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Ministers scrap data collection on NHS staff assaults

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Overseas visitors policy threat to all, say experts

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Prioritize child health in policy-making, says RCPCH

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GP referrals reduce diabetes risk in third of patients

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England to ban ‘supersized’ chocolate bars in hospitals

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DH announces state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lung Cancer
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NSCLC: neutropenic sepsis common with docetaxel monotherapy

NS was suspected or confirmed in 17.4% of patients receiving 2nd or 3rd line docetaxel.

Women more likely to have anti-TB DILI | AASLD
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Women more likely to have anti-TB DILI | AASLD

Hepatotoxicity may be increased in women despite TB being less common.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Arthritis Care Res
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RA: watch out for signs of COPD

The disease may arguably be considered a complication of rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from International Journal of COPD
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Beta-blockers are underprescribed in COPD

Yet they have a good safety profile and beneficial effect.

Junior doctors in Poland on hunger strike
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Junior doctors in Poland on hunger strike

A number of junior doctors in Poland have gone on hunger strike over poor pay and working conditions, and healthcare funding.

Charging overseas visitors for hospital care is dangerous - BMJ
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Charging overseas visitors for hospital care is dangerous - BMJ

From 23 October 2017, patients who are unable to establish their entitlement to free care, will be charged upfront for treatment.

Sleep-positioning device reduces esophageal acid exposure | WCG
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Sleep-positioning device reduces esophageal acid exposure | WCG

GERD is an independent and modifiable risk factor for the development of transplant rejection.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Pediatr Allergy Immunol
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Obesity is a risk factor for repeat hospitalizations in pediatric asthma

Obesity is also a factor in length of stay.

  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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A NHS success story

Taking positive lessons

New global initiatives to reduce deaths from NCDs to be unveiled
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New global initiatives to reduce deaths from NCDs to be unveiled

In 2015, non-communicable diseases were responsible for 40 million deaths, representing 70 per cent of all deaths worldwide.

World Medical Association questions evidence for medicinal cannabis
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World Medical Association questions evidence for medicinal cannabis

The World Medical Association assembly was told the evidence supporting the use of medicinal cannabis is "inconsistent and of low to moderate quality".

  • Global Clinical Summaries from JAMA Intern Med
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New guidelines for reducing hospital lab testing

Reducing cost is not the only benefit.

EMA to review decision on Raxone for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
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EMA to review decision on Raxone for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Last month, the European Medicines Agency recommended refusing authorisation for Raxone to slow respiratory decline in Duchenne patients.

Modern successor to the Hippocratic Oath approved at WMA Assembly
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Modern successor to the Hippocratic Oath approved at WMA Assembly

The current pledge is used by doctors across the world.