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Cuts in health prevention budgets will hit the NHS, says NHS England chief

The NHS in England can expect to feel the effects of cuts by local authorities to key public health and prevention services, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has told MPs.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Indian scheme to reduce antibiotic misuse is failing because of widespread ignorance, say pharmacists

A scheme implemented by the Indian government in March 2014 to prevent antibiotic misuse is being hampered by low levels of patient education and poverty, clinicians have said.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Portsmouth A&E rated 'inadequate' over emergency failures - BBC News

Health inspectors rate a hospital's A&E "inadequate" because of its "chaotic" emergency department.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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Study says a major blood cancer is 11 distinct diseases - BBC News

One of the main types of blood cancer is not one but 11 distinct diseases, detailed genetic analysis suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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Artificial Intelligence 'outsmarts cancer' - BBC News

Early trial data shows a drug developed using artificial intelligence can slow the growth of cancer in clinical trials.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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Wigan hospital says 'unprecedented' pressure partly down to A&E closure - BBC News

High demand on Wigan hospital's A&E department is partially blamed on the temporary closure of a nearby casualty unit.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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Paralysed Cardiff man's 'awesome' first steps - BBC News

A man who was left paralysed after a car accident walks for the first time in four years thanks to a bionic exoskeleton.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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Scientists say three-person DNA babies are 'safe' - BBC News

Using DNA from three people to create a baby is safe, according to a major research study, by scientists at the Wellcome Trust Centre at Newcastle University.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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Viewpoint: Why blood transfusions are still giving Indians HIV - BBC News

More than 2,000 Indians have contracted HIV while receiving blood transfusions in hospitals in the past 17 months because of the country's poor blood safety standards, writes Chapal Mehra.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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Management of mCRC Upon Disease Progression: A Challenge in Practice

How would you treat these patients with progressing metastatic colorectal cancer?  
medscape.org
about 3 years ago
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Anticoagulation Therapy in Patients Post-TAVR

Drs Leon, Mehran, and Dangas discuss anticoagulation strategies in patients undergoing TAVR.  
medscape.org
about 3 years ago
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Medical Error Slated as Third Leading Cause of Death in US

A new study suggests that medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States, and the authors call for more awareness and attention.  
medscape.org
about 3 years ago
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AHA/ASA Endorses New Stroke Rehabilitation Guidelines

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guidelines stress that stroke rehabilitation requires a multidisciplinary effort and adequate resources, dose, and duration to be effective.  
medscape.org
about 3 years ago
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New Blood Biomarkers Useful for Concussion Diagnosis

A new large-scale study demonstrates that 2 new biomarkers are accurate in identifying traumatic brain injury up to 7 days after the injury, along with the need for intervention.  
medscape.org
about 3 years ago
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Early Removal of Nanostim Leadless Pacemaker Appears Safe

"It's even easier to retrieve the device than implant it," the author said.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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ECG Challenge: Think Fast -- What's Going On in This ECG?

What does the ECG show in this man with an exacerbation of COPD?  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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When It Looks Like Heart Failure but Isn't

Having encountered more than a few cases of obstructive uropathy masquerading as heart failure in elderly men, Dr Walton-Shirley asks for some creative thinking before diagnosing CHF.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Seven days in medicine: 1-7 June 2016

New guidance from NHS England and the Royal College of General Practitioners is urging GPs to review prescriptions for patients with learning disabilities or autism and to make sure that psychotropic drugs are continued only when the person poses a severe risk to themselves or others and all other alternatives have been exhausted. A review published last year found that between 30 000 and 35 000 people in the United Kingdom with learning disabilities or autism were taking an antidepressant or an antipsychotic despite not having the conditions for which the drugs are indicated. (See full BMJ story doi:10.1136/bmj.i3137)  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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New blood test could personalise depression treatment

Scientists have developed a blood test to predict whether depressed patients will respond to common antidepressants. They said that this could herald a new area of personalised treatment for people with depression, where patients who have blood inflammation above a certain threshold could receive more aggressive treatment.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Management of a new pregnancy in a woman with chronic hypertension

At first presentation of a newly pregnant woman with chronic hypertension, arrange prompt referral to an obstetrician, preferably one specialising in hypertension  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago