There has been a marked increase in vitamin D supplement prescriptions for children in the UK over the past decade, research shows.
A one-to-one pain service based in general practice was successful in reducing opioid use in 40% of patients, cutting GP consultations and improving health and wellbeing, an analysis has shown.
Exercise referral schemes may not make any ‘clinically meaningful’ difference to participants’ health, a study has found.
Women who have severe asthma symptoms during pregnancy have a higher risk of complications, such as pre-eclampsia, as well as being more likely to have a premature birth, research shows.
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GP practice-based pharmacists can have a 'significant' impact on reducing patients’ cardiovascular risk, research has concluded.
Cancer patients who experience a delay in diagnosis are being held up at the GP assessment stage due to tests either taking too long or being unable to detect vague symptoms, a new study has found.
Ovarian cancer test CA125 may be a far more effective tool for spotting ovarian cancer in women with symptoms than previously thought according to a large study of its use in general practice.
Shortages of pneumococcal vaccine mean that GPs will be unable to offer it alongside flu vaccine in some groups of patients.
Having to self-refer for psychological therapies can be a substantial barrier for patients on low incomes, researchers have warned.
Public health officials have reiterated that regulated e-cigarettes carry a 'fraction' of the risk of smoking, after a series of reports highlighting potential dangers.
Flu vaccination during pregnancy is effective in preventing infection and hospitalisation in babies, even when the main circulating strain differs from that in the vaccine, Public Health England research has shown.
Most patients attending the GP for the first time with key red flag symptoms are not referred straight away under the two-week wait pathway as per national guidance, preliminary research suggests.
Patients who have eczema have a greater risk of fracture, according to a new study.
The number of reported cases of scarlet fever almost doubled in 2018 to around 32,000, official figures show.
NICE guidelines may have inadvertently boosted prescribing rates of antidepressants in under 18s, say researchers.
The number of under 40s being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes has risen substantially over the past two decades and they appear to have a more ‘aggressive’ pattern of disease, research shows.
Benefits seen in the first few weeks of antidepressants seem to be related to a reduction in anxiety rather than any impact on depression itself, a large trial based on routine GP care has found.
A decision by a CCG to delay operations for obese patients by six months has been heavily criticised by a leading GP who has warned it will increase opioid use and dependency.
Patients with gout prefer nurse over GP care according to study which also reported better long-term outcomes associated with a nurse-led programme.
GPs are being asked to contact patients taking fluoxetine to check what supplies they have at home in response to national shortages of the drug.