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Skype helps with chronic knee pain
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Skype helps with chronic knee pain

An internet delivered programme produced meaningful improvements in pain and function among patients with chronic knee pain, research published in the...

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NSAIDs provide little benefit for back pain

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Another contract

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New guidelines for treating lower back pain

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Photographs may improve patient healthcare in rural areas

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WHO deploys medical teams to Yemen as health crisis deepens

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1 in 13 British women experience painful sex

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Low back pain and sciatica: new prescribing advice for GPs | NICE

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First-of-its-kind Rare Diseases International policy event

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GPs told to ration stop smoking services

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NHS at ‘breaking point’, warns BMA

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Researchers blame health care cuts for mortality rise

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Ten million GP appointments wasted each year

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Thousands of new mothers have no access to midwives

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Researchers call for vitamin D food fortification

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Air pollution contributes to 4.2 million deaths annually
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Air pollution contributes to 4.2 million deaths annually

92 per cent of the world’s population lives in areas with unhealthy air, according to a new report.

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Oral THC compound falls short in progressive MS

Randomized trial shows no significant effect on pain or spasticity after 4 wks.

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Parkinson's patients have reduced pain threshold

A meta-analysis of 26 studies.

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Global consortium formed to educate leaders on climate and health
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Global consortium formed to educate leaders on climate and health

The Consortium aims to prepare leaders for the impact climate will continue to have on health.

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Computer screens and doctors

Doctors need to balance interacting with demands of the computer screen and the patient.

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How are patients rating you online?
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How are patients rating you online?

Patients feel that accessing ratings and comments empowers them to make better-informed health-related choices.

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Doctors should add patient vlogs to their therapeutic toolkit
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Doctors should add patient vlogs to their therapeutic toolkit

Physicians should acknowledge that vloggers do a better job of engaging some patients, said Dr Albert Wu of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Pain: what are the most common causes?

Study analyzes prevalence of specific diagnoses in 6.6 million US adults

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NSAIDs little help for back pain
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NSAIDs little help for back pain

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen offer little more clinical benefit to patients with spinal pain than a placebo, a systematic...

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Seeing the same GP leads to fewer hospital admissions
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Seeing the same GP leads to fewer hospital admissions

Continuity of GP care could be a key line of defence against rising hospital admissions, a study in the BMJ suggests.

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Lower mortality for patients treated by international doctors
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Lower mortality for patients treated by international doctors

International medical graduates make up a quarter of the doctor workforce in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.

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Brain alterations underlie catastrophizing in chronic pain

Results of a systematic review.

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Heading football linked to concussion
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Heading football linked to concussion

Football players who head the ball a lot are three times more likely to have concussion symptoms than those who head it less often, a study published in...

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Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of treatments for pain and depression
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Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of treatments for pain and depression

The meta-analysis reviewed 29 trials involving 18,000 patients diagnosed with chronic pain of the neck, lower back, head, and knee.

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