Inside Health 11/10/16

Testosterone https://www.nice.org.uk/Guidance/NG23 http://www.sart.org/uploadedFiles/ASRM_Content/News_and_Publications/Journals_and_Newsletters/Menopausal_Medicine/2012/MenMed_0512.pdf https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3474615/ http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa0707302#t=article

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Receptionists and cancer

public-health-paper-receptionists The media coverage today has been ridiculous. The paper asked people what might happen, not what had happened. experiment: here’s storify from earlier on twitter  

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Facts and notes: Jeremy Hunt, 4/10/16

Conservative party speech.    I’m not going to check every sentence. I’m going to examine the bigger claims that I am concerned about. “But the truth is that for many years we have had the lowest cancer survival rates in Western Europe.” The most recent EUROCARE study published in 2015 examines the cohort of patients […]

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RCGP Council 23/9/16

Things I said: GP Forward View, again raising concerns that there is a lot of non evidenced policy in there. This seems to be pushing ahead despite a lack of evidence to say whether this is safe, effective, or ends up pushing more resources at people who already had more resources and could potentially widen health […]

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RCGP council 23/9/16

Things I said: GP Forward View, again raising concerns that there is a lot of non evidenced policy in there. This seems to be pushing ahead despite a lack of evidence to say whether this is safe, effective, or ends up pushing more resources at people who already had more resources and could potentially widen […]

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Inside Health 20/9/16

Realistic medicine report  Prudent practice  Choosing wisely  JAMA study MRI in normal people  and here  NNTs for codeine NNTs for gabapentin I didn’t ask to be ICE’d   Measuring medicine RCT from the US  paracetamol sliding scale  

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Inside Health 13/9/16

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens ‘obesity is the new smoking’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29253071 https://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/may/31/obesity-new-smoking-nhs-england-chief-executive parallels smoking in 70s 1974 half of men smoked now 22% women 41% 1974 now 19% http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/risk/tobacco#heading-Three obesity in 2010s 1993 about 14% men and 17% women obese 2014 – 25% of each https://www.noo.org.uk/NOO_about_obesity/adult_obesity/UK_prevalence_and_trends smoking – difference more than double in highest […]

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Inside Health 9/8/16. Zika, statins, asthma trial

Zika: http://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/internationalissues/zika.aspx https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/543961/Zika_virus_guidance_for_primary_care.pdf https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/zika-virus-epidemiology-and-cases-diagnosed-in-the-uk/zika-virus-epidemiology-and-cases-diagnosed-in-the-uk Zika virus – update and advice for travellers including pregnant women and those planning pregnancy Yellow card scheme Asthma study Press release  press coverage Lancet study http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(16)30179-5/abstract http://www.thelancet.com/cms/attachment/2062500198/2064583746/gr4.jpg other registered trials 

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