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Brain damage reversed in a drowned toddler
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Brain damage reversed in a drowned toddler

Subacute normobaric and hyperbaric oxygen therapy restored drowning-induced cortical grey matter and white matter loss.

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Views sought on digital innovation in health in the EU

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Watchdog opens investigation into European Medicines Agency

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Responding to terror attacks: training manual being developed for doctors in Europe

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Are you meeting stethoscope hygiene standards?

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Cannabinoid oromucosal spray fails to improve cancer pain

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Patients are covertly recording consultations

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Severe headache: when is diagnostic workup for SAH indicated?

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Physiotherapists as good as anaesthetists at giving suprascapular nerve block injections

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Blood donation regulations relaxed for gay men and sex workers

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NHS England to cut out wasteful drug prescriptions

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GMC: action plan for revalidation

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£325 million to ‘modernise and transform’ patient care

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Government publishes plan for ‘smokefree generation’

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Declare Suicide Act illegal, high court told

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What's the best pain management for patients with opioid use disorder undergoing cesarean?

Buprenorphine may not deserve its bad reputation.

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What's the best tool to prevent opioid-induced constipation?

Results of a meta-analysis of RCTs.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Res Ther
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Obese axial spondyloarthritis patients less likely to respond to TNFis

Yet the drugs are often continued inappropriately.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Headache Pain
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Meta-analysis: topiramate fails to prevent migraine in kids

Meta-analysis includes 4 randomized controlled trials.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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What do we know about tapering opioid therapy?

Many patients are on too high doses for too long.

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Financial restraints are still here

Limited resources for health care

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Multimodal strategy improves accountability in opioid prescribing

Approach may help reduce and discontinue opioid use in patients.

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Oral NSAIDS for cancer pain – Cochrane review

This replaces the previous Cochrane review of oral NSAIDs and paracetamol in the management of cancer pain.

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WHO issues advice on medications as heatwave continues across Europe
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WHO issues advice on medications as heatwave continues across Europe

Increased temperatures can impact the efficacy of drugs, and most are licensed for storage at temperatures up to 25°C only.

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Cancer pain: a new way to treat oropharyngeal mucositis

Indomethacin spray may help curb opioid prescriptions.

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Postoperative pain in children: what are the options?

An overview of systematic reviews.

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Cochrane review: no evidence of benefit with paracetamol in cancer pain

This is 1 of 3 new reviews on the efficacy and safety of oral non-opioid medicines to treat cancer pain.

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Hypnotic suggestion and mindfulness help patients cope with pain

A novel approach to reducing opioid use and abuse potential.

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Low doses of radiation could harm cardiovascular health
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Low doses of radiation could harm cardiovascular health

Ionizing radiation has a harmful effect on the cardiovascular system even at doses equivalent to recurrent CT imaging.

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