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Melanoma diagnoses fall 28% during pandemic

The number of melanoma diagnoses fell 28 per cent from April to November 2020 compared to the previous year. 

NICE recommends new drug for relapsing MS

NICE has recommended the use of auto-injectable MS drug ofatumumab on the NHS. 

More people could benefit from antihypertensives, study finds

Many more people could benefit from blood pressure-lowering medication, according to a new study in the Lancet.

Lack of sleep increases dementia risk by 30 per cent

People who continuously sleep for six hours or less a night are roughly 30 per cent more likely to develop dementia.

'Urgent need' for evidence on discontinuing antidepressants

There is an “urgent need” for better evidence on the safest and most effective ways to discontinue antidepressants, a review finds. 

Covid pill could be available by the autumn says Johnson

Boris Johnson said people could take a pill at home to reduce the symptoms of Covid or stop them getting it.

NICE to speed up access to new treatments

NICE is promising to speed up patients’ access to the latest and most effective treatments as part of its new five-year strategy.

Covid vaccines safe for pregnant women says JCVI

Pregnant women should get a Covid-19 vaccine based on their age and clinical risk group.

Blood test will detect early signs of bowel cancer

A blood test that can detect the early signs of bowel cancer will be rolled out in GP practices.

Asthma drug shortens at-home recovery from Covid-19

Early treatment with inhaled budesonide shortens recovery time among Covid-19 patients being treated in the community, PRINCIPLE has shown. 

NHS to offer device to zap cluster headaches

gammaCore device is held against the neck and delivers a low-level electric current to block pain signals.

Pharmacist urges AZ jab uptake after 'unlucky' brother's death

A pharmacist whose brother died after having the AstraZeneca vaccine has urged people not to be put off and get vaccinated.

MHRA approves self-inject treatment for relapsing MS

The MHRA has approved ofatumumab for adult patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS), manufacturer Novartis has announced. 

PDA urges members to be aware of remote prescribing risks

The PDA has warned members they are putting patients at risk if medicines they prescribe are not made known to their GP.

New NICE guidance on chronic pain

People with chronic primary pain should be offered a range of treatments to help them manage their condition, says NICE in a new guideline.

Asthma exacerbation rates fall during pandemic

Fewer people with severe asthma attacks were admitted to hospital or seen by their GP during the Covid-19 pandemic.

50 to 64-year-olds added to 2021/22 flu programme

Contractors asked to await updated flu reimbursement letter before amending vaccine orders.

Two new preventative Covid trials get government funding

Trials will evaluate prophylactic treatments for Covid-19 in care homes and for the immunocompromised

NHS rolls out capsule cameras to test for colon cancers

Initial group of 11,000 NHS patients in England will receive capsule cameras in 40 parts of the country.

SSP issued for Competact with immediate effect

The Department for Health and Social Care has issued a serious shortage protocol for anti-diabetes medicine Competact with immediate effect

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