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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
Draft NICE guidance highlights health needs of prisoners; expansion of personal health budgets; HIV Prevention Innovation Fund announced
A summary of the latest guidance about Zika virus
New cholesterol drugs recommended; tests to rule out pre-eclampsia; new framework for diabetic foot disease; views sought on death certification
Hypercalcaemia in a patient with cancer usually indicates a poor prognosis but effective treatment can be very beneficial for the patient’s wellbeing
New guidance on microwave ablation; recommendations published on balloon pulmonary angioplasty; new guidance on surgical treatment for sciatica; NICE approves abiraterone for metastatic hormone-relapsed prostate cancer
Addison’s disease can be very difficult to diagnose in the early stages because the presentation is usually with non-specific features. However early diagnosis is crucial to avoid a potentially fatal adrenal crisis.
New heart failure drug to cut deaths; prostate and ovarian cancer drugs approved; check ketoacidosis in patients on SGLT2 inhibitors
NICE approves drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy; new SIGN guideline on acute coronary syndrome; cases of azithromycin-resistant gonorrhoea continue to rise
NICE issues guidance on responsible use of controlled drugs; SMC approves alendronic acid effervescent tablets; rise in womb cancer cases in the UK
Pituitary tumours are very common but many are found incidentally at the time of imaging and have no clinical significance. But pituitary tumours may present with features of excessive hormone production, hypopituitarism or as a space-occupying lesion.
New multiple myeloma treatment; first leadless pacemaker; extra options for rare genetic conditions; test to screen for Zika in blood donations
The commonest cause of hypopituitarism in adults is a pituitary tumour. Hypopituitarism may present with non-specific features such as fatigue, or may present with specific features of hormone deficiency.
NICE issues draft update to its lower back pain guidance recommending NSAIDs and exercise but not acupuncture

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