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Allergic rhinitis: new UK consensus statement

Expert recommendations on effectively managing allergic rhinitis.

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Vitamin D supplements “do cut ARI risk”

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NSAIDs little help for back pain

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New guidelines for treating lower back pain

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Trump to appoint vaccine sceptic to chair commission on vaccine safety

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American College of Physicians takes a stand against Trump

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GPs unsure of tamoxifen for prevention

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Lower mortality for patients treated by international doctors

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Habitual e-cig use linked with long-term cardiac risks

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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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Researchers blame health care cuts for mortality rise

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Ten million GP appointments wasted each year

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Thousands of new mothers have no access to midwives

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Researchers call for vitamin D food fortification

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CDC: influenza vaccine 48% effective this season

Results of an interim analysis in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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CML: smoking identified as an unfavorable prognostic factor

Patients aged <60 y have more to gain from quitting.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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HCV: study supports DAA-related risk for HBV reactivation

Modest flares often occur early and without clinical effect.

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New insulin aspart formulation works faster, clears out sooner

New formulation more closely mimics normal endogenous insulin secretion.

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Global antibiotic stewardship collaboration in five countries
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Global antibiotic stewardship collaboration in five countries

Antibiotic stewardship is a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to optimize use of 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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  • Clinical Essentials from Oncotarget
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Breast cancer: how safe is dual HER2 blockade?

Results of a meta-analysis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Neurol
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Acute optic neuritis: opicinumab may improve remyelination

Current therapies for optic neuritis and multiple sclerosis do not repair neuronal damage.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Heart
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RF ablation vs antiarrhythmics in paroxysmal Afib: one has better outcomes at 5 y

Afib symptoms, occurrence were lower with RFA.

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Etanercept associated with reduced cancer risk in RA

Biologic-naïve patients had higher cancer rates in this large cohort study.

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Abnormal vaginal microbiota not a bar to effective oral PrEP | CROI
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Abnormal vaginal microbiota not a bar to effective oral PrEP | CROI

PrEP efficacy did not differ among women with detected versus undetected Gardnerella/Bacteroides and Lactobacillus.

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Refractory IC/BPS: intravesical lipotoxin fails to show benefit

Results of a multicenter, randomized controlled clinical trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Care
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Lixisenatide may benefit older adults with type 2 diabetes

The highest prevalence of T2D is among those aged 70-79 y.

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Lipids and CAD: Monthly Essentials February 2017
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Lipids and CAD: Monthly Essentials February 2017

Evolocumab and CV risk | New dyslipidemia guidelines | Family history predicts subclinical CAD

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