Decongestants should not be given to young children because there is no evidence they help clear up a blocked or runny nose and their safety is unclear, according to experts investigating the effectiveness of treatments for the common cold.
A tool has been developed by UK researchers to help identify heart failure patients at high risk of sepsis, which they say could catch cases early and save thousands of lives every year.
Nurses across England are being urged to get actively involved in the latest phase of a nationwide campaign to tackle antibiotic resistance, including handing out “non-prescriptions” to patients.
Calls have been made for a new mental health support scheme announced for NHS doctors to be extended to nurses and midwives.
People eligible for the flu vaccine in Scotland, including NHS staff, are being urged to “act early and get protected” ahead of winter, as the annual flu vaccination programme gets underway.
People with diabetes are at greater risk of developing and dying from cancer, according to new research.
Many people with diabetes may be unwittingly storing their insulin incorrectly due to fluctuating temperatures inside their kitchen fridge, new research has found.
People with type 2 diabetes are more likely to suffer from arthritis and osteoporosis, suggest a new study from Denmark that shows a clear link between the two conditions.
Older adults given a falls prevention plan in primary care settings are less likely to be hospitalised, according to a US study by nurse 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.