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.
General practices should help more with follow-up and advice for patients that have undergone surgery for obesity due to the huge increase in such operations, claim those behind new guidelines.
Asthma patients who continue to have problems, despite receiving standard treatment, experience an improved quality of life when they are taught breathing exercises, according to UK researchers.
National vaccination guidance has been updated to reflect evidence suggesting that adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccines (aTIVs) work better for older patients than other flu jabs.
Older adults are most likely to have asthma attacks and may need more regular check-ups, according to the first ever descriptive study of how the condition affects the UK adult population.
A new tool has been created that can help predict whether children with wheeze will develop asthma by the age of 20, according to UK researchers.
One in 10 people identified as having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have no definitive diagnosis, yet the majority are being prescribed inhaled drugs, according to researchers.