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CQC suspends routine inspections in response to winter pressures

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NHS to save £136m by ‘curbing’ prescription costs

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Adopt new clinical assessment system, urges NHS

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GMC: medical profession at breaking point

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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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New in Immunology

  • Global Clinical Summaries from PLoS One
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Acute otitis media rates drop after widespread influenza vaccination

Almost 33% fewer cases among toddlers vs prevaccination era.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol
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Herpes zoster rates higher in IBD patients, especially those taking thiopurines

A large Veterans’ Affairs study noted modestly elevated risk among unvaccinated patients.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Fam Pract.
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CDC issues guidance on recent hep A outbreaks

5 large outbreaks involving more than 1600 cases reported since July 2016.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Ann Emerg Med
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HIV: routine use of antigen-antibody test boosts ED diagnoses

Integrated HIV testing promotes early treatment and linkage to care.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Am J Epidemiol
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Shingles vaccine effective for patients aged 80 years and older

Herpes zoster vaccine is similarly effective in older vs younger patients.

Lithuanian doctors take to the streets over working conditions
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Lithuanian doctors take to the streets over working conditions

The European Junior Doctors has expressed solidarity with Lithuanian doctors

Study links asthma and allergic rhinitis with cataracts
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Study links asthma and allergic rhinitis with cataracts

Atopic dermatitis is not associated with the development of cataracts.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from PLoS One
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CMV coinfection nearly doubles risk for maternal HIV transmission

Regular screening for STIs is recommended in HIV-infected pregnant women.

  • Clinical Essentials from Lung Cancer
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Autoimmune disease may complicate lung cancer outcome

But increased mortality risk was slight and only found in certain patients.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from CMAJ
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Repeat influenza vaccination helps prevent severe flu in older adults

Study reinforces importance of annual vaccination.

Is there added benefit from repeated influenza vaccinations?
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Is there added benefit from repeated influenza vaccinations?

New findings suggest repeated influenza vaccination helps prevent severe flu in older adults.

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Imperial College London leads ground-breaking research hub

The Future Vaccine Manufacturing Hub will include 8 UK institutions, with initial funding of £10 million from the Department for Health.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr
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HIV: lower viral load at early ART predicts less drug resistance

Protection provided by early ART is enhanced in patients with low viral load.

GMC identifies 4 warning signs for UK medical workforce
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GMC identifies 4 warning signs for UK medical workforce

The General Medical Council has published its 2017 State of medical education and practice in the UK report.