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General practice is not to blame for ED crisis

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CQC suspends routine inspections in response to winter pressures

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NHS to save £136m by ‘curbing’ prescription costs

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Adopt new clinical assessment system, urges NHS

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GMC: medical profession at breaking point

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NHS to track winter illness patterns

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  • Clinical Essentials from Urol Oncol.
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RC for bladder cancer: 30-day antibiotic course cuts UTI risk by 60%

AUA does not recommend prophylaxis beyond 24 hours.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from JAMA Intern Med
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Breastfeeding longer can reduce a woman’s type 2 diabetes risk

Graded risk reduction up to 47% with 12-plus months.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from N Engl J Med
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Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: a randomized trial of budesonide for preemies

Higher mortality, same neurodevelopmental outcomes for budesonide group.

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FDA warns of anaphylaxis with rolapitant infusion

Rolapitant is used to prevent delayed chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.

NHS bowel screening uptake increased 21% with reassuring reminders
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NHS bowel screening uptake increased 21% with reassuring reminders

Participation in the screening programme is currently low, with about 40% of people attending appointments.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Lancet Respir Med
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COPD: GOLD 2017 no better than earlier versions for predicting mortality

But combining spirometry with symptom and exacerbation data was predictive.

BRCA does not affect survival in young women with breast cancer
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BRCA does not affect survival in young women with breast cancer

Additional surgery can be safely delayed in women with triple-negative breast cancer and BRCA mutation.

Palliative medicine: does end-of-life assisted hydration extend survival?
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Palliative medicine: does end-of-life assisted hydration extend survival?

This is the first randomised controlled trial to investigate the routine use of clinically assisted hydration in cancer patients at the end-of-life.

Periodontitis should be regarded as a “signpost” condition, warns EFP
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Periodontitis should be regarded as a “signpost” condition, warns EFP

The European Federation of Periodontology has published new recommendations for non-dental healthcare professionals.

WHO launches online course for clinicians on antibiotic prescribing
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WHO launches online course for clinicians on antibiotic prescribing

The launch of the course comes at a time when concerns continue to mount about antimicrobial resistance.

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Antidepressants and incident hypertension are not associated

Even antidepressants implicated in earlier studies showed no link.

Influenza infection levels continue to rise in the UK
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Influenza infection levels continue to rise in the UK

Latest statistics from the PHE.

New guidance on breast milk sharing
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New guidance on breast milk sharing

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine has published new guidance for healthcare professionals on the increasingly common practice.

Language is powerful when expressing diagnostic uncertainty
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Language is powerful when expressing diagnostic uncertainty

Parents of paediatric patients may react more negatively to doctors who communicate uncertainty of diagnosis explicitly.