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