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People with schizophrenia lose 13–15 years of potential life – a meta-analysis study
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People with schizophrenia lose 13–15 years of potential life – a meta-analysis study

Study highlights the need for developing and implementing interventions to improve health and longevity

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BMJ and Oxford University target 'questionable integrity' of medical research

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Depression: 2nd generation antidepressants, CBT are best bets

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Bipolar disorder: HCV doubles risk for Alzheimer’s disease

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European doctors back cycling strategy

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Doctors must become more data literate

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1 in 3 EU deaths in under 75s could be avoided

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Neurol
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New score predicts cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Affect Disord
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Depression: transcranial DCS is safe, well-tolerated

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Study clarifies cancer risk for BRCA gene mutations

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RCOG outlines steps to prevent baby deaths and injuries during birth

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Medicine information leaflets too complex, say experts

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NHS appeal for more black people to give blood

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Unions urge removal of NHS pay cap

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New ‘powerful’ 3-in-1 blood test for prostate cancer

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  • Clinical Essentials from Sleep
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Insomnia: Internet CBT works, but better in person

Authors suggest that internet CBT could be incorporated into a stepped-care model.

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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Do you understand new contract ideas?

It is important for GPs to fully understand what is on offer and what could be the implications for them.

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Does animal therapy pose a risk to patients?
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Does animal therapy pose a risk to patients?

New research suggests many hospitals may not be protecting patients from the risks of such therapy.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Front Neurol
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Childhood adversity tied to earlier onset of MS

Study also shows inverse relationship with oral reading recognition.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Affect Disord
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Antenatal depression: online CBT shows value

Data from the first randomized controlled trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neuropsychology
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Mind wandering: a new way to detect early Alzheimer's disease

Not all minds that wander are lost.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Prev Med
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Traumatic brain injury tied to 8-fold increase in suicide risk

Novel study links suicide to physical conditions in the general US population.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Euro Surveill
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HCV: MOSAIC risk score identifies at-risk HIV+ MSM

Development and validation of a risk score for stratifying acute HCV risk.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Med Dir Assoc
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Parkinson's disease: antipsychotics do not reduce survival in older adults

Prior research suggested a link to reduced survival in a non-PD population.

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Pregabalin does not increase heart failure risk

Study evaluates the risk for heart failure among patients receiving pregabalin vs gabapentin.

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Head transplant team reports success in rats
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Head transplant team reports success in rats

The first human head transplant is planned for December 2017.

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Principle of ‘medical neutrality in times of conflict’ must be applied during Brexit talks
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Principle of ‘medical neutrality in times of conflict’ must be applied during Brexit talks

Six leading doctors’ organisations say the principle of medical neutrality must be applied to Brexit negotiations to avoid collateral damage to patients.

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Smoking ban cut violent patient assaults
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Smoking ban cut violent patient assaults

The introduction of a smoking ban in one of the UK’s largest mental health trusts led to a 39% drop in violence, a study has found, despite long held assumptions...

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Fewer adult smokers in England
  • The BMJ
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Fewer adult smokers in England

The proportion of people in England aged over 18 who smoke decreased from 19.9% in 2010 to 15.5% in 2016, figures from NHS Digital show.1

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