A medical professional body have called for obesity to be “urgently” recognised as a disease, rather than a lifestyle choice, to help improve patient care.
The oral medication gabapentin can increase sexual desire and satisfaction for women with chronic pain or discomfort around the vulva, according to US researchers.
Simple tests by nurses in GP surgeries could potentially double the diagnosis rate of liver disease where patients are not displaying any symptoms, according to UK researchers.
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 Royal College of Nursing has said it officially supports the decriminalisation of termination of pregnancy legislation, after its members signalled the move earlier this year.
Exercise may be as effective as prescribed drugs to lower high blood pressure, according to UK researchers.
Routine access to general practice appointments in the evening and weekends has been introduced across England more than three months ahead of schedule, it has been announced.
A leading charity has called on NHS leaders to commit further funding to diabetes care, including specialist nurses, following a “rise” in amputations linked to the condition.
A first-of-its-kind training programme that will prepare registered nurses including those who are newly qualified for a career in primary care in just nine months is being trialled by the NHS.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has announced a new programme of funding for nurse-led projects to improve the healthcare of people living with frailty.