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Chronic pain: physical activity blocks pain perceptions in older adults
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Chronic pain: physical activity blocks pain perceptions in older adults

New findings show pain modulation is significantly related to daily physical activity level.

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Long-term mobile use carry a greater risk for brain tumours, new study warns

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Brain bleeding link to anti-clotting drugs

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Plans to help the NHS

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Almost 1 in 5 patients non-adherent to medication

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Researchers find autism biomarkers in infancy

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Afib: NOACs, VKAs equally effective for stroke, GI bleeding higher with NOACs

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Early statin treatment no better than delayed treatment to reduce disability among stroke survivors | ISC

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Aggressive anticoagulation no better than standard treatment to prevent a second stroke | ISC

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‘Jam-full’ hospitals a risk to patients, says RCP

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BBC: Prosecutions ‘rare’ for elderly care abuse

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7-day GP access to go ahead in Greater Manchester

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GPs failing patients with eating disorders, says charity

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Children’s daily sugar intake equivalent to 20 chocolate chip biscuits

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Wait for surgery is too long, says Royal College

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Re-assessing decision-making patterns in evidence-based medicine
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Re-assessing decision-making patterns in evidence-based medicine

Evidence-based medicine to emphasise on a balance between the available evidence and patient's values, preferences

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Is social media improving communication of accurate health information to patients?
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Is social media improving communication of accurate health information to patients?

Should doctors use social media to play a greater role in helping patients access health information.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Neurol
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Meditation training has quality of life benefit for patients with ALS

8 wk of meditation training prevented deterioration in QoL scores for patients with ALS.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Med Dir Assoc
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Pain common in nursing home patients with dementia

Many are still in pain in spite of analgesic use.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Epilepsy & Behavior
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Treatment of children with epilespy needs to address self-concept

Children with epilepsy: Why self-concept matters.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Stroke
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Stroke: reperfusion success linked to better survival in understudied patient group

Patients with pretreatment DWI-ASPECTS 6 or less were excluded or under-represented in recent trials.

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Anxiety may increase vulnerability to depression in MS

The association of anxiety with depression in patients with MS is multifaceted and complex.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Parkinson's disease: α-synuclein aggregates in CSF may aid diagnosis

Detection of α-synuclein oligomers in CSF may be a sensitive and specific diagnostic biomarker.

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Stroke: which factors predict longer door-to-needle times?

The recommended interval from patient arrival to treatment is 60 min or less.

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Head positioning during acute stroke treatment shows no clear benefit | ISC
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Head positioning during acute stroke treatment shows no clear benefit | ISC

More than 11,000 patients were randomized to the flat or sitting positions.

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Restarting oral anticoagulation after intracerebral hemorrhage associated with decreased mortality | ISC
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Restarting oral anticoagulation after intracerebral hemorrhage associated with decreased mortality | ISC

Results go contrary to published guidelines.

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Testosterone replacement improves bone density but increases coronary artery noncalcified plaque
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Testosterone replacement improves bone density but increases coronary artery noncalcified plaque

The results of the Testosterone Trials programme show varied health outcomes with testosterone replacement therapy.

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Parkinson's disease: study pins down minimal clinically important differences in UPDRS scores

Which statistically significant changes are clinically meaningful?

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REM sleep behavior disorder highly prevalent in Parkinson's disease

Results of a meta-analysis involving over 2400 newly-diagnosed patients.

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