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Cochrane Review: e-cigs could be effective quit aids

Findings were based on an analysis of two randomised controlled trials involving 662 smokers. more →

Pregnant women at risk of mental health problems need more support

Guideline includes a raft of recommendations about medicines management and drug choices. more →

Hyperglycaemia risk with faulty insulin pens

People with diabetes using insulin pens from a number of faulty batches manufactured by Owen Mumford are at risk of hyperglycaemia, according to an alert issued by the UK medicines regulator. more →

Pharmacists’ registration exam set to become more clinical in 2016

New assessment process designed to produce more clinically competent pharmacists. more →

Initiative seeks to protect patients from acute kidney injury

Patients with underlying medical conditions can benefit from stopping certain medicines when they become acutely ill. more →

Evidence still lacking for Ebola treatments, concludes EMA

Lack of evidence for seven investigational drugs being developed for the treatment of Ebola means it is impossible to make any conclusions about their safety or efficacy, according to the an interim review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). more →

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First UK reservists join Ebola fight

The first British army reservists along with 100 regular soldiers head to Sierra Leone to help the battle against Ebola in the West African state. more →

Asthma inhalers 'not used properly'

Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly. more →

A&E has 'worst week' in England

Pressures in A&E units in England have hit record levels while Wales and Northern Ireland also perform poorly, figures show. more →

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N Korea seeks joint Sony hack probe

North Korea urges a joint inquiry with the US into a cyber-attack on Sony that led to the studio cancelling the release of the film The Interview. more →

Lockerbie bomber's guilt reaffirmed

Scotland's top prosecutor says there is no evidence to suggest Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is innocent. more →

Afghan Guantanamo inmates freed

Four Afghan detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison have been sent back to their home country, the Pentagon says. more →

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