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Latest Cochrane Review finds high certainty evidence that nicotine e-cigarettes are more effective than traditional nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT) in helping people quit smoking

Diet, Data and Interventions Research methods & EBM

Research led by the University of Oxford, and funded by Cancer Research UK, has found the strongest evidence yet that e-cigarettes, also known as ‘vapes’, help people to quit smoking better than traditional nicotine replacement therapies, such as patches and chewing gums.

Study reveals association between diagnosis of a neuropsychiatric condition and severe outcome from COVID-19 infection, and other severe acute respiratory infections

COVID-19 Digital health & innovation Policy & health systems

New research from the University of Oxford has shown an increased risk of severe illness and death from both COVID-19 and other severe respiratory infections, such as influenza and pneumonia, among people with a pre-existing mental health condition.

World Diabetes Day, 14 November 2022: 'Education to protect tomorrow'

COVID-19 Research methods & EBM

World Diabetes Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on, and recognise, all the great research being done across the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM), to review the evidence on COVID-19 and diabetes.

New tool could help GPs predict and prevent serious falls

Digital health & innovation

Researchers, led by the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, have developed a new tool for doctors to identify patients at high risk of serious falls. The tool could have a big impact on the way older patients are managed in primary care, improving targeting of drug treatment and fall prevention strategies for high-risk individuals.

Study of people’s experiences of infant-feeding while living with HIV informs new UK health guidelines

New research on infant feeding and HIV from the NIHR-funded Nourish-UK study, led by Bakita Kasadha and Dr Tanvi Rai, researchers at Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, is today published with important implications for UK health policy.

New study shows higher rate of fractures in people with intellectual disability

In the most comprehensive study of its kind, researchers at the University of Oxford and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust found a substantially higher rate of fractures in people with intellectual disability compared with people of the same age and gender without an intellectual disability

Night-time blood pressure assessment is important in diagnosing hypertension and preventing cardiovascular disease, study reveals

Cardiovascular & metabolic Health Services Research

Around 15% of people aged 40-75 may have a form of undiagnosed high blood pressure (hypertension) that occurs only at night-time. Because they do not know about this, and therefore are not being treated for it, they are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease such as stroke, heart failure, and even death, suggests new research from the University of Oxford.

Bakita Kasadha interviewed about HIV research on BBC Podcast ‘A Positive Life: HIV from Terrence Higgins to Today’

Health experiences

Nuffield Department of Primary Health Care Science-based researcher, Bakita Kasadha, was interviewed on a recent BBC Sounds series about people’s lived experiences of HIV in the UK over the last 40 years.

Largest Hindu temple in Europe opens new health hub whilst providing continued support for PANORAMIC and PRINCIPLE trials

Europe’s BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, with the Neasden Temple, one of the largest Hindu temples outside of India, has opened a new community health hub in west London. Following their continued support of the PANORAMIC and PRINCIPLE trials, the temple’s interactive health hub will engage visitors around health awareness and wellbeing.

Study reveals environmental impact of 57,000 multi-ingredient processed foods for first time

Health behaviours

New research, led by researchers at the universities of Oxford and Aberdeen, highlights a new way of assessing the environmental impacts of supermarket food. It finds that plant-based foods have the lowest environmental impacts and that more nutritious foods are often more sustainable.

Research from Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences contributes to new guidelines on faecal immunochemical testing (FIT) in patients with signs or symptoms of suspected colorectal cancer

Cancer Health behaviours

The joint guideline from the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI) and the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) provides a clear strategy for the use of FIT in the colorectal cancer diagnostic pathway.

Measured weight loss associates with an increased risk of a cancer diagnosis

Cancer Health behaviours

Weight loss is a sign of undiagnosed cancer regardless of the interval over which it occurs.

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