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Urgent need for guidelines to communicate with children about life threatening conditions
The global prevalence of life threatening conditions in children and parents makes it an urgent priority to develop child-focused communication guidelines for healthcare professionals to support families in their time of need.
Brexit in any form will harm the NHS, no-deal presents the worst option
All forms of Brexit will cause significant harm to the NHS, but no-deal Brexit presents by far the worst option, finds a Health Policy review in the Lancet co-authored by Dr Nick Fahy.
Low calorie meal replacements are a cost-effective routine treatment for obesity
Replacing all regular meals with a low calorie diet of soups, shakes and bars, together with behavioural support, is a cost-effective option for the NHS.
Only “modest” improvement in heart failure survival rates since 2000
Department research finds that survival after a diagnosis of heart failure in the United Kingdom has shown only modest improvement in the 21st century in a large study published by The BMJ.
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