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Fewer than 30% of women using a testosterone patch for hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) are being prescribed it within guidelines, drug safety researchers warn.
03 March 2010
A simple blood test could help GPs decide which patients with acute respiratory tract infection will benefit from antibiotics.
Our update on the latest research being presented at medical conferences.
The shake-up of community health demanded by the Department of Health means patients risk being denied admission to hospital because of secondary care providers’ ‘vested interest’, LMCs have warned.
The NHS has absorbed all the costs of competition without yet realising the benefits, according to a report by thinktank Civitas.
GP partners in rural areas of the UK earn around £9,000 more on average than those in urban areas, according to official new figures.
GPs should conduct a pelvic examination on young women who present with abnormal vaginal bleeding to rule out early cervical cancer, new guidance from the Department of Health recommends.
Exclusive: A Darzi centre in Suffolk has become the first in the country to agree to a reduction in the terms of its contract after the private firm running it accepted it was hugely overpaid for walk-in consultations.
Exclusive: The future of enhanced services is under threat at many PCTs, with managers reviewing funding as part of plans to deliver millions of pounds in efficiency savings.
02 March 2010
Women with osteoporosis treated with bisphosphonates have a lower risk of breast cancer than those who have never had the drug, according to a US population-based study.