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NSAIDs may not be as good as paracetamol+codeine for pain

Updates on benefit vs risk for oral paracetamol with or without codeine.

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Warning on ibuprofen use in patients with cardiovascular disease

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Parkinson's disease: elevated risk for musculoskeletal pain

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Do VIP patients get better care?

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Tributes paid to doctors who rushed to save lives during London terrorist attack

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European junior doctors group issues warning on Brexit

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FDA warns against experimental TVAM for autonomic dysfunction

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Google’s kidney injury deal should serve as a “cautionary tale for health care”

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ISIS gunmen dressed as doctors storm hospital in Kabul

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Bariatric surgery rationing ‘misguided’

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Scottish NHS increases access to IVF treatment

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£2bn for social care ‘not solution to the crisis’

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Less than half of women breastfeed after 2 months

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RCGP: Millions should be reassured by pill study

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Alzheimer’s test needs more research, says charity

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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GPs in Accident and Emergency, will it work?

New budget scheme to tackle hospital overcrowding

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“Red flags” noted for spinal condition
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“Red flags” noted for spinal condition

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has warned GPs, particularly those working out of hours, about the importance of diagnosing cauda equina syndrome promptly...

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Rheumatol
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Fibromyalgia: placebo has moderate effect size

A meta-analysis of 124 randomized controlled trials.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Pain
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CTS: surgery no better than manual therapy for pressure pain, thermal pain sensitivity

Results of a randomized controlled trial.

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Lancet Commission reports 814 medical personnel killed in Syria
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Lancet Commission reports 814 medical personnel killed in Syria

The first report from the Lancet Commission on Syria commends the resilience and resourcefulness of health workers who have ‘mobilised on an unprecedented scale’.

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NSAIDs linked to cardiac arrest
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NSAIDs linked to cardiac arrest

Use of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) diclofenac and ibuprofen are associated with a significantly increased risk of cardiac arrest,...

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MSF criticises 'unnecessary suffering' caused by EU-Turkey deal
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MSF criticises 'unnecessary suffering' caused by EU-Turkey deal

Médecins Sans Frontières is reporting a three-fold increase in the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder among migrants trapped in 'hotspots' on the Greek islands.

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Neuromyelitis optica: CSF levels of IL-6 may aid diagnosis

Levels differentiate acute-phase neuromyelitis optica from other neurologic disorders.

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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On line consultations and prescribing

Online prescribing and consultation has got to be properly regulated with patient safety being paramount

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Sleep: opioids, benzodiazepines are a dangerous combo

About 30% of opioid overdoses occur in patients who are also taking benzodiazepines.

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Patients who trust their doctor may have better clinical outcomes
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Patients who trust their doctor may have better clinical outcomes

Authors of a new study say their findings emphasise the need to make developing trust a vital part of clinical practice.

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Vitamin C supplements prevent CRPS after wrist fracture

Results of a meta-analysis.

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FDA issues second safety alert regarding off-label use of balloon angioplasty

The agency cautions against using these devices to treat autonomic dysfunction.

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ACP says Trump's new immigration order will cause a health care crisis
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ACP says Trump's new immigration order will cause a health care crisis

The American College of Physicians is seeking an exemption for international medical graduates to allow them to undertake residency programmes in the US.

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