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Saudi fears rise over mystery virus - BBC News

A mystery virus known as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) has claimed an increasing number of lives in Saudi Arabia, where fear of the condition is growing, as the BBC's Gulf correspondent Mark Lobel reports from Dubai.  
BBC News
over 7 years ago
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Alcohol consumption kills 3.3 million people a year, WHO calculates

Alcohol was responsible for 3.3 million deaths in 2012, equivalent to 5.9% of all deaths in the world, a report by the World Health Organization has estimated.1  
bmj.com
over 7 years ago
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US citizens are living longer and consuming more prescription drugs than ever, finds report

People in the United States are living longer and are consuming more prescription drugs than ever before, an annual report on the nation’s health prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found.1  
bmj.com
over 7 years ago
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MPs and peers call for greater patient power

Patients should have co-ownership of their medical records and not just access to them, a joint report from six all party parliamentary groups has said.1  
bmj.com
over 7 years ago
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Colorectal cancer: a cautionary tale

This week our sister journal BMJ Open publishes a report of a trial that was stopped early in 1993 and was never published.1 The report, by Tom Treasure and colleagues, is one of the first outputs of the “restoring invisible and abandoned trials” (RIAT) initiative, launched in an article in The BMJ last year.2 And in this week’s journal Treasure and colleagues tell us the story of the trial, what its abandonment meant for the way clinical practice developed in the intervening years, and what its restored findings mean today.3  
bmj.com
over 7 years ago
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Colorectal cancer: a cautionary tale

This week our sister journal BMJ Open publishes a report of a trial that was stopped early in 1993 and was never published.1 The report, by Tom Treasure and colleagues, is one of the first outputs of the “restoring invisible and abandoned trials” (RIAT) initiative, launched in an article in The BMJ last year.2 And in this week’s journal Treasure and colleagues tell us the story of the trial, what its abandonment meant for the way clinical practice developed in the intervening years, and what its restored findings mean today.3  
bmj.com
over 7 years ago
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Colorectal cancer: a cautionary tale

This week our sister journal BMJ Open publishes a report of a trial that was stopped early in 1993 and was never published.1 The report, by Tom Treasure and colleagues, is one of the first outputs of the “restoring invisible and abandoned trials” (RIAT) initiative, launched in an article in The BMJ last year.2 And in this week’s journal Treasure and colleagues tell us the story of the trial, what its abandonment meant for the way clinical practice developed in the intervening years, and what its restored findings mean today.3  
bmj.com
over 7 years ago
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How is the NHS performing? April 2014

Our eleventh Quarterly Monitoring Report features survey results from finance directors and interactive charts on selected NHS performance data.  
kingsfund.org.uk
over 7 years ago
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Global life expectancy has risen, reports WHO

Life expectancy has increased around the world, with a girl born in 2012 expecting to live to 73 years on average and a boy to 68 years, show new figures from the World Health Organization.1  
bmj.com
over 7 years ago
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Caring for sick babies: The dilemma facing China's poor - BBC News

Most children in Chinese orphanages are seriously ill, reports the BBC's Celia Hatton, because some parents of sick children who cannot afford their care feel they have no choice but to give them up.  
BBC News
over 7 years ago
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Deprivation of liberty in healthcare

The right to liberty in UK healthcare has been greatly strengthened this year. In March, the House of Lords Select Committee on the Mental Capacity Act (2005) published a report that severely criticised inconsistent safeguarding provisions for patients without mental capacity who are deprived of their liberty.1 Later that month, the UK Supreme Court gave judgment in a case “Cheshire West,” which involved three adults with severe learning disability and answered the general question “what is a deprivation of liberty?”2  
bmj.com
over 7 years ago