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CBT can benefit severe depression
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CBT can benefit severe depression

Patients with the most severe depression can expect to get as much benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as those with less severe symptoms,...

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Drug errors main child safety threat

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GP workload is “unsustainable”

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Diabetes associated with 9-year shorter life span in Chinese adults

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MSF respond to bombing at Nigerian refugee camp

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Concerns voiced after first baby is born using pronuclear transfer

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A third of community-diagnosed asthmatics do not have asthma

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Efficacy and safety of simtuzumab in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

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COPD: women smokers more vulnerable than men

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Professional & Business

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Vaccines fast-tracked to prevent global epidemics

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Yorkshire CCGs place ban on expensive treatments

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Addenbrooke’s hospital comes out of special measures

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Forecasts suggest NHS will need extra £88bn by 2067

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BMA accuses PM of ‘scapegoating’ GPs for NHS crisis

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Half of women face red flag event during childbirth

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol
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Chronic cough: can FeNO diagnose cough-variant asthma, eosinophilic bronchitis?

If accurate, the test would offer a simple and rapid alternative to current diagnostic methods.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care
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What is the impact of weight loss and regain on CVD risk factors in type 2 diabetes?

Sustained weight loss is most beneficial, but all is not lost with regain.

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Twenty-four-hour ambulatory BP monitoring benefits some patients more than others

Ambulatory measure is not possible for all patients, so here are some factors for selection.

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Resting metabolic activity within amygdala linked to risk of cardiovascular events
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Resting metabolic activity within amygdala linked to risk of cardiovascular events

New and important insights into mechanisms translating stress to cardiovascular disease.

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Asthma: spacers do not reduce risk for severe exacerbations, oral thrush

The findings of this large cohort study challenge long-held assumptions that spacers improve pMDI effectiveness.

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No asthma found in 1 in 3 with diagnosis
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No asthma found in 1 in 3 with diagnosis

A third of adults who had had asthma diagnosed in the previous five years showed no evidence of current asthma, a study in JAMA has found.1

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Half have “red flag” event in childbirth
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Half have “red flag” event in childbirth

Half of women in England and Wales experience at least one “red flag” event during childbirth as a result of dangerously low staffing levels, a report...

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Healthcare-associated infections affect 1 in 6 children in paediatric intensive care units
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Healthcare-associated infections affect 1 in 6 children in paediatric intensive care units

Bloodstream infections were the most common healthcare-associated infections in children in Europe.

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OECD report criticises pharmaceutical pricing strategies
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OECD report criticises pharmaceutical pricing strategies

Payers must be able to lower or withdraw payment for new therapies that do not live up to expectations in the real world, according to the OECD.

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17-β-oestradiol may be helpful in women with schizophrenic psychoses
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17-β-oestradiol may be helpful in women with schizophrenic psychoses

The role of hormones in schizophrenic psychoses.

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Childhood manifestations of genetic liability of schizophrenia
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Childhood manifestations of genetic liability of schizophrenia

Antecedents to schizophrenia identified.

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Asthma: 33% of adults are misdiagnosed

Study underscores the hazards of a diagnosis based on symptoms and/or physical findings alone.

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Opioids no better than NSAIDs for chronic pain after car crash

Study shows no difference in risk for musculoskeletal pain at 6 wks.

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Eating disorders fairly common in midlife
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Eating disorders fairly common in midlife

The prevalence of eating disorders in women in midlife is higher than expected, a study published in BMC Medicine has found, as 3.6% of women in their...

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