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Interesting medical news articles

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12 items · Last updated Friday 29th December 2017
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Man taken to hospital after gale-force winds bring down 'feeling under

A man was taken to hospital with head injuries after an NHS sign asking people if they were "feeling under the weather" was ripped down by violent winds and came crashing on top of him.  
The Independent
almost 6 years ago
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Adults 'unaware of NHS data plans' - BBC News

Fewer than a third of adults in England recall getting an a leaflet about changes to the handling of medical records, a poll for the BBC suggests.  
BBC News
almost 6 years ago
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NHS death rates 'should be ignored' - BBC News

A key measure of hospital death rates should be ignored, according to the expert who is leading the NHS review into them.  
BBC News
almost 6 years ago
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A&E doctors heading to Australia 'for a better life' - BBC News

Despite record numbers of patients, accident and emergency departments are struggling to recruit and retain staff. Why?  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Death is 'core business' of Scottish hospitals, university study finds - BBC News

Almost one in three hospital patients in Scotland will die within a year, and nearly one in 10 will die during their time in hospital, a study has found.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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New chief urges rethink on workload of junior doctors

Ian Ritchie, the new chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland, said Dr Lauren Connelly's fatal accident and…  
Evening Times
over 5 years ago
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Child mental health issues 'missed' - BBC News

Thousands of young people may be "slipping through the net" because adults do not spot the warning signs of mental health problems, experts say.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Tamiflu: Millions wasted on flu drug, claims major report - BBC News

Hundreds of millions of pounds have been wasted on Tamiflu, a drug for flu that may work no better than paracetamol, a landmark analysis says.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Hi-tech goggles 'detect cancer cells' - BBC News

A US trial of hi-tech goggles could reduce the need for secondary operations for cancer patients.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Asthma deaths report warns complacency is costing lives - BBC News

People with asthma are dying unnecessarily because of complacency among both medical staff and patients, a national study claims.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Machine Learning in Medicine.

It is important to understand how machine learning helps patients and healthcare staff.  
Dr Alastair Buick
over 2 years ago
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Cataracts in adults: management | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on managing cataracts in adults aged 18 and over  
nice.org.uk
about 2 years ago