Rising accident and emergency attendance rates are being driven by long-term health conditions, rather than a perceived lack of GP provision, according to East London researchers.
Reminding patients when their vaccinations are due or overdue increases the number of people being immunised, according to a Cochrane review led by nurse researchers.
Further cases of measles have been reported in England today, bringing the total number to 122 since the outbreak began last year.
Well over a third of patients with type 2 diabetes say they do not fully understand their heightened risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a small survey by a pharmaceutical company.
More funding should be poured into “under-resourced” NHS weight management programmes, say researchers who found evidence they do work.
Many people with type 2 diabetes are not taking their medication due to unpleasant side effects including flatulence and diarrhoea, suggests a large-scale study, whose authors are urging doctors and nurses to actively ask their patients about medication adherence.
Fewer of the thousands of women who experience a heart attack each year would die if they were given the same treatments as men, according to researchers in the UK and Sweden.
The presence of oral health problems is associated with greater risks of being frail and developing frailty in older age, according to UK researchers.
Community screening for osteoporosis could prevent more than a quarter of hip fractures in older women, according to UK researchers.
The benefits of the shingles vaccination programme need to be “effectively communicated” to health professionals and the public to reverse a fall in uptake, according to researchers.