The NIHR is supporting the world’s largest, most detailed study of sexual behaviour and wellbeing by joint funding the fourth wave of Britain’s National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal).
Patients with tuberculosis (TB) are more likely to continue their drug treatment if they are supported using smartphones rather than by attending face-to-face appointments, a new study funded by the NIHR has found.
Pills are just as effective as intravenous (IV) injections in tackling bone infections, a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine has found, raising hopes that patients could go home sooner and reduce NHS costs.
Providing clean injecting equipment through needle and syringe programmes is a highly cost-effective way of preventing hepatitis C (HCV) transmission among people who inject drugs and could save millions of pounds in infection treatment costs in the UK, according to NIHR-funded researchers.
NIHR researchers have made a leap forward in understanding the genetics of tuberculosis that has allowed them to predict which drugs will be effective at treating a patient’s infection and which will not.