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29th Jul 2015

New NHS skin cancer guildlines issued

New guidelines for diagnosing and treating melanoma skin cancers have been issued to the NHS in England.

Improved guidelines for dying care proposed

England's health watchdog has put forward new draft guidance to improve the care of adults in their last few days of life.

Historic first double hand tranplant performed on a child

Zion Harvey, 8, became the recipient of the world's first double hand transplant performed on a child, following 10 hours of surgery by a 40-person team in early July at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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27th Jul 2015

Four natural remedies to help diabetes

These four natural remedies have a positive effect on diabetes

Natural News

What's the difference between a cold and a sinus infection?

The difference between the common cold and an infected sinus.

Tescos plan to ban sugar-added drinks

In an effort to cut down on child obesity, Tescos plan to ban sugar-added drinks from their stores.

24th Jul 2015

Malaria vaccine 'closer'

'Green light' given to world's first malaria vaccine.

BBC News

Experts say stroke drug is safe

Clot-busting drug is safe and effective say a panel of independent experts.

BBC News

Revamp of cancer drugs fund

NHS England say cancer drugs fund should become a 'managed access' fund.

Health Service Journal

Troubled trust gets tariff increase

University of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust gets first ever tariff hike which may result in more than £20m of extra funding this year.

Health Service Journal

Key statistics released about NHS workforce

Key statistics released by NHS Confederation about the NHS workforce.

NHS Employers

Cut face-to-face consultations with emails

In a bid to reduce demand on GPs, experts propose pilots of email communication with patients.


E-cigarettes tried by a fifth of youngsters

A report issued by the HSCIC suggests more than a fifth of children between ages 11 to 15 have tried an electronic cigarette.


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