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NOV 29/2012

Doctors 'want more online study material'

If you recognise the benefits of using online study material, research suggests you're far from alone. A poll of 180 healthcare professionals in Europe, conducted by EPG Health Media, found that the majority are keen to participate in more online...

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NOV 28/2012

'Your rights to home care' guide set to empower older people

Older people should benefit from a new easy-to-understand guide to home care and human rights, which has been published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Available to older people and their families and friends in England and Wales, the pu...

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NOV 27/2012

GPs and pharmacists must be aware of grapefruit-drug interactions

GPs and pharmacists should make a concerted effort to ensure they know which prescription drugs interact with grapefruit. A recent article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, written by experts at the Lawson Health Research Institute in Lond...

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NOV 27/2012

New guidance may 'transform' GPs' management of gout

GPs may benefit from new guidance on the treatment and management of gout. Produced in a one-page, laminated format for ease of use, the new guidance presents the most important information in an accessible manner that can be kept on display in GP su...

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NOV 22/2012

RCGP toolkit tackles inappropriate antibiotic prescribing

Unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics is known to be risky, as it raises the chances of bacteria becoming resistant to commonly used drugs. Speaking in the lead up to European Antibiotic Awareness Day in November 2012, England's chief medical of...

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