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Medical, legal and other professionals are not without recourse when facing false or malicious charges laid against them with professional bodies. This is the lesson that...

Simplified regimen maintains blood glucose for hospitalised patients with diabetes

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Entering menopause at a later age may be associated with a small benefit to memory years later, according to a study published in the online issue...

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