Differences approaches take by clinical teams to the active treatment of lung cancer across England may be cutting short the lives of hundreds of patients with the disease every year, warn researchers.
A one-off test for prostate cancer on offer at GP surgeries is a “blunt tool” that does not save lives but can cause unnecessary fear and harm, according to findings from a major long-term trial.
Temporarily increasing the dosage of inhaled steroids when asthma symptoms begin to worsen does not effectively prevent severe flare-ups, according to US researchers.
Being positive about the future in consultations with chronic angina patients may help them avoid future hospital admissions and heart procedures, suggest US researchers.
A book for recording children’s health and development has been updated with an optional new section to help identify a genetic condition, which may also stop mistaken cases of abuse being reported.
Pregnant women can safely exercise in warm weather and take short hot baths or saunas without risking critical elevations in body temperature that could harm their unborn child, a research review has indicated.
Adult-onset diabetes cases should be classified into five different types, rather than just type 1 or 2, according to researchers from Scandinavia.
Obesity is not a risk factor for severe acute respiratory illnesses, including the influenza, in children or adults, despite it previously being linked to more severe cases, according to US researchers.
Patients who were treated for breast cancer or lymphoma are more than three times at risk for developing congestive heart failure, compared with other women, according to US researchers.
Practice nurses should encourage patients with hypertension to monitor their blood pressure at home and use those readings in their day-to-day care, according to a team of UK researchers.