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Skype helps with chronic knee pain
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Skype helps with chronic knee pain

An internet delivered programme produced meaningful improvements in pain and function among patients with chronic knee pain, research published in the...

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Telemedicine plus online coping-skills training for knee osteoarthritis

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NSAIDs provide little benefit for back pain

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Ankle sprain: Exercise and bracing may give best results

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Another contract

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New guidelines for treating lower back pain

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

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Photographs may improve patient healthcare in rural areas

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WHO deploys medical teams to Yemen as health crisis deepens

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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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Researchers blame health care cuts for mortality rise

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Ten million GP appointments wasted each year

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Thousands of new mothers have no access to midwives

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Researchers call for vitamin D food fortification

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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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First-of-its-kind Rare Diseases International policy event
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First-of-its-kind Rare Diseases International policy event

The event has been organised by Rare Diseases International in partnership with the BLACKSWAN Foundation and EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe.

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Global consortium formed to educate leaders on climate and health
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Global consortium formed to educate leaders on climate and health

The Consortium aims to prepare leaders for the impact climate will continue to have on health.

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Computer screens and doctors

Doctors need to balance interacting with demands of the computer screen and the patient.

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How are patients rating you online?
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How are patients rating you online?

Patients feel that accessing ratings and comments empowers them to make better-informed health-related choices.

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Doctors should add patient vlogs to their therapeutic toolkit
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Doctors should add patient vlogs to their therapeutic toolkit

Physicians should acknowledge that vloggers do a better job of engaging some patients, said Dr Albert Wu of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Pain: what are the most common causes?

Study analyzes prevalence of specific diagnoses in 6.6 million US adults

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NSAIDs little help for back pain
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NSAIDs little help for back pain

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen offer little more clinical benefit to patients with spinal pain than a placebo, a systematic...

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Seeing the same GP leads to fewer hospital admissions
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Seeing the same GP leads to fewer hospital admissions

Continuity of GP care could be a key line of defence against rising hospital admissions, a study in the BMJ suggests.

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Lower mortality for patients treated by international doctors
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Lower mortality for patients treated by international doctors

International medical graduates make up a quarter of the doctor workforce in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.

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Aquatic dance could offer lasting benefits for older obese women with knee osteoarthritis

Dance classes at the pool may have an edge over standard water aerobics for improving functional status and fitness.

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Heading football linked to concussion
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Heading football linked to concussion

Football players who head the ball a lot are three times more likely to have concussion symptoms than those who head it less often, a study published in...

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Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of treatments for pain and depression
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Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of treatments for pain and depression

The meta-analysis reviewed 29 trials involving 18,000 patients diagnosed with chronic pain of the neck, lower back, head, and knee.

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Positive spin

NHS is coping well in a very tough and challenging environment

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