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Clinical, geographical, and temporal risk factors associated with presentation and outcome of vivax malaria imported into the United Kingdom over 27 years: observational study

Objective To examine temporal and geographical trends, risk factors, and seasonality of imported vivax malaria in the United Kingdom to inform clinical advice and policy.  
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“Angelina effect” led to more appropriate breast cancer referrals, research shows

When the US actress Angelina Jolie announced that she had tested positive for the breast cancer gene BRCA1 and had undergone a double mastectomy, referrals for genetic counselling and testing in the United Kingdom more than doubled, remaining higher than usual for at least six months.  
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UKIP wrong about HIV data and health tourism, say campaigners

HIV experts and campaigners have refuted claims by the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) that most people in the United Kingdom with a diagnosis of HIV are foreign nationals who come to the country as “health tourists” with the specific aim of exploiting the NHS.  
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MMR coverage in England reached record high last year

The proportion of children receiving their first dose of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine by age two varies across England by 8%, with the north east having the highest at 95.5% and London the lowest at 87.5%.  
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Leading campaigner for legalising assisted suicide dies from starvation

Debbie Purdy, the leading campaigner and activist for the legalisation of assisted suicide in the United Kingdom, has died at the age of 51 after starving herself to death.  
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A limp with an unusual cause

A 41 year old Ghanaian man resident in the United Kingdom presented with a five hour history of pain and swelling of the right ankle, left wrist, and right middle finger. He felt generally unwell but had no other specific symptoms on systemic inquiry. He had just returned from a two week visit to Ghana. There was no medical history of note, he was taking no regular drugs, and he had no known drug allergies. The appropriate travel prophylaxis had been adhered to. He had had unprotected intercourse with a new female partner about 10 days ago.  
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Multiple sclerosis: summary of NICE guidance

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common cause of serious physical disability in working age adults and affects over 100 000 people in the United Kingdom.1 It causes a range of symptoms and disability and requires a broad multidisciplinary approach. A 2008 report, however, suggested delays and limited access to specialist services for affected people.2 This article summarises the most recent recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).3 The guideline scope does not include disease modifying drugs as these have been covered in other NICE guidance.  
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Number of people travelling to Switzerland for assisted dying doubles in four years

The number of people travelling to Switzerland to get help to end their life has doubled in four years, with most people travelling from Germany or the United Kingdom, a study has found.  
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First drug is approved under scheme that gives patients access to unlicensed medicines

The first drug to be made available to patients in the United Kingdom before it is formally licensed will be pembrolizumab, a treatment for advanced melanoma.  
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Most common cause of death in England and Wales in 2013 was heart disease in men and dementia in women

The leading cause of death among men in England and Wales in 2013 was ischaemic heart disease, accounting for 15.4% of deaths, while among women it was dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, which caused 12.2% of deaths, show the latest statistics.1 Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease overtook heart disease as the leading cause of death among women in 2012.  
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A limp with an unusual cause

A 41 year old Ghanaian man resident in the United Kingdom presented with a five hour history of pain and swelling of the right ankle, left wrist, and right middle finger. He felt generally unwell but had no other specific symptoms on systemic inquiry. He had just returned from a two week visit to Ghana. There was no medical history of note, he was taking no regular drugs, and he had no known drug allergies. The appropriate travel prophylaxis had been adhered to. He had had unprotected intercourse with a new female partner about 10 days ago.  
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New research shows a statistical significant association between increased LARC usage and reduction in teenage pregnancy and abortion rates in England

New findings, published in the International Journal of Women's Health, show increased long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) usage in England was significantly associated with...  
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Remsima (infliximab) accepted for restricted use in NHS Scotland by the Scottish Medicines Consortium

Patients in Scotland suffering from inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Crohn's Disease (CD), ulcerative colitis (UC), and psoriasis will now have access to a new wave...  
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Reasons behind an increase in female genital cosmetic surgery in Australia and the UK

Publicly funded labiaplasties in Australia and the United Kingdom have more than doubled over the last decade, leading experts said at the RCOG/RANZCOG World Congress in Brisbane, Australia.  
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Several breeds of dog in England killed by mysterious kidney disease

At least 30 dogs in England have been killed in less than 18 months by an unknown disease which causes skin lesions and kidney failure, reveals research published in Veterinary Record.  
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South-east England ahead on genetic tests for inherited eye conditions

New research from The University of Manchester published in the Journal of Community Genetics reveals a stark variation in genetic testing services for inherited eye disease in England.  
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SMC accepts Stivarga (regorafenib) for use in Scotland for the treatment of adult patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST)

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has announced that Stivarga® (regorafenib) has been accepted for use within NHS Scotland for the treatment of adult patients with unresectable or...  
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Vargatef (nintedanib) in combination with docetaxel accepted for use within NHS Scotland

Boehringer Ingelheim Limited are delighted that the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC), following a full submission under the end of life and orphan equivalent process has accepted nintedanib...  
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Scientists grow leg muscle from cells in a dish

A team of researchers from Italy, Israel and the United Kingdom has succeeded in generating mature, functional skeletal muscles in mice using a new approach for tissue engineering.  
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Parkinson's sufferers more than twice as likely to die in hospital after emergency admission as other patients in England

The risk of dying in hospital for people with Parkinson's following an emergency admission is increased by almost 2.  
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