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Vitamin D supplements “do cut ARI risk”
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Vitamin D supplements “do cut ARI risk”

The debate over whether patients should be encouraged to supplement their diet has reignited after a study found that vitamin D supplementation can help...

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Guidelines for vitamin D supplements reviewed

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NSAIDs little help for back pain

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Single liver enzyme test cuts workload

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Third with COPD have asthma symptoms

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American College of Physicians takes a stand against Trump

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Two question test for elderly depression

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GPs unsure of tamoxifen for prevention

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E-cigarettes less carcinogenic

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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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Radical cystectomy: 30-d complication rate tops 50%

The vast majority of complications occur in the first 2 wk after surgery.

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

More than 11,000 patients were randomized to the flat or sitting positions.

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

The overlap syndrome is more common, and more deadly, in women vs men.

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Obstetric anaesthesia link to cardiac arrest
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Obstetric anaesthesia link to cardiac arrest

Nearly a quarter of cardiac arrests occurring in pregnancy are caused by complications of obstetric anaesthesia, a prospective study of UK data has shown.1

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Inhaler labels improve users’ technique
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Inhaler labels improve users’ technique

Attaching personalised labels explaining the correct use of dry powder inhalers achieves long term improvement in technique among patients with asthma,...

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Is the childhood obesity trend reversing?
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Is the childhood obesity trend reversing?

Experts say they now expect to see a decrease in obesity rates among adults in the coming decades.

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Liraglutide reduces the risk of diabetes by 80%
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Liraglutide reduces the risk of diabetes by 80%

The results of the international SCALE trial show reduced diabetes risk and sustained weight loss with liraglutide.

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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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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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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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What happens when diabetes patients cancel their appointments?

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

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