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Avoid these words when speaking to patients
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Avoid these words when speaking to patients

Using language with negative emotional content may lead to an increase in the patient’s experience of pain or anxiety.

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Vitamin D supplementations do not reduce falls and fractures risk

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Stop bringing work home!

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Steroid no benefit in knee osteoarthritis

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NICE updates hip fracture guideline

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Osteoporosis: NICE issues a new quality standard

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Are blood tests your 'comfort blanket'?

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US doctors continue the fight against Trump's healthcare Act

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Doctor jailed for treating alleged members of armed groups

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Professional & Business

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Tobacco company accused of sidestepping plain pack rules

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BHF calls for better diagnosis of atrial fibrillation

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Dementia deaths to quadruple by 2040, says study

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BMA: government has ‘callous disregard’ for NHS

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RCS: Private hospitals should disclose ‘botched’ operation data

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Online abortion options ‘safe and effective’, says study

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Generous helpings of veggies may cut fracture risk in elderly women
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Generous helpings of veggies may cut fracture risk in elderly women

Effects of fruit and vegetable intake on bone health in the elderly.

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Rapid response to golimumab in JIA, but then advantage over placebo disappears

The GO-KIDS study was stopped early.

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World Medical Association to host major conferences on physician assisted suicide
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World Medical Association to host major conferences on physician assisted suicide

The events are being used as a soundboard to help decide if the WMA should change its policy on euthanasia and physician assisted suicide.

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Almost half of deaths now have recorded cause
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Almost half of deaths now have recorded cause

While improvements have been made in collecting vital statistics, the World Health Organization says continued efforts are needed.

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Artificial Intelligence: can data help stop chronic conditions before they start?
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Artificial Intelligence: can data help stop chronic conditions before they start?

Details of a new project have been announced which aim to advance preventive healthcare.

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Patients of older doctors have higher inpatient mortality rates
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Patients of older doctors have higher inpatient mortality rates

But treating high volumes of patients seems to have a protective effect.

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Mindful KOA patients do better

Higher mindfulness predicted higher clinical scores after exercise program.

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High serum uric acid may prevent fractures
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High serum uric acid may prevent fractures

Meta-analysis reveals surprising results.

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Switching from infliximab to biosimilar may be safe and effective

CT-P13 performed noninferiorly in a group of patients with 6 autoimmune diseases.

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Cochrane review: evidence too weak to support methadone for neuropathic pain

Only 3 studies met eligibility criteria.

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Vertebral fractures routinely missed or misdiagnosed on X-ray

Results from the POINT (Prevalence of Osteoporosis in INTernal medicine) study.

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High BMI and female gender predict worse disability in early RA

UK study compares disease activity and disability over 2 y in early RA.

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Risk factors for vertebral fracture in lupus

Disease duration and lower hip BMD were important predictors.

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Getting rheumatologists to treat RA to target

A single face-to-face session teaching providers about TTT led to better adherence.

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