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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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New guidelines for treating lower back pain

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Spine specialists issue warning over ‘text neck’

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American College of Physicians takes a stand against Trump

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Lower mortality for patients treated by international doctors

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Seeing the same GP leads to fewer hospital admissions

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New PHE guidance for preventing falls and fractures in elderly

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Doctors spend 3-times more time on computers than with patients

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High variability among doctors in assessing patients for work disability benefits

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Professional & Business

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One-off screening test cuts bowel cancer risk by third, study shows

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Rise in A&E referrals from NHS 111 service

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Welsh medical professional training given £95m investment

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Hospital cuts planned across England, reveals BBC

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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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Rating your doctor

Rating will help individual or a service to develop in a positive manner

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Female life expectancy could exceed 90 years by 2030
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Female life expectancy could exceed 90 years by 2030

Experts are warning that policies must be put in place to support the growing older population.

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Rare disease alliance calls for minimum 3-fold increase in annual drug approvals
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Rare disease alliance calls for minimum 3-fold increase in annual drug approvals

EURORDIS, which represents 700 rare disease patient organisations, says it will not take no for an answer.

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European Medicines Agency broadens public access to drug data
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European Medicines Agency broadens public access to drug data

The EMA has launched a public consultation on the revised policy which will extend the scope of access to include explicitly corporate documents.

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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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After hip or knee replacement, younger patients far likelier to need eventual revision

And revision often happened within 5 y in this large population-based study.

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Atopic dermatitis patients likelier to develop osteoporosis

A strong, corticosteroid-independent association showed up in this large population-based study.

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Anxiety and depression increase risk of surgical wound complications
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Anxiety and depression increase risk of surgical wound complications

Experts suggest psychological health should be assessed before surgery.

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European Commission warns of health risks with UV-C hospital equipment sterilisation process
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European Commission warns of health risks with UV-C hospital equipment sterilisation process

UV-C lamps are often used to sterilise hospital equipment

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Etanercept associated with reduced cancer risk in RA

Biologic-naïve patients had higher cancer rates in this large cohort study.

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Baricitinib more effective than adalimumab or placebo in methotrexate-resistant RA

Favorable phase 3 results from the RA-BEAM trial of this oral Janus kinase inhibitor.

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Diagnostic criteria for idiopathic multicentric CD established
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Diagnostic criteria for idiopathic multicentric CD established

It’s believed the criteria will help patients with the rare, immunological disorder receive more precise treatments faster.

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Telemedicine plus online coping-skills training for knee osteoarthritis

Pain and function improved after interactive online interventions.

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Spinal disorders elevated in IBD patients 20 years after diagnosis | ECCO

Patients with IBD often suffer from extraintestinal rheumatic manifestations.

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