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Health anxiety: the silent, disabling epidemic

“We are glad to say, Mr Jones, that all your test results are normal and you have nothing to fear.” Mr Jones has received this message many times after being examined for many severe diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and heart disease, which over the years he has been convinced he must have. Yet, this is the core of his problem—despite how much he would like to, he cannot do what the doctor says: stop worrying. He used to attend his general practitioner frequently to be reassured that nothing was wrong with him, but the reassurance was only short lived and then the worrying started all over again. After many years of distress, Mr Jones is embarrassed that he cannot control his health worries and preoccupation and has lately avoided contact with his GP, knowing it does not help him very much.  
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over 3 years ago
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Health anxiety: the silent, disabling epidemic

“We are glad to say, Mr Jones, that all your test results are normal and you have nothing to fear.” Mr Jones has received this message many times after being examined for many severe diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and heart disease, which over the years he has been convinced he must have. Yet, this is the core of his problem—despite how much he would like to, he cannot do what the doctor says: stop worrying. He used to attend his general practitioner frequently to be reassured that nothing was wrong with him, but the reassurance was only short lived and then the worrying started all over again. After many years of distress, Mr Jones is embarrassed that he cannot control his health worries and preoccupation and has lately avoided contact with his GP, knowing it does not help him very much.  
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over 3 years ago
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Health anxiety: the silent, disabling epidemic

“We are glad to say, Mr Jones, that all your test results are normal and you have nothing to fear.” Mr Jones has received this message many times after being examined for many severe diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and heart disease, which over the years he has been convinced he must have. Yet, this is the core of his problem—despite how much he would like to, he cannot do what the doctor says: stop worrying. He used to attend his general practitioner frequently to be reassured that nothing was wrong with him, but the reassurance was only short lived and then the worrying started all over again. After many years of distress, Mr Jones is embarrassed that he cannot control his health worries and preoccupation and has lately avoided contact with his GP, knowing it does not help him very much.  
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over 3 years ago
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No increased heart failure risk is reported with DPP-4 inhibitors

The risk of heart failure is no higher in patients taking the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4) saxagliptin or sitagliptin than in those taking other drugs commonly prescribed for type 2 diabetes, researchers have found.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Call for preventive care for rheumatic heart disease in refugee children

We support Murphy and colleagues’ call for better access to healthcare for Syrian refugees scattered in neighbouring countries.1 In particular, they suggest upgrading and adapting the medical response to the refugees’ needs by considering the specific disease profile of the Syrian population, characterised by the dominance of non-communicable diseases in adults. …  
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over 3 years ago
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No increased heart failure risk is reported with DPP-4 inhibitors

The risk of heart failure is no higher in patients taking the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4) saxagliptin or sitagliptin than in those taking other drugs commonly prescribed for type 2 diabetes, researchers have found.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Call for preventive care for rheumatic heart disease in refugee children

We support Murphy and colleagues’ call for better access to healthcare for Syrian refugees scattered in neighbouring countries.1 In particular, they suggest upgrading and adapting the medical response to the refugees’ needs by considering the specific disease profile of the Syrian population, characterised by the dominance of non-communicable diseases in adults. …  
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over 3 years ago
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Call for preventive care for rheumatic heart disease in refugee children

We support Murphy and colleagues’ call for better access to healthcare for Syrian refugees scattered in neighbouring countries.1 In particular, they suggest upgrading and adapting the medical response to the refugees’ needs by considering the specific disease profile of the Syrian population, characterised by the dominance of non-communicable diseases in adults. …  
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over 3 years ago
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NICE approves innovative treatment for moderate to severe heart failure

Doctors have a new treatment option for patients whose heart failure is not controlled by angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers, after the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) approved sacubitril valsartan (Entresto).1  
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over 3 years ago
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NICE approves innovative treatment for moderate to severe heart failure

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over 3 years ago
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Reader Poll: How Early Do You Start Your Patients on HRT?

A new study suggests that timing of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may influence a menopausal woman’s risk of developing heart disease. Will it change how you prescribe HRT?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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The Effect of Tai Chi on Cancer, OA, Heart Failure and COPD

A new study examines the potential beneficial effects of Tai Chi on these four chronic conditions.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Telephone CPR Program Increases Survival After OOH Cardiac Arrest

Because of the significant improvements shown, one leading expert said the study "is of considerable importance" to the field and has "notable public-health implications."  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Legal high 'Spice' gave addict a cardiac arrest - BBC News

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of young people being treated for addiction to legal highs.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Alcohol, diet, and risk of breast cancer

Two linked papers in The BMJ shed new light on the relation of alcohol and diet with the two commonest diseases in women in western countries: breast cancer and ischaemic heart disease.1 2 After following the health of nearly 22 000 postmenopausal women in Denmark, Dam and colleagues1 report that, compared with women with a stable intake of alcohol, women who increased their alcohol intake by two drinks per day during five years of follow-up had an increase in risk of breast cancer of about 30% but a decrease in risk of ischaemic heart disease of about 20%.  
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over 3 years ago
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Linking primary and secondary care data shows undertreated CVD in patients with severe mental illness

Linking primary and secondary care data can successfully identify patients with severe mental illness whose cardiovascular disease (CVD) is undertreated, a UK study has shown,1 confirming that many of these patients are currently not receiving treatment for their heart disease.  
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over 3 years ago
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Dean Ornish in Defense of the Dietary Fat - Heart Disease Link

Dr Dean Ornish, lifestyle medicine proponent, defends the data supporting low-fat diets for the reversal of coronary atherosclerosis.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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When Bad Things Happen to Good Hearts

CHOP's chief of cardiology reviews five key types of pediatric heart disease that should be on your radar.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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New Acute, Chronic HF Guidelines Debut at ESC Heart Failure 2016

The art of medicine as it applies to heart failure will be on display in Florence for 4 days, as new European guidelines debut with fanfare along with thousands of research presentations.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Heart Failure 2016

European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Heart Failure 2016: Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ESC HF 2016.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago