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24th Apr 2014

Teen with cancer reaches £1m charity target

Teenage blogger, Stephen Sutton, has terminal cancer and has reached his target of raising £1m for charity.

BBC News

Elderly care will 'outstrip' family supply

Think tank warns the demand from elderly care will 'outstrip' family members able to provide the care by 2017.

BBC News

Asthma inhalers for schools

Campaigners say plans for schools to keep spare inhalers could reduce risk of emergency hospital admissions.

BBC News

Plans for patient care hotline

Proactive Care Programme to be launched in September to help develop personalised care for patients with complex needs.

e-Health Insider

Ban on sale of e-cigarettes to young people

The FDA move to ban sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18.

Reuters News

Midwife shortage being ignored

Health organisation warns hospital chiefs are 'burying their heads in the sand' over midwife shortages.

The Telegraph

E-referral service will go live in November

The Health and Social Care Information Centre has said NHS e-referral service will go live at the end of this year.

e-Health Insider

AstraZeneca highlight progress with new cancer drugs

AstraZeneca flags cancer advances as it posted a 17% fall in core earnings per share.

Yahoo News

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23rd Apr 2014

People struggle to afford to eat healthily


Charity warns high food prices mean a third of UK adults struggle to afford healthy food.

Scarlet fever outbreak across England

Sick child

New guidance released following outbreak of scarlet fever across England.

Roche urged to lower breast cancer drug price

NICE set to reject pioneering new breast cancer treatment as campaigners urge Roche to lower the cost.

BBC News

Trial of care.data at 500 GP practices

NHS England have announced up to 500 GP practices will pilot care.data beginning this autumn.

e-Health Insider

A&E figures show fall in violence

Figures from NHS hospitals show a long-term fall in violent crime in England and Wales.

BBC News

GPs record access scaled back

DH rolls back pledge to give patients online access to their GP records.

e-Health Insider

Serious disturbance at Broadmoor

Following staffing concerns, police and ambulance crews were called to Britain's most high-profile secure mental health hospital.

Health Service Journal

CQC to launch crisis care inspections

The HSJ has learned services for people in mental health crisis are to be put under the spotlight this summer.

Health Service Journal

MRSA taking up residence in people's homes

A new US study finds MRSA is now in people's homes.


The Shape of Caring review into nurse training

The aim of reviewing training for nurses is to ensure 'respect and dignity' for patient becomes a top priority.

Nursing in Practice

Doctors face increasing number of complaints on social media

The Medical Defence Union warns that doctors are unsure how to deal with patient complaints on social media rather than through official channels.


22nd Apr 2014

Skin cancer rates five times higher than 1970s

Cancer - Melanoma

Statistics show that a dangerous skin cancer is five times more likely now than it was in the mid-1970s.

Children who daydream are misdiagnosed with ADHD


According to new research, children previously diagnosed with ADHD could have another condition.

Two leading drugmakers combine efforts

Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline are exchanging assets and combining consumer healthcare units.

BBC News

Foreign doctors should face tougher exams

UK standards are higher than some countries; subsequently, a small proportion of foreign doctors are below standards.

BBC News

NHS considering Chinese medicine

Jeremy Hunt has said Chinese medicine could be available on the NHS if its benefits can be proved.

The Telegraph

Tolerance to pain is genetic

Chronic pain can come from numerous sources, but it is not known why certain people feel more than pain than others.

Medical News Today

Potential new approach to treating Alzheimer's

Researchers have described new computer-based virtual screening tool to identify compounds.

Medical News Today

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