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Study finds GORD leads to poor sleep quality

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease impairs sleep quality, a new US study shows.

21 Aug 2023 2 Min Article

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Pain relief

Don’t use opioids for lower back or neck pain

Opioids could even make patients’ pain worse in the medium or long-term, say researchers.

14 Aug 2023 3 Min Article

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Hepatitis C rates fall by 45 per cent in England

Better access to antivirals mean more have been treated than still have the infection

28 Jul 2023 1 Min Article

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Asthma & COPD

Poor inhaler technique remains a problem

Pharmacists need to place more emphasis on improving inhaler technique, say researchers.

26 Jun 2023 2 Min Article

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Headache and migraine

Rimegepant recommended for preventing episodic migraine

This is the first time that NICE has recommended an oral treatment for migraine prevention.

05 Jun 2023 2 Min Article

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Medication safety

MHRA launches Yellow Card ‘biobank’ to learn how genes affect medicines safety

Allopurinol skin reactions will be first focus for voluntary biobank pilot

25 May 2023 1 Min Article

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Antidepressants prescribed for chronic pain despite ‘insufficient’ evidence

'Reliable evidence' for duloxetine but not other medicines prescribed for chronic pain

11 May 2023 1 Min Article