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Humor: Cartoons to Cope with Chronic Conditions

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Photo: Cartoon [31/03/2014] Researchers from the University of Southampton have shown that cartoons could be a beneficial way of educating patients and empowering them to cope better with their long term conditions.Humor: Cartoons to Cope with Chronic Conditions - Read more

Physical Activity: When Mothers are Active So Are Their Children

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Photo: Mother and child [24/03/2014] Parents are strong influences in the lives of young children, with patterns of behaviour established in the early years laying the foundation for future choices. A new study suggests that, when it comes to levels of physical activity, it is mothers who set (or don't set) the pace. Physical Activity: When Mothers are Active So Are Their Children - Read more

UK: Study Reveals Record Rise in Insulin Use

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Photo: Insuline rise [17/02/2014] The use of insulin to treat type 2 diabetes has trebled in the UK over the last 20 years, a new study has revealed.UK: Study Reveals Record Rise in Insulin Use - Read more

Training: Helping Teachers Promote Healthy Lifestyles

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Photo: Children and teacher eating [14/02/2014] Research by the University of Southampton suggests new teachers could be better trained to help them promote health and lifestyle issues to children in schools.Training: Helping Teachers Promote Healthy Lifestyles - Read more

UK: Thatcher's Policies Condemned for Causing 'Unjust Premature Death'

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Photo: Union Jack, Red Bus, Signs of London [13/02/2014] Dr Alex Scott-Samuel and colleagues from the Universities of Durham, West of Scotland, Glasgow and Edinburgh, sourced data from over 70 existing research papers, which concludes that the former prime minister's legacy "includes the unnecessary and unjust premature death of many British citizens, together with a substantial and continuing burden of suffering and loss of well-being."UK: Thatcher's Policies Condemned for Causing 'Unjust Premature Death' - Read more

Emergency: Ambulance Checklists and Feedback Improve Care

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Photo: Emergency room [06/02/2014] The introduction of checklists and better feedback for ambulance crews as part of a national quality improvement project has significantly improved the standard of care for heart attack and stroke patients across England.Emergency: Ambulance Checklists and Feedback Improve Care - Read more

Medical Tourists: Oversea Treatment without Sufficient Knowledge

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Photo: Plane [05/02/2014] A team of researchers has found that British people travelling abroad for medical treatment are often unaware of the potential health and financial consequences they could face.Medical Tourists: Oversea Treatment without Sufficient Knowledge - Read more

Drug Resistance: UK Is Not Funding Research Enough

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Photo: Research [13/09/2013] Study of funding awarded to antimicrobial resistance research projects in the UK calls for political leadership and sustained and targeted spending.Drug Resistance: UK Is Not Funding Research Enough - Read more

Environment: Study Highlights Hidden Dangers of Heat

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Photo: Sun Flowers [23/07/2013] During heat waves – when ozone production rises – plants’ ozone absorption is curtailed, leaving more pollution in the air, and costing an estimated 460 lives in the UK in the hot summer of 2006.Environment: Study Highlights Hidden Dangers of Heat - Read more

Hospital: Bacteriophages Battle Superbugs

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Photo: Bacteriophage [19/07/2013] IFR microbiologists are reinvigorating a way of battling C. difficile infections that they hope will help overcome the growing problem of antibiotic resistant superbugs in hospitals.Hospital: Bacteriophages Battle Superbugs - Read more

Surgery: More Deaths Closer to the Weekend

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Photo: Friday [29/05/2013] Patients undergoing planned surgery appear more likely to die if they have their operation at the end of the week. Researchers at Imperial College London looked at over four million elective procedures conducted in NHS hospitals in England between 2008 and 2011.Surgery: More Deaths Closer to the Weekend - Read more

Women: Postcode Inequality for Cancer Diagnosis

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Photo: Woman with doctor [02/05/2013] Hundreds of women with breast cancer living in England's most deprived areas would have better survival rates if they were diagnosed at the same stage as those who lived in affluent areas.Women: Postcode Inequality for Cancer Diagnosis - Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Connection of Lifestyle and Risk?

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Photo: Hand bones [19/03/2013] Researchers in Manchester have found a link between several lifestyle factors and pre-existing conditions, including smoking cigarettes and diabetes, and an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.Rheumatoid Arthritis: Connection of Lifestyle and Risk? - Read more

National Health: UK Lags Behind Europe

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Photo: Health in UK [12/03/2013] A new paper reveals that UK lags behind much of Europe on key measures of health: British people spend more time with chronic illness and disability than most Europeans. Young adults are hit hard by alcohol and drug use.National Health: UK Lags Behind Europe - Read more

Diagnostics: Collaboration for the Developing World

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Photo: Virus in sight [09/11/2012] The International Diagnostics Centre (IDC), a global research collaboration hub, at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) will to undertake innovative research on new diagnostic tests to diagnose patients faster, more accurately and cost effectively.Diagnostics: Collaboration for the Developing World - Read more

Hospital Mortality Rates: Financial Incentives May Improve

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Photo: Foot [08/11/2012] New research into controversial pay-for-performance schemes has suggested they may help to save the lives of National Health Service (NHS) patients. A “significant” fall in mortality rates for certain conditions emerged in a study into the use of incentives at hospitals in the North West of England.Hospital Mortality Rates: Financial Incentives May Improve - Read more

CSA Group: ”We do everything to make our customer’s entry into a new market as easy as possible“

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[01/10/2012] A lot needs to be considered when medical device manufacturers want to successfully launch new products in global markets. Hans-Werner Zeller from CSA Group, which among other things is specialized in certification procedures, explains the special challenges to MEDICA.de that companies are faced with at this juncture. CSA Group: ”We do everything to make our customer’s entry into a new market as easy as possible“ - Read more

UK: Diabetes Problem in Minority Ethnic Populations

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[11/09/2012] Half of all people of South Asian, African and African Caribbean descent will develop diabetes by age 80 according to a study of the Wellcome Trust and British Heart Foundation.UK: Diabetes Problem in Minority Ethnic Populations - Read more

UK: Inconsistent Consultant Websites Could Try Patients’ Patience

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[27/08/2012] There is a lack of consistency in the amount of information available to patients to help them make informed choices about their healthcare, say researchers at Northumbria University.UK: Inconsistent Consultant Websites Could Try Patients’ Patience - Read more

Lung Disease: Diagnosis of Tuberculosis Increased in Postpartum Women

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[09/12/2011] The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis is significantly increased in mothers postpartum, suggesting a potential new population to target for screening, according to a new United Kingdom-wide cohort study.Lung Disease: Diagnosis of Tuberculosis Increased in Postpartum Women - Read more

Hygiene: One in Six Mobile Phones Is Contaminated with Faecal Bacteria

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[17/10/2011] One in six mobile phones in Britain is contaminated with faecal matter, according to new research released ahead of Global Handwashing Day. Experts say the most likely reason for the potentially harmful bacteria festering on so many gadgets is people failing to wash their hands properly with soap after going to the toilet.Hygiene: One in Six Mobile Phones Is Contaminated with Faecal Bacteria - Read more

Neurology: Aging's Effect on the Brain

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[11/10/2011] Research by biologists at the University of York and Hull York Medical School has revealed important new information about the way the brain is affected by age. Working with scientists at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry in Plymouth, they have studied responses to stress in synapses - neuronal connections.Neurology: Aging's Effect on the Brain - Read more

Breakthrough: New Combination Treatment for Prostate Cancer

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[22/09/2011] Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have pioneered a new combination treatment for prostate cancer. The treatment, which has been successful in phase one of trials, will now be tested for efficacy in a second phase.Breakthrough: New Combination Treatment for Prostate Cancer - Read more

Probiotics Industry: New Polymer Research

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[06/09/2011] A protective delivery vehicle that shuttles friendly bacteria safely through the stomach to the intestines could provide a major boost for the probiotics industry. The new technology could also be used for the delivery of certain drugs and even increase calcium absorption, according to research at the University of York.Probiotics Industry: New Polymer Research - Read more

Finger Prick Test: Blood Test at Opticians Could Help to Diagnose Diabetes

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[02/09/2011] A simple finger prick test during routine eye examinations at high street opticians could help to identify millions of people with previously undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes, according to new research.Finger Prick Test: Blood Test at Opticians Could Help to Diagnose Diabetes - Read more

It's Official: Chocolate Linked to Heart Health

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[30/08/2011] High levels of chocolate consumption might be associated with a one-third reduction in the risk of developing heart disease, finds a study published on bmj.com. It's Official: Chocolate Linked to Heart Health - Read more

Study: New Risk Score Spots Patients at High Risk of Serious Blood Clots

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[18/08/2011] A new risk prediction tool can identify patients at high risk of serious blood clots who might need preventative treatment. The tool is based on simple variables which the patient is likely to know and could be easily integrated into GP computer systems to risk assess patients prior to hospital admission, long haul flights, or starting medications that carry an increased clotting risk.Study: New Risk Score Spots Patients at High Risk of Serious Blood Clots - Read more

Living in a foreign land: “So far different countries have responded quite differently to the psychosocial needs of immigrants“

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[01/08/2011] Those who leave their home country to live in another one always take a part of their own culture with them – even in a global community that appears more and more linked to us. But how much does our native country still affect us in foreign lands and how do we handle it if professional or everyday situations lead us to feeling stressed out? Living in a foreign land: “So far different countries have responded quite differently to the psychosocial needs of immigrants“ - Read more

Mind in distress: Mental afflictions are the new civilization disease

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[01/07/2011] The illness of depression affects about 121 million people worldwide and is among the most common causes of impending work incapacity. According to a WHO forecast, the number of affected people in the industrial nations will actually continue to rise – in the same way four other mental diseases will increase: alcohol addiction, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and dementia. Mind in distress: Mental afflictions are the new civilization disease - Read more

Autism: Most Adults Go Undiagnosed

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[05/05/2011] Not a single person identified with autism or asperger’s syndrome during a community survey in England actually knew they had the condition, research led by the University of Leicester reveals.Autism: Most Adults Go Undiagnosed - Read more

Reports: Accountable Care Organisations May Curb Costs and Improve Care

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[19/04/2011] If implemented successfully, accountable care organizations (ACOs) have the ability to achieve better care, better population health, and lower costs, according to a new report released today by the Commonwealth Fund Commission. Reports: Accountable Care Organisations May Curb Costs and Improve Care - Read more

Countryside: Prevention Is Better Than Cure for Zoonotic Diseases

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[31/03/2011] The risk of contracting zoonotic diseases that pass from animals to humans appears to be on the increase in the UK, but encouraging countryside users to take simple precautions to protect themselves is the best response, according to research undertaken by the UK research councils’ Rural Economy and Land Use Programme.Countryside: Prevention Is Better Than Cure for Zoonotic Diseases - Read more

New Study: Americans Have Higher Rates of Most Chronic Diseases Than Counterparts in England

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[09/03/2011] Researchers announced today that despite the high level of spending on healthcare in the United States compared to England, Americans experience higher rates of chronic disease and markers of disease than their English counterparts at all ages.New Study: Americans Have Higher Rates of Most Chronic Diseases Than Counterparts in England - Read more

Diseases: Revolutionary Treatments Developed

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[03/03/2011] An international team of leading scientists – including Professor George Dickson from Royal Holloway, University of London – have revealed new gene and stem cell therapies that will revolutionise the treatment of many rare and several common acquired diseases for which no current cure exists. Diseases: Revolutionary Treatments Developed - Read more

The UK: A Nation of Happy Couples

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[16/02/2011] Whether you are married or cohabiting with your partner, the vast majority of couples in the UK are happy in their relationship. Initial findings, from Understanding Society, show that around 90 percent of individuals who are living with a partner are happy with their relationship.The UK: A Nation of Happy Couples - Read more

Cell Binding: Hope to Those with Skin and Heart Problems

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[21/01/2011] A University of Manchester scientist has revealed the mechanism that binds skin cells tightly together, which he believes will lead to new treatments for painful and debilitating skin diseases and also lethal heart defects.Cell Binding: Hope to Those with Skin and Heart Problems - Read more

Health Gap: No Change In Between England's Richest and Poorest

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[17/12/2010] Significant health inequalities still exist between the country's richest and poorest according to the latest findings from the biggest annual survey of health in England, The Health Survey for England. Health Gap: No Change In Between England's Richest and Poorest - Read more

Painkillers: Not Linked With Heart Disease

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[08/07/2010] Commonly used painkillers like ibuprofen do not increase the risk of heart attack in the elderly population, according to a new study.Painkillers: Not Linked With Heart Disease - Read more

Therapy: Drug test offers hope for Hepatitis C patients

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[20/05/2010] People with hepatitis C (an infectious disease affecting the liver) are being offered hope by a new screening system that helps target drugs to individual patients.Therapy: Drug test offers hope for Hepatitis C patients - Read more

Nurses: Can Wage Regulation Be Deadly?

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[17/05/2010] A new study links regulated wages for nurses with increased deaths in UK hospitals. It suggests that government regulation of nurses' pay leads to higher death rates in U.K. hospitals.Nurses: Can Wage Regulation Be Deadly? - Read more

Costly Cancer Treatments: No Easy Access in U.S. or U.K.

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[18/12/2009] Cancer patients in both the United States and the United Kingdom face challenges in gaining access to expensive treatments, according to new research. Costly Cancer Treatments: No Easy Access in U.S. or U.K. - Read more

 
 

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