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The editorial team creates accurate and up-to-date content reflecting reliable research evidence and latest recognised guidance.

Each month we aim to release around 80-100 new or revised documents, which makes us proud to say we have one of the most trusted and current information resources in the UK.

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See our December 2014 updates below, or view previous updates.

New patient information leaflets, professional reference articles and medicine leaflets

Information leaflets
Orlistat (Xenical®) Healthy Eating Guide (Norfolk NHS)
Poo (Stool) Sample (Public Health England)

Content revised as a result of new guidance/articles, feedback, etc

NICE Obesity: identification assessment and management of overweight and obesity in children young people and adults,(Nov 2014)
PatientPlus articles - Obesity in Adults and Obesity in Children
Information leaflets - Obesity and Overweight in Adults, Obesity and Overweight in Children and Orlistat - Help With Weight Loss

BASH Diagnosis and Management of Migraine, Tension-Type, Cluster and Medication-Overuse Headache, (2010 - reviewed 2014)
PatientPlus articles - Cluster Headaches and Tension-type Headache
Information leaflets - Cluster Headaches, Tension-type Headache and Chronic Tension-type Headache

Content revised as a result of routine review

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22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum
Anderson-Fabry Disease
Ataxia with Telangiectasia
Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Bornholm Disease
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
Childhood Diarrhoea
Chronic Diarrhoea in Adults
Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation
Consultation Analysis
Cri du Chat Syndrome
Dry Eyes
Escherichia Coli O157
Foreign Bodies in the Ear
Gastroenteritis in Children
Gastrointestinal History and Examination
Goodpasture's Syndrome
Gradual Loss of Vision
Hurler's Syndrome
Keratosis Pilaris
Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
Maxillofacial Injuries
Meconium Aspiration
Meconium-stained Liquor
Mendelson's Syndrome
Mycetoma (Madura Foot)
Nelson's Syndrome
Pain Relief in Labour
Postmenopausal Cystourethritis
Postpartum Haemorrhage
Potter's Syndrome
Retropharyngeal Abscess
Scoliosis and Kyphosis
Septo-optic Dysplasia
Ulnar Nerve Disorders
Venous Thromboembolism in Pregnancy
Zygomatic Arch and Orbital Fractures
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Acute Coronary Syndrome
Acute Diarrhoea in Children
Ankle Injuries
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Bornholm Disease
Dry Eyes
E. Coli and VTEC O157
Gastroenteritis in Children
Microbes, Germs and Antibiotics
Period Pain (Dysmenorrhoea)
Scoliosis (Curvature of the Spine) and Kyphosis
Toddler's Diarrhoea
Medicine leaflets 21
Acebutolol - a beta-blocker
Cabergoline tablets
Candesartan - an angiotensin receptor blocker
Carbamazepine for epilepsy
Codeine for pain relief
Colesevelam - a lipid-lowering medicine
Dabigatran capsules
Diclofenac for pain and inflammation
Eslicarbazepine for epilepsy
Lamotrigine for epilepsy
Levetiracetam for epilepsy
Oxcarbazepine for epilepsy
Perindopril - an ACE inhibitor
Phenytoin for epilepsy
Rufinamide for epilepsy
Tapentadol for pain relief
Tiagabine for epilepsy
Valsartan - an angiotensin receptor blocker
Vigabatrin for epilepsy
Zonisamide for epilepsy

Previous 2014 updates

Click here to see 2013 updates.

New information leaflets
Scrotal Lumps/Pain/Swelling - Sharing Your Information
Advice for Travelling to Remote Locations
Gallstones Diet Sheet
Smell and Taste Disorders (Fifth Sense)
Type 2 Diabetes Healthy Eating Sheet (Diabetes UK)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Problem Gambling (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Postpartum Psychosis (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
What to expect of your psychiatrist in the UK (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Domestic Violence
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms
Recreational Drugs
Coeliac Disease Diet Sheet
An Introduction to Dissociative Identity Disorder (PODS)
End of Life Care
Travel Vaccinations
Parents Leaflet (Royal College of General Practitioners)
Young People's Leaflet (Royal College of General Practitioners)
BCG Immunisation
Living with a Long-term Condition
Personal Health Budgets
What is the difference between a Psychiatrist, a Clinical Psychologist and a Psychotherapist? (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Behavioural Problems and Conduct Disorder (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
IgA Nephropathy (Berger's Disease)
Newborn Baby Screening Tests
Eating Disorders in Young People (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Lewy Body Dementia (Lewy Body Society)
Diets Suitable for People with Anaemia
Sepsis (Septicaemia)
Spina Bifida
Tips for Dealing with Lactose Intolerance
Calcium-rich Diet
Suicidal Thoughts
Dealing with Tantrums (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Schizophrenia - Information for Young People (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Worries and Anxieties - Information for Young People (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Worries and Anxieties - Helping Children to Cope (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Depression in Young People - Helping Children to Cope (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Obsessive–compulsive Disorder in Children and Young People (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Self-harm in Young People (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Hamstring Injury
Paleolithic Diet
Sports Injuries
5:2 Diet
Atkins Diet
Dukan Diet
Drug Allergy
STarT Back Screening Tool for Low Back Pain (Keele University)
Low Back Pain - STarT Back Information Leaflet (Keele University)
Dental Anxiety and Dental Phobia (Toothpick)
Dental Implants (Toothpick)
Fillings and Crowns (Toothpick)
Root Canal Treatments (Toothpick)
Toothache (Toothpick)

New medicine leaflets
Asenapine tablets
Ketotifen eye drops for hay fever
Nalmefene tablets
Ingenol mebutate gel
Metronidazole vaginal gel for bacterial vaginosis
Azithromycin eye drops
Dasatinib tablets
Erlotinib tablets
Mirabegron for urinary symptomsEverolimus tablets
Gefitinib tablets
Lapatinib tablets
Nilotinib capsules
Ponatinib tablets
Sorafenib tablets
Sunitinib capsules
Vandetanib tablets
Pamidronate disodium
Pyrazinamide for tuberculosis
Diclofenac gel for sun damage
Felbinac for pain and inflammation
Sirolimus to prevent organ rejection
Dronedarone tablets
Linaclotide capsules
Lubiprostone for constipation
Rifaximin for traveller's diarrhoea
Topiramate for epilepsy
Lixisenatide for diabetes
Propantheline tablets
Prucalopride for constipation
Rifaximin for liver problems
Fenticonazole for vaginal thrush
Fingolimod capsules

New patientplus
Domestic Violence
A Brief Guide to Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder (PODS)
Travel Vaccinations

Content revised as a result of new guidance

NovemberBipolar Disorder
Acute Severe Asthma and Status Asthmaticus
Asthma Action Plans
Bronchial Asthma
Diagnosing Childhood Asthma in Primary Care
Management of Adult Asthma
Management of Childhood Asthma
Occupational Asthma
Which Device in Asthma?
Drug Allergy
Bipolar Disorder
Asthma, Asthma - Peak Flow Diary
Asthma - Peak Flow Meter
Asthma - Picture Summary
Inhalers for Asthma
OctoberImmunisation Schedule (UK)
Migraine Management
Migraine Prophylaxis in Adults
Migraine in Children
Cervical Screening (Cervical Smear Test)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination
Immunisation - Usual UK Schedule
Medicines to Treat Migraine Attacks
Medicines to Prevent Migraine Attacks
SeptemberChronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease
Mild-to-moderate Chronic Kidney Disease
Cervical Screening (Cervical Smear Test)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Immunisation
Influenza Vaccination
Lassa Fever, Marburg and Ebola Virus
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Skin
Influenza and Flu-like Illness
Influenza Immunisation

Lipid-regulating Drugs (including Statins)
Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases
Statins and Other Lipid-lowering Medicines
JuneAtrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Atrial Fibrillation

MayHodgkin's Lymphoma
Scarlet Fever
Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Scarlet Fever
AprilProgestogen-only Subdermal Implants
Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) 2014-2015
Contraceptive Implant

MarchLung Cancer
Lung Cancer
FebruaryProstate CancerProstate Cancer
JanuaryBarrett's Oesophagus
Neuropathic Pain and its Management
Barrett's Oesophagus
Neuropathic Pain

Content revised as a result of routine review