A high gluten intake by mothers during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of their child developing type 1 diabetes, suggests a study by Danish researchers.
Evidence suggests a link between residential levels of air pollution across London and being diagnosed with dementia, according to researchers.
Taking a daily dose of aspirin does not prolong healthy living in older adults who have not previously experienced a cardiovascular event, according to an international trial.
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or over-the-counter cough medicines should be the first port of call for people with a nasty cough, according to new draft guidance, which advises clinicians not to prescribe antibiotics.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.
The idea that patients should always complete a course of antibiotics has again been challenged by academics.
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.
A new online resource has been launched to support parents, relatives and health professionals in the wake of baby loss during mid pregnancy.
Therapy should be offered to patients within a month of a traumatic event to help prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to draft guidance, with a new focus on early treatment.
Patients who are frail during middle age, especially caused by a long-term condition, are at higher risk of mortality than other people, according to UK researchers.
Clinicians must avoid “telling off” or “blaming” patients with diabetes, according to a new guide that highlights the importance of using the right words when interacting with those with the disease.
Metformin – the cheap drug routinely used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes – could also help millions of other patients with cardiovascular conditions in the UK, according to researchers.
Nurses are best placed to implement new guidance on caring for frail, elderly diabetes patients, one of its authors has told Nursing Times.
Nurse leaders need four key skills to effectively drive cross-sector collaborations to boost levels of health in their community, according to US researchers.
Health professionals must identify children at risk of obesity at a much earlier age and offer families better support in combating poor lifestyle choices, according to a hard-hitting report by MPs.
Nurses must not share passwords or leave patient data onscreen, as part of a new focus on data protection in the NHS.
Severe eczema in adults is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular problems including heart attack and stroke, according to a major new study involving UK researchers.
People who take anti-depressants long-term are more likely to put on weight, according to UK researchers who say their findings should be factored into prescribing decisions and consultations.
Eating tree nuts and peanuts improves blood lipid levels and blood glucose levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to Canadian researchers.
An operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to significantly reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension, according to a clinical trial involving UK researchers.
A simple score based on the food people eat could help clinicians predict patients’ risk of becoming overweight and ensure they get the right support and advice, say Spanish researchers who undertook a major long-term study.
Gestational diabetes may predispose women to early-stage kidney damage, a precursor to chronic kidney disease, according to US researchers.
Patients with acute kidney injury face a significantly greater risk of heart failure during their first year after leaving hospital, according to US researchers.