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Patients Are “Dying in Corridors" of Britain’s Socialised Health System

“Patients dying in hospital corridors.” So went the headline which appeared on the BBC’s website last week, detailing the newest outrages which have …

Charlie Gard: The story of his parents' legal fight

<b>The plight of Charlie Gard attracted worldwide attention as a result of the legal fight that pitched his desperate parents against the medical profession. But at the heart of it all is an 11-month-old baby who has spent his entire young life in a hospital bed. This is how his story unfolded.</b><p>Who is …

Medicine

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Scarlet fever cases hit 50-year high in England

<b>Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.</b><p>The disease has been on the rise since 2014, but experts have so far failed to find a reason for the recent increase.<p>Doctors are urging the public to be aware of …

Public Health

NHS pay rise: Are there strings attached?

<b>The headlines following the Budget were clear on NHS pay - nurses were to receive a pay rise after six years of restraint.</b><p>The announcement was widely welcomed by not just nurses, but other staff groups on what is known as the Agenda for Change contract. They include everyone from midwives and …

United Kingdom

Using cotton buds to clean ears? You are actually damaging your ear canal, experts say

The Nice committee said: "The general advice given is not to insert anything into the ear canal as it is self-cleaning and the only cleaning needed …

These items are set to be unavailable on prescription from the NHS

Seven items and treatments are set to become unavailable on prescription from the NHS - with a further 11 to be restricted except in certain …

United Kingdom

After WannaCry knocked it offline, UK's National Health Service banks on new security center to improve cybersecurity

The new $27 million project will provide the NHS Security Operations Center with enhanced monitoring capabilities, ethical hacking, vulnerability …

Cybersecurity

NHS bans sale of super-size chocolate bars in hospitals

The National Health Service is to ban super-size chocolate bars from its canteens, restaurants and vending machines, NHS England said on Monday.<p>The …

Physiology

NHS doctors to start asking patients about their sexuality

Newly released NHS guidelines have shown that from April 2019 health professionals will be told to ask patients about their sexuality if they are …

Cybersecurity starts at the top

Consumers often don’t comprehend the extent of companies’ data collection, failing to understand even the basics of the ‘cookies’ being used when …

Cybersecurity

Share of European Union staff leaving NHS rises following Brexit

<b>The proportion of EU nationals leaving jobs in the NHS is rising, while the share of those joining is shrinking.</b><p>The BBC analysed NHS Digital figures, which showed the trend in England over the past two-and-a-half years.<p>Health experts say the UK's decision to leave the European Union in June 2016 …

Radiation Therapy

NHS 'will need more money if staff get pay rises above 1%'

Ministers have been warned they will need to find additional funding for the NHS if staff are to receive pay rises above 1%.<p>Health Secretary Jeremy …

3 Americans win Nobel Prize in medicine for uncovering the science behind our biological clocks

A trio of American scientists was awarded the<p>Nobel Prizein physiology or medicine for revealing the mechanisms of the cellular clock that regulates biological changes in complex organisms across a 24-hour span.<p>Working at Brandeis University in the 1980s, Jeffrey C. Hall and Michael Rosbash …

Newly Engineered Antibody Can Fight Back Against 99% of HIV Strains

Experts are getting excited.<p>A new study has produced an antibody that's able to kill off 99 percent of HIV strains. The protein is made up of three …

Microbiology

Obesity rates are the highest ever, and dietitians say a key factor may be to blame

That finding comes from a comprehensive new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. And it begs the question: How can these two seemingly contradictory outcomes be happening at the same time?<p>Nutritionists and public health experts say both issues can be traced to …

Weight Loss

Lack of doctors and nurses 'biggest NHS challenge' says Bolton health chief

THE NHS is facing its 'most critical challenge' with doctors, nurses and GPs in short supply, according to the chairman of Bolton Clinical …

Stem cell therapy for heart failure gets a gold-standard trial

A treatment aims to reverse long-term scar-tissue damage<p>In the days after a heart attack, surviving patients and their loved ones can breathe a sigh of relief that the immediate danger is over — but the scar tissue that forms during the long healing process can inflict lasting damage. Too often it …

Cell Biology

Why exercising on an empty stomach actually burns more fat

Early gym sesh it is, then. Zzzzzz...<p><b>Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde</b><p>Whether or not you exercise to lose weight, tone up or feel fit, a new piece of …

Fitness

Sick patients dying ‘unnecessarily’ in NHS because of poor care

Inquiry finds series of major flaws, including lack of equipment, leading to ‘shocking’ death rate among those with serious breathing problems<p>Some of the sickest patients that hospitals treat are dying unnecessarily because they receive poor care, blighted by shortages of staff and equipment, a new …

Medicine

Is Brexit Really To Blame For The 96% Drop In EU Nurses Coming To Work In Our NHS?

Figures released last week by The Health Foundation painted a pretty bleak picture of the impact of Brexit on the NHS - they told us that EU nurses …

NHS needs 'massive' spending increase to prevent another cyber attack, expert warns

The unprecedented attack, which hit scores of countries, impacted on acute hospital sites in Lanarkshire as well as GP surgeries, dental practices …

Cyber-attacks
NHS

Google's DeepMind Gets Access to NHS Patient Data; Controversy Ensues (GOOG) | Investopedia

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) subsidiary Google's artificial intelligence company DeepMind Health has signed an agreement with a hospital that is part of the …

Investing

Security services investigate cyberattack against UK Parliament after emails hacked

Parliamentary personnel using 'weak passwords' have had email accounts compromised, and it remains unclear whether MPs, Lords and their staff use …

Cybersecurity

NHS mailing blunder put 1,788 patients at risk - and Health Secretary kept it quiet

Jeremy Hunt kept quiet for months about a ‘major blunder’ which saw more than 700,000 letters to NHS patients mislaid, some of which contained cancer diagnosis, treatment plans and blood tests, it emerged today.<p>The health secretary learned in March 2016 that hundreds of thousands of NHS letters had …

Radiation Therapy

Public dissatisfaction with the NHS has doubled, polling for BMA finds

<b></b>Public dissatisfaction with the NHS has doubled in just two years, amid shortages of doctors, polling by the British Medical Association suggests.<p>The survey of more than 1,000 adults, carried out on the eve of the BMA’s annual conference, found 43 per cent were unhappy with the state of the health …

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State University. Attendees were the first to hear …

Microbiology

North Korea behind WannaCry cyberattack, U.K. intelligence says

LONDON—British intelligence officials believe that a group linked to North Korea perpetrated last month’s massive cyberattack, which crippled …

South Korea