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90% of senior anaesthetists and child intensive care doctors suffer work fatigue

Politicians, healthcare bodies and medical royal colleges from across the UK are backing the national Fight Fatigue Campaign to help raise awareness of the impact of fatigue and shift work on our NHS workforce. Despite growing support for the campaign, there is still much to be done, as demonstrated by survey results published today (3 […]

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cancer survivor Adam Shatford with Erinna Lindfield the hairdresser in her salon

Cancer survivor thanks his hairdresser for saving his life, after she spots cancerous mole

A hero hairdresser saved a customer’s life after finding a lump on his head which was diagnosed as cancer days later. Erinna Lindfield, 42, urged Adam Statford to get the mole checked out by doctors after discovering it under his left sideburn Driving instructor Adam Shatford, 54, popped in for a quick trim when one […]

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dog sniff out type 1 diabetes

Medical detection dogs can help diabetics manage insulin levels, finds study

New research by the University of Bristol in collaboration with Medical Detection Dogs has found that the best trained alert dogs have the potential to vastly improve the quality of life of people living with Type 1 diabetes. Tradition has it that dogs are our best friends, and researchers have been putting this special connection […]

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Obesity and late pregnancies major contributing factor behind C-sections in India

Obesity and late pregnancies major contributing factor behind C-sections, say doctors

New figures recently published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists indicate that cases of rising obesity and older mothers are behind thousands of extra cases of Caesarean births. Maternity figures given by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists show the numbers of both elected and emergency Caesarean sections have gone up despite […]

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Are doctors diagnosing too much and prescribing too often?

The issue does not just focus on doctors. Patients have responsibilities too. Excessive demands for unnecessary treatments are getting out of hand, feel some medics. Researching conditions and diseases on the Internet can lead to patients putting pressure on doctors to agree to interventions. With the finances of the National Health Service (NHS), UK, under […]

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Woman uses crowdfunding for wheelchair so she could work as a doctor

Woman uses crowdfunding for wheelchair so she could work as a doctor

Hannah Barham-Brown was studying at medical school when she was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome two years ago The inherited condition leaves her joints weak and susceptible to dislocation. It means she has to rely on a wheelchair a lot of the time. But when she was given the diagnosis she quickly realised the NHS was […]

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Ransomware attack affects NHS hospitals in the UK

Ransomware attack affects NHS hospitals in the UK

British Prime Minister Theresa May says a cyberattack initially believed to be targeting only hospitals in the UK has now gone beyond, involving potentially dozens of countries. “We are aware that a number of NHS (National Health Service) organizations have reported they have suffered from a ransomware attack,” May said, while speaking on the campaign […]

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