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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.

2011-07-07 11:37:00

LONDON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Medical Council (GMC) is still consulting on its planned introduction of medical revalidation in 2012.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.