There is an anticoagulant “treatment gap” in patients with the form of atrial fibrillation (AF) that comes and goes, according to UK researchers.
Adjusted body mass index values that, for the first time, accurately reflect the physical makeup of UK children from ethnic minorities have been drawn up by researchers.
The introduction of an advanced nurse practitioner role in nursing homes can reduce hospital admissions caused by falls and dehydration, according to US researchers.
Older people should be asked about falls when they have routine assessments and reviews with health and social care practitioners, and if they present at hospital, states updated guidance.
Three specific lots of asthma inhalers are being recalled, including preventer and emergency relief inhalers, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has warned.
A leading charity is reminding patients and clinicians that a scarf “can save a life” when it comes to preventing exacerbations among those with asthma during cold winter temperatures.
Being in a positive mood on the day that you receive your flu jab can increase its protective effect, according to a study by the University of Nottingham.
Better performing GP practices are more likely to have “invested in, and valued, their nursing teams”, according to a major new report on primary care performance.
Watching short health information films online, via smartphone or tablet, can help patients with type 2 diabetes reduce their blood glucose level, according to a small pilot study by UK researchers.
Improving the provision of foot care services available to diabetes patients is “key” to cutting amputations, and potentially ulcers as well, according to UK researchers.