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

No benefits observed among those with no prior ischaemic event.

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FDA approves first-line pebrolizumab for advanced bladder cancer

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Oesophageal cancer: does statin use help after diagnosis?

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Online abortion service is safe and effective

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No evidence emphatically favors any of 42 combination treatments for schizophrenia

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White children more likely to receive opioids in ED | APS

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Patients at risk from errors in IV PCA | APS

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ACIP updates recommendations for serogroup B meningococcal vaccine

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Almost half of deaths now have recorded cause

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Tobacco company accused of sidestepping plain pack rules

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BHF calls for better diagnosis of atrial fibrillation

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Dementia deaths to quadruple by 2040, says study

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BMA: government has ‘callous disregard’ for NHS

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RCS: Private hospitals should disclose ‘botched’ operation data

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Online abortion options ‘safe and effective’, says study

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World Medical Association to host major conferences on physician assisted suicide
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World Medical Association to host major conferences on physician assisted suicide

The events are being used as a soundboard to help decide if the WMA should change its policy on euthanasia and physician assisted suicide.

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Artificial Intelligence: can data help stop chronic conditions before they start?
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Artificial Intelligence: can data help stop chronic conditions before they start?

Details of a new project have been announced which aim to advance preventive healthcare.

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Viagra-type drugs don’t raise melanoma risk
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Viagra-type drugs don’t raise melanoma risk

Phosphodiesterase inhibitors such as sildenafil (Viagra) are not associated with increased risk of melanoma in men who take them to treat erectile dysfunction,...

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HER2+ breast cancer: final results of the phase 3 TH3RESA trial

Study shows improved OS, less toxicity than physician's choice in previously treated patients.

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Platinum-sensitive SCLC: second-line pazopanib shows promise

Data from a multicenter phase 2 study.

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HCV: retreatment with SOF/VEL may be an option

Phase 2 study shows 91% clearance rate.

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Statins reduce mortality in colon cancer

Decrease is steepest with intact BMP signaling.

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Diabetic neuropathy: omega-3 supplementation shows promise

Supplementation appears to promote nerve regeneration in patients with type 1 diabetes.

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HER2+ breast cancer: trastuzumab entansine improves overall survival

Phase 3 EMILIA data support superiority over capecitabine plus lapatinib.

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Hypothyroidism correction in chronic heart failure may improve prognosis | ECE
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Hypothyroidism correction in chronic heart failure may improve prognosis | ECE

Failure to correct TSH levels was associated with increased risk of all-cause death.

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Inositol administration improves glucose tolerance and insulin resistance | ECE
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Inositol administration improves glucose tolerance and insulin resistance | ECE

Patients given inositol experienced significant improvement in HOMA-IR score

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Testicular cancer: VTE risk high during cisplatin-based chemotherapy

Khorana risk score did not accurately predict risk of VTE.

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Methadone patients often undertreated for pain

Methadone patients experiencing mild to moderate pain are at risk for suicide.

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Stroke: argatroban rtPA add-on shows promise

Data from the ARTSS-2 multicenter trial.

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