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24th Jul 2014

Paracetamol 'no good' for back pain

Research suggests paracetamol no better than placebo for lower back pain.

BBC News

232 teeth removed from Indian boy

Indian doctors have extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy who went in with swelling in his right jaw.

BBC News

Cerner to be swapped for Lorenzo in North Bristol

North Bristol is first NHS trust to take Lorenzo in an open procurement.

e-Health Insider

Figures show decrease in NHS sickness absence

NHS sickness absence continues to decrease according to latest figures from Health and Social Care Informatics Centre.

NHS Employers

Emergency inhalers to be kept in schools

Schools will be able to keep emergency inhalers from October.

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23rd Jul 2014

NHS to work more closely with hospices

Hospices should play a greater role in end-of-life care.

BBC News

Dozens placed in quarantine in China

State media say part of a city in north-west China sealed off after man died of bubonic plague.

BBC News

NHS staff balloted on strike action

More than 40,000 NHS staff in England have been balloted on industrial action.

BBC News

IT partner for South West Yorkshire

Provision of IT services have been awarded to Phoenix by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

e-Health Insider

New progress on viral hepatitis

WHO welcomes new progress on tackling viral hepatitis, one of the world's most serious diseases.

World Health Organisation

Sharp drop in numbers of bans on hospital workers

Concern raised by Labour on drop in numbers of hospital and care home workers banned from working with vulnerable adults.

Health Service Journal

Doctors should opt out of European working time directive

DH has pledged to help doctors opt out of the European working time directive.

Health Service Journal

Cost of safe staffing

NICE outline the cost of safe staffing which is likely to have a negligible impact on staff finances.


Diseases from the Victorian era are on the rise

Experts warn of a rise in diseases traditionally associated with the Victorian era.

BBC News

Sales of robotic surgery systems continue to fall

Sales of da Vinci robotic surgery systems falls again in its second quarter.

Modern Healthcare

22nd Jul 2014

Schizophrenia research uncovers 80 new genes

Research in Nature suggests 80 previously unknown genes uncovered which may put people at risk of schizophrenia.

BBC News

Step towards curing HIV

Scientists say they have taken an 'exciting' step forward towards curing HIV by flushing out the virus.

BBC News

Perfect inspection for hospital

A small hospital in Falkirk has received perfect inspection marks.

BBC News

Digital Spark acquired by Silverlink

Silverlink, a patient administration system supplier, has acquired Digital Spark, a health software developer.

e-Health Insider

Directory app created by Southern Health

Directory app gives patients and GPs information on local health services.

e-Health Insider

Agency and contract staff costs shoot up

According to annual accounts, the cost of agency and contract staff in foundation trusts shot up by £300m last year.

Health Service Journal

Health risks of bike riding for men

Researchers suggest cyclists who ride more may face a higher risk of prostate cancer.


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