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CCGs consider bringing in minimum waiting times

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:31
The Royal College of Surgeons has urged clinical commissioning groups to drop plans to introduce minimum waiting times for non-urgent procedures.Several CCGs, including Trafford and four in...
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Woman who rejected breast cancer diagnosis may undergo surgery without her consent

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:26
A 66 year old woman with paranoid schizophrenia may be put under general anaesthetic and have surgery for breast cancer without her consent, a High Court judge has ruled.1Mr Justice Keehan declared...
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New guideline will put 30 million more Americans in high BP group

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:50
New US guidelines will bring the number of US adults considered to have high blood pressure from 72 million to 103 million.The new guidance, published by the American Heart Association and American...
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Tackling the health burden of air pollution in South Asia

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:41
Air pollution exposure is the second most important risk factor for ill health in South Asia, contributing to between 13% and 21.7% of all deaths and approximately 58 million disability adjusted life...
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Risk of AMD has decreased over the past few generations, study finds

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:31
The risk of age related macular degeneration (AMD) has decreased by more than 60% in each subsequent generation of people born throughout the twentieth century, a large US study has reported.1“This...
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Campaigners vow to fight on after report finds no link between hormone test and birth defects

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:11
Campaigners have called for a judicial review after a UK government report found that hormone based pregnancy tests (HPTs) given to women in the 1960s and 1970s did not cause birth defects.An expert...
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