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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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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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Link between debt and death

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Seeing the same GP leads to fewer hospital admissions

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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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Gay doctors face challenges when working internationally

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Computer screens and doctors

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Professional & Business

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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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Researchers blame health care cuts for mortality rise

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Ten million GP appointments wasted each year

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Thousands of new mothers have no access to midwives

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Researchers call for vitamin D food fortification

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Refractory IC/BPS: intravesical lipotoxin fails to show benefit

Results of a multicenter, randomized controlled clinical trial.

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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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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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Infection site, urinary catheter insertion prognostic for severe sepsis

Caution, care bundle approach recommended for bacteremic patients with urinary tract infections.

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Renal cancer: cabozantinib tops sunitinib as first-line treatment

Preliminary data show a 20% decrease in the rate of death with cabozantinib compared with sunitinib.

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MRCC: sunitinib-related cardiotoxicity is largely reversible

Is routine monitoring needed for asymptomatic patients?

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Prostate cancer: consensus on sentinel node biopsy

Consensus was obtained on 91 of 150 statements in relation to sentinel node biopsy in prostate cancer.

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2017 GU Cancers Symposium: Blood Test Uncovers Potential New Treatment Targets in Advanced Prostate Cancer

<p>Using a &ldquo;liquid biopsy&rdquo; test in patients with advanced prostate cancer, researchers found a number of genetic changes in cell-free, circulating tumor DNA.</p>

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2017 GU Cancers Symposium: In Advanced Kidney Cancer, Antibiotic Use Lowers Efficacy of Immunotherapy

<p>Immunotherapy may be less effective in patients with advanced kidney cancer who receive antibiotics less than a month before starting treatment.</p>

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2017 GU Cancers Symposium: Some Patients With Renal Cell Carcinoma Experience Long-Term Tumor Control Even After Stopping Immunotherapy Early

<p>Among patients with advanced kidney cancer who stopped immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy early due to side effects, 42% had a durable response.</p>

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In sleep surgery for OSA, complications likelier in the elderly

The overall complication rate is still low, so surgery is not contraindicated.

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Testosterone therapy protects against cardiovascular death in hypogonadal men
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Testosterone therapy protects against cardiovascular death in hypogonadal men

Testosterone therapy offers an option for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in hypogonadal men with a history of cardiovascular events.

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Air pollution contributes to 4.2 million deaths annually
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Air pollution contributes to 4.2 million deaths annually

92 per cent of the world’s population lives in areas with unhealthy air, according to a new report.

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Bladder cancer: statins fail to improve cancer-specific survival

This is the only population-based study of statins as chemopreventive agents in NMIBC.

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