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Doctor's near-death experience inspires campaign to improve doctors' patient communication skills
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Doctor's near-death experience inspires campaign to improve doctors' patient communication skills

Dr. Rana Awdish almost died after an occult liver adenoma ruptured, leading to multisystem organ failure and the death of the infant she was carrying.

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Emerging Candida strain posing risk to in-patients in European healthcare facilities

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Do female doctors deliver better care than their male counterparts?

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Medical students and anatomy staff suffer toxic effects of formalin-treated cadavers

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Can saunas protect against dementia?

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Yoga may help lower back pain

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Major roads may raise dementia risk

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First in human trial of deep brain stimulation surgery for stroke recovery underway

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Light drinking could reduce stroke risk | Meta-analysis

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Review raises concerns over locum doctors

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Hospitals braced for cold weather ‘spike’

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Hospitals declare ‘black alert’ due to overcrowding

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Former GMC chief to lead NHS Confederation

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NHS warning from leading doctors and nurses

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Plans for seven-day GPs ‘in disarray’

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Uni drive doubles meningitis vaccine rate
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Uni drive doubles meningitis vaccine rate

A campaign asking freshers arriving at university whether they had been vaccinated against meningitis and offering free vaccination to unvaccinated students...

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Aspirin for frequent tension headache queried
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Aspirin for frequent tension headache queried

Evidence of aspirin’s efficacy for relieving acute pain in people with frequent episodic tension-type headache is limited, a Cochrane review of randomised...

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Epilepsy: new guidelines on pre-surgical  fMRI
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Epilepsy: new guidelines on pre-surgical fMRI

The American Academy of Neurology recommendations say patients should be informed of the risks and benefits of fMRI vs intracarotid amobarbital procedure.

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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors
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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors

Organisations representing doctors have warned Brexit must not be permitted to threaten Europe’s health.

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Dementia: Monthly Essentials January 2017
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Dementia: Monthly Essentials January 2017

3 meta-analyses: Benzodiazepines and Dementia | Albuminuria and Dementia | Antidepressants and Dementia

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Cochrane Review: yoga may reduce pain, disability from chronic low back pain

Nearly 20% of yoga users say their use was for back pain.

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Migraineurs more likely to suffer perioperative ischemic stroke

The effect was particularly strong among migraineurs with aura.

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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report
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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report

According to the OECD, more than 10 per cent of hospital expenditure is spent on correcting preventable medical mistakes or infections.

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NICE recommends more mental health checks for patients with learning disabilities
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NICE recommends more mental health checks for patients with learning disabilities

NICE has warned that a significant number of patients with learning disabilities may have undiagnosed mental health issues.

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NSCLC with brain metastases: adding temozolomide to WBRT boosts outcomes

Adding temozolamide to WBRT improved ORR, DCR, and PFS.

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Geographic gradient in MS mortality may be due to temperature

Study uncovers inverse association between MS deaths and ambient temperature in the continental US.

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Migraines linked to perioperative stroke, hospital readmission

Migraine and stroke risk have previously been linked, but not in the perioperative setting.

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Course of MS appears no worse after switch from natalizumab to DMDs

Patients with relapsing-remitting MS did not have a significant increase in relapse risk over 1 y.

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Alzheimer's disease: benzodiazepines increase risk for stroke

Researchers calculated a 20% increase in risk for stroke.

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