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2011-08-31 11:27:46

A simple finger prick test during routine eye examinations at high street opticians could help to identify millions of people with previously undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes, according to new research. The researchers suggest earlier diagnosis could set people on the road to better management of the disease, which is the leading cause of blindness in the working age population, and that this could ultimately result in cost-savings for the NHS. The Durham University study suggests that...

2008-09-30 09:00:59

URGENT and emergency care on Teesside has been rated among the best in the country. Independent watchdog the Healthcare Commission published a major review of 152 primary care trusts (PCTs) in England, and Teesside came out on top. Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Redcar and Cleveland were all placed in the best performing category, helping the North-east emerge as the region with the best care. The review is the first to compare how all NHS services work together. A...

2008-09-22 09:00:58

By Philippa Weighell HEALTH chiefs have given assurances to residents over the future of care in part of the region. Concerns had been raised over emergency and maternity services at the Friarage Hospital, in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, and the Catterick Garrison out-ofhours centre, after they were put under review by North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust (PCT). But at a meeting of North Yorkshire County Council?s health committee, trust bosses said there would be no reduction...

2008-09-10 21:00:26

By Mark Branagan The concerns about healthcare provision, especially in the remote communities of North Yorkshire, will come under the spotlight at the next meeting of the county council's scrutiny of health committee on Friday.Top of the agenda will be the public consultations on a Government White Paper setting out proposals for expanding high- quality pharmaceutical services and developing the role of pharmacists as a leading clinical profession within primary care.North Yorkshire has a...

2008-08-19 09:01:12

A GIRL suffered head injuries and a man needed surgery after two separate road crashes on Teesside. Police appealed today for witnesses to the incidents, which left a 27-year-old man needing surgery to his arm and a 17-year-old girl requiring hospital treatment. One of the accidents involved two cars in Borough Road, Middlesbrough, at the junction with West Terrace at 6.10pm yesterday, when a Toyota MR2, travelling towards North Ormesby and turning right, collided with a Vauxhall Astra...

2008-07-30 09:01:27

A STONE cutting ceremony officially marked the beginning of construction of a new Teesside hospital. Roseberry Park in Middlesbrough is a pounds 74m development just down the road from James Cook University Hospital. Opening in 2010, it will provide specialist mental healthcare and be a centre of excellence for disability services. The hospital will have 312 beds as well as outpatient clinics. Chief executive of the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust Martin Barkley cut the...

2008-07-02 09:01:02

PATIENTS are being given the chance to eat their meals in peace in a bid to boost their health. James Cook University Hospital has launched a protected meal times scheme banning unnecessary interruptions at mealtimes. Research has shown that people who are disturbed during meal times can have reduced appetites, which can affect well-being and recovery times. Patients on acute medicine wards are now enjoying their food in private with no disturbances from doctors' rounds or routine...


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  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
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