Autism in the Somali community – myth-busting short films offer advice and top tips for parents
A series of five evidence-based short films and factsheets about autism for the Somali community have been launched by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded researchers at the University of Bristol and community organisation Autism Independence. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Homelessness and unstable housing are associated with increased HIV and HCV risk among people who inject drugs
Homelessness and unstable housing are associated with a substantial increase in HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) acquisition risk among people who inject drugs, according to research led by the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Behavioural Science and Evaluation at the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Volunteers needed for study looking into whether COVID-19 and flu vaccines can be administered at the same time
Researchers at the Bristol Trials Centre (CTEU) at the University of Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) are leading a new study which could set the foundations for how booster COVID-19 vaccinations are delivered in the future. The study, supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), will determine whether booster COVID-19 vaccines should be given at the same time as flu vaccines. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Modelling of hypothetical SARS-CoV-2 point-of-care tests on admission to hospital from A & E: rapid cost-effectiveness analysis, NIHR
Thirty-two strategies involving different hypothetical SARS-CoV-2 tests were modelled as were recently published desirable and acceptable target product profiles for SARS-CoV-2 point-of-care tests. Given the heterogeneity of hospitals, no blanket solution can be provided. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients should receive COVID-19 vaccine before surgery to reduce risk of death
(University of Birmingham) Patients waiting for elective surgery should get COVID-19 vaccines ahead of the general population - potentially helping to avoid thousands of post-operative deaths linked to the virus, according to a new study funded by the NIHR. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Evidence supports Covid hearing loss link, say scientists
(Taylor& Francis Group) Hearing loss and other auditory problems are strongly associated with Covid-19 according to a systematic review of research evidence led by University of Manchester and NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Is your child afraid of the dentist? CBT could help
University of SheffieldGrant AnnouncementAround one in three children are scared of going to the dentist and end up with poor oral health, more toothache, dental infections and tooth decay as a resultChildren with dental anxiety are frequently referred to specialist services for general anaesthetic which has additional challengesThe new study, led by the University of Sheffield, will involve 600 children from 30 dental practices across England and WalesResearchers will investigate a new way of reducing dental anxiety based on cognitive behavioural therapy.A pioneering study led by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Living with Covid19 Second review, NIHR
This is the second of two dynamic reviews of the evidence around people's experience of the enduring symptoms following a Covid19 infection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pick up the pace!
(University of Leicester) SLOW walkers are almost four times more likely to die from COVID-19, and have over twice the risk of contracting a severe version of the virus, according to a team of researchers from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre led by Professor Tom Yates at the University of Leicester. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rapid point-of-care test for respiratory infections liked by GPs and may reduce antibiotic prescribing
A rapid microbiological point-of-care test to diagnose respiratory infections has proved popular with GPs and could reduce antibiotic prescribing in primary care, according to a National Institute for Health Research funded study by researchers at the Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 4, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Virtual quizzes involving several care homes are feasible and might reduce loneliness and social isolation, NIHR
Simple low-cost video technology allowed residents in different care homes to enjoy taking part in virtual quizzes. Staff support was needed but new research found that the sessions were feasible and low-cost. This is the first study to trial connecting care homes virtually via quiz sessions. Interviews revealed that residents felt more connected with each other, and with other care homes. They re-gained a sense of self and purpose and felt less lonely. Care home staff were eager to continue with the sessions, but they outlined barriers such as lack of staff support or time. Unlike previous research into virtual socialisi...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lonely young people have an increased risk of mental health problems years later: research suggests lockdown could have a long term effect, NIHR
Loneliness and social isolation increase the long-term risk of depression and anxiety in children and teenagers, a recent review of research suggests. It included studies carried out before the current pandemic and found that negative impacts on mental health were evident up to nine years later. Children and teenagers rely on close friendships more than adults and are more likely to develop mental health problems. But little is known about how isolation and the associated feeling of loneliness affects them. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rapid test for respiratory infections liked by GPs and may reduce antibiotic prescribing
(University of Bristol) A rapid microbiological point-of-care test to diagnose respiratory infections has proved popular with GPs and could reduce antibiotic prescribing in primary care, according to a National Institute for Health Research funded study by researchers at the Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Under 55's found lockdown most challenging, finds survey
(NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre) A UK wide survey of 2252 adults, carried out five weeks into the first lockdown revealed 95% of those who took part were following lockdown restrictions. Of that 95% more than 80% reported finding it challenging. Adjusting to changes in daily routines, and mental and physical health struggles were the most common challenges faced by participants. Women and adults under the age of 55 were most likely to report experiencing challenges. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How GPs coped with the rapid shift to remote consultations to reduce the risk of COVID-19
One of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the rapid move to telephone, video and online GP consultations. In a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded study, researchers from the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol and NIHR ARC West found that while the rapid shift to remote GP consulting was successful and maintained a focus on vulnerable patients, it was driven by necessity and may have risks. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Coronavirus leaflets co-produced to help inform BAME communities, NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Coronavirus leaflets for BAME communities (in Hindi and Nepali) which have been co-produced and co-designed by a team of researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) with the help of community members from Kent, Surrey and Sussex. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RECOVERY trial investigates baricitinib as potential COVID-19 treatment, NIHR
The NIHR-supported RECOVERY trial has begun investigating the anti-inflammatory arthritis drug, baricitinib, as a potential treatment for hospitalised COVID-19 patients. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine 89.3% effective, NIHR
The NIHR-supported Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is 89.3% effective at preventing COVID-19, shown from interim analysis of its Phase III study data, including effectiveness against the new variants of concern. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic may improve outcomes for depression in people with low level inflammation
(NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre) King's College London researchers have found evidence that minocycline, a widely used antibiotic with anti-inflammatory properties, gave greater improvement in depressive symptoms in patients with treatment resistant depression with low-grade peripheral inflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PRINCIPLE trial finds no benefit from antibiotics, azithromycin and doxycycline for COVID-19 patients, NIHR
A NIHR-supported study investigating potential COVID-19 treatments that might be suitable for patients in the community has found that the commonly used antibiotics, azithromycin and doxycycline, do not reduce recovery time for patients. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NEWS2 evaluated for prediction of severe COVID-19 outcome in large international study
(NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre) In the first systematic large-scale evaluation of the UK National Early Warning Risk Score (NEWS) 2 as a scoring system for predicting severe COVID-19 outcomes in patients, researchers at King's College London have found poor-to-moderate accuracy for identifying patients at risk of being transferred to intensive care units (ICUs) or dying after 14 days of hospitalisation. Accuracy of predictions in short term (three days) showed moderate success. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Successive governments' approach to obesity policies has destined them to fail
(University of Cambridge) Government obesity policies in England over the past three decades have largely failed because of problems with implementation, lack of learning from past successes or failures, and a reliance on trying to persuade individuals to change their behaviour rather than tackling unhealthy environments. This is the conclusion of new research by a team at the University of Cambridge funded by the NIHR School for Public Health Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Arthritis drugs effective in improving survival in sickest COVID-19 patients, NIHR
Results from the REMAP-CAP clinical trial evaluated the effect of treatments on a combination of survival and length of time patients need support in an intensive care unit (ICU). Patients receiving tocilizumab and a second drug called sarilumab - both types of immune modulators - have a significant impact on patient survival and can reduce the relative risk of death by 24% when administered to patients within 24 hours of entering intensive care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lockdown raised anxiety in people with anorexia and their carers, but online resources helped, NIHR Evidence
The lockdowns and restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted eating disorder services. People with anorexia nervosa experienced a loss of routine, heightened anxieties, and increased symptoms. Carers felt more concern and greater responsibility for their loved ones. Despite these difficulties, some patients and carers benefitted from digital self-management resources. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Informal dementia carers had to make difficult decisions about paid care during COVID-19, NIHR Evidence
People living with dementia in the community typically rely on unpaid care from friends and family members, combined with some paid care. This helps them remain in their own homes. Researchers wanted to find out how the first nationwide COVID-19 lockdown affected unpaid carers, and how they made decisions about accessing paid care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How sure would you want to be that you have coeliac disease before starting a gluten-free diet?
A new survey from researchers at NIHR ARC West and the University of Bristol has been launched to understand how sure people want to be that they ’ ve got coeliac disease before starting a gluten-free diet. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Concerning drop in the number of people with mental health problems seeking help revealed
(NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre) During April 2020, while the UK was in full lockdown, there was a drop of more than a third in the number of people seeking help for mental illness or self-harm according to research involving 14 million people registered at general practices across the four nations of the UK which was published today in The Lancet Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cochrane ENT seeks full-time Systematic Reviewer - Oxford, UK or UK remote
Closing date: 19 April 2021 Location: Oxford, UK or remote working from UKCochrane ENT is looking for an experienced Systematic Reviewer to work with the Cochrane ENT team, based atCochrane UK in Oxford. The main purpose of the role is to facilitate the completion of high-priority systematic reviews being undertaken as parts of suites of reviews on priority topics, funded by a NIHR Programme Grant. The post-holder will also assist Cochrane ENT with other discrete systematic review tasks for a range of projects, as required. You will be working closely with the Cochrane ENT editorial team and the main du...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Vertical integration of GP practices with acute hospitals in England and Wales: rapid evaluation
This report, commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research and undertaken together with the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham and the Health Services Research Group at the University of Cambridge, evaluates what has led to this kind of vertical integration in England and Wales, how it has been implemented, and with what consequences. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIHR alert: The WHELD programme for people with dementia helps care home staff deliver person-centred care
Expert commentary is provided on a UK study that found the WHELD programme, which supports care home staff to deliver patient-centred interventions for residents with dementia and reduce reliance on antipsychotics, was effective and cost less to deliver than usual care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Initiates Second Global Phase 3 Clinical Trial of its Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
November 15, 2020 -- The Phase 3 ENSEMBLE study of the single-dose regimen of JNJ-78436735, the investigational vaccine candidate for the prevention of COVID-19 being developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, continues to enroll and vaccinate study participants. ENSEMBLE is proceeding to enroll up to 60,000 participants worldwide.In addition to the single-dose regimen ENSEMBLE study, Janssen has now initiated the two-dose regimen ENSEMBLE 2 trial. ENSEMBLE 2 is a complementary, planned, pivotal, large-scale, multi-country Phase 3 trial that will study the safety and efficacy of a two-dose ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Rural practices struggling to deliver 'urban-focused' PCN targets, NIHR report warns
GPs in rural areas are struggling to deliver primary care network (PCN) targets because national policy is built around 'leading light' networks in urban areas, a study has found. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 13, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Primary care networks Source Type: news

New National Patient Recruitment Centres for late phase commercial clinical research
(NIHR Clinical Research Network Eastern) The National Institute for Health Research has launched five new Patient Recruitment Centres to enable more late phase commercial clinical research to be delivered within the NHS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

People of Black and Asian ethnicity up to twice as likely to be infected with COVID-19 as those of White ethnicity
(National Institute for Health Research) People of Black ethnicity are twice as likely to be infected with COVID-19 compared to those of White ethnicity. People from Asian backgrounds are 1.5 times more likely to become infected with the virus compared to White individuals. Those of Asian ethnicities may be at higher risk of admission to an intensive therapy unit (ITU) and death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

#8Investments to enable everyone, everywhere, to be physically active
Researchers from the University of Bristol and NIHR ARC West have contributed to the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) ‘ Eight Investments That Work for Physical Activity ‘ , released today [10 November]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

Confusion and tensions over PCNs despite their ‘early operational success’
Major system challenges have been uncovered during primary care networks’ first year of operation, according to a study for the National Institute for Health Research. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

National infection control campaigns led to a rapid decline in superbug infections in UK intensive care units, NIHR Dissemination Centre
Expert commentary is provided on research that found a 97% reduction in MRSA bloodstream infections in ICU patients between 2007 and 2016, and a 78% decrease in bloodstream infections overall, demonstrating the success of the national drive to control infection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain and nerve complications are more common than expected in younger patients with severe COVID-19, NIHR
NIHR Alert. People aged under 60 who are hospitalised with COVID-19 are more likely than expected to experience severe psychiatric symptoms. Research found that altered mental states such as psychosis are being reported in these younger patients. It confirmed that strokes and other neurological symptoms are common in severe COVID-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Mental health of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons
Migrants who have been forced to leave their home, such as refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons (IDP), are likely to experience stressors which may lead to mental health problems. The efficacy of interventions for mental health promotion, prevention, and treatment may differ in this population. A recent systematic review from theCochrane Common Mental Disorders group looked at this topic: 'An overview of systematic reviews on mental health promotion, prevention, and treatment of common mental disorders for refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons. 'Supported by the National Institute...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

New risk model estimates likelihood of death or hospitalisation from COVID-19, NIHR
A model that can calculate a person's risk of becoming infected and then seriously ill due to COVID-19 has been shown to accurately estimate risk during the first wave of the pandemic in England, in new research funded by the NIHR. The model, developed using routine anonymised data from more than 8 million adults in 1205 general practices across England, uses a number of factors such as a person's age, ethnicity and existing medical conditions to predict their risk of catching COVID-19 and then dying or being admitted to hospital. The model has the potential to provide doctors and the public with more nuanced informatio...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World's first participants for Novavax phase 3 Covid-19 vaccine trial enroll through NIHR Patient Recruitment Centre, NIHR
The world's first participants to take part in a phase 3 trial of the Novavax Covid-19 vaccine candidate were recently recruited at a new NIHR National Patient Recruitment Centre (NPRC) based in Blackpool. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most psoriasis patients taking immunosuppressants survive COVID-19
(National Institute for Health Research) Patients with psoriasis who are taking drugs that affect their immune system have high rates of survival from COVID-19. According to the first findings from a global registry of psoriasis and COVID-19 patients, led by Guy's and St Thomas' clinicians, over 90% survive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New risk model estimates likelihood of death or hospitalization from COVID-19
(National Institute for Health Research) Evidence-based model uses a range of factors such as age, sex, ethnicity and existing medical conditions to predict risk of death or hospitalization from COVID-19. Model provides nuanced information on people's risk of serious illness due to COVID-19 and has the potential to help patients and doctors reach a shared understanding of risk. The 'living' risk prediction model will be updated regularly as our understanding of COVID-19 increases and more data become available. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New global programme funded to target COVID-19 neurological disease
(University of Liverpool) The University of Liverpool is leading a new global project to better understand how and why COVID-19 affects the brain in order to develop measures to help improve patient outcomes. The University has secured £ 860,000 from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to establish the COVID-Neuro Global programme in partnership with five leading research organisations in Brazil, India and Malawi. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Living with Covid19: themed review, NIHR
Key Messages The novel coronavirus (Covid19) pandemic declared by the World Health Organisation in March 2020 has had far-reaching effects upon people's lives, health care systems and wider society. As yet there is little research into the number of people at risk of developing ongoing Covid19. Early attention has been on the acute illness generated by the virus, but it is becoming clear that, for some people, Covid19 infection is a long term illness. This rapid and dynamic review draws on the lived experience of patients and expert consensus as well as published evidence to better understand the impact of ongoing effects ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms update: The four lasting symptoms caused by long COVID-19
CORONAVIRUS symptoms update: The National Institute for Health Research reviewed current evidence. They suggested the long list of symptoms of long COVID can be split into four symptoms. What are they? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long Covid could actually be four different syndromes but scientists admit 'we still don't know'
A research review by The National Institute for Health Research y suggested the huge list of Long Covid symptoms may be able to be categorised into four groups. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacist-led digital intervention reduces hazardous prescribing in general practice
(NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre) A pharmacist-led, new digital intervention that improves patient safety when prescribing medication in general practice reduced rates of hazardous prescribing by more than 40* per cent, 12 months after it had been introduced to 43 GP practices in Salford, finds a new study. Due to its success, plans are underway to roll it out across Greater Manchester. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to prevent, assess and manage the risk of domestic violence and abuse in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, NIHR
Please note all questions within each section are linked to each other and should be read in conjunction. Below each question is the weblink to the source of evidence to support the guidance recommendation. Readers can, of course, focus only on areas of interest, but we would suggest that you read the answers to all questions within a group as the answers complement and overlap with each other. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teens diagnosed with depression show reduction in educational achievement
(NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre) Teenagers who receive a depression diagnosis during their school career show a substantial decline in attainment in Year 11, new King's College London research has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news