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Clinical Review

Are vitamin D3 supplements useful?
Integrative medicine

Are vitamin D3 supplements useful?

A RECENT meta-analysis suggested vitamin D3 may reduce mortality in elderly people who live independently or in institutionalised care.

When talking is as good as testing...
Research Update

When talking is as good as testing...

A TRIAL of point-of-care testing for respiratory tract infection, involving 20 general practices in the Netherlands, looked at the effect on prescribing among GPs who measured C-reactive protein (CRP), used enhanced communication, both these interventions together, or usual care, in patients with acute cough.

Diagnose and differentiate murmurs
Hot apps

Diagnose and differentiate murmurs

HIPPOSOFT, the makers of Heart Murmur Pro, have developed a number of medical apps with this one being the standout.

Mental Health

Study finds predictors for dementia risk

MORE than a third of primary care patients diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment will have remission of symptoms three years later, German research shows.

Mental Health

Bipolar flags likely birth complications

PREGNANT women with bipolar disorder experience more birth complications and problems with breastfeeding than other women with perinatal psychiatric disorders, research shows.

Mental Health

Missed opportunities in patients who suicide

ONE in two people who suicide visit a healthcare service in the month before they die, but only a quarter of visits concern a mental health diagnosis, US data shows.

Treating autism with the ‘trust hormone'?
Mental Health

Treating autism with the ‘trust hormone'?

WHAT evidence is there for the use of oxytocin in treating patients with autism?

New antibiotics needed
Pathology

New antibiotics needed

A CALL to arms to fight the ‘gathering storm’ of antibiotic resistance.

Dermatology

Medical tourism mishaps

Medical tourism mishaps

THE risks associated with the new trend of combining holidays with cosmetic surgery.

MIMS

MIMS October prescribing update

New Products Relpax (eletriptan hydrobromide) is a selective 5-hydroxytryptamine1B/1D (5-HT1B/1D) receptor agonist.Relpax is indicated in the acute treatment of migraine headache with or without aura.  It is contraindicated in severe hepatic impairment; uncontrolled hypertension; patients with confirmed coronary heart disease (angina pectoris, previous myocardial infarction or confirmed silent ischaemia) and subjective symptoms of ischaemic heart disease or Prinzmetal’s angina; patients with peripheral vascular disease, a history of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or transient ischaemic attack (TIA); administration of ergotamine, or derivatives of ergotamine (including methysergide) within 24 hours before or after treatment with eletriptan; ...

Hot apps

Diagnose and differentiate murmurs

Diagnose and differentiate murmurs

HIPPOSOFT, the makers of Heart Murmur Pro, have developed a number of medical apps with this one being the standout.

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