242014Mar

Change of heart re risk of some fats in diet

“No link found between saturated fat and heart disease,” The Daily Telegraph reports. Researchers have looked at large amounts of data and say they have found no significant link between saturated fat and heart disease. Nutritional guidelines generally encourage low consumption of saturated fats, found in butter, cream, cheese and fatty cuts of meat, as…

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242014Mar

Men B vaccine now accepted for vaccination schedule

The Department of Health reconsiders MenB vaccine Bexsero “The JCVI has reconsidered its recommendation to the Department of Health, and that the MenB vaccine, Bexsero, will be introduced into the routine childhood immunisation, at 2, 4 and 12 months of age (providing they can negotiate an acceptable price with Novartis). We don’t know when, although…

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242014Mar

NHS Complaints system “confusing” says Watchdog

Complaints system “hopelessly complicated” and needs an overhaul The complaints system for the NHS in England is “hopelessly complicated” and needs an overhaul, according to the patients’ watchdog. Healthwatch England says more than 70 organisations are involved in dealing with complaints about the NHS and social care. It wants the process to be simplified to…

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172014Feb

Computers Select Personal Medicine

UK-US scientists have given one glimpse of the future of personalised medicine READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM THE BBC WEBSITE Using supercomputers, they simulated the shape of a key protein involved in HIV infection in an individual patient and then ranked the drug molecules most likely to block the activity. The research was reported at…

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172014Feb

Adults ‘Unaware of NHS Data Plans’

READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM THE BBC WEBSITE Fewer than a third of adults recall getting a leaflet about changes to the handling of medical records, a poll for BBC Radio 4’s PM programme suggests. The NHS in England is set to collect data on patient care by GPs for the first time, uploading some…

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