Early Warning Scores Should Not Be Relied Upon, Warn UK Docs

This post was originally published on this siteStudies examining early warning scores (EWSs) – that aim to predict which hospital patients will deteriorate – have used poor methods,

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COVID-19: UK Experts Call for Mental Health Research

This post was originally published on this siteUrgent, coordinated research is needed into the mental health and potential neurological impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the rapid

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Obesity Link to Severe COVID-19, Especially in the Under 60s

This post was originally published on this siteEditor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. It is becoming increasingly clear

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London Latest Capital to Turn Convention Centre Over to COVID-19

This post was originally published on this siteA new, temporary, hospital in London’s ExCeL exhibition and conference centre will open next week to offer care to hundreds of patients

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Low Blood Pressure Increased Mortality Risk in Older Adults

This post was originally published on this siteOlder adults with low blood pressure, particularly those who are moderately or severely frail, may have increased all-cause mortality, UK

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Macrolide Antibiotics in Pregnancy Linked to Birth Defects

This post was originally published on this siteWomen who take macrolide antibiotics during the first trimester have an increased risk of their child having a major malformation, say UK

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Cancer Risk ‘Increases With Increasing Number of Sex Partners’

This post was originally published on this siteThe more sexual partners an individual has had during their lifetime the greater their risk of a cancer diagnosis, potentially due to a higher

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‘Overdiagnosis’ in About 20% of Common Cancers

This post was originally published on this siteAbout 20% of five common cancers are the result of “overdiagnosis,” concludes a study from Australia that analyzed over 30 years of

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Rapid Diagnosis Centres Catch Cancers with Vague Symptoms

This post was originally published on this sitePatients with vague and/or non-specific symptoms suspicious of cancer who do not qualify for urgent referral can have a decision on whether or not

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Increased Vegetable Intake Did Not Slow Prostate Cancer Progression

This post was originally published on this siteSwitching to a vegetable-rich diet did not reduce the rate of clinical progression of prostate cancer, concludes the first randomized controlled

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