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Need to address high levels of cancer diagnosed in emergency units

Study tests belief that diagnosis is a failure of primary care

Health professionals most trusted on immunisation advice

High childhood immunisation uptake in England.

Methods used to tackle obesity of the prison population

Improved understanding of obesity in prison

Universal screening effective in identifying ‘at-risk’ drinkers

Reducing alcohol-related morbidity and mortality is a public health priority

Better engagement with HIV care improves outcomes

Reducing HIV morbidity and mortality rates with antiretroviral therapy

Supporting insulin initiation in type 2 diabetes in primary care

The global epidemic of type 2 diabetes demands innovation in care delivery, and supporting...

Further evidence that taking statins can reduce risk of blood clots

Further evidence has come to light suggesting statins could significantly reduce the...

Global rise of drug-resistant TB 'threatens to derail decades of progress'...

Researchers warn that measures are needed, including accurate diagnostic tests and clear...

Nurse-led care model improves uptake of type 2 diabetes treatment

A care model led by practice nurses improves the uptake of insulin treatment among patients...

Nurse-led intervention improves adherence to HIV treatment

A nurse-led self-management programme for people with HIV can significantly improve...

Vitamin D supplements protect against respiratory tract infection

Daily or weekly vitamin D supplementation without additional bolus doses was found to...

Children in foster care need well-being interventions

Children in foster care are more likely to have poorer subjective well-being.

Older people reveal their thoughts about loneliness

Older people reveal their thoughts about loneliness Loneliness is a complex but private...

Research Focus: Mild cognitive impairment

The current trend considers a more heterogeneous overview of mild cognitive impairment (MCI...

Strong evidence to support association between obesity and certain types of cancer

A large review lead by researchers at Imperial College London has discovered ‘strong...

Most off-label antidepressant prescriptions lack strong scientific evidence

There is a lack of scientific evidence to support the use of most off-label antidepressants...

Continuity of care in general practice could reduce avoidable hospital admissions in...

Older people who see the same GP over time have fewer avoidable hospital admissions for...

Risk of dying from cervical cancer higher than previously thought

A new analysis of cervical cancer mortality rates has revealed that the risk of dying from...

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