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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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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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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review: limited evidence for morphine in chronic neuropathic pain

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Data –a hugely important topic

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Create a disclosure culture to curb medical errors

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Polyneuropathy: long-term opioid therapy fails to show functional benefit

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

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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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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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Cochrane review: evidence too weak to support methadone for neuropathic pain

Only 3 studies met eligibility criteria.

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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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Outpatient neurology: blacks, Hispanics less likely to book visits

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

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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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Trigeminal neuralgia: microvascular decompression tops partial sensory rhizotomy

One of the first comparative studies with 3-y follow-up.

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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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Stop bringing work home!
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Stop bringing work home!

Working from home contributes to burnout among family doctors.

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Hospitals must confront threat of ransomware attacks
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Hospitals must confront threat of ransomware attacks

Much like containment of an infectious disease outbreak, a rapid response is required when IT hacker strike, according to an article in the BMJ.

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Pain and Opioid Abuse: Monthly Essentials May 2017
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Pain and Opioid Abuse: Monthly Essentials May 2017

Persistent opioid use after surgery | Treating neonatal abstinence syndrome | Low back pain and spinal manipulative therapy | Orthotics and chiropractic for low back pain.

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