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2011-09-22 11:22:02

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.

2011-09-20 11:19:56

Children under 16 make up less than 1% of participants in national NHS patient surveys.

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.

2011-07-29 13:10:24

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.

2011-07-26 12:06:06

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.

2011-07-26 07:07:43

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.

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2011-07-14 05:45:00

Of the approximately 1 and a half million people in Britain affected by an eating disorder, up to 20 percent of those are male, according to British eating disorders charity Beat.

2011-07-13 13:26:20

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.


Word of the Day
cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.