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IVF cuts defy national guidelines

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Meningitis vaccination plan for Hampshire schoolchildren

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NHS budget cuts leave sexual health services at ‘breaking point’

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Wales to adopt new regulations for blood donation

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NICE: GPs urged to create national autism register

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£1.3bn recruitment plan for mental health

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Biomarkers help determine best treatment for rheumatoid arthritis

Scoring system eases the decision-making process.

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Watch out for osteoarthritis in hypertensive patients

Pain in the knee could lead to disability.

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Could hypertension give you bad knees?
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Could hypertension give you bad knees?

Meta-analysis of observational studies investigates the association.

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Joint and Bone Disease: Monthly Essentials August 2017
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Joint and Bone Disease: Monthly Essentials August 2017

Statins and mortality in ankylosing spondylitis | Acetaminophen fails in osteoarthritis.

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Big data identifies surprising connections between illnesses
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Big data identifies surprising connections between illnesses

The findings could change how certain diseases are treated in the future.

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MSF refuses to sign Mediterranean Code of Conduct
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MSF refuses to sign Mediterranean Code of Conduct

The organisation has voiced concern that aspects of the Code could impact on fundamental humanitarian principles.

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Doctors are guilty of medical fat-shaming and sizeism, experts say
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Doctors are guilty of medical fat-shaming and sizeism, experts say

Negative attitudes among medical providers can result in significant physical harm to patients.

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Junior doctors fight for equal rights during pregnancy
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Junior doctors fight for equal rights during pregnancy

The European Junior Doctors Permanent Working Group has set out "a minimum level of rights" which, it says, should be formalised collectively in each country.

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Glucosamine vs placebo: no difference for hip or knee OA in any subgroup

A meta-analysis of individual patient data.

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Glucosamine does not improve pain or function in patients with osteoarthritis

Glucosamine did not improve symptoms in the overall osteoarthritis population, but does response vary across subgroups?

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Burnout rates have reached ‘epidemic levels’
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Burnout rates have reached ‘epidemic levels’

Experts say a new approach is needed to address the growing problem.

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Coaching talk and money motivate walks after knee replacement

Results of the Study of Physical Activity Rewards Following Knee Surgery (SPARKS) trial.

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Osteoarthritis: unicompartmental knee arthroplasty equally effective in older patients

Patients aged 80 y or older have poorer baseline function than younger patients and stand to benefit more from treatment, but tend to be excluded from studies.

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Should doctors work 24-hour shifts?
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Should doctors work 24-hour shifts?

As changes are introduced in the US to allow doctors to work longer shifts, one expert has questioned the impact of sleep deprivation on patient care.

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