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Care home nurses need support for emotional trauma after the pandemic

Care home nurses need support for emotional trauma after the pandemic

A new study has found that care home nurses require support for the emotional trauma they faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The University of East...
Patients to trial at-home health checks to ease NHS pressure 

Patients to trial at-home health checks to ease NHS pressure 

Cornwall will be the first area in England to trial NHS Digital Health Check as part of plans to digitise face-to-face health checks.  The digital...
The uptake of MMR vaccines is lower in deprived neighbourhoods

The uptake of MMR vaccines is lower in deprived neighbourhoods

Only 75% of children are receiving their first dose of MMR vaccines on time, according to a Queen Mary University study. A 95% uptake of...

Oxford Longevity Project: Empowering patients to slow ageing and disease through autophagy

Leslie Kenny, Oxford Healthspan founder, provides interesting insight into the Oxford Longevity Project and its vital role in slowing ageing.  In Spring 2021, during the...
Pregnant women and young children urged to get flu protection

Pregnant women and young children urged to get flu protection

The NHS has urged parents to get flu protection for their children following a surge in serious cases among under-fives.   Statistics reveal that hospitalisations caused...
Traffic pollution exposure linked to multiple long-term health conditions

Traffic pollution exposure linked to multiple long-term health conditions

A new study has found that exposure to traffic pollution is associated with an increased risk of having multiple long-term physical and mental health...
Smoking tobacco increases the risk of 56 diseases in Chinese adults 

Smoking tobacco increases the risk of 56 diseases in Chinese adults 

A new study has found that smoking tobacco increases the risk of 56 diseases and kills over one million adults in China each year.   In...
Involving patients in the development of drug and alcohol services

Involving patients in the development of drug and alcohol services

People who have received treatment for substance abuse should be involved in developing drug and alcohol services, according to new research from the University...
When did wellness become white noise?

When did wellness become white noise?

Given the rise in products and services available under the ‘wellness’ umbrella, Cate Murden interrogates the meaning of workplace wellness and how organisations can...
Severe asthma attacks doubled after COVID restrictions lifted

Severe asthma attacks doubled after COVID restrictions lifted

New research by the Queen Mary University of London has found that adults with asthma experienced a doubled risk of a severe asthma attack...
40 million children are dangerously susceptible to the measles virus

40 million children are dangerously susceptible to the measles virus

New data from WHO and the CDC confirms that almost 40 million children worldwide are becoming dangerously susceptible to the measles virus. The measles virus...
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...
Undiagnosed type 2 diabetes can be found two years early using screening 

Undiagnosed type 2 diabetes can be found two years early using screening 

A new study suggests that population screening could be a useful tool to discover undiagnosed type 2 diabetes cases.  A standard diabetes test could be...
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...
E-cigarettes more effective than nicotine replacement therapy for smokers 

E-cigarettes more effective than nicotine replacement therapy for smokers 

In the latest Cochrane review, evidence shows that nicotine e-cigarettes are more effective than traditional nicotine replacement therapy in helping people quit smoking.     The...
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...
The NHS breaks records for detecting cancer cases  

The NHS breaks records for detecting cancer cases  

In a new report, the NHS has confirmed they are detecting cancer cases at an earlier stage than ever before.   Last year (2021-2022), the NHS...
New tool could help GPs with fall prevention in elderly patients

New tool could help GPs with fall prevention in elderly patients

Researchers have developed a new tool for doctors to identify high-risk patients and improve fall prevention.   A team of experts from the Nuffield Department of...
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...

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