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How world’s worst Ebola outbreak began with one boy’s death

BBC News<p>Emile Ouamouno was just two years old and living in the remote Guinean village of Meliandou when he began suffering from a fever, headache and bloody diarrhoea.<p>In December 2013, despite his family's best efforts, the young boy died - followed within days by his three-year-old sister …

Calls to lower abortion limit as record number of babies survive birth at 23 weeks

• <b>At least 120 babies born in week 23 survived in the last four years</b>• <b><br>That is the last week when abortions on demand are legal</b>• <b><br>Real number of week 23</b> …

Q&A: The NHS shake-up

<b>The government is overhauling the way the NHS in England works.</b><p>Under the plans, GPs and other clinicians will be given much more responsibility for spending the budget in England, while greater competition with the private sector will be encouraged.<p>It has been dubbed one of the most radical plans …

‘Weird’ microbes could hold key to drug-resistance

One of the most mysterious forms of life, <i>Archaea</i>, could be a rich and untapped source of antibacterial drugs.<p>The family of single-celled organisms …

Biology

Fewer suicide attempts after talk therapy

People who attempt suicide then undergo counseling are less likely to try again. In fact, short-term counseling after a failed suicide cut repeat …

Depression

How Nigeria's Anti-Polio Strategy Helped It Wipe Out Ebola

The nation is on track to eliminate wild polio within its borders by the end of the year.<p>There are just three countries in the world where polio is still endemic: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria. Now, experts think it's feasible for Nigeria to wipe out wild poliovirus within its borders this …

Palliative care can provide a better death – and even a longer life | Margaret McCartney

Despite death being our only shared destiny, there is an amazing amount of misinformation about what medicine can achieve at the end of life<p>Metastatic lung cancer is hard to treat. So if there were a treatment for people with the disease that had minimal side effects, could extend not just the …

Definition of Holistic Health

What is the definition of holistic health? It's a wellness approach that addresses the body, mind and spirit or the physical, emotional/mental and …

Medical Ethics For Dummies Cheat Sheet - dummies

<b>Abortion:</b> Autonomy and nonmaleficence come into conflict in this issue. How much right does a woman have over her body, and how does that right …

Autism’s Gut-Brain Connection

The different gut bacteria in autistic individuals may be contributing to the disorder.<p>Stress can send your stomach into a painful tailspin, causing cramps, spasms and grumbling. But trouble in the gut can also affect the brain.<p>This two-way relationship may be an unlikely key to solving one of …

Colchester Hospital declares 'major incident'

Colchester Hospital has declared a "major incident" following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).<p>The hospital trust said the measure is likely to last a week, and asked patients to visit Accident & Emergency only if they have a "serious or life-threatening condition".<p>The CQC raised …

Polio eradication programme reaches 'major milestone'

The US Centres for Disease Control says it believes a major milestone has been reached in the battle to eliminate polio.<p>Experts think a second of the three forms of poliovirus has been eliminated after mass vaccination campaigns.<p>Wild poliovirus type 3 has not been detected for more than two years, …

NHS must use fewer temporary staff and sell land to save £10bn, says Hunt

Jeremy Hunt is to tell the NHS to save £10bn a year by using fewer temporary staff and management consultants, selling off unused buildings and reducing drug errors.<p>The health secretary will warn an audience of NHS leaders on Thurday that the service must undertake a “fundamental rethink” of how it …

The NHS will let you access your health records from a phone

The NHS is one of Britain's greatest achievements and the envy of countless countries around the world, but sometimes it's found it hard to ditch the paperwork and embrace technology. In its ongoing bid to improve patient care (and save a few pennies) the NHS today outlined a number of new digital …

Norman Lamb: ‘NHS could crash without emergency £1.5bn funding’

A Liberal Democrat minister has said the NHS urgently needs an extra £1.5bn in funding or it will be “betraying patients”. Norman Lamb, a care minister, made his concerns public with the chancellor’s autumn statement three weeks away.<p>He said the cash needed to be given to the NHS in April as a …

Obesity surgery saves NHS cash and improves quality of life, says study

Weight loss surgery helps people with a range of long-term health issues and can drastically reduce overall costs to the NHS, according to a study out on Monday.<p>The research found bariatric surgery – often involving gastric bands or stomach size reduction – not only achieves weight loss but can …

NHS wastes over £2bn a year on unnecessary or expensive treatments

The NHS is wasting about £2bn a year and risking patients’ health by giving them too many x-rays, drugs and treatments they do not need, Britain’s leading medical body warns today.<p>Patients are too readily tested, diagnosed and treated for certain conditions, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges …

NHS spending on agency nurses soars past £5.5bn

NHS spending on agency nurses and staff has spiralled to more than £5.5bn over the past four years and is continuing to rise amid a debilitating recruitment crisis in the health service. Budgets for temporary staff this financial year have already been blown apart, it can be revealed, with spending …

Doctors and nurses told to say sorry for mistakes

New guidance for doctors and nurses tells them to tell the truth and apologise when patients are failed<p>Doctors, nurses and midwives have been told to be honest with patients and apologise when mistakes are made, in the first guidance of its kind.<p>The draft guidelines from their regulators are an …

Weight Loss Surgery Could Save NHS Billions as it Dramatically Reduces Chance of Type 2 Diabetes

A new study has revealed that weight loss surgery - also known as bariatic surgery - could be the key in saving NHS billions of pounds a year as it …

Five tips on how the NHS can engage patients and the public

Over the last few years, patient engagement and patient-centred care have become buzzwords across the health service. NHS organisations at all levels across the UK have developed opportunities for feedback and involvement, taskforces have been established, and patient representatives have been …

The NHS must be more imaginative

It is refreshing to have the NHS's financial situation set out with such clarity by the 'Five Year Forward View'. Now, we need a grown-up debate<p>The most dramatic figure in the “Five Year Forward View” published yesterday by NHS leaders was £30 billion. This is the gap between needs and resources …

How NIHR Clinical Research Network supports health research in the NHS

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The NHS calls for an extra £8bn by 2020 in order to safeguard its services

The NHS is asking for an additional £8bn by 2020 to implement a radical plan, including switching funding from hospitals into other services including GP surgeries, which bosses say is vital to ensure the service can safeguard its future.<p>NHS bosses warn the Westminster parties to accept the need …

Hundreds of NHS medics volunteer to work in Sierra Leone as Ebola spreads

More than 800 NHS doctors, nurses and paramedics have signed up to work in Sierra Leone as the spread of Ebola continues to outpace efforts to contain the virus.<p>But medical charities operating in west Africa warn that “hysteria” whipped up about a potential outbreak in Europe or the US could …

How to fix the NHS: a doctor’s prescription

I’m a doctor, and I don’t care about the NHS. In this country, that’s an almost heretical statement — but it’s true. What I mean is that I have absolutely no interest in ensuring its survival simply because it’s a great national treasure. What I care about is making sure that we have the best …

NHS trust apologises to 1,200 cancer patients over mistreatment

More than 1,000 cancer patients have been contacted by a hospital trust over concerns they may have been mistreated.<p>Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust said letters had been sent to 1,200 prostate and bladder cancer patients after a review found 27 people were harmed following treatment by a …

Care Quality Commission: 'Four in five NHS hospitals not safe'

Watchdog finds 'shocking' levels of safety at NHS hospitals and warns 'public being failed' in first annual report since Ofsted-style ratings<p>Four out of five hospitals inspected by regulators are not safe, according to new annual ratings of NHS trusts which watchdogs have branded “shocking”.<p>The …