Exercising during cancer: ‘Stop telling patients to slow down’ charity says

Source: Independent  Source: Independent   Over 331,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK each year Telling cancer patients to “take it easy” may cause them to miss out on the benefits [...]

By | January 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , |

The awful scale of Britain’s dementia problem

Source: Telegraph Telegraph View: The growth in the condition is arguably the most pressing medical and social problem facing the western world Ministers pledged to dramatically improve rates of dementia diagnosis, which led to [...]

By | January 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , |

Hundreds of bereaved families blocking organ donation, according to NHS

Source: Independent Source: Independent 1,200 patients would have received transplants if families did not veto a donor's wishes. New data has revealed that one in seven bereaved families have gone against a relative’s wishes and [...]

By | January 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|

Dementia: ‘Shocking’ variation of hospital care in England revealed by Alzheimer’s Society

Source: Independent Source: Independent Dementia patients experience a ‘shocking’ variation in the quality of hospital care they receive across England, with some suffering malnourishment and falls, a charity has warned. As many as 92 [...]

By | January 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mental health: ‘One in four adults in England has a condition’

Source: BBC Source: Thinkstock One in four adults has been diagnosed with a mental illness at some stage during their lifetime, the annual health survey for England suggests. The survey asked 5,000 adults [...]

By | January 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

NHS England ‘to impose 20% sugar tax’ in hospital cafes

Source: BBC Source: Thinkstock The NHS is to impose its own "sugar tax" in hospitals and health centres in England to help tackle the growing problem of obesity, its head has said. Chief executive [...]

By | January 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dementia patients face ‘Russian roulette’ in hospital

Source: BBC It's estimated that one in four hospital beds is occupied by a person with dementia.Source: Christopher Furlong Dementia patients admitted to hospital in England play "Russian roulette" with their health, a [...]

By | January 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Doctors need training on how to tell patients they are dying, report finds

Source: Independent Not all doctors had the confidence to discuss death with their patients Source: Corbis Medics find it difficult to tell patients they are dying, with some 'thrown in at the deep [...]

By | January 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Junior doctors’ dispute: Talks resuming in bid to stop strikes

Source: BBC Source: PA Talks aimed at avoiding further NHS strikes in England are due to resume later, amid warnings the government could impose its controversial new contract on junior doctors. The British Medical [...]

By | January 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|

Helping the elderly can also help the NHS this winter

Source: NHS England People have been urged to help the frail and elderly this winter and, in doing so, help take the pressure off frontline NHS services. The call comes from Professor Keith Willett, NHS England’s [...]

By | January 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Motor neurons and locomotion: even more complex than we thought

Source: Medical News Today Groundbreaking research published in Nature this week shows that the role of motor neurons in locomotion is far more complicated than neuroscientists previously believed. Classically considered to be little more than [...]

By | January 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

High urate levels may indicate Parkinson’s risk in men

Source: Medical News Daily A high level of urate in a man's blood may signal a lower likelihood of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a study published in the journal Neurology. Urate's protective role [...]

By | January 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , |

Drugs to treat Alzheimer’s Disease will be available within decade, say scientists

Source: Telegraph Prof John Hardy said it was likely that drugs will be available by 2025 that will radically push back the age at which people develop dementia. Growing old may not bring dementia [...]

By | January 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , |

Junior doctors’ strike: Work starts to avert next walkout

Source: BBC The government says the contract changes are needed to create more seven-day services Source: AFP Attempts are under way to avert a second doctors' strike in England, as hospitals battle to [...]

By | January 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Junior doctors’ strike: Treatments postponed amid walkout

Source: BBC Hospitals in England are facing major disruption as junior doctors have gone on strike in a dispute with the government over a new contract. The doctors are providing emergency cover only during the 24-hour [...]

By | January 12th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|

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