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Statins: Do the risks outweigh the benefits in over 65s?
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Statins: Do the risks outweigh the benefits in over 65s?

Post hoc analysis of data from the ALLHAT-LLT study of 2,867 participants enrolled at 513 sites.

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Do antidepressants increase VTE risk in women?

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Atherosclerosis: aspirin may be useful among patients with a prior ischaemic event

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COPD: does combining LAMA and LABA raise CVD risk?

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Ketamine treatment for depression: risks and benefits

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New therapies for psoriatic arthritis get green light

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Manchester attack: visiting health workers among first to offer assistance

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EMA recommends changes to vancomycin prescribing information

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FDA: brain retention of gadolinium not harmful

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Study recommends use of ‘digital autopsies’

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Cannabis-based drug could help treat epilepsy in children

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Elderly care costs set for steep increase, say researchers

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GP numbers fall short of targets

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New GMC standards for postgrad training

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Testing platelet counts could speed up cancer diagnosis

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Improvements for global health law trilogy
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Improvements for global health law trilogy

The global health law trilogy attempts for a safer, healthier, and fairer world

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Prostate cancer: salvage ADT underutilized despite level 1 evidence

RTOG 9601 data published in 2010 showed survival benefit for adding ADT to SRT.

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HCV: SOF/VEL shows high efficacy, PRO benefit in HIV coinfection

Results of the ASTRAL-5 study.

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Former Ethiopian health minister elected WHO Director-General
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Former Ethiopian health minister elected WHO Director-General

The new Director-General of the World Health Organization will take office on July 1 for a five-year period.

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Statins may not cut CHD or mortality
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Statins may not cut CHD or mortality

Treating older people who have moderate hyperlipidaemia and hypertension with statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease does not reduce...

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DLBCL: early interim PET/CT with liver-based assessment more predictive of PFS

Interim scan carried out after 2 cycles of chemotherapy.

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Refractory HR+/HER2− MBC: abemaciclib shows promise in phase 2 trial

Abemaciclib is a CDK4 and CDK6 inhibitor given as a single agent.

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NSCLC: KRAS+ status predicts OS benefit with checkpoint inhibitors

Results of a meta-analysis show benefit over docetaxel is limited to KRAS-mutant disease.

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Locally advanced NSCLC: NLR predicts CRT outcomes

Prognostic value observed in patients receiving definitive chemoradiation with or without surgery.

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Gastrointestinal Disease: Monthly Essentials May 2017
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Gastrointestinal Disease: Monthly Essentials May 2017

Aginate-antacid + PPI for GERD | Deprescribing PPIs | Managing pain in IBD.

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COPD exacerbation in those with CVD may increase stroke risk | ATS
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COPD exacerbation in those with CVD may increase stroke risk | ATS

Currently used cardiac medications might be called for immediately following COPD exacerbations.

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Program more than halves catheter-associated UTIs in nursing homes | AGS
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Program more than halves catheter-associated UTIs in nursing homes | AGS

CAUTI rates decreased by 54% with 75% of facilities reporting at least 40% reduction

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Ovarian granulosa cell tumors: prognostic factors identified

Early surgery is best, and adjuvant chemotherapy does not appear to improve survival.

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Metformin stands out among diabetes medications for pancreatic cancer benefit

Meta-analysis of cohort studies finds benefit for metformin only.

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