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Research Roundup

Research Roundup

Globally, 85% of cardiovascular disease deaths are due to heart attacks and strokes. This is cited by Wang et al (2022) who state that there is limited evidence on the relationship between a...

Research Roundup

Chan et al (2022) note that cervical cancer is not only the most common type of cancer amongst women globally, with an age-standardised incidence rate of 13.1 per 100 000 women, it is also one of...

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Although regular exercise and a healthy diet are central to the prevention of several chronic diseases, there is debate over whether one can ‘outrun a bad diet’ through high levels of physical...

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Falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury-based deaths worldwide, and although balance tends to be reasonably preserved until the sixth decade of life, it starts to diminish quickly...

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Globally, around 137 million women and 21 million men have a high osteoporotic fracture risk, but although exercise and physical activity can improve bone strength and the risk of falls, there is no...

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Although physical activity confers health benefits, certain urban environments promote more physical activity than others. For instance, those living in neighbourhoods with poor socio-economic...

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In primary care, ‘safety-netting’ – a term first coined in 1987 – is a diagnostic strategy that involves monitoring patients with symptoms possibly indicative of serious illness until they are...

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Globally, seasonal influenza causes an estimated 389 000 deaths from respiratory disease each year. This is cited by Kajikawa et al (2022), who highlight the importance of understanding why...

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In this meta-analysis of 208 studies with 3 550 997 participants from over 32 countries, Sawadogo et al (2022) evaluated the association between overweight or obesity and COVID-19-related...

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Smith et al (2019) cite data showing that in Scotland, where 89% of older adults take one or more prescribed medications, there is a projected 25% increase in over-75s with complex health and social...

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