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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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Heart Risk Warning Over Painkiller Diclofenac (BBC News / MHRA)

Summary The medicines regulator has advised that the painkiller diclofenac should not be used by people with heart problems. A European review found a small increased risk of heart attack and stroke. “The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said … Continue reading

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High-Dose Painkiller Heart Risk (NHS Choices / BBC News)

Summary Commonly-used painkillers, such as ibuprofen and diclofenac, can increase the risk of heart problems slightly if taken in high doses over a long time. This conclusion was arrived at by meta-analysis of data from 639 separate clinical trials. The risks remain … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews on Musculoskeletal Topics (October – December 2012)

[A version of this collection appeared in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013]. Recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses on broadly musculoskeletal topics are shown below. O’Neil, CK. Hanlon, JT. Marcum, ZA. … Continue reading

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