Back to Basics

The surge in pain-centred studies may be leading to an enlightened sector – but it can also result in overwhelmed sufferers, struggling to understand their symptoms. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is therefore helping you to simplify back pain for patients, and dismantle a few false beliefs along the way. What Can Cause Back Pain? [...]

By |2019-09-03T16:25:01+01:00September 3rd, 2019|NIHR July 2019|0 Comments

A Flare Warning

Lined with confused patients and concerned parents, the road of atopic eczema in infants is a seemingly complex one to navigate. Dr Paula Beattie MB BCh BaO, BSc, MD, Consultant Dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, advises on how you can help to demystify their treatment plan. Atopic eczema is [...]

By |2019-09-03T16:21:57+01:00September 3rd, 2019|NIHR July 2019|0 Comments

Let’s Talk About Sex

Erectile dysfunction is one of the most common side-effects of prostate cancer treatment, yet a large subset of patients still aren’t reaching out for help – obstructed by embarrassment and a myriad of other concerns. Sophie Smith, Specialist Nurse at Prostate Cancer UK, tackles the scale of the problem, and how you can provide support. [...]

By |2019-09-02T11:30:43+01:00September 2nd, 2019|NIHR July 2019|0 Comments

A Touch of the Sun

Sunshine, not food, is where most of our vitamin D comes from – so even a healthy, well-balanced diet is unlikely to provide enough vitamin D. From overviewing the nutrient’s origins, to deciphering the necessity of supplements, the British Dietetic Association presents the know-how on vitamin D. What is Vitamin D? We make vitamin D [...]

By |2019-09-02T11:18:37+01:00September 2nd, 2019|NIHR July 2019|0 Comments

Parkinson’s Disease: On the Horizon

With the state of Parkinson’s research both experiencing change and cultivating much change, Simon R W Stott, Deputy Director of Research at The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, and Richard K Wyse, Director of Research and Development at The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, highlight a few of the clinical trial programmes seeking to achieve disease modification, and outline [...]

By |2019-09-02T09:56:09+01:00September 2nd, 2019|NIHR July 2019|0 Comments

In this Day and Age

One-in-1,000 children and young people are living with juvenile idiopathic arthritis; a type of arthritis that causes widespread pain, stiffness and fatigue. NIHR presents clinical and patient views about being diagnosed with arthritis during childhood and adolescence. Francesca’s Story 24-year-old Francesca White has lived with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) for eight years. She has battled [...]

By |2019-09-02T09:49:57+01:00September 2nd, 2019|NIHR July 2019|0 Comments

NIHR Investigates

Patients with diabetes have a wide range of health issues and complications arising from the increased glucose levels in their bloodstream. Many presume that prescription compliance of their insulins and / or anti-diabetic drugs such as biguanides and dipeptidylpeptidase-4 inhibitors, means they don’t need to be concerned with other issues that may make it difficult. [...]

By |2019-09-02T09:41:13+01:00September 2nd, 2019|NIHR July 2019|0 Comments

Foot for Thought

From the suffering experienced by the patient and their family, to the cost imposed on the health service, diabetic foot disease presents a heavy burden for the region to bear. Consultant Podiatrist in Diabetes, Bronagh Monaghan, talks to NIHR about diabetes foot care in Northern Ireland and the necessity of early and efficient intervention. How [...]

By |2019-09-02T09:37:10+01:00September 2nd, 2019|NIHR July 2019|0 Comments

Rays of Hope

With the importance of, and demand for, x-ray reporting on the rise, further progression must take place within the profession, explains Grainne Forsythe – a Radiographer in the Southern Health & Social Care Trust – in the Society and College of Radiographers’ latest column. The number of x-rays carried out each year in Northern Ireland [...]

By |2019-09-02T09:32:37+01:00September 2nd, 2019|NIHR July 2019|0 Comments

ADHD: A Quest For More

While many with ADHD lead happy, healthy, and successful lives, there is mounting evidence that undiagnosed and untreated, the impact on physical and mental health can be devastating. A greater understanding of this and the likelihood of a greater role for primary care in treatment will inevitably impact on pharmacists who will increasingly be called [...]

By |2019-08-29T16:24:52+01:00August 29th, 2019|NIHR July 2019|0 Comments