects of formalin-treated cadavers
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Medical students and anatomy staff suffer toxic effects of formalin-treated cadavers

The research examined a possible link between chronic formalin exposure and a number of cancer-related deaths at the anatomy department of Alexandria University.

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New Year resolutions

Increase resilience, remain compassionate and to try and understand the role and work of our colleague are the 3 good New Year resolutions to follow

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World Medical Association sets out its priorities for 2017
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World Medical Association sets out its priorities for 2017

The health implications of climate change and the protection of healthcare workers in conflict zones top the WMA's priorities.

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Influenza cases breach baseline threshold for first time this season

An MMWR report from the CDC.

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Are automated telephone systems effective in health management?
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Are automated telephone systems effective in health management?

Findings from a new review suggest automated telephone systems could have a role to play in the delivery of health care in the future, but more research is needed.

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