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Should doctors prescribe cannabinoids?

The medical use of cannabis was advocated in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s when clinical trials of oral synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other oral synthetic cannabinoids reported efficacy in controlling nausea in patients with cancer who were undergoing chemotherapy.1 Dronabinol (an oral synthetic THC) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1985 for this indication,1 but it was not widely used because patients were unable to titrate doses or disliked its psychoactive effects.1 It is still available in the US, United Kingdom, and the rest of Europe.  
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Use of e-cigarettes in UK has tripled in two years, finds survey

The use of electronic cigarettes in the United Kingdom has tripled in the past two years, with 2.1 million people regularly using the devices in 2014, up from 700 000 in 2012, a survey for the antismoking charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) has found.  
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Action plan to cut lung disease in Wales - BBC News

Sufferers of respiratory illnesses are being urged to take personal responsibility for their lifestyle choices in a bid to cut lung disease.  
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High caesarean section figures in Northern Ireland questioned - BBC News

Stormont's spending watchdog questions whether the high number of caesarean sections in Northern Ireland's hospitals is to save time rather than money.  
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Northern Ireland MLAs want clarity on child cardiac surgery cases - BBC News

Members of NI's Health Committee are calling for greater clarity on details of cases of children travelling to Dublin for life-saving heart surgery.  
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over 5 years ago
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Children aged 10 in Wales are getting drug help - BBC News

Ten-year-olds among scores of Welsh youngsters referred to specialist drug and alcohol treatment services.  
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Funding for GP out of hours in England has fallen by £65m since 2012

Funding for out of hours general practitioner services in England has decreased by some 13% in the past two years, new figures have shown.  
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Plan for minimum alcohol price in Scotland is delayed again

Plans to introduce a minimum price for a unit of alcohol in Scotland have hit another hurdle, after a legal challenge has been referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union.  
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Syphilis cases on the rise across north Wales - BBC News

There has been a huge rise in cases of the sexually transmitted infection syphilis in north Wales, according to health experts.  
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over 5 years ago
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An alternative guide to the new NHS in England | The Kings Fund | CreativeConnection

Created for The King's Fund, this animation explains the current state of our National Health System in 6.5mins to celebrate 65 years of the NHS. CLIENT WEBS...  
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British Medical Association: Medical Students

British Medical Association: Medical Students, London, United Kingdom. 8,191 likes · 78 talking about this. The BMA is the professional association for...  
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Bristol Medical Leadership and Management Society - BMLM

Bristol Medical Leadership and Management Society - BMLM, Bristol, United Kingdom. 141 likes. The Bristol Medical Management Society is a brand new...  
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UK spending on healthcare lowest of G7 countries

The United Kingdom is spending less on healthcare as a share of its gross domestic product than all other G7 countries apart from Italy, which spends the same, new figures have shown.  
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Hyperacute stroke care and NHS England’s business plan

NHS England’s refreshed business plan identifies the reconfiguration of hyperacute stroke services as a priority. NHS England aims to develop the case for major reconfigurations in two further geographical locations by April 2015.1 This priority follows the centralisation of London’s acute stoke care in 2010, in which 30 local hospitals receiving stroke patients were reduced to eight hyperacute stroke units, each within a maximum ambulance travel time of 30 minutes. In a before and after study,2 the thrombolysis rate increased from 5% to 12%, the survival rate increased from 87.2% to 88.7%, and centralisation achieved an estimated 90 day cost saving of more than £5m (€6.1; $8.4m) a year.  
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Cancer waiting time overhaul trial in Wales - BBC News

An overhaul of the way cancer waiting times are measured is expected to be trialled throughout Wales.  
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Hyperacute stroke care and NHS England’s business plan

NHS England’s refreshed business plan identifies the reconfiguration of hyperacute stroke services as a priority. NHS England aims to develop the case for major reconfigurations in two further geographical locations by April 2015.1 This priority follows the centralisation of London’s acute stoke care in 2010, in which 30 local hospitals receiving stroke patients were reduced to eight hyperacute stroke units, each within a maximum ambulance travel time of 30 minutes. In a before and after study,2 the thrombolysis rate increased from 5% to 12%, the survival rate increased from 87.2% to 88.7%, and centralisation achieved an estimated 90 day cost saving of more than £5m (€6.1; $8.4m) a year.  
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NHS in England has no obligation to provide free abortions to women from Northern Ireland, judge rules

The health secretary for England, Jeremy Hunt, did not act unlawfully in failing to provide for women from Northern Ireland to have free abortions on the NHS in England, a High Court judge has ruled.  
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28,000 may have faulty heart genes in Wales, says BHF - BBC News

Calls are made for urgent research into inherited heart conditions as an estimated 28,000 people in Wales could be living with faulty genes.  
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over 5 years ago
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New guidance urges NHS commissioners to buy ethically

The BMA and Royal College of General Practitioners have published joint guidance for GPs and commissioning organisations in the United Kingdom to help protect the rights of workers in medical supply chains.1  
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