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Manchester attack: visiting health workers among first to offer assistance
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Manchester attack: visiting health workers among first to offer assistance

Close to 60 ambulances attended the scene and 59 casualties were treated at Manchester hospitals following the attack on Monday night.

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FDA: brain retention of gadolinium not harmful

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Dementia with Lewy bodies: prognosis and health-care costs

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Former Ethiopian health minister elected WHO Director-General

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European medical schools urged to adopt ‘One Health’ approach

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Drinking tea regularly could prevent cognitive decline

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neuol
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In synucleinopathies with parkinsonism, mortality varies by type

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Does omega-3 fatty acid provides long-term benefits in elder patients with memory complaint?

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Data –a hugely important topic

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Study recommends use of ‘digital autopsies’

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Cannabis-based drug could help treat epilepsy in children

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Elderly care costs set for steep increase, say researchers

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GP numbers fall short of targets

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New GMC standards for postgrad training

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Testing platelet counts could speed up cancer diagnosis

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Create a disclosure culture to curb medical errors
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Create a disclosure culture to curb medical errors

In the age of social media, there is real concern that any little slip-up can live on the internet for the rest of someone's career.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J. Alzheimers Dis
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The best memory tests to diagnose Alzheimer's disease

Combining 2 tests can improve diagnosis.

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

Details of a new project have been announced which aim to advance preventive healthcare.

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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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Patients of older doctors have higher inpatient mortality rates
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Patients of older doctors have higher inpatient mortality rates

But treating high volumes of patients seems to have a protective effect.

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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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  • Clinical Essentials from Alzheimer's & Dementia
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Insufficient vitamin D associated with cognitive decline

Study accounted for APOE status.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Hypertens
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Which antihypertensives are linked to decreased dementia risk in older patients?

Calcium channel blockers and angiotensin receptor blockers both seem protective.

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CSF neurofilament levels may aid ALS diagnosis

Marker performed well for discriminating ALS from other neurologic diseases, including mimics.

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Deprescribing medicines at end of life
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Deprescribing medicines at end of life

Almost half of older adults receive more than 10 prescription drugs in the last year of life.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Res Clin Pract
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Depression, cognitive impairment a common duo in older adults with diabetes

Both conditions can mean less medication adherence, poor disease management.

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Outpatient neurology: blacks, Hispanics less likely to book visits

Study uncovers racial/ethnic disparities in use of neurologist services.

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Poor cardiac function tied to Alzheimer's disease

Data confirm other studies that have found similar trends.

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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Promises galore

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

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