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Acid suppressants may raise intestine risk
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Acid suppressants may raise intestine risk

Taking commonly prescribed acid suppression drugs such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is associated with an increased risk of intestinal infections,...

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

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Med diet link to higher brain volume

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Fish oil in pregnancy cuts children’s asthma

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New Year resolutions: how to support patients trying to lose weight

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

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Norovirus cases highest in five years

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Woman dies after US antibiotic resistance

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Hypertension: systolic blood pressure of ≥110-115mmHg linked to 10 million deaths

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  • International Medical Press

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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Efficacy and safety of simtuzumab in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
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Efficacy and safety of simtuzumab in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Phase 2 trial of simtuzumab vs placebo.

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COPD: women smokers more vulnerable than men

Risk for airflow obstruction emerged at 10 pack-years in women vs 19 pack-years in men.

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

The prevalence of diabetes in China has quadrupled in recent decades, with an estimated 100 million adults now affected.

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MSF respond to bombing at Nigerian refugee camp
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MSF respond to bombing at Nigerian refugee camp

At least 52 people were killed and 120 people wounded in Tuesday's bombing.

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Concerns voiced after first baby is born using pronuclear transfer
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Concerns voiced after first baby is born using pronuclear transfer

The infant has the genetic make-up of his parents combined with a small amount of mitochondrial DNA from a donor.

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A third of community-diagnosed asthmatics do not have asthma
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A third of community-diagnosed asthmatics do not have asthma

Potentially serious conditions were misdiagnosed as asthma in 2 per cent of participants.

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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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Drug errors main child safety threat
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Drug errors main child safety threat

Drug errors are the most common cause of patient care safety incidents involving children, a study of community based care provided in England and Wales...

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GP workload is “unsustainable”
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GP workload is “unsustainable”

The current GP workload is unsustainable and potentially affects patient safety and GPs’ wellbeing, researchers have concluded in the British Journal of...

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