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Vitamin D reduces fracture risk in children

Vitamin D supplements may reduce the fracture risk in children under the age of six years

Breastfeeding reduces risk of cardiovascular disease

Breastfeeding reduces the chance of developing CVD by about 10 per cent, says new research

Long-term aspirin increases bleeding risk in over-75s

Previous studies may have underestimated the risks of upper GI bleeding in elderly patients who take daily aspirin

Early treatment in MS improves outcomes

Early treatment of highly active multiple sclerosis improves patient outcomes, according to new research

Antihypertensive non-adherence is commonplace

Two in five people do not adhere fully to their antihypertensive medication or even take it at all

Inhaled corticosteroids increase the risk of pneumonia

Inhaled corticosteroid use could be linked to pneumonia, according to a Canadian study

Extend MURs and NMS in young people?

There is scope to extend NMS reviews and MURs in children, young people and their carers, new research suggests

Pharmacist-led reviews improve diabetes control

Pharmacist-led review of people with type 2 diabetes markedly improved disease control, according to new research

SGLT-2 inhibitors cut hospitalisations and deaths

SGLT2 inhibitors found to reduce heart failure hospitalisations by more than a third

Smoking increases reoperation rates after joint replacement

Smokers are more likely to need another operation following an infection within 90 days of a joint replacement

Antidepressants might increase hip fracture risk

Antidepressant use might lead to hip fracture, according to a new study from Finland

Occupational sun exposure linked to cancers

Occupational sun exposure causes about one in 50 cutaneous malignant melanomas, equivalent to approximately one death from, and five new cases of, the cancer each week in Britain, new figures suggest

Acid suppression increases gastroenteritis risk

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and H2 receptor antagonists seem to increase the risk of bacterial gastroenteritis, according to research in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

Obesity linked to asthma in children

Children with asthma seem more likely to become obese than those without asthma, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine reported recently

Deaths from cancer could fall by 400,000

Advances in detection, diagnosis and treatment mean that 400,000 fewer people will die from cancer in the next 20 years

Benefits confirmed for NHS Health Checks

NHS Health Checks prevent up to 8,400 heart attacks, strokes or deaths over five years, new research finds

Albuminuria linked to dementia

Albuminuria is associated with a 35 per cent increased risk of cognitive impairment or dementia, according to an analysis published in Neurology

Better prescribing could prevent thousands of strokes

Improved prescribing of anticoagulants, lipid-lowerers and antihypertensives could prevent 12,000 strokes a year

Inhaled steroids in COPD increase oral thrush risk

Inhaled corticosteroids for COPD appear to double the risk of developing oral thrush compared to long-acting bronchodilators

Use of adrenaline auto-injectors is poor

Most community pharmacists cannot use an adrenaline auto-injector correctly, reports Clinical & Experimental Allergy

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