Over a third of COVID-19 patients diagnosed with at least one long COVID symptom, NIHR
New research supported by the NIHR has shown that 37% of people who experienced COVID-19 had at least one long COVID symptom in the 3-6 month period after infection. The large study reveals the scale of long COVID, with symptoms affected by sex, age and severity of infection. The most common symptoms were breathing problems, abdominal symptoms, fatigue, pain and anxiety/depression. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccinating against COVID-19 and influenza at the same time is safe, shows NIHR study, NIHR
Research funded by the NIHR has found that it is safe for people to receive a flu vaccine at the same time as a COVID-19 vaccine. Reported side effects were mainly mild to moderate, and there were no negative impacts on the immune response produced by either vaccine when both were given on the same day, in opposite arms. 97% of the study participants said they would be willing to have two vaccines at the same appointment in the future. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Diagnostics, NIHR Innovation Observatory (updated 5th October 2021)
Comprehensive global dataset (including molecular and immunological based diagnostics) provides detailed information on the test technique, development stage, country of development sample type and regulatory status. The intelligence collated from publicly available sources is continually analysed in order to identify meaningful trends in technological innovations and regulation across geographical regions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Largest trial of antibiotic amoxicillin for treating chest infections in children finds little effect
The largest randomised placebo-controlled trial of the antibiotic amoxicillin for treating chest infections in children - one of the most common acute illnesses treated in primary care in developed countries, has found it is little more effective at relieving symptoms than the use of no medication. The study, published in The Lancet and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), was led by researchers from the University of Southampton and supported by centres at the Universities of Bristol, Oxford and Cardiff. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 28, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute, Institutes, Eliza Source Type: news

NIHR Alert: People with dementia need more involvement in decisions about their long-term care
Commentaries are provided for study covering 400 hours of observations and 46 interviews with 12 people with dementia, 16 family members,& 23 hospital staff, which found problems typically arose when staff had not involved patients& families in decisions soon after admission. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Academic partnership NIHR announces £ 25 million funding for the School for Public Health Research
The NIHR has reaffirmed its commitment to public health research by awarding a third round of funding to the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence tool rules out COVID-19 within an hour in emergency departments, NIHR Dissemination Centre
Expert commentary is provided on AI tool for rapidly detecting COVID-19 in people arriving at A+E, which is reported to accurately rule out infection within an hour of arriving at hospital, significantly faster than PCR test that has a turnaround time of typically 24 hours. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First findings from world's largest study on long COVID in children and young people, NIHR
Up to one in seven children and young people who had COVID-19 may have symptoms linked to the virus 15 weeks later, suggest preliminary findings from the world's largest study on long COVID in children and young people. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recent COVID-19 infection puts surgical patients at higher blood clot risk, NIHR
Surgical patients who have recently had COVID-19 are more likely to develop potentially fatal post-operative blood clots, a new NIHR-funded study reveals. Researchers discovered that patients diagnosed with current or previous SARS-CoV-2 are more likely to develop postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) than those with no history of COVID infection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RECOVERY-RS trial finds continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) reduces need for invasive ventilation in hospitalised COVID-19 patients, NIHR
Preliminary results of this UK RCT (n=1272) found CPAP reduced the rate of tracheal intubation or 30-day mortality vs standard oxygen therapy (36.3% vs 45.1%) however high flow nasal oxygenation was not superior to standard oxygen for this outcome (44.4% vs 45.1%) (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supporting research into genomics
The NHS Genomic Medicine Service (NHS GMS), Genomics England and the National Institute for Health Research have set up the NHS GMS Research Collaborative to facilitate and support genomic research with the potential to deliver better outcomes for patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 27, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Skin seeks Research Fellow - Leicester, UK
Location: De Montfort University - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Leicester, UKSalary: Part-time, 0.3 FTE, 11.1 hours per weekContract type: 13 month fixed Term ContractCloses: 8 AugustThe purpose of the role is to assist the principal investigator in all phases of the NIHR-funded study:  ‘Cochrane Review of Interventions for Hyperhidrosis’. Key duties will include searching and selection of studies, data extraction, assessment of risk of bias, and data analysis and interpretation. You will also contribute to study outputs.They are looking for someone with a PhD in Bioscience or Healthcare relat...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Landmark study finds one in two hospitalised COVID-19 patients develop a complication, NIHR
A large-scale, NIHR-supported observational study published in The Lancet has found that one in two people hospitalised with COVID-19 during the first phase of the pandemic developed at least one health complication as a result of the viral infection. The ISARIC/CO-CIN study is the most comprehensive of its kind - and the first to systematically assess a range of in-hospital complications and their associations with age, sex and ethnicity - and their outcomes for the patients. The researchers assessed more than 70,000 hospitalised adult patients in the UK hospitalised with severe COVID-19 disease between January and Augu...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making innovations in surgery safer
A study to help surgical innovations be developed more safely and efficiently has published a ‘ core outcome set ’ for new surgical techniques and devices in the Annals of Surgery. The COHESIVE study, led by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded researchers at the University of Bristol, devised the set through a robust process involving patients, surgeons and other health professionals. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Boosting health through primary care conversations
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) ’s latest research collection offers advice to staff on how to maximise the impact of each patient consultations by giving useful lifestyle and mental health advice, for example on obesity and smoking. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Illustrating the experience of children and young people cared for in mental health, learning disability and autism inpatient settings
Candace Imison, Associate Director, and Jodi Brown, Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager, at the NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination, discuss the findings of a new NIHR Themed Review about the experience of children and young people receiving inpatient care in mental health, learning disability and autism units. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Community-based volunteering in response to COVID-19: the COV-VOL project, NIHR
A study by a team from the University of Kent, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Sussex University shows how voluntary community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations have made a significant, positive impact on the well-being of older people self-isolating at home during the first COVID-19 lockdown. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of volunteers and community and the role VCSE organisations can play as key and essential partners in our health and social care systems. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Founder of Cochrane Skin, Professor Hywel Williams, awarded the Order of the British Empire
Professor Hywel Williams has been awarded anOrder of the British Empire (OBE). He has received the award for services to the national Covid-19 research response and his lifelong research into skin diseases.Professor Williams was a founding member of theCochrane Skin group in 1997 and was the Co-ordinating Editor for 21 years. He is a Professor of Dermato-Epidemiology and Co-Director of the Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology in the School of Medicine at theUniversity of Nottingham, where Cochrane Skin is based.In his role as Director of the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme Director and more recently as NIHR Sci...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

NIHR Alert: Healthy lifestyles increase life expectancy in people with multiple conditions (multimorbidity) by as much as in other groups
Expert commentary is provided on a UK Biobank study which found that middle-aged people who have multiple long-term conditions can expect to live an extra 6-7 years if they adopt a healthy lifestyle of regular exercise and a balanced diet. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The importance of ‘ Information About Me ’ : understanding the hidden causes of delays in discharging frail older people from hospital
Delays in discharging older people living with frailty from hospital are caused by a complex range of factors, but a key factor is how medical and social information about patients becomes fragmented during their stay. This is the conclusion of a study in two large NHS hospitals led by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Birmingham, published in Ageing and Society. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 8, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Understanding the hidden causes of delays in discharging frail older people from hospital
Delays in discharging older people living with frailty from hospital are caused by a complex range of factors, but a key factor is how medical and social information about patients becomes fragmented during their stay. This is the conclusion of a study in two large NHS hospitals led by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Birmingham, published today [8 June] in Ageing& Society. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 8, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients have lower antibody levels targeting the Delta variant
(The Francis Crick Institute) Levels of antibodies in the blood of vaccinated people that are able to recognise and fight the new SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant first discovered in India (B.1.617.2) are on average lower than those against previously circulating variants in the UK, according to new laboratory data from the Francis Crick Institute and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) UCLH Biomedical Research Centre, published as a Research letter in The Lancet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 3, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

NIHR Alert: Practical changes in cancer care could reduce fear and confusion among people with dementia
Expert commentary is provided on research gathering experiences of older people with cancer and dementia. One area of concern was information sharing; patients/carers often felt information about treatments and side-effects was explained too quickly or in ways too complicated. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Keen, the Concerned, the Content: the three groups anticipating the return of normal life post-Covid
The UK population is made up of three distinct groups, each with different levels of concern and eagerness about going back to normal life after the Covid-19 pandemic, a new study has found. The study was carried out by King ’ s College London, the University of Bristol and the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and Response, and is based on Ipsos MORI survey data. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

Author interview: Suite of reviews on pressure ulcers
Pressure ulcers, also known as pressure sores or bed sores, are wounds to the skin and underlying tissue caused by prolonged pressure or rubbing. People who have mobility problems or who lie in bed for long periods are at risk of developing pressure ulcers.Cochrane Wounds has recently published a suite of reviews on this topic, lead author Chunhu Shi tells us about these reviews.How did this suite of reviews come about?The relative effectiveness of different types of beds and mattresses (support surfaces) for preventing pressure ulcers prevention came out as a “top uncertainty” in a priory setting exercise invo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Gene therapy offers potential cure to children born without an immune system
An experimental form of gene therapy developed by a team of researchers from UCLA and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London has successfully treated 48 of 50 children born with a rare and deadly inherited disorder that leaves them without an immune system.Severe combined immunodeficiency due to adenosine deaminase deficiency, or ADA-SCID, is caused by mutations in theADA gene that creates the enzyme adenosine deaminase, which is essential to a functioning immune system.For children with the condition, even day-to-day activities like going to school or playing with friends can lead to dangerous, life-threatening infections...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Future-proofing mental health -- Experts set out research roadmap to prioritise key areas
(Taylor& Francis Group) In a commentary, backed by Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer and co-lead of the National Institute for Health Research, experts are calling for targets for mental health in order to meet the healthcare challenges of the next decade. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exercise can help support recovery of patients with lasting COVID symptoms, study finds
(National Institute for Health Research) Patients with lasting symptoms of COVID-19 who completed a six week, supervised rehabilitation programme demonstrated significant improvements in exercise capacity, respiratory symptoms, fatigue and cognition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Effects of BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine on Covid-19 infection and hospitalisation among older people: matched case control study for England, NIHR
Receipt of the BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine is effective at reducing Covid-19 hospitalisations and infections. The nationwide vaccination of older adults in England with the BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine reduced the burden of Covid-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New prognostic review: Predicting relapse or recurrence of depression
In this author interview, lead authors Nick Meader and Andrew Moriarity tell us about thisrecently published Cochrane review, how they worked with a patient advisory group, and how they rose to the challenge of this being their first prognostic review, and the first of this type for Cochrane Common Mental Disorders.Nick Meader: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and, during the pandemic, depression symptoms have increased in many countries.We have effective treatments for depression (like antidepressants and cognitive behavioural therapy). So, a substan...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 5, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Bristol study to improve success of IVF treatment resumes
A major study into the factors affecting IVF treatment success, led by NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) researchers at the University of Bristol, is restarting after a year-long pause due to COVID-19. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

NIHR Bristol BRC to benefit from internship programme to tackle underrepresentation of Black people in science
The National Institute for Health Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC), a partnership between the University of Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW), will host intern Angel Obierozie this summer as part of the Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) programme to tackle the underrepresentation of Black people in science. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Cochrane PaPaS seeks full-time Systematic Reviewer - remote
Closing date: 28 April 2021Location: remote (home-working)The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care (Cochrane PaPaS) Review Group is looking for an experienced Systematic Reviewer to undertake high quality, priority Cochrane systematic reviews for publication in the Cochrane Library.The focus of PaPaS is studies of interventions for acute pain, chronic pain, headache and migraine, palliative care for those with life-limiting disease or illness, and supportive care of patients and significant others living with serious illness.The candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team to undertake new priority reviews, o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

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

Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group dispels myths on podcast
Latest episode of the DementiaResearcher podcastchats about the  work of Cochrane, how we support evidence-informed decision making in healthcare, our work on undertaking systematic reviews, and how you could become involved.TheCochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group create reviews and methods guidance on all aspects of dementia, delirium and other cognitive disorders.   Recent outputs have included a focus on diagnosis of dementia,which have been curated in to a Cochrane Library Special Collection,  and reviews on prognosis and complex interventions.The group Coordinating Editors ar...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit 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