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Re-examining the safety of fluoroquinolones

Re-examining the safety of fluoroquinolones

A review into the use of fluoroquinolones has found discrepancies in the safety data issued by regulatory bodies. Fluoroquinolones are commonly prescribed family of antibiotics....
NHS opens two new gambling addiction clinics 

NHS opens two new gambling addiction clinics 

The NHS has opened two new gambling addiction clinics, as record referrals are made for people requiring treatment.   Gambling addiction is an addictive disorder that...
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...
Colorectal cancer screening methods may need rethinking

Colorectal cancer screening methods may need rethinking 

A study into colorectal cancer screening methods has suggested that colonoscopies may not be as effective as previously thought.   It has previously been assumed by...
Screening programmes for childhood hearing loss need improvement 

Screening programmes for childhood hearing loss need improvement 

A new thesis from Karolinska Institutet reports that screening programmes for childhood hearing loss need urgent improvement.  According to the World Health Organization, around 34...
Continuity of care is key to the treatment of heart disease

Continuity of care is key to the treatment of heart disease 

According to researchers at the University of Bristol, people at risk of heart disease are more likely to receive the correct medication and better...
Meeting demands for mental health help

Demands for mental health help rise amid cost-of-living crisis

Lorna Rothery spoke to Vicki Nash, Associate Director of Policy, Campaigns and Public Affairs at UK charity, Mind, about how the cost-of-living crisis is...
Are NHS vape kits the way to help people quit smoking?

Are NHS vape kits the way to help people quit smoking?

A new study from the University of East Anglia has proposed that NHS vape starter kits could help people quit smoking.   Researchers worked with General...

Junk food advertising rules prevent 100,000 obesity cases and save NHS £200m

A University of Sheffield study suggests that policy restricting junk food advertising on Transport for London (TfL) networks has prevented nearly 100,000 obesity cases...
heat-health alert

UKHSA issues heat-health alert due to UK heatwave

Due to this week's UK heatwave, a heat-health alert has been issued by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the Met Office to...
prostate biopsies

UK doctors urge policy changes for transrectal prostate biopsies

A group of UK senior doctors are calling on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to change guidelines for transrectal prostate...
Knee replacement surgery rates decreased following BMI policy introduction

Knee replacement surgery rates decreased following BMI policy introduction

New research highlights that when the NHS introduced body mass index policies, there was a decrease in knee replacement surgery rates. In a National Institute...
privatising the NHS

Privatising the NHS increases deaths from treatable conditions

The first comprehensive analysis of the impacts of privatising the NHS has revealed that outsourcing NHS services to the private sector increases deaths from...
young people’s mental health

Urgent action needed to support young people’s mental health

Following this year’s European Mental Health Week, Health Europa Quarterly spoke to Mental Health Europe about the importance of supporting young people’s mental Health. Mental...
emergency preparedness

How can we optimise emergency preparedness and response?

Preparing for major medical emergencies is integral to protecting populations and optimising collaboration between response teams. Mariano Votta of the Cittadinanzattiva NGO discusses initiatives...
HPV testing

Five-year HPV testing intervals show excellent safety

A new study pioneered by King’s College London and funded by Cancer Research UK has reinforced that extending HPV testing intervals from three to...
pandemic preparedness

UK and Argentina vow to enhance pandemic preparedness

The UK and Argentina have revealed a groundbreaking resolution at the World Health Assembly (WHA) to ensure more robust pandemic preparedness globally, especially in...
primary care

Review outlines how to improve access to UK primary care services

A new review performed by Dr Claire Fuller provides recommendations on optimising primary care access in the UK. NHS England revealed that new Integrated Care...
The challenges associated with healthcare environmental hygiene

The challenges associated with healthcare environmental hygiene

A global pilot study provides the first review of the strengths and challenges associated with healthcare environmental hygiene (HEH). Healthcare environmental hygiene comprises cleaning all...
universal health coverage

43 million health workers required to achieve universal health coverage

A new peer-reviewed study has stated that more than 43 million additional health workers are needed globally to meet universal health coverage targets. An investigation...

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