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Saturday 28th February 2015

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24th Feb 2015

Increased funding is not the answer for mental health

Mental Health

Lord Crisp, who is heading up a new inquiry into mental health, says funding and beds is not the answer for mental health services.

Eat peanuts early to cut allergy risk

A study suggests eating peanut products as a baby cuts risk of peanut allergy.

BBC News

Major drive to tackle dementia

The government has launched a major drive to tackle dementia in the UK.


Regular sauna use protects from heart attacks

Research find regular use of saunas gives protection from heart attacks, strokes and other conditions.

The Guardian

30% of people struggle with long term pain

New study finds nearly a third of adults in Wales struggle to cope with pain and symptoms of long-term health conditions.

BBC News

Aspirin may make strokes worse

Research suggests some people who are 'resistant' to aspirin may be at greater risk of larger, more severe strokes.

Web MD

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23rd Feb 2015

Ebola 15 minute test approved


The WHO approves the first rapid blood test for Ebola.

Prompt MRI scan after a stroke can make all the difference

Use of MRI scans in children with suspected ischaemic stroke could significantly accelerate the process and improve outcomes.

The Guardian

'£321m deficit' for NHS foundation trusts in England

According to Monitor, NHS foundation trusts are £321m in deficit.

BBC News

How to get your children off to sleep

A recent survey suggests parents find bedtime the most stressful part of the day.

The Guardian

Single-use smart syringes urged

The WHO has announced smart syringes will be used for injections by 2020.

BBC News

Waits for eating disorder sufferers unacceptable

Report says anorexia and bulimia sufferers are waiting months for potentially life-saving treatment.

The Telegraph

20th Feb 2015

Drug-resistant malaria a huge threat


Scientists say drug-resistant malaria poses an 'enormous threat' to global health.

Mental health trust placed in special measures

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has been placed into special measures after being rated 'inadequate' by CQC.

Health Service Journal

Hours after exposure sunlight continues to damage skin

A study finds sunlight continues to damage skin hours after leaving the beach.

BBC News

Child mental health service must be priortised

A leaked report says child mental health services in England must be prioritised more.

BBC News

Dementia care 'still not fit for purpose'

A new report for Alzheimer's Society says dementia care is still 'inadequate' three years after government launched dementia challenge.

Health Service Journal

Male suicide rate has increased significantly

Official figures show a significant increase in male suicides in the UK since 2007.

The Telegraph

Slow progress on cutting obesity condemned

Experts criticise global progress towards tackling obesity.


Physical activity cuts heart risk

A study concludes every minute of exercise carried out by older adults can lower risk of heart attack.


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