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Latest news - Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Women face delays in smear test results

Surge in number of smear tests come as laboratories prepare for shake-up

Social media addiction 'should be considered a disease'

MPs call for a tax on media companies to fund more research into affects on wellbeing

NHS appoints LGBT health expert

Expert panel also appointed to focus on key issues including access and inequality

Nose examination provides clues to lung infection

Bacteria and viruses in the nose was altered in children with severe infection

Doctors back TV junk food advertising ban

Government consultation sets out plans to ban unhealthy food advertising before 9pm

Blogs

The importance of safeguarding

James Booth looks at the issues surrounding child abuse

Stand to lose?

Phil Hammond ponders whether it is worth entering the political game

Blackouts or loss of consciousness

The challenge of a definitive diagnosis

Views

Join the OnMedica Media Panel

OnMedica has launched a media panel that will enable its members to air their views to the media on topical healthcare issues in the UK

Artificial intelligence: who’s liable?

Advancements in medical technology can bring huge benefits for patients and clinicians alike – but new approaches can also mean new risks. Dr Helen Hartley, Head of Underwriting Policy at Medical Protection, looks at where the liability lies for artificial intelligence

A day in the life of a GP in 2022

Simon Bradley, GP, shares what his day will look like in the not-so-distant future

Helping GPs to help people live the life they want through a more personalised care approach

Professor Helen Jayne Stokes-Lampard, chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, reflects on the recent commitment to make personalised care ‘business as usual’ for 2.5 million people by 2024

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

A comprehensive review of ADHD, fully reviewed by NICE, including the latest NICE guidance as well as exclusive diagnosis and treatment algorithms developed by OnMedica

Learning

Drug and Therapeutics Update - 15th March

Tisagenlecleucel recommended through CDF for relapsed or refractory diffuse large b-cell lymphoma after two or more systemic therapies in final NICE guidance; SIGN guideline on risk reduction and management of delirium published

Lyme disease

This case history looks at tick management, the usual presentation, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease as well as indications for hospital admission

Lyme disease

A 28-year-old man has recently developed a rash. He spent the previous weekend camping. He found and removed a live tick from his left leg. He had a mild fever but is otherwise well

Insect stings

Mrs S. brings her eight-year-old daughter as she is concerned she might be allergic to wasps. She was stung by a wasp a few weeks ago and the site of the bite became very red and swollen around it

Cytomegalovirus

Cytomegalovirus is a common herpes virus that usually causes benign infections but can cause very severe infections, especially in people who are immunosuppressed

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