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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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Non-thoracic MRI is OK for pacemakers

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Cancer mortality rates falling faster in men than women

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Children tend to eat unhealthy while watching television, says study

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The forearm is not a good substitute for upper arm in BP measures for large patients

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Testosterone treatment queried in over 65s

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Watch for “soft signs” of child abuse

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Rating your doctor

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European Medicines Agency broadens public access to drug data

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Professional & Business

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

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Rise in A&E referrals from NHS 111 service

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Welsh medical professional training given £95m investment

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Hospital cuts planned across England, reveals BBC

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GPs told to ration stop smoking services

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NHS at ‘breaking point’, warns BMA

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Female life expectancy could exceed 90 years by 2030
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Female life expectancy could exceed 90 years by 2030

Experts are warning that policies must be put in place to support the growing older population.

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Rare disease alliance calls for minimum 3-fold increase in annual drug approvals
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Rare disease alliance calls for minimum 3-fold increase in annual drug approvals

EURORDIS, which represents 700 rare disease patient organisations, says it will not take no for an answer.

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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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Age interacts with dabigatran in bleeding risk

Lower dose for elderly patients may be warranted.

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Maintenance plan helps keep weight off
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Maintenance plan helps keep weight off

People tend to regain 1-2 kg a year after successfully losing weight, but new research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that incorporating...

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Skype helps with chronic knee pain
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Skype helps with chronic knee pain

An internet delivered programme produced meaningful improvements in pain and function among patients with chronic knee pain, research published in the...

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Antibiotics: managing patient expectations
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Antibiotics: managing patient expectations

A new study suggests patient expectations often influence the decision to prescribe antibiotics.

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European Commission warns of health risks with UV-C hospital equipment sterilisation process
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European Commission warns of health risks with UV-C hospital equipment sterilisation process

UV-C lamps are often used to sterilise hospital equipment

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Anxiety and depression increase risk of surgical wound complications
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Anxiety and depression increase risk of surgical wound complications

Experts suggest psychological health should be assessed before surgery.

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Girls with overweight/obesity who misperceive weight have better BP as adults

The results fit with a trend to associating weight misperception with better health outcomes.

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Statin side effects link to LDL targets
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Statin side effects link to LDL targets

Statin specific side effects are the strongest predictor of patients with coronary heart disease failing to achieve low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol...

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Two question test for elderly depression

Two simple questions can diagnose depression in older people as effectively as more complex screening tools, a review of clinical studies has found.1

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Researchers find autism biomarkers in infancy
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Researchers find autism biomarkers in infancy

MRIs performed at 6-12 months identified 80% of high-risk infants who were diagnosed with autism at 24 months.

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COPD: aclidinium/formoterol safety, efficacy confirmed at 52 wks

Extension of the AUGMENT trial shows low rate of adverse events.

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