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Saturday 31st January 2015

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30th Jan 2015

Childhood obesity my be levelling off

A study suggests child obesity rates among children under 10 may be beginning to level off.

BBC News

Manchester United to work on heart project

Manchester United to work on project with University of Bristol to see how young people's hearts work while exercising.

e-Health Insider

20% less spent on care compared to ten years ago

Analysis by the BBC found councils are spending less on care for people aged 65 and over.

OnMedica

Find out your child's BMI score

Use BMI calculator to gauge if your child is a healthy weight.

The Telegraph

Medical training cuts could compromise patient care

Doctors warn training cuts could harm patient care.

BBC News

GPs to display CQC inspection ratings

New rules will mean GP surgeries, hospitals and care homes will have to clearly display the inspection rating rewarded by the CQC.

OnMedica

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29th Jan 2015

Lung cancer deaths in women has risen

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Researchers say lung cancer fatalities will be higher than breast cancer for the first time this year.

Scientists warn the Ebola virus is mutating

Researchers are investigating Ebola outbreak in Guinea and believe it may have become more contagious.

BBC News

Wait for talking therapies to shorten

Government pledges to shorten mental health wait times for adult and children.

Health Service Journal

Public satisfaction with the NHS has risen

A survey has found public satisfaction in the NHS has 'risen significantly'.

BBC News

Ambulance strike in NI will go ahead

Planned strike by NHS workers in Northern Ireland set to go ahead.

BBC News

A&E target fines could rise

HSJ analysis has found fines for breaching A&E waiting target could increase by more than 35% in the coming financial year.

Health Service Journal

28th Jan 2015

NHS trust sector's financial position deterioriates

Trust sector deficit has deteriorated to £414.2m highlighting the pressure trusts are under.

Health Service Journal

Dementia linked to commonly used medicines

A study has linked dementia to over-the-counter treatments.

BBC News

Patients happy to consult over webcam with GP

Almost a fifth of patients surveyed said they would be happy to consult with GP via webcam on their phone or computer.

OnMedica

NHS staff strike called off

Strike, scheduled for 29 January, has been called off by Unison.

BBC News

Vouchers offered to help pregnant women quit

Researchers say shopping vouchers makes pregnant smokers more likely to quit.

BBC News

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