Alcohol outlet density and alcohol-related hospital admissions in England: a geographical analysis
Conclusion This study provides a detailed, large-scale picture of the relationship between the shape of the alcohol market in local areas and the levels of alcohol-related hospital admissions in those areas.  It suggests that there is a relationship, and that it is marked especially where there is a high density of any on-trade outlets or licensed convenience stores.  It suggests that this relationship is largely the same for men and women, and applies is a similar fashion irrespective of the relative affluence of a given area. It also suggests that while alcohol outlet density is already high across England, inc...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - August 19, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

New labour pain drug may reduce need for epidurals – UK study
Calls for rethink on childbirth pain relief as research shows remifentanil works better than pethidineA new drug to relieve pain during labour works better than pethidine, which has been in widespread use since the 1950s even though it has long been known it does not help all women, say researchers.Pethidine is given as an injection, but a new study funded by the National Institute for Health Research shows that remifentanil, which women control by pressing a button when they feel pain, appears to be more effective. Women using remifentanil were half as likely to end up asking for an epidural, which blocks all pain and sen...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Childbirth Medical research Women UK news Drugs Source Type: news

Bans on gluten-free prescribing save the NHS money in the short-term but the impact on patients is unclear
Full or partial bans on GPs prescribing gluten-free (GF) foods to people with coeliac disease save the NHS money in the short-term. But the impact on patients, especially those from deprived areas, is unknown, NIHR-funded researchers at the University of Bristol have warned. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Addressing the gap in knowledge on chronic pain in childhood
Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care  (PaPaS)  group addresses the gap in knowledge on chronic  pain in childhood and helps push solutions forward.On July 12th  at the Wellcome Trust in London, UK,  world-leading experts came together to look at evidence, policy and practice in the area of childhood pain.Clinicians, researchers, funders and policy makers from charities, universities and hospitals discussed the lack of knowledge in this area and shared their collective ambition to increase the quality of evidence in this field.Professor Christopher Eccleston, Coordinating Editor of the Coch...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Ultrasound shows potential for confirming the diagnosis of pneumonia in children
This NIHR Signal concludes that lung ultrasound may be a viable and accurate alternative to chest X-ray for confirming a clinical diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia in children. The authors states that if ultrasound could replace at least some of the X-ray investigations in emergency departments, it would spare children a dose of radiation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

£ 2 Million for sepsis research in Africa
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) LSTM is to lead a new multinational project on sepsis following a £ 2 million award from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research explores link between mental health and rheumatoid arthritis
 A new study has gone further towards ensuring people living with both rheumatoid arthritis and mental health problems get the best treatment for them.Rheumatoid arthritis affects the whole body, but we know that it can also have an impact on a person’s mental health. Around a third of the 400,000 people in the UK with rheumatoid arthritis also experience mental health issues. This compares to around 1 in 4 people in the general population.The way rheumatoid arthritis is treated was revolutionised by the discovery of anti-TNF drugs– now widely used in medical practice. Better treatments have led to more pe...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - July 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Research into physiotherapy for musculoskeletal conditions
This review includes 30 physiotherapy-related published studies funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) which have made a difference to musculoskeletal health and care. It highlights evidence on why research in this area matters, assessment and matching patients to treatment, restoring musculoskeletal health and maintaining musculoskeletal wellbeing. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

£ 1.7 million awarded to tackle domestic violence in low and middle-income countries
Professor Gene Feder at the University of Bristol ’ s Centre for Academic Primary Care has been awarded £ 1.7 million by the National Institute for Health Research to fund a Global Health Group for research into health systems responses to violence against women in Palestine, Brazil, Nepal and Sri Lanka. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Health, Grants and Awards, International; Faculty of Health Sciences Source Type: news

Professor Gene Feder selected to co-lead one of new NIHR Policy Units specialising in children and families
Professor Gene Feder from the University of Bristol has been announced as co-lead of a new NIHR Policy Research Unit specialising in Children and Families that will ensure the government and arms-length bodies have the best possible information and evidence available when making policy decisions about health and social care. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks eight NIHR Network Support Fellows - various locations
Specifications:   Two years fixed-term contractSalary:  Competitive  Location:  FlexibleWe are looking for eightNetwork Support Fellows to work with Cochrane ’s global Networks.  The key role of the Network Support Fellow is to support the Networks in prioritization, gap analysis, quality and editorial processes, with a particular focus on ensuring that the Networks are positioned to provide maximum support for the NHS. Each Network Support Fellow wil l work closely with Cochrane Review Groups, the Network Senior Editor and Associate Editor and will have an individual work plan that includes ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks eight NIHR Network Support Fellows - various locations
Specifications:   Two years fixed-term contractSalary:  Competitive  Location:  FlexibleWe are looking for eightNetwork Support Fellows to work with Cochrane ’s global Networks.  The key role of the Network Support Fellow is to support the Networks in prioritization, gap analysis, quality and editorial processes, with a particular focus on ensuring that the Networks are positioned to provide maximum support for the NHS. Each Network Support Fellow wil l work closely with Cochrane Review Groups, the Network Senior Editor and Associate Editor and will have an individual work plan that includes ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Bath geriatrician leads £ 2.1m trial into Parkinson ’ s disease at the University of Bristol
A UK-wide trial into Parkinson ’ s disease led by Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol is set to go ahead, thanks to a £ 2.1 million grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Geriatrician leads £ 2.1 million trial into Parkinson's disease
(University of Bristol) A UK-wide trial into Parkinson's disease led by Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol is set to go ahead, thanks to a £ 2.1 million grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds no link between gout and risk of broken bones
People withgout are not generally at an increased risk of suffering a fracture, new research has shown. A study funded by NIHR and led by researchers based atArthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre at Keele University has shown that neither the disease itself nor its associated treatments are likely to increase a person's risk of broken bones. A large-scale study An increased risk of fractures is often associated with chronic inflammatory conditions. The new research aimed to clarify whether this is the case for people with gout - a form of inflammatory arthritis. The researchers followed more than 30,000 people with...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 21, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Supporting and applying research in the NHS
At the NHS England public board meeting on 30 November 2017, NHS England and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) published a joint statement that committed to 12 actions to support and apply research in the NHS. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Study paves the way for better treatment of prostate cancer
(University of Manchester) A new study published today has found a way to identify men with locally advanced prostate cancer who are less likely to respond well to radiotherapy.Led by Professor Catharine West, the University of Manchester team created a method of selecting prostate cancer patients who would benefit from treatments which target oxygen deficient tumors.The study was funded by Prostate Cancer UK and NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre and published in eBiomedicine today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Probiotics can prevent bacterial diarrhoea in hospital patients receiving antibiotics
This NIHR Signal gives commentary on an updated Cochrane Review. It provides new evidence suggesting probiotics may be beneficial for hospitalised patients at risk of C. Difficile infection. Probiotics may be suitable for use in high-risk patients needing antibiotics, for example, older adults with underlying illness. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study to explore personalised care for people with shoulder pain
A collaboration is being launched by UK scientists to develop new clinical tools to offer personally-tailored interventions for people withshoulder pain. Led by Keele University with joint funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) andArthritis Research UK, the programme will be one of the largest ever research efforts that NIHR has jointly funded with a charity, and will help to ensure that people receive the treatments from which they are most likely to benefit. One in five adults in the UK experiences shoulder pain. Although around 1.5 million people visit their GP for shoulderpain each year, 40 per ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 2, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Cancer patients set to benefit from world's largest surgery study
(University of Edinburgh) Improved care for patients undergoing cancer surgery is the focus of a pioneering worldwide study. Doctors say the initiative -- funded by the National Institute for Health Research -- will enable them to gauge surgery quality across the globe and highlight ways to improve patient care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Adding the extra antibiotic rifampicin did not improve cure rates after sepsis
This NIHR Signal provides expert commentary on the ARREST study, which showed that adding rifampicin did not improve cure rates or reduce deaths for people with sepsis caused by Staphylococcus aureus, and increased the risk of adverse reactions requiring a change in treatment. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A third of health practitioners do not get vaccinated against flu
This NIHR Signal found flu vaccination uptake amongst healthcare workers (HCWs) in England is below NHS target of 75%. This suggests that efforts to improve immunisation uptake must start with education about the benefits of influenza immunisation for HCWs themselves (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International multicentre randomised controlled trial of improvisational music therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder: TIME-A study.
Preliminary studies have indicated that music therapy may benefit children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). To examine the effects of improvisational music therapy (IMT) on social affect and responsiveness of children with ASD. International, multicentre, three-arm, single-masked randomised controlled trial, including a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-funded centre that recruited in Londo n and the east of England. Randomisation was via a remote service using permuted blocks, stratified by study site. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shaking up newborn ambulance transportation for a brighter future
(University of Nottingham) Premature babies could benefit from a new safer transport incubator for transferring them between hospitals, as a result of pioneering NIHR-funded research by the University of Nottingham's bioengineers, clinicians and scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An international network for public involvement and engagement in health and social care research
Cochrane has recently helped to launch the International Network for Public Involvement and Engagement in Health and Social Care Research (#globalPPInetwork).Patient and public involvement (PPI) can be defined as research being carried out ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them. Some countries and organisations use different terms, including ‘consumer involvement’ and ‘public engagement’ to mean this same activity. Patient involvement in research ensures that it better reflects the needs and priorities ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Forward Thinking - NIHR research on support for people with severe mental illness
This review highlights a selection of NIHR-funded research on aspects of severe mental illness such as supporting early detection and intervention, crisis care, supporting recovery and managing physical and mental health. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane Epilepsy and Cochrane Movement Disorders seeks Research Assistant - Liverpool, UK
The   purpose  of  this  post  is  to  undertake  systematic  reviews  and  support  review  development  withinCochrane   Epilepsy  andCochrane   Movement  Disorders.   This  will  include  working  with  current reviewers to undertake or complete new reviews, or update existing reviews. This work is funded by anew   programme  grant entitled ‘Clinical  effective  treatments  for  Central  Nervous  System  disorders  in  theNHS,   with&nbs...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Routine hospital data - is it good enough for trials? An example using England's Hospital Episode Statistics in the SHIFT trial of Family Therapy vs. Treatment as Usual in adolescents following self-harm - Wright-Hughes A, Graham E, Cottrell D, Farrin A.
BACKGROUND: Use of routine data sources within clinical research is increasing and is endorsed by the National Institute for Health Research to increase trial efficiencies; however there is limited evidence for its use in clinical trials, especially in rel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study gets almost £ 1 million for research to support people who are lonely and isolated
A team of researchers based at three Universities, including the University of Bristol, are working with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to help people who may be lonely in our communities. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Being overweight or having diabetes are both linked to cancer
This NIHR Signal finds that for western high-income countries such as the UK, an estimated 15% to 16% of cancers could be avoided by preventing diabetes, obesity or excess weight. Although the links between high BMI, diabetes and cancer have been known for some time, this study presents the first calculations of attributable risk for 175 countries. This represents the proportion of cancers that could be prevented if the risk factors were eliminated. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain cancer research to receive £45m funding
Jeremy Hunt has announced that an estimated £20m in funding will be invested in brain cancer research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) over the next five years. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New study demonstrates no benefit to off-label hand osteoarthritis therapy
A drug that is sometimes used as an off-label treatment forosteoarthritis of the hand may not actually provide the presumed benefits, according to new research. Arthritis Research UK has funded a study from the University of Leeds that calls into question the current practice of offering the drughydroxychloroquine off-label as a means ofpain relief when conventional medication has failed, as the evidence suggests it is likely to be ineffective. No benefit from off-label therapy Currently, the common first-line treatment for hand osteoarthritis is paracetamol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatorydrugs or opioids, but doctors oft...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - February 22, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Projects to develop new approaches to tackle international health challenges
(Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Fifteen projects announced today, Jan. 31, 2018, will develop new healthcare technologies to tackle international health challenges, ranging from the prevention of limb loss by Syrian refugees to faster diagnosis and treatment for parasitic diseases such as malaria. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) are committing £ 16 million to the projects: EPSRC through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and the NIHR through the NIHR Global Health Research programme. (Source: EurekAlert! ...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blood test reduces mortality and shortens antibiotic use among adults with chest infection
This NIHR Signal looks at the growing body of evidence indicating that procalcitonin may help refine the use of antibiotics in select patient groups. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK ’ s leading surgeons mark official launch of £ 21m NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
Almost a third of hospital admissions involve a surgical procedure and with 4.7 million operations carried out in the UK each year and numbers rising year on year, surgery is one of the most important life-saving treatments offered to patients. Innovative surgical procedures are continually being developed but how are they tested to ensure they are safe? Two of the UK ’ s leading academic surgeons will answer these questions at a public lecture and debate on Thursday 1 February 2018 to mark the official launch of the £ 21 million National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (...
Source: University of Bristol news - January 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health, Public engagement; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Phys Source Type: news

New test can determine what you REALLY ate: Urine tests measures biomarkers to determine if your diet is healthy or not, in the name of fighting disease
(Natural News) Taking control of one’s diet is something that most people view as a somewhat simple task. After all, how hard is it to track and remember what food you eat each day? As it turns out, it can be a lot harder than most people predict. A new study, conducted at MRC-NIHR National... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comprehensive Care: Research on older patients living with frailty in hospital
This research looks at the concept of'frailty'in older people living in hospital. It brings together NIHR research on what can be done to identify and manage the needs of this group of people and avoid potential problems. With the right support, patients can continue to live well at the end of their hospital stay. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research facility at Guy's and St Thomas' receives MHRA accreditation
(NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy ’ s and St Thomas ’ and King ’ s College London) The NIHR Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust has become the first NHS-managed facility in London, and the second in the UK, to be granted (UK) Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Phase I accreditation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Government announces response on the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper
On 30 November 2017 the Government announced its plans to support people with disability and long term health conditions to be in work. It pledged to see 1 million more disabled people in work over the next ten years. Proposals for change focused on three key areas: the welfare system; workplaces and the healthcare system.We know that work matters to many people with arthritis, helping them remain independent, giving a sense of control, and improving quality of life.This time last year, the Government acknowledged that things needed to improve. To start this process they said they wanted to hear opinions on how people with...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 30, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

GP online consultations: not the panacea policy makers are hoping for
Online GP consultation systems may not be the silver bullet for reducing GP workload and patient waiting times that government policymakers are hoping for, NIHR-funded research from the University of Bristol has found. These systems offer the potential to revolutionise use of primary care, but only with careful implementation and effective marketing, the researchers concluded. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Seeking Senior Research Assistant for NIHR Cochrane IBD Project - Preston, UK
Hours: Part time (0.5 FTE)Basis: Fixed term contract for 12 monthsClosing Date: 15th January 2018Interview Date: TBCThe School of Medicine at theUniversity of Central Lancashire wishes to appointtwo Senior Research Assistants to support the research and knowledge transfer activities of Dr Morris Gordon. The main research interests of Dr Morris Gordon are systematic review and evidence synthesis, in post clinical and educational contexts. The post holder will undertake Cochrane systematic reviews as part of an NIHR funded project under the direction of Dr Gordon.With experience of systematic review work and specific Cochran...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

New talking therapy could help cancer survivors cope after treatment
(Queen Mary University of London) A new project to develop and test a talking-based therapy for cancer survivors, led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Barts Health NHS Trust and King's College London, has been awarded £ 2.5m by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sight-saving imaging technology secures funding
(University of Liverpool) Staff at the University of Liverpool's Department of Eye& Vision Science have been awarded £ 1.3 million by the National Institute for Health Research's (NIHR) Intervention for Innovation (i4i) programme to develop a state-of-the-art Ultra-Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography (Ultra-OCT) system.The Ultra-OCT is intended to revolutionise the way corneal eye conditions are detected, diagnosed and managed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research unit to bring evidence to forefront of mental health policy
University College London and King's College London are to lead the establishment of the new NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit 2 External 0 0 0 .   false https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/news/research-unit-to-bring-evidence-to-forefront-of-mental-health-policy true false%> The research unit will focus on prevention, access and quality of mental health care, by conducting research on the impact of existing policies and to guide future plans, as well as by providing expert advice (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical Researcher (Digital Health)
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom Job Type: Full-Time Employer: NIHR Oxford BRC Closing Date: 29.11.2017 12:00 The University of Oxford is seeking a committed and enthusiastic post-foundation stage clinician with an interest in community-based care, to drive forward an emerging area of clinically-focussed translational research. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 8, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Jobs Source Type: news

Second-hand smoke levels in Scottish prisons equivalent to living with a smoker
This NIHR study detailed the second-hand smoke exposure in all 15 prisons in Scotland using static and staff-wearable airborne particle and nicotine monitors. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Edge Hill University seeks Senior Research Associate/Systematic Reviewer - West Lancashire, UK
Closing date for applications: Sunday 12 November 2016Edge Hill University is looking for an experienced Senior Research Associate to work on an integrative, mixed-methods systematic review on respite care and short breaks for young adults with complex health conditions funded by the National Institute for Health Research. You will work with a team from Edge Hill University, University of Bangor, and Lancaster University.For complete information on the position and how to apply, please see thefull job posting. Tuesday, October 31, 2017Category: Jobs (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Nancy Owens Source Type: news

Marriage may help lower dementia risk
Conclusions The general findings that marriage and having more social relationships seem to be linked to better health and wellbeing is in line with the results of much previous research. But there are several important things to keep in mind: Although the study followed people who didn't have dementia at the start of the study, it can't prove that marital status or the number of close relationships directly increased or decreased dementia risk. Biological, health, lifestyle and environmental factors may all influence a person's risk of dementia (particularly the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer's disease, which...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news