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Sleeping longer may increase osteoporosis risk

Meta-analysis examines the association between sleep duration and the risk for osteoporosis.

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Rating your doctor

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European Medicines Agency broadens public access to drug data

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Female life expectancy could exceed 90 years by 2030

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Rare disease alliance calls for minimum 3-fold increase in annual drug approvals

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New PHE guidance for preventing falls and fractures in elderly

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Skype helps with chronic knee pain

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After hip or knee replacement, younger patients far likelier to need eventual revision

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Atopic dermatitis patients likelier to develop osteoporosis

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One-off screening test cuts bowel cancer risk by third, study shows

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Rise in A&E referrals from NHS 111 service

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Welsh medical professional training given £95m investment

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Hospital cuts planned across England, reveals BBC

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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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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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Anxiety and depression increase risk of surgical wound complications
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Anxiety and depression increase risk of surgical wound complications

Experts suggest psychological health should be assessed before surgery.

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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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Baricitinib more effective than adalimumab or placebo in methotrexate-resistant RA

Favorable phase 3 results from the RA-BEAM trial of this oral Janus kinase inhibitor.

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Diagnostic criteria for idiopathic multicentric CD established
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Diagnostic criteria for idiopathic multicentric CD established

It’s believed the criteria will help patients with the rare, immunological disorder receive more precise treatments faster.

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Telemedicine plus online coping-skills training for knee osteoarthritis

Pain and function improved after interactive online interventions.

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Spinal disorders elevated in IBD patients 20 years after diagnosis | ECCO

Patients with IBD often suffer from extraintestinal rheumatic manifestations.

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Air pollution contributes to 4.2 million deaths annually
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Air pollution contributes to 4.2 million deaths annually

92 per cent of the world’s population lives in areas with unhealthy air, according to a new report.

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Soccer link to boxing-type brain damage
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Soccer link to boxing-type brain damage

Playing soccer at a high level may lead to the same kind of brain injuries as boxing, postmortem studies at the Institute of Neurology in London have found.1

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Another contract

BMA announced its annual GP contract changes for 2017/18 in England

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New guidelines for treating lower back pain
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New guidelines for treating lower back pain

New guidelines from the American College of Physicians recommend that acute or subacute lower back pain should be treated with non-drug therapies.

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Study nixes link between HPV vaccine, autoimmune diseases

Vaccine safety has been questioned amid reports of autoimmune disease after vaccination.

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Ultrasound picks up disease activity in RA patients on DMARDs

In this small study, nearly half of those in clinical remission had telltale activity on ultrasound.

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New ACP guideline: begin with drug-free approach to low back pain

First-line options include superficial heat, massage, and acupuncture.

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