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Are e-cigarettes encouraging young Britons to smoke?

First study to report longitudinal association.

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AAP issues new guidelines for pediatric hypertension

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HCV: DAA cure rates equally high with nonspecialists

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New warning on methylprednisolone injections

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Guidance needed on treating victims of ‘acid’ attacks

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Fasting blood glucose test may miss diabetes diagnosis

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Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network updates guideline on cardiac rehabilitation

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Preterm infants may benefit from high-dose vitamin D supplementation

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Glucosamine does not improve pain or function in patients with osteoarthritis

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Calorie reduction next step in childhood obesity plan

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Third of trainee GPs plan to leave NHS within 6 months

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Proposed cuts to sexual health services deemed ‘unsafe’

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Government to cover rising GP indemnity fees

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Type 2 diabetes in children on the rise

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UKSTSG training report gets mixed response

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Blood donation criteria in England revised
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Blood donation criteria in England revised

Decision will enable more people to donate blood.

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Patient participation in hand hygiene initiatives should not be seen as a threat
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Patient participation in hand hygiene initiatives should not be seen as a threat

Almost half of physicians feel patients should not be offering reminders to perform hand hygiene.

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Do patient portals improve diabetes outcomes?

Online in-portal messaging is associated with better diabetes management in a large community outpatient practice.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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Zoster vaccine may be safe for IBD patients on anti-TNF drugs

No cases in a 189-patient retrospective study.

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NICE updates guidance on fever in young children
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NICE updates guidance on fever in young children

New recommendations for sepsis recognition and non-paediatricians prescribing antipyretics.

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PHE calls for HCV testing in the UK
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PHE calls for HCV testing in the UK

Early diagnosis and treatment are imperative.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review attempts to pin down optimal BP targets in hypertensive older adults

Yet the target remains elusive.

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Endometriosis is a risk factor for skin cancer

Association may be the result of a shared genetic link involving pigmentation.

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RA risk by job

Four occupations are associated with increased risk.

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Pediatric CAP cases with high bacterial infection values drop after PCV13 introduction

Overall decline in CAP cases continues.

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NICE issues recommendations on bisphosphonates for treating osteoporosis

Evidence-based guidance from NICE.

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Home blood pressure monitoring can predict dementia risk
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Home blood pressure monitoring can predict dementia risk

A new study has identified a higher risk of dementia among patients with blood pressure variability identified through home monitoring.

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Big data identifies surprising connections between illnesses
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Big data identifies surprising connections between illnesses

The findings could change how certain diseases are treated in the future.

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Which free mobile apps are most helpful in type 2 diabetes management?

Only 4 of 89 scored high for 6 diabetes-specific tasks.

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