Tag Archives: Queen’s University Belfast

A Growing Awareness of Lifestyle Risk Factors and Preventative Healthcare (BBC News / NHS Digital / Health Foundation)

Summary Awareness of lifestyle risk factors and evidence-based preventative lifestyle interventions may soon have a greater influence in medical education. “The health landscape of the UK has dramatically changed over the last 30 or 40 years and I think the … Continue reading

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International Variations in Cancer Referrals and Cancer Survival (BBC News / BMJ Open)

Summary An international survey of 2795 GPs across six countries indicates that patients with possible cancer in the UK are less likely to be referred immediately for tests or to specialists, compared with comparable countries. UK cancer survival rates are … Continue reading

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Statins for the Treatment of Vascular Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease (Cochrane Database)

Summary This Cochrane systematic review assesses the clinical efficacy and safety of statins for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and vascular dementia. No studies exist yet assessing role of statins in treatment of vascular dementia. Analysis of four studies concerning … Continue reading

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Dementia Rates in Northern Ireland to Double in 20 Years (BBC Northern Ireland News)

Summary It is estimated that 19,000 people in Northern Ireland have the condition currently. The number of people in Northern Ireland with dementia is expected to double in the next 20 years. This news item goes on to discuss adaptations … Continue reading

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Prescription of Psychotropic Drugs in Care Homes (NHS Choices / Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service has drawn attention to a further study raising concern over the prescribing of psychotropic medicines for elderly people living in care homes. The study in question examined how psychotropic drugs – i.e. … Continue reading

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