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Antipsychotic medication use found to go up at time of Alzheimer’s diagnosis

A significant increase in the use of antipsychotic medication occurs in the same time window...

Vaccinating children is cost-effective for tackling flu burden

Extending the national flu vaccination programme to children aged 5 to 16 years is a cost-...

People with larger brain volume shown to have reduced risk of memory decline

To determine who may be at higher risk of developing cognitive impairment, such as dementia...

In knee ligament surgery, graft properties play a more critical role than surgical...

Graft stiffness and pre-strain play a more important role than choice of surgical technique...

Living near an airport could increase risk of hospitalisation for respiratory conditions

Air pollution around airports could be responsible for increased hospital admissions of...

Urgent GP referral pathway for suspected cancer patients is improving survival rates

The urgent two-week pathway for GPs to refer patients with suspected cancer is helping to...

Nurses need more help in promoting benefits of smoking cessation

Nurses need more assistance to actively help people quit smoking, study results suggest.

Discovery of five new genes linked to the most common form of brain cancer

A team of international researchers, led by scientists from London’s Institute of Cancer...

Efforts to end female genital mutilation are being hindered by some health professionals

Although some nurses and midwives are at the forefront of eradicating female genital...

Women with osteoarthritis of the knee experience greater pain sensitivity than men

Among patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, women experienced greater sensitivity to...

Dying at home is more peaceful for terminally ill patients and their relatives, say...

Dying at home is more peaceful than dying in hospital for terminally ill cancer patients and...

Late-life depression responds to combined drug treatment

Giving older people with treatment-resistant depression a combination of an antidepressant...

Smoking while pregnant puts future grandchildren at higher risk of asthma

Children whose grandmothers smoked during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing...

Attachments in early life may affect how breast cancer patients respond to nurses

Educating nurses about attachment theory could help enhance the support they provide to...

Extra calcium fails to provide a significant boost to bone health in the over fifties

Increasing calcium intake through dietary sources or supplements is unlikely to improve bone...

Autistic children have better social interaction, thanks to theatre programme

Participating in theatre-based programmes can significantly improve the social abilities of...

Health apps endorsed by NHS scheme ‘putting users’ privacy at risk’

Some health apps that have been accredited by the NHS may not have complied with data...

Correlation between volume of coffee consumption and atrial fibrillation negated

There is no evidence that drinking coffee increases the risk of developing atrial...

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