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Hypertension is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure; accurate blood pressure measurement is essential for correct diagnosis
People with chronic hepatitis B virus infection need life-long monitoring. This care could be provided by specialist nurses based in GP clinics
Acne vulgaris is a long-term condition that can have lasting physical and psychological effects. Patient education is crucial to improve adherence to treatment
Inherited cardiac conditions are common but often misdiagnosed so it is essential health professionals know the symptoms and when to refer to cardiac experts
Giving patients the opportunity to access their own records online improves relationships with health professionals and gives patients autonomy.
A dip in people’s salt consumption has played an “important role” in the plummeting number of heart disease deaths, researchers have said.
A Chinese herbal remedy works just as well as a standard drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, researchers have claimed.
Extended opening hours and enhanced local care for the elderly will soon be available at GP surgeries across many parts of England, the prime minister has announced.
Practice nurses in should be awarded the 1% pay rise that NHS staff in Scotland are receiving, according to the Royal College of Nursing.
Ministers should review the use of a widely used anti-flu medication, researchers have said after their review questioned the efficacy of the drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu).
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