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Friday 20th July 2018

Nurses ‘at least as good’ as doctors for primary care provision

Nurses delivering primary care obtain the same or better health outcomes as doctors and achieve higher levels of patient satisfaction, suggests a new review of research evidence.

Supplemental oxygen aids hypertension in sleep apnoea patients

Supplemental oxygen can be used to eliminate the rise in morning blood pressure for patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), according to a small study, led by UK researchers.

Thursday 19th July 2018

Omega 3 pills offer ‘little or no benefit’ for heart health

Increased consumption of omega 3 fats via supplements offers little or no protection on cardiovascular diseases, according to a new review of clinical evidence, led by UK researchers.

Monday 16th July 2018

Better treatment of multiple conditions is ‘urgent challenge’

Nine in ten people with coronary heart disease in the UK are living with at least one other long-term condition, increasing the risk of an early death, a charity has warned.

‘Invisible’ stool blood linked to heighter risk of all-cause mortality

Unseen stool blood is linked to a heightened risk of death from all causes, as well as from bowel cancer, according to Scottish researchers.

Study finds increase in prenatal depression among young mothers

There has been a significant increase in prevalence of prenatal depression among today’s young mothers, according to a unique study of two generations of women in England.

Giving patients ‘green prescriptions' may have health benefits

Healthcare professionals should recommend that their patients spend more time in greenspace and natural areas, according to researchers who said it was linked to “numerous health benefits”.

Friday 13th July 2018

Longer shifts increase risk of sick days for nurses and HCAs

Researchers have called for the routine implementation of 12-hour shifts to be avoided after they found long shift patterns lead to a higher risk of sickness absence for hospital nurses and healthcare assistants. 

Thursday 12th July 2018

No 'overall risk' of womb or breast cancer after fertility treatment

There are no overall increases in the risk of womb cancer or invasive breast cancer after assisted reproduction, according to a study of over 250,000 British women.

Wednesday 11th July 2018

High prevalence of restrictive lung disease found in type 2 patients

Breathlessness and conditions of restrictive lung disease (RLD), such as pulmonary fibrosis, may be a late complication of type 2 diabetes, according to German researchers.

Mediterranean diet could cut bone loss in those with osteoporosis

Sticking to a Mediterranean type diet could reduce hip bone loss among patients with osteoporosis within just 12 months, according to a new study involving UK researchers.

Better communication during patient handovers ‘could save lives’

Improving communication between paramedics, prehospital critical care teams and emergency staff could “enhance” the care and wellbeing of critically ill or injured patients, according to UK studies.

Spikes in air pollution linked to rise in respiratory healthcare visits

Air pollution is clearly linked to peaks in admissions to hospitals and visits to primary care for certain respiratory conditions, according to a new study by UK researchers.

Tuesday 10th July 2018

Researchers argue antibiotics 'should stop as soon as possible'

The idea that patients should always complete a course of antibiotics has again been challenged by academics.

Babies put on solids early ‘sleep longer and wake less often’

Babies introduced to solid foods early have been found to sleep longer, wake less frequently at night and suffer fewer serious sleep problems than those exclusively breastfed for the first six months.

Monday 9th July 2018

Public health messages ‘should focus on potential impact of flu’

Focusing public health messages on the potential impact of colds and influenza on other people would be more effective at boosting prevention than present techniques, suggest researchers.

Exclusive: New scanner ‘reduces pressure ulcer rate in hospice’

The first trial of a pioneering new skin damage scanning device in an end of life setting has indicated that its use by nurses can reduce pressure ulcers.

Friday 6th July 2018

Vitamin loaded ‘nanofibre’ dressings show promise for SSIs

New “nanofiber” wound dressings that contain vitamin D hold promise for reducing the risk of surgical site infections (SSIs), according to US researchers.

Wednesday 4th July 2018

Immune system research offers hope of speedier sepsis diagnosis

US researchers say they have found a clue in understanding how an infection can spiral into sepsis by blunting the body’s immune response.

Specialist nursing care ‘improves life expectancy of cancer patients’

Patients with lung cancer live longer, avoid unnecessary hospital admissions and cope better with treatment when cared for by specialist nurses, according to a new study.

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Working over 45 hours a week linked to rise in diabetes risk

Clocking up 45 or more working hours in a week is linked to a heightened risk of diabetes in women, according to an observational study in Canada.

Monday 2nd July 2018

Government scheme to support nurse and midwife research

A group of 70 senior nurses and midwives are to be selected as “research champions” to gather intelligence on the frontline, the government has announced.

Chronic pain remains ‘same or gets better after stopping opioids’

Stopping long-term opioid treatment does not make chronic, non-cancer-related pain worse and, in some cases, makes it better, according to US researchers.

Regular nurse contact helps COPD patients after pulmonary rehab

A good relationship with a health professional, as well as peer support, have been identified among key factors in helping patients with lung conditions to stay active, according to UK researchers.

Self-monitoring of type 2 diabetes slashes patient travel costs

Self-monitoring of HbA1c levels by patients with type 2 diabetes can reduce their follow-up costs by more than half, according to researchers from Scandinavia.

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