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Latest news - Sunday, 23 April 2017

Women with incurable breast cancer receiving insufficient care

Three quarters of hospitals do not have enough specialist nurses to provide sufficient care

Charity advises GPs to register undocumented migrants as ‘no fixed abode’

Doctors of the World’s publishes toolkit on how to avoid patient data being passed on to the Home Office

Type of treatment for prostate cancer affects quality of life

Patients who underwent surgery experienced greater declines in sexual function and urinary incontinence

Epilepsy drug linked to 4,000 birth defects in France

French regulator says women taking the drug were four times more likely to have babies with malformations

Sugary drinks may be banned from hospital shops

NHS England will ban the drinks unless retailers take action to cut sales over the next 12 months


The happiness equation

A look at what can be done to increase levels of contentment in primary care

Gastric band surgery

Should we be offering it more to our obese patients?

Brexit: what’s next for UK science and patients?

Prof Peter Johnson looks at what the negotiations could mean for cancer

On The Pulse - March 2017

Intensive therapy can induce type 2 diabetes remission

Gluten-free gruel

Oliver Twist will once again find himself rejected when asking for more

Can super-hub practices work?

An analysis of the vision of an ‘at-scale’ GP collaborative

Targeting cancer cell suicide

A TRAIL of two faces


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Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer

With rising demand for health services putting pressure on resources, it is more important than ever to make sure services are cost-effective and efficient

The end of the purchaser/provider split?

With news of a potential shift to accountable care organisations, David Hare considers whether the move spells the end for the purchaser/provider divide

Brexit business has become real – the NHS must keep watch

With Article 50 now triggered and Brexit negotiations to begin in fervour, Elisabetta Zanon considers what lies ahead for the NHS and social care over the next two years and beyond

Tackling hepatitis C

Helen Harris outlines the firm foundation for working towards eliminating hepatitis C as a major public health threat in England

The next generation of prenatal testing: let’s proceed with caution

Catherine Joynson, from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, discusses a new prenatal screening test launching in 2018

Parkinson's disease diagnosis

The first module of this two-part course on Parkinson’s disease covers the case history of a patient suffering from a seemingly unrelated array of symptoms


Drug and Therapeutics Update

NICE publishes draft standard on caring for terminally ill children and outlines how to recognise faltering growth in infants and children

Rheumatoid arthritis

A comprehensive review of the presentation, diagnosis and management of RA

Drug and Therapeutics Update

Breast cancer drug Kadcyla available for patients in Scotland; new emergency stroke treatment to be commissioned; NICE guidance on alcohol-use disorders updated

Managing minor illness in primary care – rhinitis

An article on managing seasonal and perennial rhinitis in primary care

Drug and Therapeutics Updates

NICE recommends wider access to condoms for those at risk of STIs; EMA approves treatment for HIV; EpiPen recall after reports of defective parts

Combined oral contraception, migraine and stroke

A review of some of cautions and contraindications for the use of COC

Inguinal and umbilical hernias in children

This course covers the incidence, pathogenesis, presentation and management of these common paediatric conditions

Medical Expo

Do you think politicians will give the NHS enough attention in the upcoming general election? (See OnMedica News 18/04)

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