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5 February 2013 Last updated at 21:25 ET The NHS must manage its consultants better to secure improvements linked to a sharp rise in their pay a decade ago, the National Audit Office has said. Pay for senior consultants rose by a maximum of 28% after changes in 2003 designed to lift productivity and career development, the watchdog said. While there had been benefits, it said value for money could still be boosted and performance assessed more widely
5 February 2013 Last updated at 20:45 ET Obesity can lower vitamin D levels in the body, a study suggests. The report, in the journal PLOS Medicine, analysed genetic data from 21 studies – a total of 42,000 people. It found every 10% rise in body mass index (BMI) – used as an indicator of body fat – led to a 4% drop of available vitamin D in the body.
Jan. 27, 2013 The connection between poor sleep, memory loss and brain deterioration as we grow older has been elusive. But for the first time, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found a link between these hallmark maladies of old age
24 January 2013 Last updated at 18:59 ET By Jane Dreaper Health correspondent, BBC News The formula used by the NHS to recommend which drugs should be funded is “flawed” and should be scrapped, researchers say. The European Commission-funded study tested the assumptions of the system used by NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence).