The object in question resembles a toddler’s drinking cup. It’s plastic and there’s a lid from which protrudes a wide, circular spout. But you won’t find a Thomas the Tank Engine logo on it, as this receptacle – the plastic spouted beaker – is what many older patients in care homes and some NHS wards are given to drink from.
Hydration and nutrition has improved among care home residents following a programme of tailored support provided by a clinical commissioning group, according to an evaluation.
A healthy diet combined with staying active can reduce cognitive decline, according to researchers from Sweden and China.
The Royal College of Nursing has called on trusts to allow nurses to take water bottles onto the wards during the current heatwave, in order to avoid dehydration.
Increased consumption of omega 3 fats via supplements offers little or no protection on cardiovascular diseases, according to a new review of clinical evidence, led by UK researchers.
Sticking to a Mediterranean type diet could reduce hip bone loss among patients with osteoporosis within just 12 months, according to a new study involving UK researchers.
Babies introduced to solid foods early have been found to sleep longer, wake less frequently at night and suffer fewer serious sleep problems than those exclusively breastfed for the first six months.
The Royal College of Nursing has backed a call to tackle the marketing of unhealthy food and drinks to children via catch‐up TV after an analysis revealed that viewers of Britain’s Got Talent on demand were bombarded with adverts for unhealthy food and drinks
Star-shaped bread is popular with children and could encourage them to eat more fibre, new research suggests.
Eating tree nuts and peanuts improves blood lipid levels and blood glucose levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to Canadian researchers.