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People with type 1 diabetes continue to have reduced life expectancy but morbidity and mortality can be greatly reduced by providing effective education, support, review and treatment
Same-day referral advised for children with suspected diabetes; guidance issued on the diagnosis and management of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; suspected drug interaction between citalopram and cocaine
An article on managing tonsillitis in primary care
NICE publishes first guideline on diagnosis and management of sepsis; SMC accepts two new medicines to treat different types of lung cancer; EMA completes its review of Zydelig
An article outlining the diagnosis and treatment of this skin condition mostly affecting younger women
Surge in antidepressant prescriptions; guidance on mouth health for care home residents; guidance on diagnosing autism in adults; STIs on the rise
A review of various mouth disorders illustrated by clinical pictures
EMA adopts several positive recommendations which include treatments for: asthma and COPD, HIV-1, and active rheumatoid arthritis; MHRA lists medicines allowed on herbal registration scheme, DH and MHRA publish factsheet on naloxone
NICE approves melanoma drugs, sets standards for breast cancer, bronchiolitis and elderly care; MHRA issues warning on canagliflozin
NICE supports use of the GreenLight XPS laser system; US FDA approves new obesity treatment device; recall of methylphenidate hydrochloride capsules
New interactive tool to judge mental capacity; views sought on carers’ strategy; bursaries for palliative care; changes to Scottish cervical screening programme
Guidance on tuberculosis updated; review begins on first-in-human clinical trials; migraine treatment approved but with special arrangements
This article reviews the aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of this condition affecting an estimated 900,000 people in the UK
NICE approves three drugs for type 2 diabetes; FDA probes canagliflozin safety; PHE offers Olympics health advice
Most thyroid cancers are well-differentiated with an excellent prognosis. But early diagnosis and management to prevent local and distant spread is essential, especially for undifferentiated anaplastic thyroid cancer

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