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EMA recommends suspension of several medicines due to unreliable study data
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EMA recommends suspension of several medicines due to unreliable study data

The European Medicines Agency inspection team identified a number of concerns, including misrepresentation of study data.

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Childhood obesity plan “not enough”

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Bowel disease signs in younger patients

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Weekend surgery not associated with increased risk of death

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Link between alcohol and CVD is not universal

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Trump's proposed healthcare Bill pulled at 11th hour

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GPs found wanting on women’s health

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Cutting salt can reduce nocturia

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Weaponisation of health care in Syria

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Half of £2bn cash boost spent outside NHS

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Report: GPs not treating gynaecological patients ‘with dignity or respect’

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Bariatric surgery rationing ‘misguided’

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Scottish NHS increases access to IVF treatment

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£2bn for social care ‘not solution to the crisis’

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Less than half of women breastfeed after 2 months

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  • Clinical Essentials from Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis
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Prostate cancer: proPSA improves prognostic accuracy of Prostate Health Index

Combining the two measures improved detection of aggressive disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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Only 17 US states have AEDs in schools despite SCA as leading cause of school-age death

Time from collapse to defib is critical factor in survival.

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US surgeons remove parasitic twin from 10-month old girl
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US surgeons remove parasitic twin from 10-month old girl

The lower half of the underdeveloped twin’s body including pelvis, functioning legs, feet and bladder had been protruded from the infant’s neck and back.

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Can exercise rehabilitation improve outcome following pulmonary embolism?
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Can exercise rehabilitation improve outcome following pulmonary embolism?

Almost half of patients who suffer a pulmonary embolism (PE) experience long-term limitations to physical capacity.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Med
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Does asthma increase the risk for herpes zoster infection in children?

Large population-based study evaluates the association.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Heart Assoc
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RAS inhibitors are linked to better outcomes but do not prevent Afib post-MI

All-cause mortality reduction is good news, but there is no reduction in new-onset Afib.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Obstet Gynecol
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Severe peripartum hypertension: new recommendations on emergent therapy

This condition can arise any time in the peripartum period

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Preterm births higher in cancer survivors
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Preterm births higher in cancer survivors

Young women who have survived cancer have an increased risk of having a preterm birth and a low birthweight baby, a large case control study of cancer...

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Under half breast feed after two months
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Under half breast feed after two months

Public Health England has launched a 24 hour chat room to try to improve rates of long term breast feeding, after a survey found that women have many unanswered...

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Do VIP patients get better care?
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Do VIP patients get better care?

A new study finds doctors can feel pressured by so-called VIPs to provide additional tests or treatments that they believed were unnecessary.

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Tributes paid to doctors who rushed to save lives during London terrorist attack
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Tributes paid to doctors who rushed to save lives during London terrorist attack

Doctors and nurses from a nearby hospital sprinted across Westminster Bridge during the attack to get to victims.

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Family history of hypertension might hasten type 2 diabetes onset

Patients present with disease at an earlier age if hypertension is present in the family tree.

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Study of 2 million adults shows reduced CVD risk with moderate alcohol consumption

The association between alcohol consumption and CVD risk has long been a mixed cocktail of findings.

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Weekend emergency surgery no riskier
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Weekend emergency surgery no riskier

Deaths in patients who have emergency surgery at the weekend are no more likely than in those whose operations take place on weekdays, a study in Scotland...

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