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Dealing with health anxiety during a healthcare crisis

Dealing with health anxiety during a healthcare crisis

Anxiety UK, a leading charity, spoke with Monet Bailey at Health Europa about health anxiety, how to deal with symptoms and policy measures to...
NHS virtual wards are helping to free up the UK’s crowded hospitals

NHS virtual wards are helping to free up the UK’s crowded hospitals

NHS virtual wards successfully treated over 100,00 patients last year, helping to free up thousands of hospital beds for the most in-need patients.  The aim...
A new weight-loss drug will soon be available on the NHS

A new weight-loss drug will soon be available on the NHS 

A new weight-loss drug will be available to thousands of patients on the NHS as part of a specialist weight management service.  According to clinical...
Revolutionising disease diagnosis with a new ultrasound method 

Revolutionising disease diagnosis with a new ultrasound method 

The University of Sheffield has developed a new ultrasound method that could help diagnose abnormal tissue, scarring and cancer.  A new ultrasound method that can...
Understanding the reasons behind low medical cannabis prescription rates

Understanding the reasons behind low medical cannabis prescription rates

New research has offered insight into the factors driving the low medical cannabis prescription rates in the UK and the polarisation of attitudes among...
NHS programme cuts type 2 diabetes risk by 20%

NHS programme cuts type 2 diabetes risk by 20% 

An NHS behaviour-change programme has successfully reduced type 2 diabetes risk in adults with raised blood sugar in the UK.  According to new research funded...
Over a thousand NHS volunteers sign up to help vulnerable patients

Over a thousand NHS volunteers sign up to help vulnerable patients

More than a thousand NHS volunteers have signed up to provide a phone service for vulnerable, isolated, or lonely patients in England.  The Check in...
Figures predict that 51% of the population will be overweight or obese by 2035

Figures predict that 51% of the population will be overweight or obese by 2035

A global study predicts that more than half of the global population will be living with overweight and obesity by 2035. The World Obesity Atlas...
Informal carers suffered mentally during the COVID-19 pandemic

Informal carers suffered mentally during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people were forced to become informal carers; according to new research, many of these people experienced a decline in...
New digital therapies recommended to treat depression and anxiety

New digital therapies recommended to treat depression and anxiety

New digitally-enabled therapies to treat depression and anxiety disorders in adults have been conditionally recommended by NICE. A consultation has begun on the decision to...
New research finds inequalities in access to IVF treatment on the NHS

New research finds inequalities in access to IVF treatment on the NHS

The privatisation of healthcare services in the UK has created unequal access to IVF treatment, according to research from the Queen Mary University of...
Talking therapy trial for adults at risk of self-harm launches

Talking therapy trial for adults at risk of self-harm launches

A new trial of talking therapy for adults at risk of self-harm will be trialled by researchers from The University of Manchester. Talking therapies are...
People living in urban areas have worse hay fever symptoms

People living in urban areas have worse hay fever symptoms

Individuals in urban areas report significantly worse hay fever symptoms, according to the first study to compare pollution levels with symptoms. The University of Manchester...
The NHS workforce is more diverse than ever

The NHS workforce is more diverse than ever

New figures reveal that the NHS workforce is more diverse than ever recorded in history, according to an annual report into race equality across...
One in seven NHS staff are actively trying to leave

One in seven NHS staff are actively trying to leave

A new University of Bath Institute for Policy Research (IPR) report into NHS staff retention finds that more frontline workers are trying to leave now...
Researchers find social disparities in aortic aneurysm treatment

Researchers find social disparities in aortic aneurysm treatment

Researchers from the University of Sheffield have found evidence of socioeconomic disparities in abdominal aortic aneurysm survival rates. According to the study titled ‘Socioeconomic disparities...
Improvements needed in the UTI diagnosis process

Improvements needed in the UTI diagnosis process

According to a new quality standard published by NICE, the UTI diagnosis process for women will improve significantly in 2023. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect...
Ultra-processed foods have been linked to an increased risk of cancer

Ultra-processed foods have been linked to an increased risk of cancer

High consumption of ultra-processed foods could lead to an increased risk of cancer, according to a new study from Imperial College London (ICL). The new...
NICE set out to tackle problem drinking in the UK

NICE set out to tackle problem drinking in the UK

Thousands of people could be missing out on brief interventions to curb problem drinking in the UK, according to NICE research. The National Institute for...

More than 400 people will benefit from CAR-T therapy NICE approval 

Over 400 people with an aggressive form of lymphoma are set to benefit from the first CAR-T therapy recommended for routine use in the...

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