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Falls in older people

GP online, 10 November 2015

Falls are a common problem in the elderly and for busy GPs there are multiple challenges: managing the immediate injuries, trying to establish the cause (or causes) of a fall, remedying these causes and limiting the harm patients will come to if they do fall.

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Is There a Doctor on the Plane?

U.S. News Health, 21 October 2015

The most common medical emergencies reported in the study included 37.4 percent cases of syncope or presyncope, also known as fainting or lightheadedness; 12.1 percent cases of respiratory symptoms; and 9.5 percent cases of nausea and vomiting.​

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When Is Fainting Serious? Hospitals Try to Crack the Riddle

The Wall Street Journal, 18 October 2015

Fainting can be a frightening and dangerous experience, sending as many as four million people to the emergency room each year.

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Trying to battle the invisible illness dysautonomia

The Spectrum, 4 October 2015

Like a lot of those struck by the indistinct symptoms of dysautonomia, St. George resident Cyndee Jacobson lived for years undiagnosed, unable to find an adequate explanation for her condition but well aware something wasn’t right.

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What happens when I… FAINT?

Experts Clinic, 22 September 2015

Reflex syncope, aka fainting, is the most common cause of syncope (sin-co-pee), which is, according to STARS Patron, Dr Adam Fitzpatrick, ‘A sudden, short-lived loss of consciousness caused by a temporary reduction in blood flow to the brain.’

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Case Reports of 'Syndrome' Appearing After HPV Vaccination

Medscape, 18 September 2015

The European Medicines Agency is currently conducting a safety review of HPV vaccines following reports of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), but the agency emphasizes that this review "does not question that the benefits of HPV vaccines outweigh their risks."

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Hornchurch mother tells of daughter’s debilitating illness as Recorder investigates HPV vaccine

Romford Recorder, 18 September 2015

These are the piercing words of Hornchurch mother Nicola Kelly, 41, as she describes the impact of a debilitating illness called PoTS on the life of her teenage daughter Erin.

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'The last time I went on a date, I passed out': Woman who suddenly faints claims it's stopping her finding love - and food and laughter make her illness WORSE

Daily Mail, 8 September 2015

Maggie Saunders, 31, has vasovagal syncope, which causes her to faint. She also claims laughing too hard or eating food like potatoes triggers it.

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Fricke fighting against all odds

The Times Tribune, 8 September 2015

Kathleen Fricke had no idea what had just happened to her, but it sure was scary.

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Diploma in Syncope and related disorders

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 1 September 2015

After the success of our inaugural Diploma in Syncope and Related Disorder last year, we are happy to host this programme for 2015-2016.

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