08 May 2017

Latest health research summaries in Signals.

The UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Dissemination Centre has released the latest ‘Signals’ research summaries. This latest release includes:

  • Repetitive task training can help recovery after stroke
  • Fortified donor breast milk led to similar development for very-low-birthweight babies compared with formula milk
  • Giving immediate antibiotics reduces deaths from sepsis
  • New casting technique is an option for older people with ankle fracture
  • Thrombolysis may reduce complications of deep vein thrombosis
  • Counselling services help expectant mothers quit smoking
  • Antibiotics by injection into the eye can prevent severe infection following cataract surgery
  • The “BabyClear” programme helped pregnant women stop smoking in North East England
  • MRI scans help confirm ultrasound diagnosis of fetal brain abnormalities.

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