Draft guideline to improve asthma diagnosis

Draft guideline to improve asthma diagnosis

Spirometry should be used as the first-line investigation for diagnosing asthma in children over 5 and adults, says NICE.

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Smoking rates among young people continue to vary widely

Smoking rates among young people continue to vary widely

Despite overall improvements, the rate of smoking among young people in England varies widely depending on where they live, new figures reveal.

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NICE-approved test 'could double diagnoses of heart attacks in women'

NICE-approved test 'could double diagnoses of heart attacks in women'

A new study suggests that a NICE-approved test for heart attacks could detect twice as many heart attacks in women than current standard tests.

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Setting standards of care for women with urinary incontinence

Setting standards of care for women with urinary incontinence

NICE’s latest quality standard can help GPs and other healthcare professionals ensure that women with urinary incontinence are receiving the best and most appropriate care.

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