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A Change of Heart

Did you know that women are disadvantaged at every stage of their heart attack experience? From delays in seeking help, to poorer standards of diagnosis, treatment and aftercare, the heart attack gender gap is costing too many females their lives. The British Heart Foundation Cymru cast a light on the improvements that are urgently needed. [...]

By |2020-02-19T12:51:59+00:00February 19th, 2020|WPR FEB 2020|0 Comments

Prudent Prescribing in Wales: Five Years of Progress

In their latest column, the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group reports on the progress they’ve made in supporting healthcare professionals to optimise their prescribing in Wales since 2015, and highlights the continuing challenges. The principles of Prudent Healthcare were first articulated by the Bevan Commission in Wales in December 2013. (1) After consultation, they were [...]

By |2020-02-19T12:38:45+00:00February 19th, 2020|WPR FEB 2020|0 Comments

Biopsies Not Needed for Majority of Childhood Coeliac Diagnoses, Say Experts

The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) has today issued new guidance to physicians on the diagnosis of coeliac disease in children recommending the no-biopsy approach at diagnosis for the majority of children suspected of having the disease. This new guidance aims to help tackle the underdiagnosis of coeliac disease caused by [...]

By |2020-02-06T14:59:44+00:00February 6th, 2020|WH News|0 Comments

Coming to a Head

A surge of optimism beckons as new research and efforts march towards the transformation of the brain tumour landscape. Erica Moyes, from The Brain Tumour Charity, explains. If you ever hear that someone has a brain tumour, it could be one of 150 different types. Uniquely, brain tumours have wide-ranging effects depending on their location, [...]

By |2019-12-09T15:36:01+00:00December 9th, 2019|WPR Dec 2019|0 Comments

In the Cold Light of Day

Winter can be a worrisome time for individuals with asthma – fuelled by fears of intensified symptoms and insufficient preparation. Dr Peter Kewin, Consultant in Respiratory and General Medicine, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, investigates the factors which come into play, and how you can help patients cope in the colder months. Winter is coming! While [...]

By |2019-12-09T15:32:54+00:00December 9th, 2019|WPR Dec 2019|0 Comments

Keep Your Cool

Dr Edward Farnan, Medico-Legal Adviser at the Medical Defence Union, details the best response when contending with patients who are displaying challenging or threatening behaviour. The majority of consultations go well, with both the medical professional and the patient feeling that their expectations have been met. Unfortunately, in a minority of cases, some consultations can [...]

By |2019-12-09T15:28:32+00:00December 9th, 2019|WPR Dec 2019|0 Comments

Vulvodynia: A Very Private Problem

Vulvodynia can be challenging to treat effectively; partly because it may require a multidisciplinary approach, but also due to the fact that taboos on discussion have led to a lack of research and awareness of the problem, meaning that in the past, appropriate treatment has not been easy to access. In this edition of WPR, [...]

By |2019-12-09T13:28:50+00:00December 9th, 2019|WPR Dec 2019|0 Comments

The Heart of the Matter

As one of the most common forms of abnormal heart rhythm, and a major cause of stroke, atrial fibrillation must be propelled to the frontlines of public concern. Help empower patients and provide them with a multi-faceted approach for both the management and prevention of the condition. What is Atrial Fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation, or AF, [...]

By |2019-12-09T13:19:27+00:00December 9th, 2019|WPR Dec 2019|0 Comments

Bug Off

Flickering fires, cosy knitwear and festive musical favourites – they’re just a few of the themes which spring to mind as we welcome the seasonal shift. However, for a large number of healthcare professionals dealing with infected patients, this time of year is also synonymous with the norovirus. Help individuals ward off the risk, and [...]

By |2019-12-05T17:39:31+00:00December 5th, 2019|WPR Dec 2019|0 Comments

In Glowing Terms

Winter often elicits skincare frets in patients, but by providing the appropriate advice and products, you can help them understand that their skin can not only successfully withstand the worsening weather but be boosted both in health and appearance. WPR takes a look at the factors to consider and the importance of restoring balance to [...]

By |2019-12-05T17:29:25+00:00December 5th, 2019|WPR Dec 2019|0 Comments
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