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Antibiotic Resistance A Ticking Time Bomb

Antibiotic Resistance A Ticking Time Bomb

  • Posted: Mar 11, 2013
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Antibiotic Resistance A Ticking Time Bomb Diseases becoming resistant to antibiotics is as serious as terrorism and severe weather, the chief medical officer says.

The Government’s Chief Medical Officer is warning of “a dreadful future for our children and grandchildren” unless global action is taken to prevent diseases from becoming resistant to antibiotics.

Professor Dame Sally Davies stated diseases are evolving faster than the drugs that exist to treat them. read more

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Care Home Staff Must Have Proper Training

Care Home Staff Must Have Proper Training

  • Posted: Mar 09, 2013
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Care Home Staff  Must Have Proper Training Care home staff will reportedly be required to undergo compulsory training under Government plans to better protect the elderly.

Government will introduce a new plan that include compulsory training for care home staff to protect the elderly from neglect and abuse.

Health minister Norman Lamb said the lack of basic requirements for training care workers was leaving pensioners in the hands of staff who have “no idea what they are doing”. read more

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Death Rate Britain Lagging On Life Expectancy

Death Rate Britain Lagging On Life Expectancy

  • Posted: Mar 05, 2013
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Death Rate Britain Lagging On Life Expectancy Alcohol, tobacco and obesity are factors that cause younger briton’s  death.

Britons are more likely to die early than people in most wealthy nations, research suggests – and experts are warning the gap is widening.

The statistics showed that UK is now 14th out of 19 Western countries for life expectancy.In 1990, Britain ranked tenth in a league table – with Alzheimer’s disease, cirrhosis of the liver and drug use disorders being blamed for our falling position. read more

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Doctors From Abroad Must Take English Test

Doctors From Abroad Must Take English Test

  • Posted: Feb 24, 2013
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Doctors From Abroad Must Take English Test. Doctors will now have to carry out an English test to avoid common mistakes.

NHS will introduce new checks for doctors to evaluate their English level, necessary to treat patients.

It comes five years after David Gray, 70, was killed by a German doctor on his first out-of-hours shift in the UK. Daniel Ubani accidentally gave the pensioner 10 times the recommended dose of the painkiller diamorphine. read more

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Elderly Care Bills To Be Capped At £75,000

Elderly Care Bills To Be Capped At £75,000

  • Posted: Feb 11, 2013
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Elderly Care Bills To Be Capped At £75,000. It has been announced today that elderly care bills are to be capped by the state in a £1bn move expected to be funded by dragging more people into inheritance tax.

The cap on how much pensioners pay for care is to be set at £75,000, more than double the £35,000 recommended by the Dilnot Commission.

But the assets threshold beneath which people will receive means-tested support is to be hiked significantly – up from £23,250 to £123,000. read more

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Brendan Marrocco, US Quadruple Amputee, Gets New Arms

Brendan Marrocco, US Quadruple Amputee, Gets New Arms

  • Posted: Jan 29, 2013
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Brendan Marrocco, US Quadruple Amputee, Gets New Arms Brendan Marrocco, 26, was injured by a roadside bomb in 2009.

Is the first US soldier to survive after losing four limbs in Iraq has said he is looking forward to swimming and driving after having a double arm transplant.

He also received bone marrow from the deceased donor of his arms, a therapy intended to help his body accept the new limbs with minimal medication. read more

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Ban non-medics from giving Botox

Ban non-medics from giving Botox

  • Posted: Jan 29, 2013
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Ban non-medics from giving Botox It has now come to light that non-trained cosmetic surgeons are  administrating Botox trained doctors, nurses and dentists should provide non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Botox, say surgeons.

Currently people such as beauticians with no medical training can administer anti-wrinkle Botox injections, even though it is a potent neurotoxin.

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) wants to put an end to “Botox parties” and rogue traders. read more

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Call For Soft Drink Sugar Tax In Budget

Call For Soft Drink Sugar Tax In Budget

  • Posted: Jan 28, 2013
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Call For Soft Drink Sugar Tax In Budget It has been announced today that the government will increase taxes on alcoholic beverages.

Medical professionals are calling for a 20p-per-litre tax on soft drinks to be included in this year’s Budget.

Lots of organisations are backing the changes by the Government to increase the tax on sugary drinks by 20p to help cut down on our obesity in the UK.

Many organisations, which include the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, are backing the recommendation by food and farming charity Sustain. read more

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First Britain To Have A Hand Transplant

First Britain To Have A Hand Transplant

  • Posted: Jan 04, 2013
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First Britain To Have A Hand Transplant The first person in the UK to have a hand transplant was a former pub landlord,  who is 51 years old, from West Yorkshire.

Doctors say he is making good progress after an eight-hour operation at Leeds General Infirmary. Doctors approved that is too early to asses how much control of the hand  he got after operation but as far he can wiggle his fingers but no sense of touch

Mark Cahill, from Greetland near Halifax, said: “When I look at it and move it, it just feels like my hand.”Right now it feels really good, it’s not a lot of pain, it looks good, it looks a great match and I’m looking forward to getting it working now.” read more

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The Norovirus Attacks Thousands Of People

The Norovirus Attacks Thousands Of People

  • Posted: Dec 18, 2012
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The Norovirus Attacks Thousands Of People. The Norovirus affected  880,000 this year . This Christmas for many known as the vomiting bug the health protection agency said “The percentage has grown 80% higher from the same time last year”.

So far this season, there have been 3,046 cases in England and Wales, compared to just 1,669 cases last season.

But for every reported case there are likely to be a further 288 unreported sufferers, warns the HPA. read more

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