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Friday 20th April 2018

Heart patients who walk faster than others are admitted to hospital less

Faster walking patients with heart disease are admitted to hospital less often than slower ones, according to Italian researchers.

Wednesday 18th April 2018

New outcome measures to boost ‘standards of incontinence care’

For the first time, health and social care experts say they have developed a “definitive” set of outcome measures and key performance indicators (KPIs) for toileting and containment strategies.

Greater focus by nurses on pain relief in end of life care urged

Upsetting experiences of end of life care, including nurses and doctors refusing or seeming “frightened” to provide pain relief, highlight the need for urgent improvements in symptom management, say researchers.

Monday 16th April 2018

Painkillers during pregnancy ‘may affect baby’s future fertility’

Women who take painkillers during pregnancy could be negatively affecting the future fertility of the unborn child and their descendants, according to UK researchers.

Ketamine spray ‘shows promise’ as rapid depression treatment

A nasal spray formulation of ketamine has shown promise for the rapid treatment of symptoms of major depression and suicidal thoughts, according to findings from a new US study.

Study focuses on how best to support newly qualified nurses

Newly qualified nurses need better support in their first job if workforce retention is to improve, according to interim findings from a major new study.

Thursday 12th April 2018

Nurses ‘pivotal’ to better care and quality of life for cancer patients

Investing in a nursing post to specifically boost continuity of care for oncology patients can bring tremendous benefits in terms of satisfaction and quality of life, according to researchers.

Wednesday 11th April 2018

UK study to track progression of chronic kidney disease

Researchers behind a major new study of chronic kidney disease hope it will provide vital information to aid earlier diagnosis and treatment.

Sustaining traumatic brain injury increases risk of dementia

Sustaining a traumatic brain injury is associated with an increased risk of developing both dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to one of the largest studies of its kind.

Tuesday 10th April 2018

Unintended weight loss major risk factor for some cancers

Unintended weight loss is the second highest risk factor for some forms of cancer, according to the UK authors of the first “robust” research analysis to examine the link between the two.

Funding boost for midwifery research training programme

New charity funding has been awarded to provide research training grants for midwives and nurses to improve care.

Patients with epilepsy at ‘increased risk of unnatural death’

Patients diagnosed with epilepsy in England and Wales are at increased risk of dying from suicide and accidents, according to researchers.

Friday 6th April 2018

Call for people with dementia to have GPS trackers ‘to save lives’

Dementia patients should have location finding devices – like GPS trackers – so that family carers and the police can locate the person in an emergency if they get lost, according to researchers.

Thursday 5th April 2018

Most COPD cases 'linked to childhood risk factors like asthma'

Most cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be linked to factors in childhood, according to a major new study, which highlights the need for early intervention and prevention.

Maternity care ‘must improve’ for those with rare syndromes

Maternity care for pregnant women with a set of rare inherited conditions called Ehlers-Danlos syndromes “must improve”, according to UK midwifery researchers.

New device ‘dramatically’ improves diabetic foot ulcer healing

A new wound care device, that harnesses the properties of nitric oxide, can heal diabetic foot ulcers faster and more effectively than current standard care, according to those behind the technology.

Incontinence linked to drop in sexual desire and function

Urinary incontinence in later life can negatively impact on the sexual health of both men and women, sparking the need for both “taboo” subjects to be discussed by health professionals in consultations, according to UK researchers.

Wednesday 4th April 2018

Military tourniquet practice 'saves lives and limbs in civilians'

The use of military-style tourniquets to stanch early bleeding in arms and legs has been shown to improve a trauma patients chance of survival, according to US researchers.

Third of older patients may die after emergency intubation

A large number of older patients either die in hospital or are discharged directly to a nursing home following intubation in the emergency department, a major US study has revealed.

Pre-pregnancy higher blood pressure may up miscarriage risk

Higher blood pressure prior to conception may increase the risk of miscarriage, even in women not previously diagnosed with hypertension, warn US researchers.

Vegetables may protect women from neck artery hardening

Eating a diet rich in vegetables, especially those like broccoli and sprouts, may reduce cardiovascular risk in women by helping prevent hardening of the neck arteries, according to researchers.

Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Better fitness before pregnancy cuts risk of gestational diabetes

Expectant mothers who are fitter prior to pregnancy are at lower risk of developing gestational diabetes, according to US researchers.

Advice lacking on pregnancy for patients with bowel condition

A study chronicling the experiences of women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during and after pregnancy found nurses and midwives were often unable to provide information and advice.

Thursday 29th March 2018

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome at double risk of liver disease

Women with polycystic ovaries having a two-fold increased risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, according to UK researchers.

Three-month chemo as 'effective as six after bowel cancer surgery'

Many patients receiving chemotherapy following surgery for bowel cancer may only need three months treatment rather than the six months currently given, according to researchers.

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