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Clinical Review: Breast cancer

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Red flag symptoms: Blurred vision

Clinical Review: Heart failure

Red Flag symptoms: Headaches

Red Flag symptoms: Headaches
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Differentiate causes of primary and secondary headaches.

Clinical Review: Transient ischaemic attack

Clinical Review: Transient ischaemic attack

The WHO definition of TIA is based on a clinical diagnosis with focal neurological...

Practice dilemma: Bruises on a teenage girl

Practice dilemma: Bruises on a teenage girl

A young patient refuses to discuss suspicious bruising. What should you do?

Differential diagnoses: Pigment formation

Differential diagnoses: Pigment formation

Dr Nigel Stollery explains the differences between four common skin pigment conditions.

Symptom management: Managing chronic pruritus

Symptom management: Managing chronic pruritus
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Dr Jessica Garner discusses causes and management options for this common symptom.

Journals Watch: Vitamin D and cancer risk, glioma and pre-abortion counselling

Journals Watch: Vitamin D and cancer risk, glioma and pre-abortion counselling

Too busy to read the journals? Dr Hope selects the latest papers of interest to GPs

Clinical Review: Psoriasis

Clinical Review: Psoriasis

Contributed by Dr Claire Marshall, clinical fellow in dermatology, Whipps Cross University...

Differential diagnoses: Skin pigmentation

Differential diagnoses: Skin pigmentation

Dr Nigel Stollery discusses the usual presenting features of four disorders

Case study: Managing PPI-resistant GORD

Case study: Managing PPI-resistant GORD

Combined behaviourial therapy and medication are essential, write Dr Neel Sharma,...

Red flag symptoms: Hirsutism

Red flag symptoms: Hirsutism

There are a number of possible causes for this symptom, explains Dr Pipin Singh

Journals watch: Successful resuscitation, operating at night and evolocumab in FH

Journals watch: Successful resuscitation, operating at night and evolocumab in FH

Too busy to read the journals? Dr Simon Hunter selects the latest papers of interest...

Referral and management of renal colic

Referral and management of renal colic

Clinical assessment will guide the choice from a range of therapeutic options and...

Assessing bone health in adults and children

Assessing bone health in adults and children

Bone health can be promoted through good nutrition, exercise and management of chronic...

Red flag symptoms: Hallucinations

Red flag symptoms: Hallucinations
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Hallucinations are often thought to be manifestations of psychiatric disease, but...

Clinical Review: Systemic lupus erythematosus

Clinical Review: Systemic lupus erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex autoimmune disease, characterised...

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