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Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration January 2017 Childhood obesity is a multifaceted disease that requires sustainable, multidimensional approaches that support change at the individual, community, and systems levels. The Massachusetts Childhood... Read More →
No benefit to shortening ear infection treatment January 2017 Researchers found that shortening the length of antibiotic treatment for young children diagnosed with ear infections didnít reduce antibiotic resistance or adverse effects.
The study supports... Read More →
Biomarker in blood may help predict recovery time January 2017 Researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that the blood protein tau could be an important new clinical biomarker to better identify athletes who need more recovery time before safely... Read More →
Zinc Deficiency Is Associated With Poor Outcomes in IBD January 2017 Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) were followed to evaluate the effect of low serum zinc levels on outcomes. Zinc deficiency was associated with an increase in the risk of... Read More →
Management of HIV-infected healthcare workers December 2016 The outcome of the consultation on the management of HIV-infected healthcare workers has been published.

The people who responded to the consultation generally agreed with the changes... Read More →
Institute Of Medical Ethics December 2016 The Institute of Medical Ethics website will serve as a virtual network and resource centre for clinicians, teachers and students interested in medical ethics. It contains sign-posted links to a... Read More →
NHS Stop Smoking Services monitoring guidance December 2016 Guidance has been published for everyone involved in managing, commissioning or delivering NHS stop smoking services. It has been developed by means of a collaboration with representatives from... Read More →
Online Toolkit for Medical Responses to Radiation Emergencies December 2016 The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has developed a downloadable online diagnostic and treatment toolkit designed for health care providers, primarily doctors, who may have to... Read More →
Clinical research in inflammatory bowel disease December 2016 The Foundation for Clinical Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease has launched myIBD.org, a new information site designed for those concerned about inflammatory bowel disease, the collective term... Read More →
Paper examines evidence linking obesity and disability among adults November 2016 Public Health Englandís Obesity Knowledge and Intelligence team has produced a briefing paper examining the evidence linking obesity and disability among adults. It looks in detail at the most... Read More →

Resources

Tackling obesity December 2016 A report on a Public Health England survey of 136 local authorities and directors of public health on their obesity...
Suicide prevention report December 2016 The Department of Health has issued the first annual report on the suicide prevention strategy for England. The annual...
Information service for parents: evaluation report December 2016 The NHS ISP was launched in May 2012 to provide trusted, high-quality information to new and expectant parents.

A...
RCGP TARGETs antibiotics prescribing December 2016 The RCGP has launched a toolkit containing new guidance for GPs and their patients on the appropriate prescription of...
MPS advises GP Registrars on Good Medical Records December 2016 The Medical Protection Society has published the latest issue of GP Registrar, its periodical containing topical...
Journal of Medical Internet Research December 2016 The "Journal of Medical Internet Research" (JMIR; ISSN 1438-8871, Medline-abbreviation: J Med Internet Res), founded in...
Safety Features Of GP Computer Systems December 2016 A survey and study on the safety features required in GP computer systems, commissioned by the NPSA and published by the...
Allergy Action Plans for Children November 2016 New national Allergy Action Plans have been developed by doctors in an effort to protect children at risk of...
National Hip Fracture Database November 2016 It is estimated that there are 70,000 hip fractures a year in the UK[1] and this is only set to increase as the population...
Medicines for Children: practical and reliable information for parents and carers November 2016 The vision of Medicines for Children is that any parent, wherever they are, have information on their childís medicines...
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