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Almost half of deaths now have recorded cause
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Almost half of deaths now have recorded cause

While improvements have been made in collecting vital statistics, the World Health Organization says continued efforts are needed.

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World Medical Association to host major conferences on physician assisted suicide

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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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Study supports illegal darbepoetin marketing claim

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Dark chocolate linked to arterial elasticity in people with HIV

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Rapid response to golimumab in JIA, but then advantage over placebo disappears

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EU leaders call for funding to end TB threat

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Deprescribing medicines at end of life

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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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Switching from infliximab to biosimilar may be safe and effective

CT-P13 performed noninferiorly in a group of patients with 6 autoimmune diseases.

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Systematic review: should you offer HIV self-tests to your patients?

People most at risk for HIV, especially young people, have not been tested for HIV.

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A how-to for safe conception planning for HIV-positive would-be parents

Canada, the UK, and South Africa have comprehensive safe conception guidelines but the US does not.

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Risk factors for vertebral fracture in lupus

Disease duration and lower hip BMD were important predictors.

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

Study should reassure patients and providers.

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Promises galore

What health-related promises are on offer from the various political parties?

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Avoid these words when speaking to patients
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Avoid these words when speaking to patients

Using language with negative emotional content may lead to an increase in the patient’s experience of pain or anxiety.

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Steroid no benefit in knee osteoarthritis
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Steroid no benefit in knee osteoarthritis

Corticosteroid injections for knee osteoarthritis produced no benefit in a double blind randomised controlled trial reported in JAMA.1

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Anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies a bad sign for RA patients in remission

Their presence predicts radiographic progression.

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Asthma: targeting S aureus colonization may improve outcomes

S aureus colonization was associated with increased requirement for inhaled corticosteroids.

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New Ebola virus outbreak
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New Ebola virus outbreak

Since 22 April, 11 suspected case have been reported, including three deaths.

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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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