Category Archives: Minor but annoying


A few quick snippets from the 19th Nov BMJ: Duloxetine increases the risk of adverse psychiatric events – anxiety, agitation, self-harm, psychotic behaviour – by more than five times, according to a new Nordic Cochrane Centre meta-analysis although this article … Continue reading

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Anal itching

Not the nicest of topics, but, since it is one I often get asked about, I was glad to see a BMJ article on it. Thoughts: Most of the causes are things I’d have thought of (thrombosed piles, fungal infection, … Continue reading

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(The notes below are a summary of an article I clipped from one of the medical newspapers many years ago, which is apparently an extract from Practical General Practice 2006. The reference given is Scully C et al, What to … Continue reading

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