Temporarily increasing the dosage of inhaled steroids when asthma symptoms begin to worsen does not effectively prevent severe flare-ups, according to US researchers.
A book for recording children’s health and development has been updated with an optional new section to help identify a genetic condition, which may also stop mistaken cases of abuse being reported.
Latest workforce figures have revealed a further decrease in the number of nurses and health visitors working in the NHS in England.
Practice nurses should encourage patients with hypertension to monitor their blood pressure at home and use those readings in their day-to-day care, according to a team of UK researchers.
Michelle Corcoran, from the Longford Street Medical Centre in Heywood, has been named as Greater Manchester’s inaugural “practice nurse of the year”.
Systematic screening for fracture risk in older postmenopausal women would be a “highly cost-effective” use of NHS resources, according to researchers.
Only around half of babies under three months of age who have bacterial meningitis present with fever, which has for decades been the trigger for further medical investigation, warn UK researchers.
Short staffing makes it more likely that nurses and other staff will make errors with medication, the Royal College of Nursing has warned following a high profile report on the issue.
It is “imperative” that patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes during their 20s, 30s and 40s receive significant support on optimising their treatment and self-management skills, warn researchers in light of a new study on mortality risk.
Antidepressants are more effective than placebo for the short-term treatment of acute depression in adults, a study led by UK researchers has confirmed.