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Transforming Health Research November 2017 A report has been published describing the progress made by the National Institute for Health Research in implementing the Government?s Best Research for Best Health research... Read More →
Common Medications Provide Equal Blood Pressure Control November 2017 Two common classes of blood pressure medications - angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) - are equally effective at controlling high blood... Read More →
Natural antioxidants for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease October 2017 Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the progressive form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is emerging as a main health problem in industrialized countries. Lifestyle modifications are... Read More →
Design For Patient Safety October 2017 The Design for Patient Safety series looks at how better design can reduce risk, improve the working environment, and ensure better, patient-centred care.

The series is based on the belief... Read More →
Report Highlights Research Needed To Foster Generic Drug Development October 2017 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued the ?Critical Path Opportunities for Generic Drugs? report identifying many of the unanswered scientific questions that impede the... Read More →
Urinary alkalinisation for acute chlorophenoxy herbicide poisoning October 2017 Acute poisoning with chlorophenoxy herbicides such as 2,4-D and MCPA is reported world wide, potentially causing severe toxicity and death. Since there is no antidote for chlorophenoxy herbicides,... Read More →
H1-antihistamines for the treatment of anaphylaxis with and without shock October 2017 Anaphylaxis is a rare, but potentially life-threatening emergency. Evidence suggests that incidence may be increasing rapidly. Common triggers of anaphylaxis include a variety of foods, drugs and... Read More →
Inconsistencies in fracture prevention with vitamin D supplementation October 2017 A meta-analysis found that high dose vitamin D, different from low dose, decreased fracture risk by 23% for any nonvertebral fracture and by 26% for hip fracture. Unfortunately, however, this effect... Read More →
Density of dopaminergic fibres in the prefrontal cortex of gerbils is sensitive to ageing October 2017 Mesencephalic dopamine (DA) projections are essential for cognitive and behavioural functions and believed to play a critical role during development and ageing. Researchers have concluded that he... Read More →
The Association between Indwelling Urinary Catheter use in the Elderly and Urinary Tract Infection October 2017 The use of indwelling urinary catheters (IUCs) is thought to be the most significant risk factor for developing nosocomial urinary tract infections (UTIs). However, it is unclear how many elderly... Read More →

Resources

Report Identifies Issues Behind Racial Health Disparities November 2017 The Commonwealth Fund released a report, ?Racial and ethnic disparities in US health care: A chartbook,? that cites...
Kennedy Krieger Institute's first national online autism registry October 2017 Kennedy Krieger Institute has the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) ? the first national online autism registry. Parents are...
Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Website September 2017 The CAN-R website is aimed at supporting and educating Canadian healthcare providers and researchers on the escalating...
Genetic roadmap charts links between drugs and human disease September 2017 A research team led by scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has developed a new kind of genetic ?roadmap?...
Dr Foster Intelligence September 2017 Dr Foster works with healthcare organisations to achieve sustainable improvements in their performance through better use...
Identifying Unhealthy Kidneys August 2017 A patient leaflet has been published which explains the meaning of proteinuria, cases, signs and tests to determine...
Software To Aid Early Detection Of Infectious Disease Outbreaks August 2017 A software programme lets health authorities at the site of an infectious disease outbreak quickly analyse data, speeding...
Authoritative Health Sciences Website July 2017 Health Sciences Online is a website where anyone can search for and find more than 50,000 courses, references, guidelines,...
Evaluation Of Information Prescription Pilots July 2017 In January 2007, the Department of Health (DH) established 20 pilot sites to develop and test the introduction of...
Breakfast Eating And Weight Change In Adolescents July 2017 Although experimental studies are needed to verify whether the association between breakfast and body weight is of a causal...
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