A ward at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust has seen inpatients falls drop by 70% since it introduced “safety huddles” almost 12 months ago.
The rate of bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is rising across Europe among younger adults in the 20 to 49 age bracket, according to Dutch researchers, who called on clinicians to be “aware” of the trend.
An online intervention featuring real-time information on locally circulating viruses may help reduce visits to GP practices for children with coughs and colds, suggests a study by UK researchers.
Thyroid hormones should not be routinely offered to adults with a mildly underactive thyroid gland – known as subclinical hypothyroidism – a panel of international experts has warned.
Regular use of glucosamine supplements may be related to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease events, according to researchers analysing data from the UK Biobank study.
Quiet times in hospital neonatal units may be related to improving infant health, according to US researchers who have been assessing the impact of the idea.
A leading nursing academic is among 50 of the UK’s leading figures within health and biomedical science to have been made fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
All newborns should be assigned an Apgar score at 10 minutes, regardless of their score at one and five minutes, according to the authors of a new observational study on risk.
A specialist nurse has highlighted the potential of a new heart procedure to improve patient experience, after her unit was named as an international flagship site for the operation.
Robotic pets that respond to human interaction can benefit the health and wellbeing of older people living in care homes, according to a study by researchers in Devon.