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Statins: Effective, Affordable and Acceptable Risk-Benefit Profile (BBC News / NICE / BMJ / BMC Medicine)

Summary According to latest guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), four out of ten adults in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be eligible for statins; even though they are at relatively low risk of … Continue reading

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Errors Common in Wikipedia Medical Entries? (BBC News / NHS Choices / Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)

Summary Wikipedia is widely used and loved, without question. US research indicates that 9 out of 10 health-related entries on the Wikipedia online encyclopedia selected for review contain statements which are “contradicted” by recent medical research. Medicine is a quickly … Continue reading

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Whole Systems Demonstrator Programme: Inconclusive Effect of Telehealth on Quality of Life and Psychological Outcomes (BMJ)

Summary This British Medical Journal articles reports the most recent results from the trial assessing the effect of second generation, home based telehealth on health-related quality of life, anxiety, and depressive symptoms over 12 months in patients with long term … Continue reading

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Emotional and Psychological Wellbeing for Patients with Long-Term Conditions (NHS Confederation / Mental Health Network)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 2, September 2012]. Summary Long-term physical conditions are often linked to adverse mental health and wellbeing. Long-term physical conditions may affect people’s mental health. Poor … Continue reading

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