Over two thirds of young women would not tell a nurse about their smear test worries, suggests a new survey that raises wider concerns around uptake of screening for cervical cancer.
Sleeping for more than nine hours per night, without disturbance, during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, according to US researchers.
Clinicians need to do more to help people with type 2 diabetes stick to exercise regimes that can help them control blood glucose and improve heart health, according to a group of European experts.
Drug regulators have approved a combination of fluticasone and formoterol in a device that can be used with a spacer for treating asthma in children.
Fresh incentives will be offered to newly qualified nurses to encourage them to choose primary care as a “first destination role”.
Researchers have found two biomarkers they say could be used in primary care to identify the heart condition atrial fibrillation in patients who have three clinical risk factors.
The amount of money wasted by people failing to show up for general practice appointments each year could fund the annual salary of more than 8,000 community nurses, health leaders have revealed.
A third biological treatment looks set to be approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for treating patients with severe asthma in England and Wales.
Simple tests by nurses in GP surgeries could potentially double the diagnosis rate of liver disease where patients are not displaying any symptoms, according to UK researchers.
Mindfulness training may improve the effectiveness of intensive weight management programmes, suggesting it could be a successful strategy preventing and managing obesity, say researchers.
Exercise may be as effective as prescribed drugs to lower high blood pressure, according to UK researchers.
Routine access to general practice appointments in the evening and weekends has been introduced across England more than three months ahead of schedule, it has been announced.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has announced a new programme of funding for nurse-led projects to improve the healthcare of people living with frailty.
NHS England has set out plans to curb the prescribing of items such as silk garments, bath oils, blood glucose testing strips, and needles for pre-filled and reusable insulin pens.
Theresa May today pledged to cut “needless” admissions and help inpatients return home sooner – through community-based rapid response teams and dedicated support for care home residents.
Vaccinations and developmental checks reduce likelihood of hospital visits during childhood, a study by UK researchers has confirmed.
Clearer guidance and training is needed at local level for health professionals on the endorsement of e-cigarettes to cancer patients who smoke, according to the authors of a UK study.
Clinically unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics in the UK must stop, according to an influential group of MPs, which is calling on the government to make antimicrobial resistance a “top five” policy priority.
Nurse-led care with a more patient-centred approach appears to be more effective than GP-led care for successfully treating gout, according to UK researchers.
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has indicated he wants to see an increase in the adoption of community nursing models similar to one pioneered in the Netherlands.