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Sunday, 12 March 2017
Low socioeconomic status is linked to significant reductions in life expectancy and should be considered a major risk factor for ill health and early death in national and global health policies, according to a new study of 1.7 million people.
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Thursday, 02 February 2017
A French observational study has found that use of a beta-blocker early after myocardial infarction (MI) (within 48 hours) is associated with a substantial reduction in 30-day mortality in people who do not have heart failure. However, continuing with beta-blockers was not associated with a significant reduction in mortality at 1 year.
Thursday, 02 February 2017
Offering smokers a taster session at an NHS Stop Smoking Service and explaining their personal risk of developing smoking-related diseases doubles their likelihood of attending a stop smoking course.
Thursday, 02 February 2017
Liraglutide 1.2 mg has proved cost-effective when compared to alternative daily administered GLP-1 receptor agonists for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in the UK.
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Thursday, 02 February 2017
A new study shows that increased activity in the amygdala (the part of the brain involved in stress) is associated with a greater risk of heart disease and stroke. This study provides new insights into the possible mechanism by which stress can lead to cardiovascular disease in humans.
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Wednesday, 04 January 2017
A new study suggests that a ‘Sit Less’ intervention ‒ breaking sitting with standing and light-intensity walking ‒ may be an alternative to structured exercise to promote blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes, giving improved 24-hour glucose levels and improved insulin sensitivity.
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Wednesday, 04 January 2017
Adding evolocumab to optimised statin therapy results in statistically significant regression of atherosclerosis in patients with coronary artery disease, according to results from the GLAGOV phase 3 trial.
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Wednesday, 04 January 2017
Tackling obesity by offering the opportunity to attend a weight loss programme during a routine consultation is effective, welcomed by patients and takes only 30 seconds, according to a new randomised trial of over 1800 people in the UK.
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Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Stroke related to atrial fibrillation can be prevented effectively through the use of anticoagulants. This article reviews recent guidelines, clinical trials and real-world evidence with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in patients with AF and provides practical guidance on the use of these newer agents in primary care.
Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
‘Issues & Answers in Cardiovascular Disease’ is the leading UK cardiovascular conferences for the whole primary care team. Expert presenters and a down-to-earth approach help health professionals translate the latest evidence into daily practice and optimise patient care. Participants also receive 6 hours CPD credits. Read the highlights from the 2016 conference and access presentation slides here.
Category: Editorial

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