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Golimumab in UC sees benefits within six weeks

Two-thirds of patients receiving golimumab for moderate to severe UC show a significant clinical response within six weeks.

New ticagrelor dose

Marketing authorisation has been granted for a 60mg dose of ticagrelor for patients who have suffered a heart attack  

Vitamin C could delay cataract progression

A diet rich in vitamin C could cut the risk of cataract progression, suggests research in Ophthalmology

Old drugs, new tricks

More than a century after their discovery, we are still learning about risks and benefits of aspirin and paracetamol

Social pressure cuts antibiotic prescribing

A study suggests “socially motivated interventions” aimed at prescribers reduces inappropriate prescribing

COPD link to anxiety highlighted

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can experience generalised anxiety disorder

Migraine linked to IBS...

IBS, migraine and episodic tension type headache seem to share a pathophysiological and genetic basis

Cancer death rate falls

Cancer death rates in the UK have fallen by almost 10 per cent over 10 years, according to Cancer Research UK

Diabetes care still variable but more BP targets are being hit

Marked variations in diabetes care still persist, according to the latest National Diabetes Audit

New lung cancer drug

The European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for necitumumab (Portrazza) for lung cancer

Myopia rates to soar by 2050

Five billion people – half the world’s population – could have myopia by 2050, according to new research

Diabetes found to affect breast feeding

New mothers with low milk supply are significantly more likely to have had diabetes during pregnancy

Ezetimibe indication widened

The MHRA recently extended the indication for ezetimibe (Ezetrol)

Menopause linked to frequent migraine attacks

Perimenopausal migraine sufferers are particularly likely to experience frequent attacks, research suggests

Coffee consumption linked to smoking

Smoking and caffeine consumption seem to be linked, according to a new study in the UK and Netherlands.

Public still underestimates obesity-cancer link

Forty-one per cent of adults in Britain don’t know that being overweight increases cancer risk

Cancer screening works

Screening is more likely to pick up early cancers than GP referral or emergency presentation, new research finds

Fracture increases risk of widespread pain in the body

New research suggests that spinal and hip fractures may double the risk of chronic widespread pain

Dementia script numbers rise but costs fall

The number of prescriptions for drugs for Alzheimer’s disease rose more than six-fold over the past decade

Cyramza’s new cancer indications

The European Commission recently approved two new indications for ramucirumab (Cyramza)

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