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Doctors 'to apologise for mistakes'

22nd August 2014 -- The General Medical Council is planning tougher sanctions against doctors who make mistakes that harm patients. Doctors could be forced to apologise or face stricter measures.One patients' charity broadly welcomed the proposals, but ... [Published BootsWebMD - 15 hours ago]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Women say no to breast reconstruction after cancer

Women who are diagnosed with cancer in their breast usually have surgery to remove it. Sometimes this can be done by removing just the cancerous cells (breast-conserving surgery). But sometimes the cancer is large or has spread throughout the breast and ... [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Obesity in early middle age linked to dementia

Obesity (being very overweight) and dementia are important health problems. Researchers predict that the number of people in the world with dementias, like Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, is set to double every 20 years. And the number of people ... [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Freshers' meningitis jab advice

21st August 2014 -- New students, or freshers, are being urged to have a meningitis C jab before beginning university next month.Younger children get the Men C vaccine as part of routine NHS vaccinations, but the protection can wear off over time.A teenage ... [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

BBQ warning: Oven cook meat first

21st August 2014 -- Food safety officials are recommending cooking meat in the oven first before barbecuing it to help avoid food poisoning.The Food Standards Agency has issued new barbecue safety tips ahead of the bank holiday weekend, and warns that ... [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Unexplained baby deaths concerns

20th August 2014 – Latest figures show 221 babies died from unexplained causes in England and Wales in 2012.Of these deaths, 71% were recorded as sudden infant deaths, also called SIDS or cot deaths. The rest were recorded as 'unascertained'.One safer ... [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Breastfeeding can lower postnatal depression risk

20th August 2014 – It's long been established that breastfeeding is best for baby, now it seems it provides significant mental health benefits for the mother as well.A new study of over 10,000 mothers in the UK has shown that women who breastfed their ... [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Curb the car for a healthier commute

Most people in the UK drive to work even though alternative modes of travel - such as walking, cycling, or taking a train or bus - are often promoted as being better for the environment, as they cause less air pollution. But are these no-car commutes ... [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Can where you live affect your heart health?

There are around 175,000 heart attacks in the UK each year - or one every three minutes. Doctors call the things that make someone more likely to have a heart attack ‘risk factors’. Some risk factors - such as smoking or having high blood pressure - can ... [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Vaccines may curb meningitis spread

19th August 2014 -- Two new vaccines can help prevent the transmission of meningitis bacteria from person to person, according to UK research.The main focus in meningitis vaccination has been protecting the person having the jab against the disease, but ... [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Death rates fall in top four cancers

18th August 2014 – Latest figures show death rates for breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancer combined have fallen by 30% in the last 20 years.Better screening, treatment and awareness of cancer may help explain the figures which have been released by ... [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Drug may reverse alopecia areata

18th August 2014 -- US researchers say a drug already used to treat a bone condition may help reverse baldness in some people with alopecia areata.In a small study, Columbia University Medical Center researchers report on restoring hair growth in three ... [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 18 2014]

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Niall Dickson, chief executive of the General Medical Council, says in a statement: "Doctors are among the most trusted professionals, and rightly so, and they deserve to be treated fairly. In the vast majority of cases one-off clinical errors do not merit any action by the GMC. But if we are to maintain that trust in the small number of serious cases where doctors fail to listen to concerns and take action sooner to protect patients, they should be held to account for their actions."
"Meningococcal C disease is a rare but life-threatening infection that occurs mainly in children and young adults. Students starting university and mixing with lots of new people, some of whom may unknowingly carry the meningococcal bacteria, are at risk of infection."
Reacting to the new figures in a statement, The Lullaby Trust's chief executive Francine Bates says: "It is incredibly disappointing to see the SIDS rate has not significantly decreased and that SIDS accounted for 8% of all infant deaths in 2012. Although any drop is a step in the right direction we are not reducing SIDS fast enough."
In a press release she says: "Lots of mothers and babies take to breastfeeding pretty easily. But for many others, it doesn’t come naturally at all; for these mothers, having someone with the training, the skills and perhaps most importantly the time to help them get it right, can make all the difference."

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Doctors 'to apologise for mistakes' [Published BootsWebMD - 15 hours ago]
Obesity in early middle age linked to dementia [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 21 2014]
Women say no to breast reconstruction after cancer [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 21 2014]
BBQ warning: Oven cook meat first [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 21 2014]
Freshers' meningitis jab advice [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 21 2014]
Unexplained baby deaths concerns [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 20 2014]
Curb the car for a healthier commute [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 20 2014]
Breastfeeding can lower postnatal depression risk [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 20 2014]
Vaccines may curb meningitis spread [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 19 2014]
Can where you live affect your heart health? [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 19 2014]
Death rates fall in top four cancers [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 18 2014]
Drug may reverse alopecia areata [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 18 2014]
More children having CT scans [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 15 2014]
Simple signs of inflammation linked to depression [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 15 2014]
Prostate cancer drug disappointment [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 15 2014]
'Laughing gas' legal high warning [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 14 2014]
Being overweight and cancer risk [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 14 2014]
Best way to brush teeth 'unknown' [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 13 2014]
Exercise may rapidly lower chance of breast cancer [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 13 2014]
Pill 'to stop middle aged spread' [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 13 2014]
Danger of too much exercise after heart attacks [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 12 2014]
Can medicines help people to cope with shift work? [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 12 2014]
Alcohol health warning labels [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 11 2014]
Breech babies risks studied [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 11 2014]
How does losing weight affect how we feel? [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 08 2014]
WHO declares Ebola an international emergency [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 08 2014]
Drugs firm blamed over breast cancer medication [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 08 2014]
Earlier pregnancy genetic screening [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 07 2014]
Why are you feeling drained? [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 07 2014]
Prostate cancer screening: long-term results [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 07 2014]
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