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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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Oropharyngeal cancer: cost of treatment almost doubles in just 4 y

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Views sought on digital innovation in health in the EU

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CML: TKI dose de-escalation in patients with stable MMR or better

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Ataluren benefits some boys with nonsense mutation Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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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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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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Do you know all 11 risk factors for prediabetes?

Only 6% of primary care providers surveyed correctly identified them all.

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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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HER2+ breast cancer: 2 common trastuzumab-based chemotherapy regimens have similar efficacy, safety in older women

First head-to-head comparison of ACTH vs TCH.

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For tardive dyskinesia, deutetrabenazine looks effective

This treatment may allow patients to continue dopamine receptor antagonists for underlying psychiatric conditions.

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Low-dose furosemide ineffective, unsafe in critically ill patients with early acute kidney injury

Results of the SPARK study.

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Respiratory Infection: Monthly Essentials July 2017
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Respiratory Infection: Monthly Essentials July 2017

Reductions with inclusion of atypical pathogens in empiric treatment | PCV13 triggers adequate response long term in older adults.

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Metastatic triple-negative breast cancer: add-on bevacizumab is the best of 8 targeted agents

Results of a network meta-analysis.

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Implementing supported self-management for asthma in UK general practice
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Implementing supported self-management for asthma in UK general practice

A qualitative study carried out as part of the IMP2ART programme of work.

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HCV-3: dual-DAA regimens are best

Data from the real-world GECCO cohort study.

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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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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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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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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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