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Antibiotics could be alternative to surgery as treatment for appendicitis
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Antibiotics could be alternative to surgery as treatment for appendicitis

A systematic review of available evidence compares efficacy and safety.

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Obstetric anaesthesia link to cardiac arrest

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Inhaler labels improve users’ technique

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Is the childhood obesity trend reversing?

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Liraglutide reduces the risk of diabetes by 80%

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Radical cystectomy: 30-d complication rate tops 50%

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Head positioning during acute stroke treatment shows no clear benefit | ISC

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Asthma-COPD syndrome linked to higher mortality, particularly in women

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Children tend to eat unhealthy while watching television, says study

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Wait for surgery is too long, says Royal College

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Children’s daily sugar intake equivalent to 20 chocolate chip biscuits

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30% of neonatal unit admissions may be unnecessary

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BMA survey: 42% of European GPs may leave UK

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Rise in A&E referrals from NHS 111 service

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One-off screening test cuts bowel cancer risk by third, study shows

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GOLD B COPD: does symptom burden predict disease progression?

Patients with more severe disease characteristics are more likely to progress to GOLD D at 2 y.

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Can eating fruits and vegetables reduce COPD risk?

Data from a population-based cohort study.

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Genetic test urged in colorectal cancer
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Genetic test urged in colorectal cancer

Everyone who has colorectal cancer diagnosed should be tested for an inherited genetic condition called Lynch syndrome, new guidance states.1

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Sigmoidoscopy screen cuts bowel cancer
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Sigmoidoscopy screen cuts bowel cancer

One-off screening sigmoidoscopy reduces the risk of developing bowel cancer by nearly a third, and this risk protection lasts at least 17 years, a large...

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Higher e-cigarette use in patients with chronic lung and cardiovascular diseases
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Higher e-cigarette use in patients with chronic lung and cardiovascular diseases

Use was highest among current smokers with asthma, COPD, or cardiovascular disease.

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Guidelines for vitamin D supplements reviewed

Key messages from global and national guidelines highlighted.

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What happens when diabetes patients cancel their appointments?

Most previous studies of nonattendance have focused on no-shows.

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Urothelial cancer: 2nd-line pembrolizumab tops chemotherapy

Results of the KEYNOTE-045 trial show a superior efficacy and safety profile.

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Influenza vaccination in healthcare workers: could intradermal administration increase uptake?

One advantage of intradermal vaccination may be the possibility of self-administration.

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Non-thoracic MRI is OK for pacemakers
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Non-thoracic MRI is OK for pacemakers

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of areas other than the chest are not associated with problems with pacemakers or implantable cardiac defibrillators...

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Collaborative care helps mild depression
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Collaborative care helps mild depression

Collaborative care allowing older people with subclinical depression access to behavioural activation reduced depressive symptoms more than standard care...

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Cancer mortality rates falling faster in men than women
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Cancer mortality rates falling faster in men than women

There will be more than 1.37 million deaths from cancer in the European Union this year.

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Age interacts with dabigatran in bleeding risk

Lower dose for elderly patients may be warranted.

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Asthma: current smoking cessation measures prove inadequate

More than a third of adults presenting to ED for exacerbation were current smokers.

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