Clare Lomas

Stool blood test
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Faecal blood test at GP surgery could reduce need for endoscopy

The number of patients referred to hospital for an unnecessary endoscopy could be cut by almost a third if an additional blood test were carried out by a GP.

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Smoking linked to shorter survival after diagnosis of motor neurone disease

Current smokers survived an average 1 year and 9 months after diagnosis of amyotrophic...

Exercise and schizophrenia
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Exercise helps tackle symptoms of schizophrenia

Aerobic exercise can improve brain function in people with schizophrenia, say University of...

Dementia and sense of smell
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Impaired sense of smell linked to dementia risk

Decreased ability to identify smells could be an early indicator of cognitive decline and...

Zika virus
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Possible link between Zika virus and severe joint condition at birth

New research has shown a possible link between Zika virus infection in the womb and...

Detecting delerium
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Emergency doctors often fail to detect delirium in advanced cancer patients

Delirium is the most common neuro-psychiatric syndrome in patients with advanced cancer but...

Pain profiling
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Pain profiling could improve quality of life for older people

Pain profiling in older people can improve quality of life and help target healthcare...

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Volunteering in middle age linked to better mental health

The positive association between volunteering and good mental health is apparent from around age 40 and continues into old age, say researchers.

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International collaboration needed to tackle prescription drug abuse

The first comparative study of prescription drug abuse in the European Union suggests the problem is bigger than previously thought.

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Looking after your body clock could help delay onset of back pain

​Spinal discs have 24-hour body clocks which can contribute to lower back pain when they malfunction, research shows.

Air pollution can shorten the lives of patients with lung cancer
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Air pollution can shorten lives of patients with lung cancer

Reducing exposure to air pollutants could improve lung cancer survival rates, research suggests.

Weight Management programme
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Better understanding needed of why people engage with weight management programmes

Design of weight management programmes is stronger predictor of engagement than participant characteristics, say researchers

Sleep apnoea
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Patients with sleep apnoea and resistant hypertension have increased risk of heart disease

People with resistant hypertension and sleep apnoea have an increased risk of congestive heart failure, new study results suggests.

Knee exercises
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Exercise as effective as surgery for common knee injury

Researchers recommend supervised exercise therapy for knee injuries

Amyloid fibrils
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Computer modelling sheds light on Alzheimer's

New research puts scientists a step closer to tackling the degenerative disease

Alcohol-related A&E visits
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Rise in alcohol tax could cut violence-related ED visits

About 6,000 ED visits a year in England and Wales could be prevented by increasing alcohol prices, say researchers

Jim Bethel
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60 seconds with.....senior lecturer and emergency nurse practitioner Jim Bethel

As a senior lecturer and advanced nurse practitioner, Jim Bethel combines his clinical and...

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Genetic testing can improve precision prescribing for men with advanced prostate cancer

Review of ‘Inherited DNA: repair gene mutations in men with metastatic prostate cancer’