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2011-09-22 11:22:02

Evaluation of the incremental cost to the National Health Service of prescribing analogue insulin The NHS has stumped up an extra £625 million over the past decade on synthetic forms of insulin, when the recommended human alternatives– which are considerably cheaper– would have probably been just as effective, reveals research published online in BMJ Open. The finding comes as a UN health summit in New York this week debates how to step up international efforts to...

2011-09-20 11:19:56

Children's and young people's experience of the National Health Service in England Children under 16 make up less than 1% of participants in national NHS patient surveys, finds research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. But the issue is particularly important as young adults who are asked about their experiences of the NHS, are less satisfied with the care they receive than older adults, say the authors. In 2010 the Kennedy Report concluded that services for...

2011-09-19 08:14:16

Researchers whose findings on the detrimental impact of some common medicines on elderly people were widely reported earlier in the summer have found that taking a few of these medicines does not appear to cause further cognitive impairment in those already suffering from dementia. In a paper published Sept. 18 by the journal Age and Ageing, Dr Chris Fox of the University of East Anglia (UEA) and colleagues from a number of other universities and the NHS describe how they studied a...

2011-07-29 13:10:24

Research: Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of cardiovascular disease prevention in whole populations: Modeling study The introduction of legislation that restricts unhealthy food, for example by reducing salt content and eliminating industrial trans fats, would prevent thousands of cases of heart disease in England and Wales and save the NHS millions of pounds, finds research published on bmj.com today. Heart disease and stroke cause over 150,000 deaths every year in the UK and yet over...

2011-07-26 12:06:06

Patient safety incidents associated with obesity: A review of reports to the National Patient Safety Agency and recommendations for hospital practice The NHS is poorly prepared to care for obese patients, lacking dedicated equipment and adequately trained staff, among other things, reveals an analysis of patient safety incidents, published online in Postgraduate Medical Journal. The authors analysed patient safety incident data reported to the National Reporting and Learning System, which is...

2011-07-26 07:07:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The National Health Services is ill-prepared to care for obese patients, lacking dedicated equipment and adequately trained staff, among other things, according to this study. The authors analyzed patient safety incident data reported to the National Reporting and Learning System, which is run by the National Patient Safety Agency. They looked for all incident reports relating to, or caused by, obesity over a period of three years from 2005 to 2008, to identify any...

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2011-07-14 05:45:00

Of the approximately 1.6 million people in Britain affected by an eating disorder, up to 20 percent of those are male, according to British eating disorders charity Beat. British health service (NHS) figures show a 66 percent rise in hospital admissions for men in England affected by some form of eating disorder over the last 10 years, Reuters is reporting. Exact figures are difficult to pin down due as many men are reluctant to seek treatment for an eating disorder and a failure to diagnose...

2011-07-13 13:26:20

Data briefing: Can we afford the NHS in future? England's health secretary Andrew Lansley has said that if England keeps on spending on health at the current rate, the NHS will be unaffordable in 20 years' time. But in an article published on bmj.com today, John Appleby, Chief Economist at the King's Fund argues that spending on health will be a matter of choice, not affordability. In an article for the Daily Telegraph in June, Andrew Lansley said (referring to England): "If things carry on...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.