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Patients should consider talking therapies before drugs for mild depression

NICE's guidelines on diagnosing and treating depression are the first for 12 years.

First long-acting injectables to treat HIV approved by NICE

Cabotegravir and rilpivirine were shown in trials to be as effective as tablets.

Lockdown led to 'temporary' dip in drug-resistant infections

UKHSA says dip in infections was "likely temporary" and caused by reduced social mixing.

One in four vaccinated people at risk of Covid infection

Vaccination alone is not enough to stop the household transmission of the delta variant of Covid-19

Novel HIV drug introduced

Rukobia is indicated for multi drug-resistant HIV-1.

First oral antiviral for Covid-19 approved by MHRA

Molnupiravir reduces risk of hospitalisation or death for at-risk adults with mild to moderate Covid-19 by 50 per cent.

NICE publishes delayed guideline on ME/CFS

Guideline covers every aspect of ME/CFS from identification and assessment to management, monitoring and review

Safe to deliver Covid and flu jabs together, study shows

No safety issues and immune response preserved, DHSC funded study shows.

Over-60s told not to take aspirin to prevent CVD

Researchers say people in their 40s and 50s can take aspirin as a preventative step only.

NICE to approve inclisiran

New NICE guidance recommends Legvio as an option for primary hypercholesterolaemia.

Long term oral steroids increase risk of CVD

Taking steroids for long-term inflammatory diseases increases CVD risk.

Breakthrough lung cancer drug gets MHRA green light

NHS lung cancer patients will be the first in Europe to be offered sotorasib.

Six NHS Trusts funded to trial AI prostate cancer diagnostic tech

The trial will examine how prostate cancer diagnosis can be speeded up.

NICE fails to reach agreement on new ME guidance

NICE has had to pause publication of its updated guideline on ME and CFS.

Antidiabetic prescribing jumps 21% over 5 years

Antidiabetic prescribing rises by more than a fifth in England in five years.

Pharmacists well placed to offer SRH services, study finds

A new study indicates community pharmacists' role could expand to sexual health services.

Infections linked with dementia

Infections that need hospital treatment associated with increased dementia risk.

Biosimilars on the menu for moderate rheumatoid arthritis

NICE guidance previously recommended biologics only for severe RA.

NICE recommends mental health support for people with acne

Mental health support is key in managing acne vulgaris, says clinical watchdog.

Antidepressants prescribed twice as much in deprived areas

Antidepressant drugs were prescribed to more than twice as many people in the most deprived parts of England compared to the least in 2020-21. 

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