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‘Nine million have TB’ – WHO report

‘Nine million have TB’ – WHO report

unable to retrieve full-text contentThe World Health Organization revises its estimate as to how many people have tuberculosis up by 500,000, in its latest report into the killer disease. Continue reading

WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks

WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks

unable to retrieve full-text contentThe World Health Organization’s emergency committee is holding talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak. Continue reading

Male genes linked to early death

Male genes linked to early death

unable to retrieve full-text contentThe male Y sex chromosome may have a role in prolonging men’s lives and fighting cancer, according to a study. Continue reading

GPs to get £55 for dementia diagnoses

GPs to get £55 for dementia diagnoses

unable to retrieve full-text contentDoctors in England will be paid £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients’ group. Continue reading

Schools ‘should check kids’ teeth’

Schools ‘should check kids’ teeth’

unable to retrieve full-text contentSchools and nurseries need to step in to tackle the worrying trend of tooth decay in children, says the advisory body, NICE. Continue reading

Mentally ill put in police cells

Mentally ill put in police cells

unable to retrieve full-text contentToo many people in the middle of a mental health crisis end up locked in police cells after being turned away from hospitals, says a report. Continue reading

NICE conflicts of interests claim

NICE conflicts of interests claim

unable to retrieve full-text contentA group of leading doctors and researchers has called on MPs to investigate potential conflicts of interest at the medicines watchdog, NICE. Continue reading

Competition keeps health-care costs low, U.S. researchers find

Competition keeps health-care costs low, U.S. researchers find

Medical practices in less competitive health-care markets charge more for services, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study, based on U.S Continue reading

Competition keeps health-care costs low, U.S. researchers find

Competition keeps health-care costs low, U.S. researchers find

Medical practices in less competitive health-care markets charge more for services, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study, based on U.S Continue reading

Smoking interferes with neurocognitive recovery during abstinence from alcohol

Smoking interferes with neurocognitive recovery during abstinence from alcohol

Numerous studies have shown that individuals with an alcohol use disorder perform worse than those without one on multiple neurocognitive domains of function following detoxification from alcohol, although the level of impairment can vary widely among individuals. A new study of the degree of neurocognitive recovery in treatment-seeking alcohol dependent individuals (ALC) — with varied degrees of smoking status — during the first eight months of sustained abstinence from alcohol has found that smoking status influenced the rate and level of recovery Continue reading