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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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Psoriasis: increased risk for non-melanoma skin cancer with TNF inhibitors

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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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Implementing supported self-management for asthma in UK general practice

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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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EMA suspends authorisation for 3 MRI contrast agents
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EMA suspends authorisation for 3 MRI contrast agents

European Medicines Agency restricts the use of linear gadolinium agents in body scans.

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Follicular lymphoma: phase 3 trial confirms viability of rituximab biosimilar

More than 9 in 10 patients responded in both treatment arms.

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Stroke prevention in Afib: nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants have the edge

Will results of clinical trials of these agents hold up in routine clinical care?

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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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For first-episode psychosis, second-generation antipsychotics generally equivalent

The authors recommend that the choice of SGA should be based on side-effect profile.

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HCV-3: dual-DAA regimens are best

Data from the real-world GECCO cohort study.

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Advanced breast cancer: first-line bevacizumab best with taxane-based chemotherapy

Results of a meta-analysis should settle the debate over how to use bevacizumab.

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Blood test detects EGFR when genetic test isn’t possible

Genetic testing isn’t possible in up to 20% of patients.

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Adductor canal nerve blockade equivalent to FNB blockade for pain control after ACL reconstruction | AOSSM
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Adductor canal nerve blockade equivalent to FNB blockade for pain control after ACL reconstruction | AOSSM

Quadriceps muscle activation deficits were lower for the ACB group at all timepoints.

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Autologous conditioned plasma is first-line option for plantar fasciitis | AOSSM
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Autologous conditioned plasma is first-line option for plantar fasciitis | AOSSM

ACP may optimize healing environment for tissue regeneration and repair.

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Digestive Disease: Monthly Essentials July 2017
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Digestive Disease: Monthly Essentials July 2017

PPIs are linked to increased mortality risk | In pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis nonresponders, check for allergy | GERD may be a sign to look for sleep apnea.

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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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Obese axial spondyloarthritis patients less likely to respond to TNFis

Yet the drugs are often continued inappropriately.

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HCV: FDA greenlights triple-DAA salvage therapy

Second-line pangenotypic SOF/VEL/VOX approved for patients with mild/no cirrhosis.

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