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Latest news - Monday, 12 November 2018

Breast cancer screening linked to substantial lower risk of death

Women who attend breast screening have 60% lower risk of breast cancer death in first 10 years

Adolescent obesity linked to higher pancreatic cancer risk in adulthood

People who are obese as adolescents have up to a four-fold increased risk of pancreatic cancer later in life

NHS leaders commit to specialist health support for veterans

25 hospital trusts are now ‘Veteran Aware’ and more than 100 general practices are ‘Veteran Friendly’

NI women will be able to seek NHS abortions in Wales

Wales will provide termination of pregnancy services on the NHS to women from Northern Ireland

UK traveller dies from rabies

Traveller became infected in Morocco after being bitten by a cat


What do you think of when you think of ADHD?

Dominique Thompson highlights how clinicians can help patients achieve great(er) things

Tackling low workforce morale in the NHS

“Attracting and retaining staff requires a positive working environment”

On The Pulse - October 2018

Dual antiplatelet therapy after drug-eluting stent implantation: is shorter treatment safe?


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

This is good news for patients and GPs

Deputy chief pharmaceutical officer Dr Bruce Warner looks at the benefits of relaxing the current criteria for clinical pharmacists in general practice

My vision for prevention

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, writes on making prevention a priority

Respiratory disease: a suitable case for integrated care?

Mike Morgan, national clinical director for respiratory services at NHS England, outlines the opportunities for improved patient care that have been opened up by the development of integrated care systems

Multiple myeloma

An overview of multiple myeloma, a progressive malignant disease of plasma cells


Chronic myeloid leukaemia

A review of the presentation, investigations and management for this rare type of leukaemia

Acute myeloid leukaemia

A 72-year-old man has been given a diagnosis of AML. He would like more information about his condition.

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

A woman brings her 11-year-old son because he has had four URTIs and two LRTIs in the past six months

Drugs and Therapeutics Update – 9th November

Vyxeos recommended for acute myeloid leukaemia in NICE final draft guidance; heavy menstrual bleeding NICE guideline updated; cannabis-based products: guidance and information on law

Lung cancer

A overview of the third most common cancer in the UK, covering epidemiology, presentation, investigation, staging, management and prognosis

Lung cancer

A 65-year-old man complains of a four-week history of a dry cough. He has smoked for 30 years, having given up five years ago, but he feels generally fit and well

Biological therapies

This article provides an overview of the range of biological therapies that are either in current clinical use or in various stages of study or development

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