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The Truth About Treadmills

Have you ever heard that running on a flat treadmill is like running downhill? Here’s why: When we’re airborne in midstride, neither foot is in …

10 charts that show why the NHS is in trouble

<b>The NHS faces unrelenting pressure despite funding rising. Why?</b><p>The sheer scale of the NHS can take the breath away. Every 24 hours it sees one million patients, and with 1.7 million staff it's the fifth biggest employer in the world.<p>This vast enterprise absorbs eye-watering amounts of money.<p>1. We …

NHS trusts ranked on learning from mistakes

<b>Health trusts in England have been ranked by their ability to learn from mistakes, as part of several changes designed to improve patient safety.</b><p>The "learning from mistakes league" rates 120 trusts outstanding or good, 78 with "significant concerns" and 32 with a "poor reporting culture".<p>Other …

How to boost British productivity and save the NHS all at once

Unipart boss John Neill reckons he has the answer to the UK’s industrial doldrums. So he’s off to Davos to tell everyone, George Osborne included<p>As George Osborne heads down to breakfast in Davos this week, he should brace himself for a lecture along with his muesli.<p>John Neill, the businessman who …

World Economic Forum

Labour must act now, or we lose the NHS

Dozens of communities are fighting their own individual battles for the NHS, usually against the downgrading of services at their local hospital. It is frustrating that these valiant groups have never been brought together as a national campaign, but we don’t have a single powerful voice or …

Radiation Therapy

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

High-Definition

The Year Without Pants: 12 Thoughts on Leading Great Teams

I just finished the book <b>The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work</b>. The first thing I’ll say is Scott Berkun is a brilliant thinker …

A sickness at the heart of the NHS

Published by The Independent (14th December, 2015) Two weeks ago I went to a journalism awards ceremony at which the speaker was a man who blew the …

Radiation Therapy

The Next Frontier For Wearables: Bendable Batteries, Healthy Tattoos And More

When mass-appeal wearable devices arrived on the scene in 2009 in the form of Fitbit, skeptics wondered whether consumers would feel the need to track their steps and calories. But as technology has gotten more sophisticated and devices more sleek and intuitive, the industry has grown exponentially.<p>…

Smoking strong cannabis ‘can lead to brain damage,’ study claims

Smoking extremely strong cannabis can lead to “significant” brain damage, a King’s College London study suggests.<p>The study, published in the journal Psychological Medicine, found that <i>“skunk”</i> cannabis damages the corpus callosum, a bundle of neural fibers that allows communication between the …

Funding crisis, staff shortages leave NHS among world’s worse health services – OECD

Healthcare in the UK is among the worst in the developed world, a new report has concluded, with underequipped and short-staffed hospitals leading to unnecessary deaths across the country.<p>The report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found that the National …

NHS faces worst financial crisis in its history

The NHS has announced the largest deficit in its history, amid warnings that hospitals could run out of cash to pay staff within a year<p>NHS trusts in England have declared the worst financial performance in the history of the health service, with fears some hospitals will run out of cash to pay …

How technology can save the NHS from itself

The NHS is a nightmare, says Gillian Bowditch in the Sunday Times. It isn’t national (there is no single UK standard for everything). It doesn’t …

Medical Technology

NHS misses key targets in run-up to busy winter period

Number of patients seen within four hours at lowest since targets were introduced as hospitals face surge of cases over winter<p>The NHS in England missed several key targets for A&E admissions, cancer referrals, ambulance response times and NHS 111 calls in September as it braces itself for a busy …

Radiation Therapy

NHS cannot recover under this antagonistic government

Jeremy Hunt and Michael Gove are alike in their confrontational, punitive approach<p>Jennifer Dixon’s grim but realistic piece on the financial, staffing and social impact crisis enveloping the NHS could have been written, with little adjustment, about the education service (“The NHS has social …

Jeremy Hunt

'Last resort' antibiotics pose growing threat to healthcare, report warns

The use of antibiotics of last resort has risen significantly in England during the last five years as antibiotic-resistant infections continue to grow, posing a threat to healthcare.<p>A report from Public Health England (PHE) published on Monday said usage of antibiotics when all other treatments …

Microbiology

Antibiotic defences against serious diseases under threat, experts warn

The last line of antibiotic defence against some serious infections is under threat, say experts who have identified a gene that enables resistance to spread between bacteria in China.<p>The gene, called mcr-1, allows a range of common bacteria, including <i>E coli</i>, to become resistant to the last fully …

Microbiology

Internet of Things, Patient Engagement Top Healthcare Priorities

October 23, 2015 - Developing a data-driven technical ecosystem that encourages patient engagement and produces better outcomes is high on the list …

The Drug With a 5,000 Percent Markup

The story of Daraprim’s huge price hike is part of a trend of exorbitant pharmaceutical pricing.<p>The drug company Turing Pharmaceuticals is under fire after a <i>New York Times</i> article published Sunday detailing how it raised the price of a toxoplasmosis drug by more than 5,000 percent after acquiring …

End of the thermometer as first NHS hospital trials wireless monitoring

The initial trial will take place on 100 patients recovering from bowel surgery who are at significant risk of problems.<p>The era of a nurse diligently making the rounds with a thermometer may be coming to an end after a British hospital began trialling new technology which monitors vital signs …

Medical Technology

NHS could be killed off by crumbling care system – former care minister Paul Burstow warns

Will long-promised cap on care bills ever see ‘the light of day’, asks architect of the reforms Paul Burstow in bleak assessment of ‘death’s door’ system<p>The NHS will not survive unless urgent steps are taken to shore up the crisis-hit elderly care system for the long term, the former care minister …

How the care crisis is making old age a nightmare

With no money and increasing demand from a growing elderly population, the NHS and social care services are caught in a vicious bind. Both desperately need more funding and yet find themselves in cut-throat competition<p>At 9am the 1,000 beds at Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge were full. Senior …

Radiation Therapy

Hand washing really does reduce infection, trial scheme finds

Three-year study involving 20,000 adults shows increased washing of hands leads to drop in acute respiratory, influenza-type and gastronintestinal illnesses<p>The trial of an online scheme that educates adults about proper hand-washing techniques has offered the first conclusive evidence that washing …

Personal Hygiene

'Soft touch’ doctors should be disciplined for over-prescribing antibiotics

GPs say they feel pressurised to write 10 million prescriptions of antibiotics annually for coughs, colds and minor infections<p>‘Soft touch’ doctors should face disciplinary action for handing out too many antibiotics, the director of the health watchdog has said, as he warned that unnecessary …

Protecting patients and keeping Britain healthy

Junior doctors are not prepared to accept changes to their contracts that would negatively affect patient care and doctors’ safety. In July, the health secretary attacked doctors’ professionalism and commitment to patients in a deliberate mischaracterisation of the care they and other NHS staff …

Jeremy Hunt

When Hospitals Don't Let Their Patients Sleep

Constant monitoring, noise, and other interruptions can keep people awake through the night—and their health can suffer as a result.<p>It’s a common complaint—if you spend a night in the hospital, you probably won’t get much sleep.<p>There’s the noise. There’s the bright, fluorescent hallway light. And …

What NHS organisations are doing to improve staff health

One trust provides one-to-one support for traumatised staff while another has made a commitment to reducing reliance on agency staff<p>NHS organisations have a problem with sickness: that of their employees. Health and Social Care Information Centre figures for English NHS trusts show that 4.44% of …

Physiology