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8 January 2013 Last updated at 02:41 ET About 300 people have attended a meeting calling for a GP who was struck off over the death of a detainee in Iraq to be reinstated.
1 January 2013 Last updated at 21:35 ET Smokers who successfully quit feel less anxious afterwards – despite the belief that smoking relieves stress, researchers say. The British Journal of Psychiatry study followed nearly 500 smokers attending NHS stop smoking clinics in England
1 January 2013 Last updated at 08:31 ET Two national charities have launched different campaigns urging people to cut down on their alcohol consumption. Alcohol Concern is urging drinkers to shun alcohol for January, with benefits which it says include saving money, losing weight and feeling healthier. But the British Liver Trust said people should follow its recommendations throughout the year, including taking 2-3 days off alcohol every week.
30 December 2012 Last updated at 19:01 ET Banning free consultations and giving patients more information on risks could help make cosmetic surgery safer, a public consultation has proposed. The suggestions, included in 180 responses from patients, the public and industry, are being published as part of the review set up after the PIP breast implant scandal last year. 1 A final report, by Sir Bruce Keogh the NHS Medical Director, is due in March.
30 December 2012 Last updated at 06:52 ET Foreign doctors in the UK will face a more rigorous assessment, after figures showed a high proportion of doctors who are disciplined are from overseas. In the last five years, 63% of doctors either struck off or suspended by the General Medical Council (GMC) were trained outside the UK
30 December 2012 Last updated at 06:52 ET Foreign doctors in the UK will face a more rigorous assessment, after figures showed a high proportion of doctors who are disciplined are from overseas.
ScienceDaily (Mar. 3, 2011) A Virginia Tech College of Engineering researcher is seeking a new way to help those who are unable to speak to find their voice. But this isn’t “The King’s Speech,” the Academy Award-winning film about a British royal undergoing speech therapy to battle a stammer
Dec. 21, 2012 Branch retinal vein occlusion — blockage of the blood vessels that channel blood from the retina — is a common eye disease. A type of blood clot in the eye, the disease causes reduced vision, and people with the disease also typically have an increased risk of hypertension, diabetes and other serious conditions.
19 December 2012 Last updated at 19:54 ET Eating meals as a family improves children’s eating habits – even if it only happens once or twice a week, UK researchers suggest. It is recommended children eat five portions of fruit and vegetables per day – about 400g. The Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health study 1 found those who always ate together achieved this – but those who only did sometimes came close.