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2011-06-21 00:00:28

NHS patients could soon have complete control over their medical records and the power to decide who has access to their data. The E-Health Cloud, using Flexiant's pioneering cloud platform Extility, will be the first large scale deployment of the cloud in e-health. Scotland, UK (PRWEB) June 20, 2011 Scottish cloud software and services provider Flexiant is providing a cloud platform for a research project that promises NHS patients complete control over their medical records and the power...

2011-06-14 03:00:00

MANCHESTER, England, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With over 40,000 couples waiting on average 3 years to be matched with a suitable egg donor [http://www.babythoughts.co.uk ] via the NHS, UK start up Babythoughts offers a secure and confidential way for egg donors and recipient couples to get in contact and by-pass the current waiting list system. Once a couple have found a donor they automatically move to the top of the waiting list on the NHS. Alternatively, if preferred, the...

2011-06-13 14:53:41

Offering Multiple Sclerosis sufferers emotional support through group therapy sessions could improve their quality of life and save the NHS almost £500 per patient, a study at The University of Nottingham has discovered. Researchers are now planning a larger multi-centre study into the issue to establish whether psychological therapy should be incorporated into the MS services currently provided by the NHS. The study, funded by the MS Society, was led by Professor Nadina Lincoln, of the...

2011-06-09 14:27:55

A team from the University of Sheffield's School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) has developed a new index to measure hospital mortality rates that has been accepted for use by the Department of Health. Led by Professor Michael Campbell, the team, including Drs Richard Jacques and James Fotheringham, were commissioned in January 2011 by the Department of Health to develop and test a new index to look at deaths following a hospital admission. In the past this has mainly been done by a...

2011-06-06 02:00:00

LONDON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Launch of 'my diary from down under' by Nikki Bayley In the UK, 20 per cent of women still do not attend smear tests, putting themselves at risk of leaving pre-cancerous cervical cells undetected[i]. A new blog, entitled, 'my diary from down under', aims to help dispel many of the myths surrounding having a smear with the aim of putting women at ease and encouraging more women to attend their cervical screens when invited. Nikki...

2011-06-02 12:07:00

Program provides rehabilitative care for adjudicated youth. COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James Sharp has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Northwestern Academy effective May 30, 2011. Mr. Sharp has had an illustrious career in the juvenile justice field and has served as Chief Probation Officer of the Juvenile Division of the Philadelphia Family Court since 2003. In his new role at NHS Human Services, Mr. Sharp will oversee all operations of...

2011-06-01 10:49:00

CHICAGO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 600 corporate and community volunteers, including bankers and insurance agents, will literally 'dig in' to plant flowers and sod, paint fences and porches, spruce up blocks and beautify Chicago neighborhoods on the South and West Sides on Saturday, June 4. Other unique events include a tour of homes for sale in Chicago Lawn/Gage Park, a housing resource fair and block beautification in Englewood, and prepping an area along the railroad...

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2011-05-30 10:40:00

Acupuncture can significantly improve overall well-being and can have a very positive effect on patients with mystery symptoms, a new study from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Exeter reveals. The study examined 80 patients, with nearly 60 percent reporting musculoskeletal problems. In the three months prior to the experiment, the subjects accounted for 44 hospital visits, 52 hospital clinic visits, 106 outpatient clinic visits and 75 visits to non NHS...

2011-05-27 19:43:45

Where you live, how old you are and whether you're male or female all affect your chances of giving up smoking. These are the findings of a study which suggests that while NHS stop smoking services are effective in supporting some smokers to quit there are significant differences in the longer term success rates for specific groups who are trying to give up smoking. The study, commissioned by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and undertaken by the UK Centre for...

2011-05-25 14:17:16

Data briefing: What's happening to NHS spending across the UK? In Wales, the NHS is set for a real budget cut of nearly 11% over four years, while England escapes the deepest cuts across the four nations, according to John Appleby, Chief Economist at the King's Fund on bmj.com today. In much of the discussion and debate about health care spending and reform, the "N" in NHS seems often to stand for England, writes Appleby. Yet around 10 million people in the UK do not live in England or use...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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