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New UK Guidance on Software as a Medical Device

The UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has published guidance on software as a medical device, including apps. The …

Digital Health

Health is more than NHS doctors, nurses and hospitals

<b>Ambulances, A&E, GPs and waiting times - health is never far from the headlines.</b><p>A growing and ageing population means more of us live with, or will one day need, care for long-term illnesses.<p>But are we - and that includes me - looking at health too much in terms of just how the NHS is …

Housing

Brazilian Butt Lift doctor uses Instagram to show how he recycles people's fat

A Florida plastic surgeon is using Instagram to show the world how he recycles people’s unwanted fat to build a better bum.<p>Dr Siamak Agha specialises …

'One client wanted to look like a clone': Cosmetic surgeons reveal the strangest requests they've ever had

Plastic surgeons have revealed the strangest requests they have received from patients - ranging from having wings attached to their backs to …

An epidemic of youth soccer injuries?

A new study reveals alarming data, but a local doctor urges perspective. Heading the ball is in the crosshairs.<p>Interest in soccer is skyrocketing …

Thanks to Technology, Doctors Are Making House Calls Again

Meet Dr. Ed Hadley, an emergency medicine physician turned doctor-on-demand and chief medical officer for Dose Healthcare of Nashville, Tenn. The company uses a smartphone app that lets patients order a doctor right to their doorstep. Hadley wasn't sure at first whether this new way of providing …

Health Care

Every 1% saved from chaotic NHS procurement could save £220m

If health secretary Jeremy Hunt took a tougher line over procurement, the millions saved could pay for thousands more junior doctors<p>Last week, when she met Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England, prime minister Theresa May dashed any hopes of a cash boost in next month’s autumn statement.<p>…

Anti-inflammatory arthritis drugs may help with depression

"Arthritis pills could help beat depression," The Sun reports. A review of studies suggests anti-cytokine drugs, currently used to treat inflammatory …

Jeremy Hunt backs plan to cut four years from NHS scrutiny of new medicines

Jeremy Hunt has backed a plan to cut up to four years from the time it takes the NHS to scrutinise and sign off new medicines before they are deemed …

The surgeon who wants to perform a head transplant by 2017

By Lindsay Brown <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>A surgeon who wants to carry out the first ever head transplant says the first one could take place as early as next year.</b><p>Prof Sergio Canavero has told Newsbeat he's got lots of volunteers from the UK who want it done.<p>The procedure would see the patient using a …

Data Protection

Thank you, the NHS

I’ve just spent the best part of a month in a hospital, having been terrified of them my whole life. There was a childhood incident when a …

Uber partnering with health care transport firm for non-emergency medical rides

Uber is getting into the health care transport business. The ridesharing giant is partnering with health care system-integrated, non-emergency …

Health Care

The future of medicine in the age of Millennials

Residents Dr. Neha Sharma and Dr. Tris Arscott look over patient records via a new iPhone app at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania. …

Demographics

iPads as effective on kids as sedatives at calming them before surgery – medical study

If you’re a parent who’s ever wished you could just give your kids a sedative to calm them down, apparently you can – handing them an iPad has exactly the same effect.<p>A French medical study reported at the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists in Hong Kong found that using iPads to reduce anxiety …

Medicine

Katie Price DEFENDS 20 years of plastic surgery: 'My body is amazing'

Celebrity<p>by Emmeline Saunders | 12 09 2016<p>The glamour model hit out at a TV show accusing her of having too much surgery<p>Katie Price – the woman who's …

Diagnosis by smartphone for NHS patients to reduce pressure on health services

All NHS patients will be offered diagnosis by smartphone in a bid to modernise the offer to the public, and lift pressures on ailing services, Jeremy Hunt will say today.<p>Unveiling a series of pledges to allow the public to access healthcare online, the Health Secretary will say the health service …

Merseyside specialist hospital first to be rated 'outstanding'

<b>A heart and chest hospital has become the first specialist hospital in the country to be rated "outstanding" by the health watchdog.</b><p>Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is "of exceptional quality", the Care Quality Commission chief inspector of hospitals said.<p>It becomes the …

Radiation Therapy

Declining user base shows Pokemon Go not immune to trend of health app attrition

Pokemon Go fever seems to be abating a bit as summer winds down. Already, the game that was once hailed as the most effective health app ever is on …

Pokémon Go

How much do presidents and candidates need to tell the public about their health?

How much should presidential candidates tell the public about their health?<p>Hillary Clinton, 68, was recently diagnosed with pneumonia, and the public didn't know about it until two days later, when she abruptly left a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony feeling unwell and needing to be helped into a vehicle.<p>…

Franklin D. Roosevelt

NHS 'in perpetual winter' as waiting list reaches record 3.9m patients

Waiting time targets missed, bed blocking at record levels, and medical leaders say system is close to breaking down<p>The NHS is missing so many of its key performance targets that it has entered “the perpetual winter of Narnia”, a medical leader has said, after figures revealed the highest ever …

Patent filing hints at Apple's future in consumer-driven healthcare monitoring

A new Apple patent filing for an electrocardiogram device suitable for consumer use reinforces the company's continued moves into the healthcare …

Six new drugs win funding nod for NHS Scotland

Treatment cost regulators for the NHS in Scotland have approved routine funding for six medicines, offering patients new treatment options for blood …

Medicine

Why your NHS surgeon could be a robot in the future

Day-to-day interactions between humans and machines may well become commonplace in hospitals within a decade<p>Long waiting times, staff shortages, exorbitant agency fees, doctors’ working hours: it’s no secret that the NHS is facing a labour crisis. Post-Brexit it could very well get worse, with the …

How Surgeons Make It Through Those 12-Hour Procedures

<i>How do surgeons hold out on surgeries more than 6 hours long? originally appeared on Quora: the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Dave Light, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, on Quora:</b><p>I'll toss in my two cents on long …

Plastic surgery makes baby boomers look as young as they feel

According to Pew Research Focus data, the regular baby boomer — a person born between 1946 and 1964 — feels nine years younger compared to his/her …

Demographics

Few Seniors Go Online for Health-Care Needs

<b>By Amy Norton</b><i><br>HealthDay Reporter</i><p>(HealthDay)<p>TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hopes have been high that digital technology would improve …

Women And The Zika Virus: Smart Questions And A Few Solid Answers

The Zika virus is now being actively spread in the continental United States, Florida officials announced Friday.<p>The virus, which is principally …

Re: High cost of new drugs

In the Editorial published on 27 July 2016 (1), Mazzucato raises the fundamental questions of why medicines are so expensive, what is the right price …