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Challenging guidelines surrounding pregnancy after miscarriage or abortion

Challenging guidelines surrounding pregnancy after miscarriage or abortion

Researchers have reviewed guidelines surrounding the interval between pregnancy after miscarriage or abortion, finding discrepancies. Pregnancy within three months of a miscarriage or an abortion...
Doctors say the UK drinking age is too low

Doctors say the UK drinking age is too low

Doctors in the UK have urged the government to raise the UK drinking age at home from five, in an effort to prevent future...
Poor oral health affects nearly half of the world’s population

Poor oral health affects nearly half of the world’s population

A new report provides the first-ever analysis of oral health with data profiles for 194 countries, providing insight into the burden of oral diseases...
Improving access to cervical cancer treatment for women with HIV

Improving access to cervical cancer treatment for women with HIV

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), progress is being made in the provision of cervical cancer treatment for women with HIV across the...
Fetal balloon procedure is safe during an emergency c-section 

Fetal balloon procedure is safe during an emergency c-section 

New evidence by NICE indicates that fetal balloon procedure during an emergency c-section to safely deliver the baby.   The National Institute of Health and...
GP teams gain access to tests to speed up cancer diagnosis  

GP teams gain access to tests to speed up cancer diagnosis  

The NHS has rolled out fast-track testing to speed up cancer diagnosis, which will help patients across England.   NHS England is expanding direct access to...
WHO advises immediate skin-to-skin contact for small and preterm babies 

WHO advises immediate skin-to-skin contact for small and preterm babies 

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched new guidelines about skin-to-skin contact to improve survival and health outcomes of preterm and small babies.  Skin-to-skin contact helps...
WHO launches guide on telemedicine services

WHO launches guide on telemedicine services

Who have launched a new resource to help healthcare systems around the world successfully implement telemedicine services.  Telemedicine refers to the distribution of health and...
WHO launches new mental health training programme for nurses

WHO launches new mental health training programme for nurses

The World Health Organization (WHO) have had a new mental health training programme endorsed by the International Council of Nurses (ICN).  The QualityRights e-training programme...
WHO: First data released on the global vaccine market since COVID 

WHO: First data released on the global vaccine market since COVID 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has captured the effects of COVID-19 on global vaccine markets in a new report.   WHO’s Global Vaccine Market Report...
The registered nurse shortage in Europe is a ‘ticking time bomb’

The registered nurse shortage in Europe is a ‘ticking time bomb’

With increasingly depleted workforces across Europe, Paul De Raeve from the European Federation of Nursing Associations posits the urgency to address the registered nurse...
Early intervention is encouraged for children with spinal muscular atrophy

Early intervention is encouraged for children with spinal muscular atrophy

The “wait and see” approach to treatment in children with expected spinal muscular atrophy puts patients at risk of irreversible symptoms, according to new...
Psychological First Aid training can help healthcare workers’ wellbeing  

Psychological First Aid training can help healthcare workers’ wellbeing  

Northumbria University researchers found that Psychological First Aid training can help healthcare workers in care homes improve their wellbeing.  A new study has found that...
How the effects of hot weather are straining global healthcare systems

How the effects of hot weather are straining global healthcare systems  

A report from the University of Reading has investigated the effects of hot weather and the ongoing reliance on fossil fuels on global healthcare.   The...
The problem with giving patients access to their medical records 

The problem with giving patients access to their medical records 

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) analyses the consequences of giving patients online access to their GP medical records.   In the UK,...
WHO launch online platform on the health effects of climate change

WHO launch online platform on the health effects of climate change

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the first global knowledge-sharing platform dedicated to the health effects of climate change.   In response to growing calls...
Healthcare data analytics in a post-pandemic world

Healthcare data analytics in a post-pandemic world

Adam Mayer, Director at Qlik, outlines how we can utilise healthcare data analytics in a post-pandemic world and alleviate the ongoing burden on health...
Unregulated high street health checks spark concern

Unregulated high street health checks spark concern

An investigation by The BMJ reveals that many UK companies are offering health checks with misleading claims that are not backed by evidence. New findings highlight how...
WHO releases first-ever list of health-threatening fungal pathogens

WHO releases first-ever list of health-threatening fungal pathogens

The World Health Organization (WHO) have released a report highlighting fungal pathogens that pose a great threat to public health. The WHO fungal priority pathogens...
WHO looks to end global lead poisoning crisis

WHO looks to end global lead poisoning crisis

The 10th International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW) is currently taking place. ILLPW aims to raise awareness about lead poisoning and encourages countries to act...

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