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“Red flags” noted for spinal condition
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“Red flags” noted for spinal condition

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has warned GPs, particularly those working out of hours, about the importance of diagnosing cauda equina syndrome promptly...

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NSAIDs linked to cardiac arrest

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Early MI signs often missed at admission

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

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Sciatica: no relief from pregabalin

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New guidance on end-of-life care

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Patients who trust their doctor may have better clinical outcomes

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6 in 10 European doctors planning on leaving the UK

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

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Professional & Business

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Half of £2bn cash boost spent outside NHS

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Report: GPs not treating gynaecological patients ‘with dignity or respect’

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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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Can aspirin prevent MI in patients with RA?

Study evaluates the association between aspirin and MI in patients with RA.

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EMA recommends suspension of several medicines due to unreliable study data
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EMA recommends suspension of several medicines due to unreliable study data

The European Medicines Agency inspection team identified a number of concerns, including misrepresentation of study data.

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Cryoneurolysis safe and modestly effective in knee osteoarthritis

Significant improvements in pain, but not QoL, in this RCT.

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Sustainability and transformation plans: 4 key concerns
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Sustainability and transformation plans: 4 key concerns

Success of STPs is crucial for the evolution of health and care services.

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Trump's proposed healthcare Bill pulled at 11th hour
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Trump's proposed healthcare Bill pulled at 11th hour

Representative organisations for healthcare professionals have welcomed the outcome.

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Children with worms no less likely to develop autoimmune disease

Large prospective study did not support hygiene hypothesis.

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Arthritis and cognitive impairment: no link found in large study

The Health and Retirement Study found similar cognitive impairment and dementia rates regardless of arthritis.

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Brand-name infliximab (Remicade) better than biosimilar in small study

Similar safety outcomes and modest rise in pain and CRP in inflammatory arthritis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporos Int
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TB linked to markedly higher osteoporosis risk

And higher risk for fracture.

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Weaponisation of health care in Syria
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Weaponisation of health care in Syria

A strategy of using violence to restrict or deny access to health care as a weapon of war

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30% patients with rheumatoid arthritis develop depression within 5 y

Women are at higher risk than men.

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Osteoporosis may up stroke risk
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Osteoporosis may up stroke risk

Risk pronounced in young adults with severe OA.

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Sarilumab vs adalimumab: head-to-head comparison for RA patients off methotrexate

Sarilumab monotherapy came out ahead in the phase 3 MONARCH trial.

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Do VIP patients get better care?
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Do VIP patients get better care?

A new study finds doctors can feel pressured by so-called VIPs to provide additional tests or treatments that they believed were unnecessary.

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