Tell Us News Not History!

Research is a very strange thing.  The topics selected by researchers do not seem to have any direction.  They are selected at the whim of the researcher who decides what question needs to be addressed.  Consequently, …

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Have a Heart

For many years, conditions were treated and doctors did not really know whether they were achieving anything. Doctors tried to achieve good glycaemic control in people with diabetes without really knowing whether anything was being achieved. …

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National Review of Asthma Deaths

The National Review of Asthma Deaths was the first fully comprehensive review of deaths from asthma across the UK. Led by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), and conducted between February 2012 – 2013, the final …

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Stemming the flow of diabetes

Every so often we hear of new hope for the cure of diabetes.  Islet cell transplants were probably the first to be successfully used in a few patients.  However, much of the interest surrounds the use …

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Trial behind closed doors?

“An MP’s Committee has warned that drugs companies routinely withhold results of clinical trials from doctors, leaving them poorly informed about how to treat patients” This report from the Public Accounts Committee arose as a result …

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Statin The Obvious?

If ever there was a “wonder drug”, then a statin would have a good chance of being called by such a name.  New guidance from America suggests that even more people would benefit from taking a …

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