A multi-million pound “revolutionary” research project has been launched to regenerate damaged spinal discs and cure back pain at a university in Sheffield.
Falls in older people living in the community can successfully be prevented by prescribing exercise, according to a major new review of the research evidence.
A third of patients who use complementary and alternative medicine hide the fact in consultations with conventional medicine providers, with potential safety implications, a study suggests.
The class A drug MDMA may be used “safely” as a treatment in patients for psychological trauma and alcoholism without side effects linked to social distress, according to UK researchers.
Intravenous insulin does not improve stroke outcomes compared to standard blood glucose control using insulin shots, according to researchers.
Sinks situated next to patient toilets in hospital rooms may be reservoirs for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC), increasing the risk of dangerous germ transmission, according to researchers.
A children’s nurse from Nottingham has become the first in the country to be awarded a prestigious clinical lectureship award from the Department of Health and Social Care.
Nurses are being urged not to hesitate about recommending e-cigarettes to their patients after a “ground-breaking” UK study found they are one of the most effective ways to kick the habit.
A UK nurse expert in infection prevention and control is set to give advice tomorrow at a high-powered US government committee in Washington DC.
Improvements to out-of-hours palliative care are urgently needed to protect people from harm and unnecessary suffering, researchers have warned.
Heavily involving senior nurses, such as matrons, in hospital bereavement services may help relatives to deal with concerns over care in the wake of a difficult death and ultimately curb legal action, according to researchers in Kent.
Leaving a two-hour gap between dinner and bedtime does not seem to be associated with any discernible difference in blood glucose levels among healthy adults, according to nurse researchers.
A third of nurses in Scotland are unaware of the growing threat of a new superbug and think the best screening method will be “unacceptable” to patients, according to a survey by researchers.
A diet rich in vegetables and fish is associated with a lower risk of a woman developing high blood pressure and the related condition of pre-eclampsia, during pregnancy, suggest researchers.
Senior nurses are not considering a career in academia because they will get better pay working for the NHS, according to a leading nursing professor.
Sleeping for more than nine hours per night, without disturbance, during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, according to US researchers.
Patients with higher levels of frailty have been found to be more likely to have both Alzheimer’s disease-related brain changes and symptoms of dementia.
More must be done to enable midwives to deliver sexual and reproductive healthcare “to their full potential” to vulnerable women and girls caught up in humanitarian disasters, according to new research.
Patients could benefit from improved nursing care and outcomes thanks to new guidance that helps draw out meaningful findings from qualitative studies, according to those behind it.
The Foundation of Nursing Studies has started its search for a new chief executive to act as a “visible, inspiring and effective” leader for the charity.
Trained alert dogs can help those living with type 1 diabetes to regulate their insulin, according to new research from a UK university and a charity.
Introducing dedicated expert nurses to proactively monitor patients at increased risk of “clinical deterioration” can help cut intensive care transfers by up to 40%, according to a new US study.
Researchers in London are aspiring to create a “step-change” in dementia care through an innovative study funded by a record-breaking grant.
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The risk of suicide increases significantly in the first year following a diagnosis of cancer, warn researchers, who also highlight that the rise varies by the type of cancer diagnosed.
Community nurse beliefs about infection prevention influence whether they comply with prevention protocols more than their actual knowledge of how to comply, according to new US research.
Mindfulness training may improve the effectiveness of intensive weight management programmes, suggesting it could be a successful strategy preventing and managing obesity, say researchers.
The long-standing chief executive of the charity the Foundation of Nursing Studies has announced her departure from the charity, which promotes and supports research by nurses.
A specialist nurse-led service in Leicester has helped halve hospital deaths from pneumonia and could save thousands of lives each year if replicated across the NHS, say those behind the scheme.
Having too few trained nurses on hospital wards is linked with a daily 3% increase in the risk of patient death, which does not reduce when staffing gaps are plugged with nursing assistants, new UK research has found.
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Patients can assess their own back pain using an app on their phone or tablet as effectively as current paper methods, according to UK researchers.
Cognitive behavioural therapy intervention delivered by respiratory nurses can reduce anxiety symptoms in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to UK researchers.
A charity is encouraging nurses to support its appeal to develop the world’s first screening tool for ovarian cancer.
Researchers have published the first set of indicators intended to specially help measure the quality and impact of palliative day services across the UK.
Inflammatory skin disorders, such as psoriasis, may directly increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study presented this week at a UK endocrinology conference.
Encouraging pregnant women to take omega-3 supplements could be an “effective strategy” for preventing preterm birth, according to the authors of a review of research on the issue.
Nurses are in a prime position to research gun violence and look at ways to prevent it, according to a new paper from the US.
Vaccinations and developmental checks reduce likelihood of hospital visits during childhood, a study by UK researchers has confirmed.
Clearer guidance and training is needed at local level for health professionals on the endorsement of e-cigarettes to cancer patients who smoke, according to the authors of a UK study.
The UK is just behind the countries of Scandinavia and Central Europe as well as smaller nations like Cuba, Bermuda and Andorra when it comes to health worker density, according to a major study.
High blood pressure, smoking and diabetes increase the risk of heart attack in both sexes but they have more impact in women than they do in men, according to new study findings.
The odds of a woman developing postnatal depression increased by 79% when they had baby boys compared to baby girls, a UK study has found.
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Health professionals require more guidance to prepare and support children when a parent is dying, according to researchers in Surrey.
Almost half of sport injury-related emergency department attendances and almost a quarter of sport injury-related hospital admissions are in children and adolescents, according to a UK study.
A new research leadership programme has been launched today for nurses and midwives, in a bid to provide members of both professions a chance to develop in the area.
Rose geranium oil may help tackle a painful nasal condition that is an unpleasant side effect of chemotherapy, suggest a new small-scale study from the US.
A vegan diet may be best for keeping type 2 diabetes in check, according to a review of research evidence that found munching fruit, veg and nuts was good for both mental and physical health.
Children prescribed antibiotics and indigestion medicine could be at greater risk of obesity, because of their impact on bacteria in the gut, according to a new study from the US.