A drug hailed as a “step change” in the treatment of chronic eczema has initially failed to win approval from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence due to concerns about cost.
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Hundreds of patients in deprived African communities have undergone life-changing surgery, thanks to a charity co-founded by a Greater Manchester research nurse.
The controversial epilepsy drug sodium valproate must no longer be used in any woman or girl able to have children unless she has a pregnancy prevention programme in place, under new rules.
Overuse of inappropriate tests and treatments such as imaging, opioids and surgery means patients with lower back pain are not receiving the right care, according to researchers.
Diabetes patients taking dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4), commonly known as gliptins, may have an increased risk of also developing inflammatory bowel disease, warn Canadian researchers.
Short-term increases in inhaled steroids do not provide the benefits that are generally expected during the early stages of an attack, according to US researchers.
Health professionals must remain vigilant about tuberculosis, even in low-incidence settings, the World Health Organization has warned.
After many years of progress, health outcomes for babies and young children in the UK are now stalling in several key areas like infant mortality and immunisation levels, a report has warned.
Patients with both depression and pre-diabetes are at higher risk of developing dementia in later life, compared to those with neither condition, according to UK researchers.
Hand grip strength could be used as a simple measure of heart health, according to UK researchers, who have found that a weak grip can be linked with changes in the heart’s structure and function.