Hannah Cocker and Ross Nedoma summarise a recent review which explores loneliness and social isolation in migrants and ethnic minorities.[read the full story...]
Assessing digital risk: a mixed-methods study assessing psychiatry trainee’s experiences, views and understanding
Georgie Parker reviews a mixed-methods study exploring psychiatry trainees understanding, experience of and competence assessing and managing digital risk.[read the full story...]
Covid-19: Asymptomatic/presymptomatic and the next patient?
Mark-Steven Howe takes a close look at a new systematic review estimating the extent of true asymptomatic individuals and the associated risk of community spread.[read the full story...]
Suicide risk: could migration be a protective factor?
Dafni Katsampa’s latest blog looks at a new study exploring the influence of migration on risk of suicide in refugees in Sweden.[read the full story...]
What can be done during the MHA Assessment process to reduce compulsory psychiatric admissions?
Kevin Stone writes his debut blog on a recent mixed methods study that aimed to identify factors in the MHA Assessment process which facilitate or impede reducing compulsory psychiatric admissions.[read the full story...]
Mandibular angle fractures – Do third molars have an influence?
16 observational studies were included in this review of the association between the presence of a lower third molar and the occurrence of a mandibular angle fracture in adults. The findings suggest that the odds of fracture are 3.16 (95%CI; 2.2- 4.54) higher in the presence of third molars[read the full story...]
Breastfeeding and caries: New review supports earlier findings
This new review on the effect of breastfeeding on caries supports the findings of earlier reviews that breastfeeding up to the age of 12 months has a protective effect for dental caries.[read the full story...]
Oral Clefts and maternal smoking associated suggests review
This review examined the link between maternal smoking and oral clefts. 29 studies ( 6 Cohorts & 23 case control studies) were included and a positive association has noted. No quality assessment of the included studies was presented.[read the full story...]
#PreventableHarm discussion 20/7/16: Can risk assessment in mental health be evidence-based?
Can risk assessment in mental health be evidence-based? Join us for the #PreventableHarm discussion in London on Wed 20th July 2016. This free open ‘question time’ style debate is being organised by the UCL Division of Psychiatry, The Lancet Psychiatry and the National Elf Service.[read the full story...]
Risk, relationships and moral work
Diana Rose publishes her debut Mental Elf blog on a new qualitative study, which explores how contrasting and competing priorities work in mental health risk assessment and care planning.[read the full story...]