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Women 'nearly twice as likely to have anxiety' as men - BBC News

Anxiety disorders need more research and women are nearly twice as likely to be affected as men, a global review by University of Cambridge scientists finds.  
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over 3 years ago
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Major weight-loss cancer trial starting - BBC News

The first major trial to see whether losing weight reduces the risk of cancers coming back is about to start in the US and Canada.  
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over 3 years ago
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NHS watchdog to weigh cost of HIV prevention drug Prep - BBC News

The NHS watchdog NICE has been asked by government to look at the cost of providing an HIV prevention drug known as Prep.  
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over 3 years ago
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Bed-blocking delays may continue 'up to five years' - BBC News

Delays in releasing elderly patients from hospital could continue for up to five years, the head of NHS England warns.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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New blood test targets depression - BBC News

UK scientists have developed a blood test to help doctors pick the best drug for patients with depression.  
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over 3 years ago
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Weekly alcohol limit 'could cost £2.52' says Alcohol Focus Scotland - BBC News

The maximum recommended weekly intake of alcohol can be bought for £2.52, according to a new survey.  
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over 3 years ago
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GPs in Northern Ireland 'on edge of crisis', survey suggests - BBC News

General practice in Northern Ireland is "on the edge of a full-blown crisis", a survey suggests.  
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over 3 years ago
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Variations in care quality occur across the whole week, not just at weekends

The “weekend effect” is an oversimplification.1 Attempting to address it is a distraction because hospital mortality is not a good measure of quality of care and weekends are not the only times when quality is compromised by the way in which services are organised.  
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over 3 years ago
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Adverse effects and tolerability of β blockers

Regarding side effects and tolerability of β blockers, Kotecha and colleagues state: “Although β blockers are often associated with side effects, data from randomised trials consistently show no true difference compared with placebo in dizziness, diarrhoea, increased blood sugar concentration, or depression …  
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over 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.  
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over 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  
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over 3 years ago
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High fat Mediterranean diet is not linked to greater weight gain than low fat diet

An unrestricted calorie Mediterranean diet enriched with healthy vegetable fats does not increase weight gain or waist circumference more than a low fat diet, a five year study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology has suggested, bolstering the argument that total fat content is not a useful measure of harms or benefits of food.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Report calls for bold action to prevent early deaths

A new report has forecast that 250 000 people in the United Kingdom will die from preventable conditions by 2025 unless major action is taken.1  
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over 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.  
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over 3 years ago
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New York University medical cadavers found in mass grave

Bodies donated to New York University’s medical school have been found in unmarked mass graves on Hart Island, where New York City buries the dead it considers unclaimed and indigent. The donors, while living, had signed forms assuring them that their remains would be either returned to their families or cremated once the school had finished using them.  
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over 3 years ago
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New authority to oversee NHS complaints system must be independent, say MPs

The body created to oversee and improve the NHS complaints system must be allowed real independence outside NHS control, MPs have said.  
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over 3 years ago
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Extra five years of aromatase inhibitors increases disease-free survival in breast cancer

Extending use of adjuvant aromatase inhibitors from five to 10 years in women treated for primary breast cancer significantly increases rates of disease-free survival and the risk of cancer occurring in the other breast, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows.1 However, extended use of the drugs was not found to affect overall survival.  
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over 3 years ago
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Surgery for obese people with diabetes could save the NHS £100 000 a patient, finds study

Using bariatric surgery to treat obese patients with type 2 diabetes could save the NHS around £95 000 (€123 000; $137 000) a patient across their lifetime, British researchers have found. The savings come mostly from reduced drug usage as a result of remission of diabetes.  
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over 3 years ago
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High fat Mediterranean diet is not linked to greater weight gain than low fat diet

An unrestricted calorie Mediterranean diet enriched with healthy vegetable fats does not increase weight gain or waist circumference more than a low fat diet, a five year study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology has suggested, bolstering the argument that total fat content is not a useful measure of harms or benefits of food.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Report calls for bold action to prevent early deaths

A new report has forecast that 250 000 people in the United Kingdom will die from preventable conditions by 2025 unless major action is taken.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago