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2011-10-19 08:17:05

Despite substantial reductions in the hospital death rates for heart attack patients across all age groups, there are still worrying inequalities in heart attack management for the elderly, a new study has shown. The research, carried out by the University of Leeds, UK and funded by the British Heart Foundation, showed that the risk of a heart patient dying in hospital almost halved across all age groups between 2003 and 2010. Specialist treatments — such as coronary angioplasty...

2004-11-25 03:00:16

Professionals praised but concerns voiced over mental health and breast checks HEALTH SERVICES for older people have improved markedly over the past three years, but concerns remain over mental health and palliative care, nurses and campaigners said last week. They were responding to a report published by the Department of Health's national director for older people's health, Ian Philp, on progress since the publication of the National Service Framework for Older People (NSF). Professor...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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