Articles: 27.09 September 2016

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Diagnosis, assessment and management of headache

Headache is a common presentation in primary care, but assessment and treatment can be complex. This article provides an overview of the current guidelines on diagnosis and management of headache and migraine, with an emphasis on a patient-centred approach.
Headache is a common symptom seen in …

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Management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes requiring insulin

Diabetes mellitus is a common chronic condition characterised by absolute or relative insulin deficiency, and its prevalence is increasing across the Western world and developing countries. This is particularly true of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and UK data from the Quality and Outcomes Framework …

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The hidden problem of herb-drug interactions

Potentially harmful interactions between herbs and prescription medicines are common, yet healthcare professionals often do not ask about herbal remedies when prescribing and patients do not volunteer that they are taking them. This article discusses the types of herb-drug interaction that can occur and how …

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