Understanding neonatal jaundice

Elaine Robinson, senior lecturer at Northumbria University, and Nicci Jones-Anderson, a medical student at Newcastle University, explore the therapeutic pathways for jaundice in newborns.

The realities of addiction: alcoholism

In the first of a new series on addiction, journalist John Windell looks at alcohol dependency, its symptoms, how to get treatment, and what you can do to help.

Oral health: brush with me

Simple interventions can help lower the incidence of dental caries in young children, say Carolyn Stapleton and Dwynwen Spargo.

Informed immunisations: the JCVI

Jenna F Gritzfeld and Andrew Earnshaw from the JCVI offer invaluable insight into how vital decisions on vaccines are made, both during and outside a pandemic.

Now it makes sense: ADHD and Autism in adulthood

Growing numbers of adults are being diagnosed with autism or ADHD. Journalist Anna Scott asks, what’s the impact and how can you help?

Breaking the inequality cycle

With a growing crisis in the cost of living and little financial relief for the worst-off, the gap between the most and least healthy is likely to widen. Journalist Sarah Campbell looks at these inequalities and asks if they can ever improve.

Using disinfectant in pregnancy linked to childhood asthma and eczema

Exposure to disinfectants during pregnancy may be a risk factor for asthma and eczema in children, a study in Occupational and Environmental Medicine suggests.

Babies treated for hypoglycemia suffer no adverse academic outcomes

Babies born with and treated for low blood sugar are not likely to perform worse academically in mid-childhood, research suggests.

Women exposed to adverse childhood experiences more likely to develop MS

Childhood trauma could be linked to an increased risk of women developing multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life, research suggests.

Family-based treatment of children with severe obesity improves weight loss

Family-based behavioural social facilitation treatment (FBSFT), delivered at an obesity outpatient clinic, improved weight-related outcomes significantly more than treatment as usual (TAU) among children aged six to 18 years with severe obesity, a study has found.

Air pollution linked to heightened risk of autoimmune disease

Long-term exposure to air pollution may be linked to an increased risk of autoimmune disease, including rheumatoid arthritis, research published in RMD Open has found.

Wales: funded four-year plan to cut long waiting times

Waiting times on the NHS in Wales will be no longer than one year by spring 2025, states a new government plan.

News in numbers: May/June 2022

A breakdown of recent community health news, in numbers. Download the PDF, here

Hepatitis: viral cause suspected as child cases pass 160

An unusual spike in hepatitis cases among UK children is likely linked to a common virus, say health officials.

England: fluoride in our water benefits oral health, report confirms

Adding fluoride to drinking water can significantly reduce tooth extractions and cavities among children and young people, according to the latest findings.

Women's healthcare: the invisible emergency

There finally seems to be a focus on longstanding inequalities in women’s health. But what needs to be done to truly improve the quality of life for women and in turn, everyone? Journalist Anna Scott investigates.

One-to-one: listening, learning, leading

Almost six months into her role as Wales’ top nurse, Sue Tranka talks about her journey so far and her key priorities for the future, including for the CP workforce.