Specific diabetes medications recommended to protect bone health

Research highlights treatment options for co-managing type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis

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Underused cancer test could improve treatment of colon cancer

Blood test for carcinoembryonic antigen could help determine whether to use chemotherapy

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Experts write manifesto for evidence-based medicine

They aim to tackle systematic bias, wastage, error, and fraud in research behind patient care

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Research reveals age-specific cancer risk with BRCA1/2

Family history a strong risk factor for breast/ovarian cancer for BRCA1/2 mutation carriers

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Women lost more postpartum weight with online programme

Internet-based intervention group lost more weight than those in standard care group

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NHS England boosts funding for learning disability support

£10m investment to help people live more independently, closer to friends and family

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Public should ask GPs about drugs’ relative risks and benefits

Patients need longer appointments to discuss queries over research evidence for their meds

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