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Friday 19th July 2019

Music may be alternative to drug used to calm pre-op nerves

Music may offer an alternative to the use of a drug routinely used to calm the nerves before the use of regional anaesthesia, according to US researchers.

Diabetes ‘increases risk of heart failure more in women than men’

Having either type 1 or type 2 diabetes leads to a greater excess risk of heart failure in women than it does in men, according to UK and Australian researchers.

Tuesday 16th July 2019

Study finds C. difficile still on surgical gowns after disinfectant use

The superbug Clostridium difficile remains on surgical gowns used in hospitals even after being treated with the recommended amount of disinfectant, a new study has warned.

Thursday 11th July 2019

Flu vaccination of pregnant women safe 'by all available evidence'

Getting the flu jab while pregnant is safe for both mothers and babies and saves lives, according to experts in the light of new research which they hope will help tackle vaccination concerns.

Thursday 4th July 2019

Trial will see mental health patients face fears through virtual reality

More than 400 people with a severe mental health problem are set to take part in a new clinical trial which will see them given virtual reality (VR) therapy in a bid to help them overcome their fears and complete everyday tasks at their own pace.

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

End of school holidays linked to surge in asthma visits to GPs

A seasonal peak in asthma cases known as “back to school asthma” has been linked to a surge in GP appointments across England in a new study by public health researchers.

Friday 21st June 2019

Hospital insects found to ‘harbour drug-resistant bacteria’

Insects found in hospitals may pose a risk to infection prevention efforts and, ultimately, patient safety due to the bacteria they contain, UK researchers have warned.

Working long hours ‘increases the risk of having a stroke’

People who work long hours have been found to have a higher risk of stroke, especially if they work those hours for a decade or more, according to French researchers.

Thursday 20th June 2019

‘Poor’ awareness of alcohol’s role in breast cancer risk

Women’s awareness of alcohol’s role in boosting breast cancer risk is poor, according to UK researchers.

Obesity during pregnancy linked to type 2 diabetes in child

Obesity during pregnancy is associated with a 3.5-times increased future risk of type 2 diabetes in the child, according to UK researchers.

Wednesday 19th June 2019

Nurse-led education 'effective' in teaching arthritis patients

Self-care guidance from nurses can equip patients with the skills and knowledge they need to manage the risks associated with taking disease-modifying drugs for inflammatory arthritis, according to a landmark study.

Tuesday 18th June 2019

Epilepsy drugs 'linked' to increased risk of suicidal behaviour

A group of drugs often prescribed for epilepsy and neuropathic pain are linked to an increased risk of suicidal behaviour, according to a study by international researchers from Sweden, the UK and the US.

Friday 14th June 2019

‘Tailored’ approach cuts broad spectrum antibiotic use for sepsis

An interdisciplinary approach to antimicrobial stewardship involving comprehensive blood culture identification (BCID) testing can slash broad spectrum antibiotic use, according to US researchers.

Hospital taps often home to slime and biofilm, warn researchers

Dirty hospital taps may be helping spread infections as an unintended consequence of clinical staff being encouraged to wash their hands more often, warn researchers.

Wednesday 12th June 2019

Home care nurses ‘frequently verbally abused’ by patients

Home care health workers are frequently verbally abused by clients and their families, according to researchers from the US.

Tuesday 11th June 2019

Midlife diabetes ups risk of stroke and brain artery narrowing

Type 2 diabetes in midlife is associated with a 30% increased risk of a serious blockage of the brain arteries, often leading to stroke, and a doubling of the risk of narrowing of arteries in those over 60.

Monday 10th June 2019

'Role model' midwife recognised with badge of excellence

A leading midwife at a major London trust has become one of the first people in England to receive the chief midwifery officer’s gold award.

Friday 7th June 2019

Focus: What is the evidence to support laws on safe staffing?

Evidence on nurse staffing levels and the impact on patient welfare has increased dramatically in the last two decades.

Thursday 6th June 2019

Virtual reality ‘reduces need for intravenous sedation by 50%’

Giving patients virtual reality sessions before and during anaesthesia for orthopaedic procedures substantially reduces pain and the need for intravenous sedation, according to Belgian researchers.

App ‘helps’ improve pain control and cut opiates post surgery

Knee replacement patients can reduce opiate painkiller use and improve pain control by using a smartphone app at home after surgery, according to researchers.

Wednesday 5th June 2019

Nicotine and caffeine withdrawal may affect ICU patients

Intensive care patients may be undergoing unnecessary tests because they are suffering withdrawal symptoms from being unable to smoke or get their regular coffee fix, according to a new review of research evidence.

Nurses 'more likely' to be anaemic than rest of population

Two out of 10 nurses may have iron deficiency anaemia, a higher rate than the majority of the rest of the population, results from ad hoc testing at a major nursing conference have indicated.

Tuesday 4th June 2019

Patient infections 15% 'more likely' when nurse staffing low

Hospital patients on units with too few registered nurses are at increased risk of getting healthcare-associated infections, researchers in the US have found.

Wednesday 29th May 2019

UK research offers hope for new ways to tackle ‘superbugs’

UK researchers are leading the way in developing new ways to tackle antibiotic-resistant superbugs, show two new studies.

UK research offers hope for new ways to table ‘superbugs’

UK researchers are leading the way in developing new ways to tackle antibiotic-resistant superbugs, show two new studies.

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