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Medical News, March 2014

An overview of the top medical news stories this month.
57 items · Last updated Tuesday 31st March 2015
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NHS England patient data 'uploaded to Google servers', Tory MP says

Health select committee member Sarah Wollaston queries how data was secured by PA Consulting and uploaded to servers outside UKPolice will have 'backdoor' access to health records  
the Guardian
over 6 years ago
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Labour wants NHS patients to treat themselves

Patients should be helped to treat their own conditions as part of a shake-up of health and social care, the Labour Party is arguing  
Telegraph.co.uk
over 6 years ago
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over 6 years ago
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Blood test can predict Alzheimer's, say researchers - BBC News

A blood test can accurately predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease, according to US researchers.  
BBC News
over 6 years ago
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Medical entry test under investigation

HPat rules prohibit students from passing questions or information to third parties  
Irish Times
over 6 years ago
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Move to block hospital closures law backed by 20 coalition MPs

Former Liberal Democrat health minister is seeking to amend clause 119 of the care bill, dubbed the 'hospital closure clause'  
the Guardian
over 6 years ago
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Care.data: trust is on the line

The delay in rolling out care.data is an opportunity to respond to concerns and preserve trust in the doctor-patient relationship, says Pallavi Bradshaw  
the Guardian
over 6 years ago
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Are expectations for integrating health and social care unrealistic?

Better joint working between sectors is being seen as part of a shift to a preventive model of care, but there should be pragmatism about what can be achieved, writes Robin Miller  
the Guardian
over 6 years ago
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Children eating unhealthy amount of salt, study says

Research finds young people exceed recommended intake on a daily basis, with much of it coming from bread and cereals  
the Guardian
over 6 years ago
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Why are American women dying in childbirth?

Maternal mortality rates are falling in every industrialised nation - except for the United States.  
aljazeera.com
over 6 years ago
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Syria doctors flee amid crackdown

Activists worry of a medical  
aljazeera.com
over 6 years ago
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Warning over hospital superbug linked to 16 deaths - BBC News

Sixteen patients have died in Manchester over the past four years while infected with a highly resistant superbug, figures show.  
BBC News
over 6 years ago
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Prescription charge to rise in England - BBC News

The price of NHS prescriptions is to rise by 20 pence in April and again next year.  
BBC News
over 6 years ago
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Children admitted to adult mental health wards 'rising' - BBC News

The number of children with mental health problems being treated on adult wards in England is rising, according to new data.  
BBC News
over 6 years ago
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Hospitals: MPs debate greater closure powers - BBC News

MPs are set to debate a controversial measure which would give the health secretary the power to impose the closure of local hospital services.  
BBC News
over 6 years ago
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'Worrying shortage of senior NHS nurses' - BBC News

The NHS has lost nearly 4,000 senior nursing posts since 2010, putting patient care at risk, warns the Royal College of Nursing.  
BBC News
over 6 years ago
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Resurgence of scarlet fever reaches 24-year high - BBC News

England is seeing a resurgence of scarlet fever with the number of cases reaching a 24-year high, figures reveal.  
BBC News
over 6 years ago
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Now GPs charge to visit care homes: NHS probes astonishing claims

Labour Peer Lord Hunt (pictured) told Parliament the situation 'appears to be fraud'. British GPs already enjoy £105,000 a year, the highest in the Western world.  
Mail Online
over 6 years ago