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PPI use not linked with dementia, says new study
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PPI use not linked with dementia, says new study

The new findings contradict findings from a 2016 study from Germany.

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Implementing supported self-management for asthma in UK general practice

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Brain damage reversed in a drowned toddler

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Views sought on digital innovation in health in the EU

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COPD: efficacy and safety of direct switch to indacaterol/glycopyrronium

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Parkinson's disease: NICE issues updated recommendations

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Responding to terror attacks: training manual being developed for doctors in Europe

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Watchdog opens investigation into European Medicines Agency

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Are you meeting stethoscope hygiene standards?

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Professional & Business

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Blood donation regulations relaxed for gay men and sex workers

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NHS England to cut out wasteful drug prescriptions

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GMC: action plan for revalidation

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£325 million to ‘modernise and transform’ patient care

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Government publishes plan for ‘smokefree generation’

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Declare Suicide Act illegal, high court told

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Obese patients don’t need to lose weight before joint replacement surgery
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Obese patients don’t need to lose weight before joint replacement surgery

A new study suggests long-term relief from joint replacement surgery is similar in obese and non-obese patients.

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Germany's increasing contribution to global health
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Germany's increasing contribution to global health

Study suggests the need to accept additional responsibilities

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Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to increase in autism risk

Best designed study to date finds 50% increased risk but the absolute risk is small.

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Pneumonia mortality: the link with white blood cell count

Very low or high WBC counts linked to increased mortality in pneumococcal pneumonia.

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Are sugary drink interventions working?
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Are sugary drink interventions working?

Nutritionists at the University of Leeds carried out the first comprehensive review of interventions to reduce sugary drinks consumption.

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FDA approves first MRI device for brain imaging in newborns

The Embrace Neonatal MRI System is designed specifically for neonatal head and brain imaging.

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Stroke in the spotlight for World Brain Day
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Stroke in the spotlight for World Brain Day

Efforts are needed to address the major variances in the quality of care provision worldwide, says the World Federation of Neurology.

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Antihypertensive use higher after partial vs radical nephrectomy

Hemodynamic parameters were comparable to radical nephrectomy.

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Cannabinoid oromucosal spray fails to improve cancer pain

Two prior randomised double-blind studies reported encouraging results in patients with advanced cancer and chronic pain refractory to optimised opioid therapy.

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First report from the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care
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First report from the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care

The potential benefit of targeting these risk factors is greater than could ever be imagined with current experimental therapies, expert says.

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NHS sets new performance standards for ambulance service
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NHS sets new performance standards for ambulance service

This is expected to save more lives and reduced lengthy waits.

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Obesity: greater focus needed on weight gain in young adults
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Obesity: greater focus needed on weight gain in young adults

Counselling young parents on the risks of weight gain may help reduce obesity rates.

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WHO launches integrated primary health care network in Syria
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WHO launches integrated primary health care network in Syria

The network will consist of a number of mobile and fixed units.

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Meta-analysis: is vasectomy linked to prostate cancer?

Meta-analysis of 53 studies in >14 million men gives the final verdict.

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