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.

New ways of working

A health visitor reveals how she coped and thrived while in post (and shielding) during the pandemic.

Menopause at work matters

Unite-CPHVA is serious about women’s rights at work during menopause, says Unite national officer Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe.

Psychological distress higher in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors

Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors are more likely to experience psychological distress than adults with no history of cancer, a study has found.

Women smokers more at risk than men of hospitalisation with heart failure

Women appear to be at more risk of hospitalisation when smoking following high-risk heart attacks, a study in the Journal of Women’s Health has found.

Urban design could affect weight gain during pregnancy

US study has found an association with the ‘walkability’ of a neighbourhood and expectant mothers’ excessive weight gain during pregnancy.

Heart attack gender gap

Heart disease is the single biggest killer of women, so why is it still labelled a ‘man’s disease’? Helen Wilson from Heart Research UK on raising awareness and encouraging women to look after their heart health.

Wales: first step towards creating a national care service

The establishment of an expert group to support the creation of a National Care Service for Wales has been announced.

England: white paper sets out plans to join up care for people of all ages

The UK Government published a white paper setting out its vision for an integrated NHS and adult social care sector.

A quarter of over-50s are less active than before the pandemic

A report into the health of older adults during Covid-19 has found that 26% of over-50s are doing less exercise than before the pandemic. This was particularly acute in those over 75.

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