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Friday, 06 October 2017

The UK is the first European country to have access to Sanofi Pasteur’s new quadrivalent influenza vaccine. Currently, the majority of seasonal influenza vaccines are trivalent, protecting against three strains of influenza virus: two A strains and one single B strain. However, over the recent flu seasons, co-circulation of two B strains has been consistently observed.

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Friday, 06 October 2017

In people with type 2 diabetes, Xultophy® (insulin degludec/liraglutide) significantly reduced a number of risk factors associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), compared to basal insulin.

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Tuesday, 03 October 2017

A number of new and updated guidelines were launched at the recent European Society of Cardiology congress in Barcelona.

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Tuesday, 03 October 2017

NHS England has announced that millions of people are to be offered checks for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and atrial fibrillation at GP surgeries and local pharmacies, as part of a drive to prevent heart disease and early deaths.

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Friday, 15 September 2017

Healthcare professionals should offer statins to millions of people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to help to manage their increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to new guidance from NICE.

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Friday, 15 September 2017
Arrhythmia Alliance is calling on NHS England to reconsider its ‘Commissioning through Evaluation’ (CtE) process, which has left hundreds of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) at serious risk of suffering a debilitating or life-threatening AF-related stroke. The evaluation process has meant patients being denied access to potentially life-saving treatment with no guarantee when the process will be completed to allow access.
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Friday, 15 September 2017
NICE is calling for people who are eligible for free flu vaccination to be offered it at every opportunity. New draft guidance from NICE highlights the need to educate people that having a flu vaccination each year is the single best way of protecting against catching or spreading flu.
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Friday, 15 September 2017
Hospitals and GP surgeries are being urged to come together as a ‘national collective’ to raise awareness of a short-term complication of diabetes. They are being urged to take part in Hypo Awareness Week 2017, which runs from Monday 2 October 2 to Sunday 8 October.
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