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Improved Screening For Prostate Cancer April 2019 Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is widely used to detect prostate cancer. The low positive predictive value of elevated PSA results in large numbers of unnecessary prostate biopsies. Researchers set... Read More →
Knowledge And Attitudes Of Primary Care Doctors In The Management Of Risk For Cardiovascular Disease April 2019 Adherence to clinical practice guidelines for management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is suboptimal. The purposes of a recent study were to identify practice patterns and barriers among US... Read More →
Pitfalls In The Assessment Of Irregular Bleeding April 2019 The levonorgestrel-releasing intra-uterine device Mirena is an effective, long term form of contraception that leads to a significant reduction of menstrual bleeding among majority of women.... Read More →
Drug-Eluting Stents for the Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease April 2019 Guidance has been issued on drug-eluding stents for the treatment of coronary heart disease. Drug-eluting stents are recommended as a possible treatment for people with coronary artery disease only... Read More →
Laparoscopic Gastrectomy For Cancer April 2019 The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on laparoscopic gastrectomy for cancer.
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Diagnosis And Acute Management Of Stroke And Transient Ischaemic Attacks April 2019 Advice in a new NICE stroke guideline covers: how healthcare professionals should recognise the symptoms of a stroke or transient ischaiemic attack (TIA) and make a diagnosis quickly when people... Read More →
National Stroke Strategy April 2019 This national strategy is intended to provide a quality framework to secure improvements to stroke services, to provide guidance and support to commissioners and strategic health authorities and... Read More →
Cancer Reform Strategy April 2019 The Cancer Reform Strategy builds on the progress made since the publication of the NHS Cancer Plan in 2000 and sets a clear direction for cancer services for the next five years. It shows how by... Read More →
LactMed database April 2019 The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released a new free database on drugs and breastfeeding called LactMed. This database is part of TOXNET and can be searched together with the other TOXNET... Read More →
Health literacy training for resident doctors April 2019 Nearly 50 percent of Americans lack the literacy skills needed to function effectively in today's health care environment, according to the Institute of Medicine Committee on Health Literacy.... Read More →
The Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation on Schizophrenia and Depression April 2019 Founded in 1981, the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), now the Brain and Behaviour Foundation is a not-for-profit public charity that is primarily concerned... Read More →


Online Tool for Calculating Colorectal Cancer Risk April 2019 An online tool for calculating colorectal cancer risk in men and women age 50 or older was launched recently, based on a new risk-assessment model de Read More →
The Nursing Roadmap for Quality April 2019 The Nursing Roadmap for Quality has been designed help nurses and their teams understand the elements of the quality framework that relate to nursing Read More →
SEND: guide for health professionals April 2019 This guide is for:

• clinical commissioning groups
• health professionals
• local authorities

It explains the duties and responsi Read More →
Report on deaths from head and neck cancers in England April 2019 Public Health England’s National End of Life Care Intelligence Network has published a new report examining who dies from head and neck cancers and w Read More →
Sick Kids launch resource centre April 2019 Sick Kids is a resource where parents can read about the latest child health news, find in-depth information on complex medical conditions, or search Read More →
Website attempts to reduce teen suicide and depression April 2019 Attempted suicide continues to grow among teenagers and girls are at greatest risk, according to a suicide prevention survey handed out during in-sch Read More →
Sexual and Reproductive Health Profiles update April 2019 The Sexual and Reproductive Health Profiles tool has been updated. Among other developments, PDF report printouts are now available for local authori Read More →
The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women April 2019 This newly revised handbook provides new information on women?s heart disease and practical suggestions for reducing personal risk of heart-related p Read More →
1 in 5 people get skin cancer April 2019 Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and can appear anywhere on the skin. Non-melanoma skin cancers, like Basal Cell Carcinoma and S Read More →
ERres evidence-based and up-to-date app April 2019 EM:RAP October 2014 edition by Michelle Lin: Top app for emergency medicine!! "This app is fantastic. Reasonably priced Read More →
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