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19 October 2020
Building on recent research highlighting the unmet social care needs of adults with Tourette’s, academics from Bath and Oxford are teaming up with comedians with the condition to challenge the stereotypes and stigma that exist.
Updated Cochrane Review shows electronic cigarettes can help people quit smoking but more evidence is needed on long-term harms
14 October 2020
Newly updated Cochrane evidence published today in the Cochrane Library finds that electronic cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the number of people who stop smoking compared to nicotine replacement therapy – such as chewing gum and patches – and compared to no treatment, or electronic cigarettes without nicotine. More information is needed on harms.
1 October 2020
More than 1000 people across the UK have signed-up to take part in the UK-wide PRINCIPLE Trial of potential community-based treatments for COVID-19, led by Oxford University.
30 September 2020
Women tend to be diagnosed with heart failure five years older than men, but have a better prognosis, finds research published in the European Journal of Heart Failure.
18 September 2020
Professor Mahendra G Patel, University of Bradford, joins PRINCIPLE Trial as National Black, Asian and minority ethnic Community and Pharmacy Lead
15 September 2020
Researchers have hailed a ‘fantastic’ response from more than 1,700 GP practices who have stepped forward to contribute patient data for vital COVID-19 research from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences – tripling the amount of data available.
25 August 2020
The study highlights the art of General Practice - GPs can pick up a lot from the way patients behave.
19 August 2020
It’s cheap, readily available, and has virtually no side effects. Doctors can recommend it, finds research.
13 August 2020
New research will help GPs to identify the signs, symptoms, and blood test results they should look for to swiftly diagnose cancer in people with unexpected weight loss. The findings have implications for existing health policy and guidelines.
4 August 2020
Oxford University and the COVID Symptom Study app are joining forces to widen access to the PRINCIPLE trial of potential treatments for COVID-19.
20 July 2020
Non-invasive home-based tests that detect blood in patient stool samples offer an accurate and appropriate triaging method for GPs, finds research led by University of Oxford researchers.
7 July 2020
There is no evidence to suggest a daily combination of probiotics reduces the need for antibiotics to treat acute infections in care home residents, finds a study led by Oxford University researchers published in JAMA.
7 July 2020
Researchers in the Primary Care Epidemiology Group are joining two landmark projects to combine healthcare data and artificial intelligence to improve cancer diagnosis
3 July 2020
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