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Inhaled insulin future in doubtSubscription
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
Poor nutrition among hospital patients is not a problem confined to the NHS, according to Spanish research.
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
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
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
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
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
Household cleaning products have been linked with asthma by research conducted in 10 countries.
Atherosclerosis doubles risk of other eventsSubscription
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
Job strain more than doubles the risk of a recurrence of myocardial infarction, according to a study.