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22nd Aug 2014

Double vaccines for polio could free world of disease


Research suggests double polio vaccine could speed up efforts to rid the world of the disease.

Food poverty warning


Experts warn of malnutrition.

Colchester delays PAS go-live again

Medway PAS go-live further delayed.

e-Health Insider

NHS staff sickness absence falls

In the year to April 2014 NHS staff sickness absence fell by 0.03%.

NHS Employers

Obesity linked to dementia

Study says obesity in early middle age is three times more likely to lead to dementia later in life.


FDA approve Eliquis

Eliquis has been approved by the FDA To treat blood clots in the legs and lungs.

Reuters News

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21st Aug 2014

Botox may help fight cancer

Animal tests suggest Botox could be used to help fight cancer.

BBC News

Student makes scientific breakthrough in heart research

Scientific breakthrough could help save lives of black athletes with undiagnosed heart problems.

BBC News

mHealth to help diabetics

mHealth platform being used to help diabetics and carers control a potentially fatal side-effect of the disease.

Healthcare IT

Cardiac death rates fall

Study finds hearth disease and stroke death rates are falling across Europe.


20th Aug 2014

Mental health care 'not fit for purpose'

Minister says young mental health care is 'stuck in the dark ages' and 'not fit for purpose'.

BBC News

Post-natal depression cut by breastfeeding

Study finds breastfeeding can halve the risk of post-natal depression.

BBC News

NHS Board fined over mental health patient suicide

NHS Ayrshire and Arran Health Board fined for serious safety breaches.

Health and Safety Executive

Finney makes new claims against CQC

Former deputy chief of the CQC makes new claims in legal battle against her ex-employer.

Health Service Journal

WHO urges screening of travellers in Ebola outbreak

WHO has recommended all travellers should be screened in African nations where Ebola is spreading.


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