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Major research suggests that the introduction of a smoking ban has resulted in a 40 per cent fall in the number of people suffering from heart attacks as the result of passive smoking. Heart attack rates in the UK have fallen by up to 42 per cent since the 2007 smoking ban, major research suggests. […]
Posted: October 20th, 2016 under Doctors, Health Direct, Heart Disease, NHS Deaths, smokers, Uncategorized.
Tags: heart, Heart Disease, National Health Service, NHS, NHS Deaths, smokers, smoking ban
Thousands of overseas nurses were denied permission to work in England last year, despite hospitals facing staff shortages. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has found that the refusals have hit high profile hospitals in Cambridge, Newcastle and Manchester. A Freedom of Information request to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) found more than 2,341 refusals. […]
Posted: October 13th, 2016 under Care Professionals, Health Direct, Health Professionals, National Health Service, NHS, Nurses, Private Healthcare, Uncategorized.
Tags: Health Direct, Health Professionals, National Health Service, NHS, Nurses, private health
Dementia patients admitted to hospital in England play “Russian roulette” with their health, a charity is warning. The Alzheimer’s Society said it had found “shocking” evidence of poor and variable care during its review. The report, based on Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, found problems with falls, night-time discharges and readmissions, and said standards needed […]
Posted: September 20th, 2016 under Dementia, Health Direct, Mental Health, National Health Service, NHS, Uncategorized.
Tags: Alzheimers, dementia, Health Direct, mental health, National Health Service, NHS
A new gene therapy technique is able to modify prostate cancer cells so that a patient’s body attacks and kills them, US scientists have discovered. The technique causes the tumour cells in the body to self destruct, giving it the name ‘suicide gene therapy’. Their research found a 20% improvement in survival in patients with […]
The NHS has failed to investigate the unexpected deaths of more than 1,000 people since 2011 according to a new report. It blames a “failure of leadership” at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and that the deaths of mental health and learning disability patients were not properly examined. Southern Health said it “fully accepted” the quality […]
Posted: August 20th, 2016 under Health Direct, Health Professionals, Healthcare, Mental Health, National Health Service, NHS, NHS Deaths, postcode lottery, Uncategorized.
Tags: Health Direct, National Health Service, NHS, NHS Deaths, postcode lottery, preventable crisis
The UK is paying less for new cancer drugs than a number of other high income countries, according to a report in The Lancet Oncology. While the UK, Greece, Spain and Portugal pay the least, on average, for the drugs they use, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland pay the most. The authors said more transparency was […]
Posted: August 8th, 2016 under Cancer, Drugs, Health Direct, NHS Cash Shortages, postcode lottery, Private Healthcare, Uncategorized.
Tags: drugs classification, Health Direct, nhs cash shortages, private health
The world is on the cusp of a “post-antibiotic era”, scientists have warned after finding bacteria resistant to drugs used when all other treatments have failed. They identified bacteria able to shrug off the drug of last resort – colistin – in patients and livestock in China. They said that resistance would spread around the […]
Posted: July 20th, 2016 under Doctors, Health Direct, Health Websites, Healthcare, NHS Deaths, Preventable Crisis, Uncategorized.
Tags: Doctors, drugs classification, Health Direct, NHS Deaths, preventable crisis
The Department of Health in England is scrapping its controversial data sharing project – known as Care.data. The programme, which was due to launch in 2014, faced widespread criticism – including fears the public had been left in the dark about it. The announcement comes as Dame Fiona Caldicott and the Care Quality Commission published […]
Posted: July 8th, 2016 under Health Direct, Healthcare, IT Disasters, National Health Service, Private Healthcare, Uncategorized.
Tags: Health Direct, healthcare, IT disaster, National Health Service, NHS
About a third of cancer cases in the UK could be prevented if people ate healthily, exercised more and cut down on alcohol according to new research. Exercise is an important way of keeping fit and cutting body fat, which is linked to the risk of developing cancer. Data from the World Cancer Research Fund […]
Posted: June 30th, 2016 under Cancer, Exercise, Health Direct, Health Websites, NHS Deaths, Obesity, Private Healthcare, Uncategorized.
Tags: Cancer, cancer drugs, cancer survival, Health Direct, NHS Deaths, obese, smokers, weight loss
Two leading public health organisations have called for the possession and personal use of all illegal drugs to be decriminalised in the UK. The Royal Society for Public Health and the Faculty of Public Health said the government’s approach to drugs policy had failed. There should be a greater focus on treatment and education, they […]
Posted: June 16th, 2016 under Conservatives, Health Direct, Health Websites, Healthcare, Preventable Crisis, Risk of Drugs, Uncategorized.
Tags: Conservatives, Health Direct, preventable crisis, Risk of Drugs