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Issue : Clinical News

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  • Inhaled insulin future in doubtSubscription

    News23 October, 2007

    The future of the inhaled insulin product Exubera is in doubt, after pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced it is to cease development.

  • Nutrition not just issue for NHSSubscription

    News23 October, 2007

    Poor nutrition among hospital patients is not a problem confined to the NHS, according to Spanish research.

  • Antibiotics not justified to reduce RTI complicationsSubscription

    News22 October, 2007

    Antibiotics are not justified to reduce the risk of complications after respiratory tract infection, sore throat or ear infection, a study has shown.

  • NHS Direct begins asthma support serviceSubscription

    News22 October, 2007

    NHS Direct is to provide a review and follow-up programme for all patients who have been prescribed Symbicort Maintenance and Reliever Therapy (SMART) by GPs.

  • New-look formulary for nurse prescribersSubscription

    News19 October, 2007

    Nurse prescribers will be able to use a new look formulary published for the first time in booklet form at the end of this month.

  • Statin benefit long-lastingSubscription

    News16 October, 2007

    Taking statins for a five year period significantly reduces the risk of myocardial infarction, even 10 years after stopping treatment, a major Scottish study has found.

  • Child handwashing controls flu spreadSubscription

    News16 October, 2007

    Good hand-washing with normal soap and water is an effective way of containing respiratory virus epidemics, according to Cochrane researchers who looked at 51 studies.

  • Asthma linked with cleaning productsSubscription

    News15 October, 2007

    Household cleaning products have been linked with asthma by research conducted in 10 countries.

  • Atherosclerosis doubles risk of other eventsSubscription

    News12 October, 2007

    Almost one in five patients with peripheral arterial disease will die or suffer a non-fatal stroke or heart attack or be hospitalised with a related condition with a year, a study has shown.

  • Job strain doubles risk of recurrent MISubscription

    News12 October, 2007

    Job strain more than doubles the risk of a recurrence of myocardial infarction, according to a study.

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