Putting on too much or too little weight during pregnancy has a negative impact on the child that can be observed when they reach the age of seven, a new study argues.
Falling childhood immunisation rates across England risk a resurgence of “deadly and life-changing” diseases of the past, a leading nurse has warned, after new figures revealed a decline in coverage in nine out of 12 routine jabs.
Evidence does not support the widespread use of statins in healthy older people to prevent heart disease and stroke, according to the authors of a new Spanish study.
The widely held and persistent belief that milk boosts phlegm production and worsens respiratory conditions from asthma to the common cold, is a myth, argues a children’s health expert.
The commonly used painkiller diclofenac is associated with an increased risk of major cardiovascular events, according to a study in Denmark.
Taking fish oil supplement during pregnancy is linked to an increase in infant lean and bone mass by the age of six years, according to Danish and UK researchers.
A team of researchers from Leicester has developed a questionnaire that they say helps to shed light on the most common symptoms reported by patients with kidney disease.
Nurses have an increasingly key role to play in helping educate patients to reduce the health risks of prolonged sedentary time, according to US researchers.
Millions of people in England have missed out on a chance to get early help for conditions such as diabetes and heart disease by failing to attend their NHS Health Check, according to a charity investigation.
Honey or over-the-counter cough medicines should be the first port of call for people with a nasty cough, according to new draft guidance, which advises clinicians not to prescribe antibiotics.
Nurses in the UK carry out 180 wound dressing changes a year on each patient with a chronic wound, a survey has indicated.
Clinicians can match type 2 diabetes patients to the right drug to improve blood glucose control by factoring in characteristics like body mass index and sex into prescribing decisions, say researchers.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely than other women to have an autistic child, according to an analysis of NHS data carried out by Cambridge University.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is not associated with cognitive decline when women have recently started the menopause or do not have diabetes, according to US researchers.
Intensive blood pressure control has been shown for the first time to reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment, according to findings from a large US trial.
Nurses delivering primary care obtain the same or better health outcomes as doctors and achieve higher levels of patient satisfaction, suggests a new review of research evidence.
Nine in ten people with coronary heart disease in the UK are living with at least one other long-term condition, increasing the risk of an early death, a charity has warned.
Unseen stool blood is linked to a heightened risk of death from all causes, as well as from bowel cancer, according to Scottish researchers.
Healthcare professionals should recommend that their patients spend more time in greenspace and natural areas, according to researchers who said it was linked to “numerous health benefits”.
Air pollution is clearly linked to peaks in admissions to hospitals and visits to primary care for certain respiratory conditions, according to a new study by UK researchers.