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Patients should be offered advice on vaping to help them quit smoking, says NICE
Viewpoint: How GPs can help smokers quit for good
Funding cuts leave GPs unable to prescribe stop smoking products
MPs to investigate safety of e-cigarettes
Year-long weight loss classes cut NHS costs and improve patient health
Weight loss programmes that continue for a year instead of the current 12-week standard...
'Weak' childhood obesity strategy criticised by GPs
The highly-anticipated childhood obesity strategy has come under fire from the BMA...
A dietary cause for murmur - case study
Anaemia was the cause of a heart murmur in a young woman recovering from an eating...
Success rates for giving up smoking 'highest on record' in 2017
Smoking quit-rates have reached the level highest on record throughout the first...
NICE diabetes guidance backs GP referral to lifestyle programmes
NICE has updated its 2012 guidance on preventing type 2 diabetes to put greater importance...
Nicotine addiction: clinical review
Jennifer Percival outlines the key elements of smoking cessation and how these can...
DH sets out plan to wipe out smoking and ease GP workload
Smokers made a third more GP appointments than non-smokers last year, the government...
More patients quitting smoking as prevalence falls to one in seven
Official data showing that smoking prevalence has fallen in recent years shows doctors'...
E-cigarettes: An unnecessary evil or a golden opportunity?
A new study is seeking to find out what GPs know about e-cigarettes and help to improve...
Alcohol misuse: new government guidelines
New government proposals for recommended limits for alcohol consumption aim to reduce...
Map charts 'hotspots' in admissions for alcohol-related liver disease
Emergency hospital admissions for alcohol-related liver disease vary more than three-fold...
Test helps GPs quickly spot patients with hidden drinking problems
A simple two-question test could help GPs identify patients with alcohol problems...