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 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has urged caution among prescribers over the use of antibiotics for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
A good relationship with a health professional, as well as peer support, have been identified among key factors in helping patients with lung conditions to stay active, according to UK researchers.
Self-monitoring of HbA1c levels by patients with type 2 diabetes can reduce their follow-up costs by more than half, according to researchers from Scandinavia.
Continuity of care by clinicians is associated with lower patient mortality, according to UK researchers.
Patients who have a record of a penicillin allergy are at an increased risk of developing the drug resistant infection MRSA and healthcare-associated infection C difficile, according to researchers.
More than a hundred members of the nursing profession have been given the Queen’s nurse title, in recognition of their commitment to patient care in the community.
The NHS health check programme has “fallen considerably short” of expectations, with the impact on the nation’s health still unclear nearly a decade on from when it was first introduced, according to the first full review of research evidence.
Low performing providers of urgent primary care are not using nurses in the most effective way, the healthcare watchdog for England says.
Practice nurses and other staff at GP surgeries will soon be required to give advice on dementia risk as part of the NHS Health Check, which is offered to patients from middle age.