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    Deaths from pancreatic cancer in Europe continue to increase while rates for other cancers fall

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    Deaths from pancreatic cancer are predicted to increase in men and women while rates for all other cancers, except lung cancer in women, continue to decrease, says an analysis of c...

    NHS should be exempt from EU-US free trade treaty, campaigners say

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    A petition calling for the NHS to be exempted from an agreement on free trade between the United States and the European Union is to be submitted to Prime Minister David Cameron an...

    Report details US administration's efforts to enlist outside support for Affordable Care Act

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    Kathleen Sebelius, the outgoing US health and human services secretary, asked five organizations to support efforts by a nongovernmental group that was working to enroll US residen...

    Prevention and management of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary care: summary of NICE guidance

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    Pressure ulcers are serious and distressing, and they can affect people of any age. Not only do they increase mortality, result in extended hospital stays, and consume substantial ...

    Should doctors prescribe cannabinoids?

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    The medical use of cannabis was advocated in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s when clinical trials of oral synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other oral synthetic can...

    Peripapillary nerve fibre myelination

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    bmj;348/apr23_1/g2751/FIG1F1fig1A 70 year old woman with deteriorating vision was found to have cataracts. Fundal examination showed a soft edged white lesion around the right opti...

    In brief

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    Doctor denies charge of female genital mutilation: The first doctor in the United Kingdom to be charged with female genital mutilation will plead not guilty when he appears at Sout...

    Visual snow and other stories . . .

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    For the past 15 years, health systems have undergone expensive upheavals in response to trial evidence showing that primary percutaneous intervention (PCI) is superior to thromboly...

    TV advertisement that linked alcohol with cancer was not misleading, says UK regulator

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    The UK Advertising Standards Authority has rejected complaints by the drinks industry that a hard hitting public health commercial depicting a tumour growing in a glass of beer was...

    Doctors and politics

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    Promises on a platter. It is election season in the world’s largest democracy and politicians are willing to bend over backwards to woo voters. As India moves decisively towa...

    Emergency Medicine Team of the Year

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    Emergency Care Pathway—Occupancy Project; Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, LondonReducing waiting times, monitoring occupancyTrue to its name, the Occupancy Pr...

    Mike Bewick: Pet hate is "worthiness"

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    bmj;348/apr23_1/g2340/FIG1F1fig1BiographyMike Bewick initially trained in medical oncology, then became a GP, and is now deputy medical director of NHS England. He treads a careful...

    Examination bar for overseas doctors must rise, researchers say

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    Pass marks for the examination taken by overseas doctors seeking to work in the United Kingdom should rise to ensure that these doctors meet equivalent standards to UK trained doct...

    Avoiding thoughtless waste: consider the energy cost of emails in the NHS

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    Chivian’s article on climate change has generated debate, and I agree with respondents who underline that a doctor’s main duty is to ensure that patients are efficientl...

    [Editorial] Water and sanitation: addressing inequalities

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    “Water is life”, said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, at the opening session of the high-level meeting on sanitation and water for all, in Washington, DC, on April 11...

    [This Week in Medicine] April 19–25, 2014

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    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization has warned that the hunger and malnutrition crisis is worsening in Sudan. Poor harvests, food price rises, conflict, and increased refugee...

    [Editorial] Health disparities in Europe: hope for the future?

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    More than 500 million people live in the European Union, but despite being connected on a political level, disparities in health outcomes are widespread. This disparity was exempli...

    [Correspondence] MDG 7c for safe drinking water in India: an illusive achievement

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    Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target 7c aims to halve the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. With 89% coverage...

    [Editorial] Cigarette packaging in China—not going far enough

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    A WHO report, Tobacco Health Warnings in China: Evidence of Effectiveness and Implications for Action, published on April 8, summarises evidence on the effectiveness of China's wr...

    [Articles] The prognosis of common mental disorders in adolescents: a 14-year prospective cohort study

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    Episodes of adolescent mental disorder often precede mental disorders in young adults. However, many such disorders, especially when brief in duration, are limited to the teenage y...

    [Comment] Do we underestimate the benefits of antidepressants?

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    In the past 5 years, doubts have been raised about the therapeutic effectiveness of antidepressants in patients with depressive disorders, because of the small differences in sympt...

    [Comment] Abnormal illness behaviours: a developmental perspective

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    In two Series articles in The Lancet, Christopher Bass and colleagues examine fabricated or induced illness in children, and factitious disorders and malingering, respectively, whi...

    [Comment] Challenges in rolling out interventions for schizophrenia

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    The Global Mental Health (GMH) movement has played a pivotal part in bringing to attention the unmet needs of patients with mental disorders, particularly in low-income and middle-...

    [Comment] Offline: The dis-eases of exile

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    France, writes Andrew Hussey in The French Intifada (Granta, 2014), is home to the largest Muslim population in Europe—5 million people out of a population of almost 64 milli...

    [Comment] Cognitive therapy: at last an alternative to antipsychotics?

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    Schizophrenia causes substantial disability and premature mortality, and is one of the top causes of disease burden worldwide. Antipsychotic drugs revolutionised schizophrenia trea...

    [World Report] Tackling violence against health-care workers

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    Globally, health-care workers experience high rates of violence and abuse in the workplace. More focus should be put on preventing such attacks, say experts. Roxanne Nelson reports...

    [Comment] Common adolescent mental disorders: transition to adulthood

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    Mental disorders are common, although reported rates differ according to developmental stage. The prevalence of common mental disorders such as depression increases in adolescence,...

    [Perspectives] A sharp scratch

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    The UK's National Health Service (NHS) is by almost any measure an extraordinary organisation. In 2012–13 its budget was £105 billion; it employs some 146 000 doc...

    [Perspectives] Wide horizons

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    The passing of time can render wondrous what was once commonplace. The everyday can become obscure and the unremarkable mysterious. The Whipple Museum of the History of Science in ...

    [Obituary] Robert E Cooke

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