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End Of Life Treatment  Rules Tightened

End Of Life Treatment Rules Tightened

  • Posted: Nov 05, 2012
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Hospitals that fail to consult patients and their families about end-of-life treatment could face legal action under new rules.

New legal obligations in the NHS constitution will also make clear that patients have a right to expect single-sex accommodation in hospital.

Ministers say the package of reforms, which is being put out to consultation, will empower patients and ensure that their wishes come first.

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Housework ‘Helps Cut’ Breast Cancer Risk

Housework ‘Helps Cut’ Breast Cancer Risk

  • Posted: Sep 04, 2012
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The largest study of its kind shows that women who lead an active lifestyle can reduce the chance of getting breast cancer.

Housework, brisk walking and gardening can help to cut the risk of developing breast cancer, according to research.

In the largest study of its kind to date, the European Prospective Investigation Of Cancer (Epic), co-funded by Cancer Research UK, found women who take part in moderate read more

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Skin Cancer Rates Are Soaring In The UK

Skin Cancer Rates Are Soaring In The UK

An increasing number of Brits of all ages are being diagnosed with deadly melanomas – but those aged over 50 are worst affected.

 

The number of cases of malignant melanoma in all age groups is on the rise

The number of Britons aged in their 50s suffering from the most dangerous type of skin cancer has quadrupled in the last three decades.

In 1981 there were about 480 50 to 59-year-olds diagnosed with malignant melanoma, and now it rais3ed to 1,950 a year by 2010, Cancer Research UK said.

Almost five people read more

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NHS ‘Is Failing’ Mental Health Patients

Nick Clegg launches plans for improved mental health care, as charities say GPs are not taking patient’s symptoms seriously

The NHS is still failing people with mental health problems, despite a Government strategy launched more than a year ago.

Patients in some areas are waiting at least three months for specialist counselling. Some of them end up going private because they need more urgent care.

Others are developing read more

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Administration Warning For NHS Trust

Administration Warning For NHS Trust

The South London Healthcare NHS Trust is warned it could be declared bust in what would be the first case of its kind.

It has been stated that NHS hospital trust is losing £1m a week has been put into administration in a last effort to save it from collapse.

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley brought in the measures to try to turn around the dire finances of South London Healthcare NHS Trust.

It is the first NHS Trust in the country read more

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Warning Over Women’s ‘Apple-Shaped’ Figures

Warning Over Women’s ‘Apple-Shaped’ Figures

A survey found out that 16% of women are moderately or morbidly obese, according to a survey.

Due to unhealty lifestyle, most women with “apple” figure put their life at risk.

A survey of 54,000 people found more than half had a Body Mass Index (BMI) that exceeded the healthy 18-25 range, with more than 16% classed as moderately or morbidly obese.

The majority of British women read more

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