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HPV infections fall dramatically but researchers say vaccine efficacy is 'uncertain'

HPV infections fall dramatically but researchers say vaccine efficacy is 'uncertain'

Cancer-causing HPV16 and 18 infections are now 'extremely...

Melatonin 'should not be prescribed on NHS for jet lag'

Melatonin 'should not be prescribed on NHS for jet lag'

It is 'inappropriate' to make melatonin available on...

New headache toolkit offers tips to improve management in primary care

New headache toolkit offers tips to improve management in primary care

GPs should use standardised headache assessment criteria...

Ketamine-derived nasal spray provides new option for resistant depression

Ketamine-derived nasal spray provides new option for resistant depression

Spravato (esketamine) works in a different way to existing...

Fitness to fly guidance summarised by MIMS

Fitness to fly guidance summarised by MIMS

Healthcare professionals can now consult a helpful...

New age restriction for domperidone

New age restriction for domperidone

The MHRA has issued new advice for domperidone which...

Omega-3 supplements withdrawn from secondary prevention use

Omega-3 supplements withdrawn from secondary prevention use

Omega-3 fatty acids can no longer be prescribed to...

Prescribers reassured over metformin contamination

Prescribers reassured over metformin contamination

Trace amounts of the potential carcinogen N-nitrosodimethylamine...

Avoid benzodiazepines in opioid-dependent patients, GPs reminded

Avoid benzodiazepines in opioid-dependent patients, GPs reminded

Prescribing benzodiazepines in opioid-dependent individuals...

Flu antivirals approved for NHS prescribing as cases increase

Flu antivirals approved for NHS prescribing as cases increase

GPs can now prescribe antiviral medicines for flu prophylaxis...

New e-cigarette alternative launched on prescription

New e-cigarette alternative launched on prescription

Voke, a new nicotine inhaler, is available to prescribe...

Triple therapy 'potentially best option' for stable COPD patients

Triple therapy 'potentially best option' for stable COPD patients

Triple therapy with a long-acting muscarinic antagonist...

Further drug shortages prompt advice to consider unlicensed alternatives

Further drug shortages prompt advice to consider unlicensed alternatives

Prescribers are being advised to prioritise supplies...

Vaping still safer than smoking, say health bosses after report of severe lung injury

Vaping still safer than smoking, say health bosses after report of severe lung injury

In a case reported in the Archives of Disease in...

Free online vestibular rehabilitation tool 'highly effective' for vertigo symptoms

Free online vestibular rehabilitation tool 'highly effective' for vertigo symptoms

GPs should consider online vestibular rehabilitation...

Thiazides better than ACE inhibitors as first-line antihypertensives, large-scale analysis suggests

Thiazides better than ACE inhibitors as first-line antihypertensives, large-scale analysis suggests

Thiazide diuretics are more effective than ACE inhibitors...

GPs hailed for reducing antibiotic use as threat of resistant infections grows

GPs hailed for reducing antibiotic use as threat of resistant infections grows

Antibiotic prescribing by GPs declined by 17% between...

MHRA advises on anticoagulant dose adjustment in patients with renal impairment

MHRA advises on anticoagulant dose adjustment in patients with renal impairment

Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) should...

Take antihypertensive drugs at bedtime for maximum benefit, say researchers

Take antihypertensive drugs at bedtime for maximum benefit, say researchers

Blood-pressure-lowering drugs may be more effective...

Serious shortage protocol for fluoxetine 10mg capsules revoked

Serious shortage protocol for fluoxetine 10mg capsules revoked

The Government has withdrawn one of the three serious...