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Doctor's near-death experience inspires campaign to improve doctors' patient communication skills
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Doctor's near-death experience inspires campaign to improve doctors' patient communication skills

Dr. Rana Awdish almost died after an occult liver adenoma ruptured, leading to multisystem organ failure and the death of the infant she was carrying.

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Emerging Candida strain posing risk to in-patients in European healthcare facilities

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Medical students and anatomy staff suffer toxic effects of formalin-treated cadavers

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Yoga may help lower back pain

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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors

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Weekend exercise still cuts mortality

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Concerns voiced after first baby is born using pronuclear transfer

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Doctors under-estimate the harm of treatments, screening and tests

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Airline apologises to doctor it refused help from

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Think-tank calls for rethink over obesity impact

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E-cigarettes cause teen nicotine addiction, says study

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Unfilled nurse shifts compromising patient safety

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‘Biggest leap forward’ in prostate cancer diagnosis

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Vaccines fast-tracked to prevent global epidemics

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Yorkshire CCGs place ban on expensive treatments

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Metabolic syndrome is linked to osteoarthritis

The risk posed by metabolic syndrome as a result of inflammation, not just weight.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Rheumatology (Oxford)
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Rheumatoid arthritis incidence is decreasing in the UK

Prospective cohort study involved the 1990-2013 period.

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Trump to appoint vaccine sceptic to chair commission on vaccine safety
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Trump to appoint vaccine sceptic to chair commission on vaccine safety

Critics and followers alike are eager to see what the new President's next move will be.

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Rheumatoid arthritis: delay to diagnosis appears linked to early risk for cardiovascular events

Even a short delay in diagnosis matters.

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Link between debt and death
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Link between debt and death

The finding could have significant implications for healthcare policy.

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Higher risk of death is linked to hip fracture for many years afterward

Measures are needed to prevent hip fracture and loss of life in the elderly.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Rheumatology (Oxford)
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Gout can be successfully managed in primary care

No specialist needed for gout management.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Rheum Dis
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Fracture risk higher in psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis

Fracture risk is higher for psoriasis sufferers.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Pain
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Chronic opioid therapy: how do patients get started?

24% of patients report taking opioids for indications other than intended.

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OECD report criticises pharmaceutical pricing strategies
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OECD report criticises pharmaceutical pricing strategies

Payers must be able to lower or withdraw payment for new therapies that do not live up to expectations in the real world, according to the OECD.

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Arthroplasty deaths linked to comorbidities

The percentage of THA and TKA patients with comorbidities is increasing.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Acta Anaesthesiol Scand
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Systematic review: cannabinoid medications fail to relieve acute pain

Data suggest no benefit over placebo, lack of synergy or additive effect with opioids.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Aging Dis
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Low normal TSH linked to osteoporosis in older women

Is low normal TSH really normal in older women?

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Rheumatoid arthritis: seropositive RA linked to earlier menopause

Menopausal variables may affect risk for seropositive rheumatoid arthritis.

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