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IVF cuts defy national guidelines

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Meningitis vaccination plan for Hampshire schoolchildren

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NHS budget cuts leave sexual health services at ‘breaking point’

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Wales to adopt new regulations for blood donation

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NICE: GPs urged to create national autism register

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£1.3bn recruitment plan for mental health

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

TMS in migraine | Ibuprofen lozenge for sore throats | Reducing nipple pain in breastfeeding.

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from PLoS ONE
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Exercise can prevent insomnia in patients at risk for pain

Insomnia is a common problem in these patients.

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Low back pain: electrothermal therapy proves cost-effective

Intradiscal electrothermal therapy could offer a cost-effective alternative to lumbar fusion in patients with discogenic low back pain.

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FDA: safe to prescribe benzodiazepines to patients treated for opioid addiction.

There are still many risks for their concomitant use.

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from Int J Surg
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Reducing opioids after extremely painful surgery

An NSAID may help patients achieve better outcomes.

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Clin Anesth
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Managing labor pain while lowering epidural drug consumption

Can IV dexamethasone reduce the need for opioids?

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from Medicine (Baltimore)
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Gabapentin can manage postop pain, nausea, and vomiting

This drug may succeed where opioids fail.

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New guidelines on chronic pain management in patients with HIV

Several pharmacological and nonpharmacological options exist.

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from Pain Pract
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Maintaining pain management while treating opioid-induced constipation

Results of a meta-analysis.

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  • Clinical Summaries from BMJ Open
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Persistent pain affects 1 in 5 patients after lumbar surgery

Over a 10-y period, patients with persistent postoperative pain after lumbar surgery accrue additional healthcare cost of £14,318.

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Experts warn against use of brain imaging as ‘lie detector’ for chronic pain diagnosis
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Experts warn against use of brain imaging as ‘lie detector’ for chronic pain diagnosis

The International Association for the Study of Pain warns the technology is not foolproof.

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Endometriosis: new method for hormonal therapy

A flexible regimen may help some patients stay on therapy.

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from Sci Rep
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Neuromodulation can treat bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis

The disease becomes refractory to treatment in many patients.

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Midwifery Womens Health
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Breastfeeding: what’s the best way to mitigate nipple pain and trauma?

The breast milk itself promotes healing.

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