Isobel is clinical features assistant on Pulse. She commissions and edits clinical features for Pulse Today and CPD module content for Pulse Learning, as well as reporting on clinical news.
Isobel joined Pulse in 2016 after graduating with a BSc in biological sciences from Imperial College London.
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Low carb diets may improve the success of obesity treatment by helping patients maintain weight loss, a study has suggested.
Access to point of care CRP testing makes GPs less likely to prescribe antibiotics to children with non-severe infections, a study has found.
GPs should stop prescribing mirtazapine with SSRIs or SNRIs for treatment-resistant depression as it is no more effective than placebo, a study has suggested.
E-cigarettes should not be recommended for smoking cessation purposes as they increase the risk of heart attack, a study has warned.
Patients taking ACE inhibitors could be at an increased risk of lung cancer, according to the findings of a new study.
NICE has published eight new QOF indicators, which it says will help GPs 'personalise' care for frail diabetes patients.
Specialist doctors will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis from 1 November, the Home Office has announced today.
Genetics may play a larger role than diet in the development of gout, researchers have suggested.
There is ‘little justification’ for prescribing vitamin D to maintain or improve musculoskeletal health and clinical guidelines should be changed to reflect this, a study has suggested.
Patients with severe mental illness experience poorer physical health than the general population, according to an analysis of GP practice data.
GPs can confidently support patients on total diet replacement programmes as they may be a safe and effective way for obese patients to lose weight, a study has suggested.
Tuberculosis rates in England are at their lowest levels since 1990, Public Health England has said.
There are more patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain in northern England than there are in the south, researchers have said.
GPs should reduce use of diclofenac due to its increased gastrointestinal and cardiovascular risks compared to other NSAIDs, researchers have warned.
GPs are referring more patients for diagnostic tests and prescribing more drugs for heart failure, a study has found.
Boys in England aged between 12 and 13 will be given the HPV vaccine, the public health minister has announced today.
Care provided by practice nurses is as good as care provided by GPs and may even be better, according to a new review.
GPs should consider adding a sulfonylurea to existing metforming treatment for type 2 diabetes rather than switching to sulfonylurea monotherapy.
All of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants were more effective at treating the symptoms of acute depression in adults than placebo, according to the findings of a major analysis.
GPs should encourage patients to monitor their blood pressure at home and use the self-taken readings to adjust antihypertensive medications, researchers have said.