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The government must act now, or be faced with much tougher decisions and less popular choices as the winter kicks in, says John Middleton...

  • Every four hours, as many deaths are occurring in the UK as New Zealand has had for the whole pandemic. @doctorblooz says the government must act this week, or be faced with much tougher decisions and less popular choices as the winter kicks in https://t.co/WqA0Gp47zM - view on twitter

Objective To assess the antifracture efficacy and safety of a nutritional intervention in institutionalised older adults replete in vitamin D but with mean intakes...

  • Increasing intake of foods rich in calcium and protein such as milk, yoghurt, and cheese, reduces falls and fractures in older adults living in residential care, finds a randomised controlled trial https://t.co/X9x5DPpazo - view on twitter

The shortage of general practitioners in the NHS is widely acknowledged, but this has not resulted in the kinds of changes that will make...

  • "Achieving long-term retention, and reversing the decline in GPs’ morale, will take more than a nudge. It will require funding for more doctors, nurses & support staff, pension reform, a reduction in workload demands, and additional mental health support" https://t.co/SIHRxSexaS - view on twitter

Moscow is imposing Russia’s first major lockdown in over a year as the country seeks to short circuit an autumn surge that has seen...

  • Moscow is imposing Russia’s first major lockdown in over a year as the country seeks to short circuit an autumn surge that has seen cases and deaths climb relentlessly for six weeks https://t.co/KXANbWYfco - view on twitter

“What will you do to support nursing research?” I asked. “Well, care is interprofessional, so I don’t think we really need disciplinary research,” they...

  • "Nursing research deserves to be properly funded, published, and respected. We have a lot of problems we need to work on in our healthcare system. Valuing each other’s research is a good place to start." @JJackson_RN defends the value of nursing research https://t.co/2iBDAXl7Ed - view on twitter

It turned a dozen scientists into media personalities, but what is Independent SAGE’s legacy, asks Laurie Clarke Before England’s “freedom day”—when the last of...

  • The Independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (iSAGE) came together near the start of the pandemic and quickly became a fixture of the UK’s covid-19 debate. What has it achieved and what will its legacy be?https://t.co/6SqDoeNX6c - view on twitter

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is the most common chronic lung disease in infants and is associated with increased mortality, respiratory morbidity, neurodevelopmental impairment, and increased...

  • NEW clinical review evaluates the various clinical definitions, imaging modalities, and biomarker data that are helpful in making an early diagnosis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), as well as the evidence on the prevention and treatment of BPD https://t.co/SHKXR0NINP - view on twitter

The UK has started stockpiling two antiviral drugs as part of a plan to give people who are staying at home with covid-19 a...

  • The government has purchased 480 000 courses of molnupiravir and 250 000 courses of the combination of PF-07321332 and ritonavir, neither of which have been approved by the UK’s regulator of medicines https://t.co/MPqWP3GRFL @emahase_ reports - view on twitter

On 1 September 2021 the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommended that certain patients aged 12 and over, who were thought to...

Pat Lok considers what medical students can do to reduce the impact of healthcare on the climate “It is hot out there so please...