Patients with Alzheimer’s disease using antiepileptic drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia compared to non-users, according to researchers.
More than a third of healthcare staff have been found to be contaminated with multi-drug resistant organisms after caring for patients colonised or infected with the bacteria, according to a US study.
Older people living in nursing homes and who take part in a regular, organised exercise programme gain multiple benefits, including a reduced falls risk and less frailty, according to Spanish researchers.
Women who develop diabetes in pregnancy but are not diagnosed are much more likely to experience stillbirth than women without the condition, according to UK researchers.
Nurses do not want to compromise the flexibility afforded to them by working 12-hour shifts despite burnout becoming a “growing concern”, a US researcher has warned.
The Foundation of Nursing Studies (FoNS) has today revealed that it has appointed Joanne Bosanquet as its new chief executive.
Professor Jill Maben, leading expert on nursing workforce issues at the University of Surrey, has joined a high powered panel that aims to boost health service staff and patient engagement with research.
Standard tests used to identify dehydration do not work for older people in care homes, according to a new study which says health professionals should stop relying on them.
An eight-week nutrient supplement for breastfeeding mothers can help prevent weight loss and boost the growth of premature babies after they leave hospital, according to UK researchers.
More than a third of people with type 2 diabetes taking part in a weight management programme delivered in primary care are in remission two years later, according to latest UK study findings, which researchers have decribed as “incredibly exciting”.