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NSAIDs may not be as good as paracetamol+codeine for pain

Updates on benefit vs risk for oral paracetamol with or without codeine.

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Low back pain: does clinical presentation differ in elderly patients?

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Decreased lower extremity muscle mass worsens knee pain in osteoarthritis

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Do VIP patients get better care?

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Tributes paid to doctors who rushed to save lives during London terrorist attack

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European junior doctors group issues warning on Brexit

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Google’s kidney injury deal should serve as a “cautionary tale for health care”

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ISIS gunmen dressed as doctors storm hospital in Kabul

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“Red flags” noted for spinal condition

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Professional & Business

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Bariatric surgery rationing ‘misguided’

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Scottish NHS increases access to IVF treatment

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£2bn for social care ‘not solution to the crisis’

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Less than half of women breastfeed after 2 months

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RCGP: Millions should be reassured by pill study

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Alzheimer’s test needs more research, says charity

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Sciatica: no relief from pregabalin

Pregabalin is effective for other types of neuropathic pain, but falls short for sciatica.

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GPs in Accident and Emergency, will it work?

New budget scheme to tackle hospital overcrowding

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Fibromyalgia: placebo has moderate effect size

A meta-analysis of 124 randomized controlled trials.

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Lancet Commission reports 814 medical personnel killed in Syria
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Lancet Commission reports 814 medical personnel killed in Syria

The first report from the Lancet Commission on Syria commends the resilience and resourcefulness of health workers who have ‘mobilised on an unprecedented scale’.

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NSAIDs linked to cardiac arrest
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NSAIDs linked to cardiac arrest

Use of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) diclofenac and ibuprofen are associated with a significantly increased risk of cardiac arrest,...

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MSF criticises 'unnecessary suffering' caused by EU-Turkey deal
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MSF criticises 'unnecessary suffering' caused by EU-Turkey deal

Médecins Sans Frontières is reporting a three-fold increase in the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder among migrants trapped in 'hotspots' on the Greek islands.

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On line consultations and prescribing

Online prescribing and consultation has got to be properly regulated with patient safety being paramount

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Patients who trust their doctor may have better clinical outcomes
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Patients who trust their doctor may have better clinical outcomes

Authors of a new study say their findings emphasise the need to make developing trust a vital part of clinical practice.

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ACP says Trump's new immigration order will cause a health care crisis
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ACP says Trump's new immigration order will cause a health care crisis

The American College of Physicians is seeking an exemption for international medical graduates to allow them to undertake residency programmes in the US.

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RA drug fails to show benefit in chronic fatigue syndrome

IL-1 is thought to play an etiologic role in chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Systemic therapies for low back pain: what works best?

Systematic review evaluates treatments for low back pain.

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Pain and Opioid Abuse: Monthly Essentials March 2017
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Pain and Opioid Abuse: Monthly Essentials March 2017

New guideline for low back pain | PT for low back pain | Widespread pain with whiplash | Aspirin for postpartum perineal pain

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6 in 10 European doctors planning on leaving the UK
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6 in 10 European doctors planning on leaving the UK

More than 90 per cent said the UK’s decision to leave the EU was a factor in their considerations.

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European Reference Networks bring together 900 specialists to tackle complex and rare diseases
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European Reference Networks bring together 900 specialists to tackle complex and rare diseases

The virtual networks were set up under the EU Directive on Patients' Rights in Healthcare.

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