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Aspirin for frequent tension headache queried
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Aspirin for frequent tension headache queried

Evidence of aspirin’s efficacy for relieving acute pain in people with frequent episodic tension-type headache is limited, a Cochrane review of randomised...

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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors

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Ankle sprain: Exercise and bracing may give best results

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Short-term Yoga benefits chronic low back pain | Cochrane review

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Cochrane Review: yoga may reduce pain, disability from chronic low back pain

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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report

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Yoga may help lower back pain

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Doctors under-estimate the harm of treatments, screening and tests

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The NHS in crisis-again

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Hospitals braced for cold weather ‘spike’

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Review raises concerns over locum doctors

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Hospitals declare ‘black alert’ due to overcrowding

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Former GMC chief to lead NHS Confederation

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Plans for seven-day GPs ‘in disarray’

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NHS warning from leading doctors and nurses

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Global action needed on suicide among health care workers, says Lancet editorial
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Global action needed on suicide among health care workers, says Lancet editorial

Experts say the rate of depressive disorders among health-care workers compared with the general population is “alarming”.

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Doctor's near-death experience inspires campaign to improve doctors' patient communication skills
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Doctor's near-death experience inspires campaign to improve doctors' patient communication skills

Dr. Rana Awdish almost died after an occult liver adenoma ruptured, leading to multisystem organ failure and the death of the infant she was carrying.

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Detox dangers: doctors must warn patients about potential life-threatening effects
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Detox dangers: doctors must warn patients about potential life-threatening effects

The warning follows cases of severe hyponatraemia with the use of herbal remedies containing valerian root.

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Medical students and anatomy staff suffer toxic effects of formalin-treated cadavers
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Medical students and anatomy staff suffer toxic effects of formalin-treated cadavers

The research examined a possible link between chronic formalin exposure and a number of cancer-related deaths at the anatomy department of Alexandria University.

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New Year resolutions

Increase resilience, remain compassionate and to try and understand the role and work of our colleague are the 3 good New Year resolutions to follow

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World Medical Association sets out its priorities for 2017
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World Medical Association sets out its priorities for 2017

The health implications of climate change and the protection of healthcare workers in conflict zones top the WMA's priorities.

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Vitamin D supplements cut chronic widespread pain

Supplements help in cases of vitamin D deficiency, without affecting nerve conduction.

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Fibromyalgia: evidenced-based guidelines are inconsistent

Evidenced-based guidelines need to be harmonized by consensus process.

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Are automated telephone systems effective in health management?
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Are automated telephone systems effective in health management?

Findings from a new review suggest automated telephone systems could have a role to play in the delivery of health care in the future, but more research is needed.

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Myofascial neck/shoulder pain: dry needling as effective as manual pressure

First randomized controlled trial of its kind.

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Chronic lumbar pain: transforaminal and interlaminar epidural steroid injections equally safe, effective

Lifetime prevalence of lower back and neck pain runs at 65%-80%.

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Fibromyalgia: Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral pain management course appears effective

This is the first randomized controlled trial of its kind.

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Should we be worried about Santa’s health?
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Should we be worried about Santa’s health?

One expert says that given he can fly around the world in one night, he’s “probably in pretty good health”.

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Airline apologises to doctor it refused help from
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Airline apologises to doctor it refused help from

The company says it has introduced a number of measures following the incident earlier this year.

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