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Plans to move to an opt-out organ donation register are unlikely to spark an increase in the number of donations, according to a new study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.
The consequences of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) reach well beyond patients’ physical health, sometimes leading to soured social relationships, according to UK researchers.
Just 12 weeks of aerobic and strength-based exercise reduces symptoms and levels of fatigue in patients with chronic kidney disease, according to findings from a UK study.
Bowel cancer patients living in the most deprived areas have up to 13% higher levels of emergency admissions prior to a diagnosis than those in the least deprived areas, according to UK researchers.
Giving a drug called remifentanil during labour could halve the number of women needing an epidural, a study by UK researchers has revealed.
The risk of a patient experiencing a fracture increases by about 30% after a gastric bypass operation, according to a Swedish study.
Nursing Times has been inducted into an international “hall of fame” for publications that have made significant contributions to the profession’s “knowledge”.
Nursing needs to undergo a gender-neutral “rebranding” to break down barriers stopping men entering the profession, researchers have urged after it emerged less than 10% of student nurses in Scotland were male.
A study of 1.2 million people has suggested that people who exercise regularly have, on average, 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health a month that those who do not exercise.
Rates of dementia diagnosis are higher among black ethnic groups compared to white and Asian groups in the UK, according to researchers from London.