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Doctors give cancer destroying vaccine to woman in UK

Health News - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 03:02

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A team of doctors in the UK have said that they have injected a patient with a vaccine aimed at destroying tumours everywhere in one of the first of its kind procedure in the world.

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Study says NHS will shell out £3.3 billion for bed blocking in five years

Health News - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 13:33

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A new report has said that the UK's health service is likely to waste around £3.3 billion during the coming five years on "bed blocking" as the number of patients increases in hospitals.

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Thousands of doctor and nursing posts are vacant in NHS

Health News - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 13:56

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Trusts and health boards have said that thousands of doctor and nursing posts are vacantacross the United Kingdom.

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Cafferkey discharged after ‘post Ebola complication’ treatment

Health News - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 13:54

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Pauline Cafferkey, who was working to treat Ebola patients and was infected herself, has been discharged from the Royal Free Hospital after her third treatment at the hospital.

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US experts warn pregnant women against visiting Brazil

Health News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 13:52

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The United StatesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning to pregnant women against travelling to the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil due to the risk associated with the Zika virus.

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Number of children requiring dental care rises in England

Health News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 13:50

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According to a new report, the total number of younger children requiring dental treatment has increased significantly and indicates that the dental health is deteriorating in the country.

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Scientists receive major milestone in pancreatic cancer treatment

Health News - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 14:46

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A team of scientists have achieved a major milestone in developing effective treatment for pancreatic cancer.

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Low dose of chemo therapy can restrict cancer, study

Health News - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 14:44

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A team of researchers has said that chemotherapy is low dosage is useful in keeping cancer under control and is more effective than using high dosage to wipe out cancer.

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Government to consider meningitis immunisation

Health News - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 03:05

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Government has indicated that it will consider the introduction of an immunisation programme against meningitisfor children under the age of 11 year.

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More strikes are expected in March and April, says BMA

Health News - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 02:56

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The British Medical Association (BMA) has said that more strikes are scheduled during the months of March and April, 2016.

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Weak Current Quarter Profit Forecast Overshadow Fitbit’s Healthy Fourth Quarter Earnings

Health News - Tue, 02/23/2016 - 08:45

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On Monday, San Francisco based Fitbit Inc. reported quarterly earnings that surpassed the market expectations but, its weak outlook for the year took a toll on its share prices during the after-market trading.

The wearable device maker said its Q4 net income was $64.2 million or 26 cents a share.

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Indiana sees surge in Child Abuse Deaths

Health News - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 05:17

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Indiana youth institute released an annual report on kids count. It mentioned various factors impacting the youth and adolescents. Among the factors, child maltreatment proved more detrimental than others as the deaths caused have risen greatly, while child pregnancies have fallen.

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Jeremy Hunt sees needs for improving quality of healthcare in the NHS

Health News - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 03:00

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Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that he believes that there is a need for improving the quality of healthcare in the UK during this decade.

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National Donor Day: Celebrate the Day by registering for Organ Donation

Health News - Mon, 02/15/2016 - 12:32

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Valentine's Day is a day of love, but it's also a day to raise awareness among people about life-saving organ donations. It's National Donor Day which urges people to register for organ donation and take part in all types of donations, such as organs, tissues and blood.

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Risk of developing Dementia declining by 20% per decade since late 1970s: Study

Health News - Mon, 02/15/2016 - 04:41

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Since the late 1970s, the risk of developing dementia is dropping 20%, unveils a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The finding is quite contrary to the popular perception, which said that aging of the baby boomers will bring a rise in dementia cases.

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Nigeria clears Olympic Contingent to travel to Brazil

Health News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:12

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The sporting authority in Nigeria has approved a decision allowing the Nigerian Olympic Contingent to travel to Brazil to attend the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro amid concerns over spread of Zika virus in that country.

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Study shows women under 65 will spend a third of their lives in retirement

Health News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:01

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According to a new study, women under the age of 65 years will spend about a third of their lives in retirement.

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Transformation in Dealing with Drug Cases

Health News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:18

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Inner-city regions witnessed extreme police force when the crack-cocaine epidemic occurred. Obligatory sentencing laws were passed by Congress and states. However, now with present situation on severe problems occurring due to heroin usage in small towns and suburbs, addicts are being treated as addicts and not in prisons.

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Cracknell supports tax on sugary drinks in the UK

Health News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:19

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James Cracknell, a double time Olympic gold medallist, has joined calls for introducing an additional tax on sugary drinks as a measure to fight obesity in the country.

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Patients less likely to die with more nurses, study

Health News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:16

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Health experts have warned that patients are less likely to die if there are more nurses in the hospital and warned hospital managements not to substitute qualified staff with cheaper alternatives.

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