Feeling the burn: do interventions to prevent burnout in doctors work?

8458284970_53e716b5cd_z

Chris Pell summarises a recent systematic review and meta-analysis about interventions to prevent and reduce physician burnout.

[read the full story...]

Silver Diamine Fluoride can arrest caries in children

shutterstock_93474835

This review of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) to arrest caries included 19 studies and suggest that 38% SDF can arrest 81% ( 68-89%) of active caries. . However none of the available studies was at low risk of bias so the findings should be interpreted cautiously.

[read the full story...]

Tobacco use and alcohol intake key risk factors for head and neck cancer

shutterstock_60202486 teenager smoking and drinking alcohol

The International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology (INHANCE) consortium is a collaboration of research groups leading large epidemiology studies to improve the understanding of the causes and mechanisms of head and neck cancer. This overview paper provides a summary their findings over the past decade.

[read the full story...]

Statins for dementia prevention: well-tolerated, but Cochrane highlight lack of evidence

14799938159_ad8a4fdd8a_k

Rosalyn Nelson summarises a recently updated Cochrane systematic review of statins for dementia prevention, which finds no evidence to support their use.

[read the full story...]

Improved co-ordination is critical to improving care for older people

Multidis

Alison Turner presents a new report from the NHS Confederation called ‘Growing old together: sharing new ways to support older people’, which has been produced by the independent Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People.

[read the full story...]

Probiotics for caries prevention?

shutterstock_124896361

This small trial of probiotics as an adjunct to toothbrushing with a fluoride toothpaste to reduce caries in pre-school children suggests some additional benefit. Further studies are needed to clarify the findings, assess dose response, acceptability and cost effectiveness.

[read the full story...]

The impact of community well-being champions in African and Caribbean communities

4125347040_50cfe479a0_z

Jenny Fisher examines a study seeking to understand the role and the impact of community well-being champions in African and Caribbean communities.

[read the full story...]

Fissure sealants – are self-etch sealants more effective?

shutterstock_80298358

This review looked at whether self-etch adhesive sealants were as effective as traditional acid etching. 5 split-mouth studies were included and they found significantly lower failure rates in the acid etch group. Odds ratio 4.46 (95% CI 1.31, 15.20).

[read the full story...]

Reflections on Reimagining Social Care

373795132_1c1f365065

Sarah Carr takes a look at a new report from Research in Practice for Adults which uses evidence to reimagine social care.

[read the full story...]

Can schools prevent eating disorders?

shutterstock_173445398

In 2012 there was a call from Parliament to research school interventions to reduce body dissatisfaction. Helen Bould reports on an RCT of school-based prevention programme for eating disorders, which highlights the need for more work in this area.

[read the full story...]