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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.
It’s freshers time at universities and across mainstream and social media we have been seeing the inevitable pictures of students lurching around city centres in a drunk and dishevelled state.
Every hospital in England would have dedicated nurses in place to support people struggling with alcohol misuse if Labour were in power, the party has announced.
A nurse who has dedicated her career to supporting patients with alcohol issues is to retire next month after nearly 40 years’ service to the NHS.
People who either abstain from drinking from alcohol in the long term or drink heavily are at increased risk of developing dementia compared to moderate drinkers, a study suggests.
A group of organisations in the South Yorkshire town of Doncaster have held their first “pop-up hub” to help homeless people and rough sleepers with health issues and other concerns.
Alcohol is the main cause of liver disease and associated death. By raising awareness and offering brief interventions, not only to patients but also to family and friends, nurses can potentially save lives, argues Gerri Mortimore
Nurse-led clinics offered in hostels for homeless people can be an effective way of providing sexual health care to a hard-to-reach, at-risk population. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
It is widely thought that drinking alcohol is harmful to people living with heart failure. This article reviews the evidence on whether these patients should be advised to abstain from alcohol
The NHS will decide this year whether to introduce “drunk tanks” across the country to take the pressure off accident and emergency departments at busy times of year.
Many independent clinics that provide residential detoxification in England are not providing “safe or good quality care”, according to a warning from the health and social care regulator.