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Miscarriage diagnosis needs revision to avoid termination of viable pregnancies

Guidelines related to miscarriage should be updated to avoid misdiagnosis and the risk of...

People who care for a spouse with Alzheimer’s ‘should be assessed for depression risk’

Family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease should be screened for depression,...

More liberal ICU admissions may improve mortality in older patients with pneumonia

Admitting low-risk older patients with pneumonia to intensive care could reduce mortality,...

The longer the shift, the greater the risk of injury for A&E staff

Emergency services clinicians face a greater risk of injury and illness the more hours they...

People tend to consume more when offered large portions or large plates

The larger the portion, the more people consume – that is the conclusion of a new review...

Lower bed occupancy means fewer deaths and better A&E results in UK hospital study

Lower bed occupancy is linked to a reduced hospital death rate and improved performance...

Claims for safety and efficacy of paroxetine in teens with depression were ‘misleading’

The antidepressant paroxetine is neither safe nor effective for adolescents with depression...

Antibacterial soap is no more effective than plain at killing bacteria when handwashing

Using antibacterial soap when washing your hands is no more effective than using plain soap...

Banning all trans fats in processed foods could save 7,000 lives over five years

A total ban on trans fats in England could prevent 7,000 deaths over the next five years,...

Call for more clarity on how patient safety should be monitored in primary care

Primary care practitioners need clearer guidelines and policies on monitoring patient safety...

Use of social media associated with poorer sleep quality and low self-esteem in...

The need to be available constantly on social media is causing depression, anxiety and poor...

Increased odds of developing prediabetes found in past and present users of marijuana

Current and former users of marijuana are more likely to have ‘prediabetes’ than those who...

Number of deaths linked to alcohol use is on the increase in the UK

Smoking is the leading cause of death in the UK and the number of deaths resulting from...

Medical students with mental health issues feel under-supported

Most medical students who experience mental health issues feel under-supported by their...

Leukaemia diagnosis delayed in children that present with the symptoms of arthritis

Children who have acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) with joint involvement are being...

Lower thresholds required to diagnose gestational diabetes in south Asian women

Women from south east Asia should have lower thresholds to diagnose gestational diabetes...

Study into smoking cessation drug finds no increased risk of serious side effects

The drug varenicline, which is used to help people quit smoking, does not have an increased...

Use of psychotropic drugs in patients with intellectual disability lacks foundation

The proportion of people in the UK with intellectual disability who have been treated with...

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