The naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, say experts

The visual inspection of a suspicious skin lesion using the naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, a group of experts have concluded following a largescale systematic review of research. The review is published today (Dec 6th) in The Cochrane Library as part of a Special Collection of … Continue reading “The naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, say experts”

Most childhood tonsillectomies are unnecessary, study finds

A new study by founding BHP member the University of Birmingham has found that seven in every eight children who have their tonsils removed are unlikely to benefit from the operation. Researchers analysed the electronic medical records of over 1.6 million children from more than 700 UK general practices dating between 2005 and 2016. They … Continue reading “Most childhood tonsillectomies are unnecessary, study finds”

7,000 strokes prevented as GPs improve diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation

Around 7,000 strokes each year are being prevented thanks to GPs more than doubling the number of patients at high risk being prescribed with blood thinning drugs. Researchers from BHP founder member the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Applied Health Research analysed general practice records of five million patients from 2000 to 2016 to find out how … Continue reading “7,000 strokes prevented as GPs improve diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation”