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Probiotics do not reduce antibiotic prescribing in care home residents, shows study

There is no evidence to suggest a daily combination of probiotics reduces the need for antibiotics to treat acute infections in care home residents, finds a study led by Oxford University researchers published in JAMA.

QResearch database researchers collaborate on two major cancer projects

Researchers in the Primary Care Epidemiology Group are joining two landmark projects to combine healthcare data and artificial intelligence to improve cancer diagnosis

Professor Kamal R. Mahtani awarded John Fry Award

The RCGP’s award for promoting the discipline of general practice through research and publishing goes to the CEBM’s Deputy Director

National guidelines on methotrexate prescribing continue to be breached

In only a minority of cases, national guidelines on tablet strength designed to avoid accidental methotrexate overdose are breached.

Communication skills teaching innovation praised in national award scheme

The new teaching package aims to give students greater confidence and experience when consulting with patients who live with psychiatric illness.