A seven-day-a-week NHS would not improve adverse weekend clinical outcomes, a new study suggests.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is urging school leavers to get vaccinated against meningitis and says the government should launch an urgent social media campaign to encourage them to before fresher’s week begins.
Boots pharmacists are being urged to officially pledge their support for a legal application to “derecognise” the Boots Pharmacists Association.
E-cigarette use may be prompting UK teenagers to start smoking traditional cigarettes, according to the results of a pilot study published in August 2017.
The first cohort of students to complete a five-year MPharm degree with fully integrated pre-registration training have graduated from the University of Nottingham.
Pharmacist prescribing evaluated in three critical care units was found to be safe, with a very low error rate.
The number of children and young people with type 2 diabetes being managed in paediatric diabetes units has increased each year for the past three years, according to a national audit.
Shorter courses and ‘just-in-case’ prescriptions cut the risk of complications as well as reducing exposure to antibiotics while still producing good outcomes, researchers find.
Lloyds Pharmacy Online Doctor is the first online service to be passed as providing safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led services in accordance with the relevant regulations in the latest round of inspections of online providers of primary care, carried out by the Care Quality Commission.
All babies born in the UK from 1 August 2017 will be vaccinated against hepatitis B virus, health officials have announced.
The British Society of Rheumatology has published the first UK clinical guidelines for adults with primary Sjögren’s syndrome
Acute side effects are common in studies of patients who have received ketamine for depression and more research is needed into long-term outcomes, researchers find.
Researchers argue that alternative dosing strategies for obese patients, in particular children, should be rigorously trialled.
Patients treated with prednisolone are likely to benefit from receiving the osteoporosis treatment alendronate, but further research is needed.
Researchers find that idarucizumab effectively counteracts the workings of anticoagulant dabigatran in emergency situations.
Researchers found that exposure to the antibiotic cefoperazone resulted in gut microbial imbalances in the mother that were transmitted to their offspring.
PPI use not linked to cognitive functionSubscription
A study conducted over a 14-year period found no convincing association between proton-pump inhibitor use and cognition.
IGF1R inhibitors could treat osteosarcomaSubscription
Over the last three decades there has been limited improvement in the prognosis of osteosarcoma, a primary malignancy of bone which is incurable in 40% of cases.
Researchers compared remission rates in patients with major depressive disorder who were either switched to another antidepressant or had their existing treatment augmented with an antipsychotic.