An innovative scheme that sees nurses visit patients where they live improves care for people with lung disease, frees up hospital beds and saves health service resources, according to researchers.
Thyroid hormones should not be routinely offered to adults with a mildly underactive thyroid gland – known as subclinical hypothyroidism – a panel of international experts has warned.
The wearing of cameras by mental health nurses is acceptable to both patients and staff, according to researchers who found it also coincided with a fall in complaints, incidents and restraints.
For the first time, researchers say they have shown that “electric bandages” can fight biofilm infection and aid the fights against growing antimicrobial resistance.
Maternity experts have given a cautious thumbs up to best practice guidance on reducing stillbirths, after a major independent evaluation found it probably helped to prevent baby deaths.
A simple clinical assessment by experienced nurses is “superior” to systematic triage in prediction of mortality in the emergency department, according to Danish researchers.
Carrying extra weight could raise the risk of a heart attack by more than a quarter, even if patients appear are otherwise healthy, according to UK researchers.
Efforts to boost organ donation levels under a presumed consent system should focus on “feelings and emotions” rather than facts, according to UK researchers.
A mental health trust in East Anglia has become the first NHS provider in the UK to introduce a “blended” service that brings together low and medium secure beds for its female patients.
A large study of 3.5 million people has found that apparently “healthy” obese people are still at higher risk of cardiovascular disease events than the general population.