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  1. Workers 'put off medical appointments'

    18th December 2014 -- Millions of UK workers are putting their health at risk by postponing important medical appointments because of their work, according to new research by the British Heart Foundation. At the beginning of the month the BHF polled more than 1,300 UK workers. It found that more tha

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  2. Are you in danger from Christmas?

    16th December 2014 – Car crashes, food poisoning and booze: just three factors that go towards making the festive season a particularly dangerous time of year. Official figures show that accidents and avoidable deaths peak between the week leading up to Christmas Day and the end of the third week in

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  3. What does the NHS 5-year plan mean for you?

    23rd October 2014 -- NHS England is setting out plans for the next 5 years, covering funding challenges, improving health and coping with an ageing population. What will the changes mean for you? Read our FAQs. The plans, called Five Year Forward View, have been put together to cover demand for NHS

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  4. Experimental drugs for patients 'a step closer'

    21st October 2014 – Proposed legislation that would make it possible for doctors to try out new treatments on certain patients that have not been subject to full clinical trials is due to be debated in parliament later this week. These patients will usually be those with cancers or rare and life-thr

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  5. Illness spurs interest in clinical trials

    16th October 2014 – Almost 9 out of 10 people say they would sign up to take part in clinical research if they were diagnosed with a disease or a medical condition, according to a poll. Research by the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) found that the overwhe

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  6. Ban junk food ads, says Welsh health chief

    1st October 2014 – Consideration should be given to banning junk food advertisements to help tackle the growing problem of obesity among children, the chief medical officer of Wales says. In her second annual report, Dr Ruth Hussey also calls for a minimum alcohol price of 50p a unit to help prevent

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  7. Over 15% of antibiotics from GPs 'fail'

    26th September 2014 – Over 15% of antibiotic courses prescribed by GPs for common infections in 2012 failed, an increase of more than 12% over the last two decades, according to a study. Researchers from Cardiff University based their findings on almost 11 million antibiotic prescriptions handed out

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  8. Awareness during surgery 'causing distress'

    10th September 2014 – More than 300 people a year in the UK and Ireland report waking up during surgery despite being given a general anaesthetic. The figure has emerged in the largest study of awareness during general anaesthesia ever conducted, which concludes that the experience can lead to distr

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  9. Plans to radically reshape health and social care

    4th September 2014 – An independent commission has announced today proposals for a new approach to health and social care, recommending a single budget for the NHS and social care, with a single commissioner for local services. The Barker Commission, an independent commission established by The King

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  10. UK Ebola nurse discharged from hospital

    3rd September 2014 – British volunteer nurse William Pooley says he is 'lucky' to have survived after catching the deadly Ebola virus while working in a hospital in Sierra Leone. Mr Pooley, 29, has been discharged from the Royal Free Hospital in London following 10 days of treatment in a specialist

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