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The class A drug MDMA may be used “safely” as a treatment in patients for psychological trauma and alcoholism without side effects linked to social distress, according to UK researchers.
Healthcare professionals are being urged to read the UK’s first guideline on diagnosing foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in order to become better acquainted with how to identify it.
Efforts to boost health professionals’ knowledge of nutrition and ensure they feel confident talking to patients about sensitive topics like weight are among steps designed to tackle the UK’s obesity crisis set out in the long-term plan for the NHS in England.
Problem drinkers and smokers who end up in hospital will be helped by dedicated new services, as part of the new NHS long-term plan, according to those behind the strategy.
More so-called “drunk tanks” will be set up around England to take the pressure off hospital and 999 services over Christmas and New Year, it has been announced.
A mental health nurse who overcame alcoholism and successfully regained his registration has called for more support for other nurses battling addiction.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals have been urged to rethink the needs of older people with drinking problems.
The UK is just behind the countries of Scandinavia and Central Europe as well as smaller nations like Cuba, Bermuda and Andorra when it comes to health worker density, according to a major study.
The loss of alcoholic specialist roles, such as wellbeing nurses, in local services struggling with cash shortages is preventing alcoholics from getting the help they need, according to a national inquiry.
Diabetes patients are more likely to die from suicide, accidents and alcohol-related causes, according to a new study, which suggests this could be linked to poor mental health.