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NHS approach to obesity ‘patchy’

NHS approach to obesity ‘patchy’

31 December 2012 Last updated at 21:14 ET By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News Obesity services across the UK are “extremely patchy” and valuable opportunities to help obese patients are often lost, doctors say. The Royal College of Physicians said hospitals in particular had “poorly developed” systems in place. Its report said the problems meant services were often just dealing with the symptoms, such as heart disease or diabetes, rather than the cause Continue reading

US cancer screening rates decline over the last 10 years, finds new study

US cancer screening rates decline over the last 10 years, finds new study

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Minister wants magazine diets axed

Minister wants magazine diets axed

27 December 2012 Last updated at 04:30 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Jo Swinson MP: “We need a more positive body image message” A government minister has written to magazine editors asking them not to promote post-Christmas “miracle” diets because they pose a “health risk”. Continue reading

Enzyme accelerates malignant stem cell cloning in chronic myeloid leukemia

Enzyme accelerates malignant stem cell cloning in chronic myeloid leukemia

Dec. 24, 2012 — An international team, headed by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has identified a key enzyme in the reprogramming process that promotes malignant stem cell cloning and the growth of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a cancer of the blood and marrow that experts say is increasing in prevalence. The findings are published in the Dec. Continue reading

Too many antibiotics? Bacterial ecology that lives on humans has changed in last 100 years

Too many antibiotics? Bacterial ecology that lives on humans has changed in last 100 years

Dec. 13, 2012 — A University of Oklahoma-led study has demonstrated that ancient DNA can be used to understand ancient human microbiomes. The microbiomes from ancient people have broad reaching implications for understanding recent changes to human health, such as what good bacteria might have been lost as a result of our current abundant use of antibiotics and aseptic practices. Continue reading

NHS facing ‘tough savings challenge’

NHS facing ‘tough savings challenge’

12 December 2012 Last updated at 21:39 ET By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News The NHS in England has been warned it must raise its game if it is to hit the ambitious savings targets it has been set and maintain services to patients. Continue reading

Third end primary school overweight

Third end primary school overweight

12 December 2012 Last updated at 06:11 ET By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News One in three children in the final year of primary school in England is overweight or obese, figures show. Continue reading

Third end primary school overweight

Third end primary school overweight

12 December 2012 Last updated at 06:11 ET By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News One in three children in the final year of primary school in England is overweight or obese, figures show. The 2011-12 data 1 , from the National Child Measurement Programme, which involves over one million pupils, is a slight increase on the previous year. The figures released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre also showed more than a fifth of children in reception are overweight or obese. Continue reading

Hospital boss got £400k pay-off

Hospital boss got £400k pay-off

10 December 2012 Last updated at 17:25 ET The former chief executive of the first private company to take over the running of a Cambridgeshire NHS hospital received a pay-off of £400,000 when he stepped down, he has told MPs. Ali Parsa last week said he was stepping down as head of Circle. It is less than one year in to a ground-breaking 10-year contract to run Hinchingbrooke Hospital Continue reading

Plans to move care from hospitals

Plans to move care from hospitals

10 December 2012 Last updated at 13:56 ET The government is planning a “dramatic reduction” in the number of people with learning disabilities kept in hospitals in England, care minister Norman Lamb says. Continue reading