Issue : 26 June 2012
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Women eating low-carb diets at risk of heart disease Subscription
Women on Atkins-style diets are putting themselves at risk of heart disease and strokes, experts have warned.
English life expectancy higher than Scottish Subscription
English people will live longer than their Scottish neighbours, newly published statistics show.
Standing for prolonged periods during pregnancy may curb the growth of the baby in the womb, research suggests.
GP practices to publish local cancer survival rates Subscription
Patients will be able to compare the cancer survival rates of their local GP practices under a government initiative to publish a raft of information it claims will change people’s lives.
Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust has been rated joint top in the inaugural results of “friends and family” patient satisfaction test, recently endorsed by the prime minister.
A hospital has said it will not admit patients to its children’s ward for three weeks during the summer because of a staff shortage.
Overweight people know they are putting their lives at risk but cannot muster the willpower to lose the necessary weight, a study has concluded.
A Camden palliative care nurse has won an award for her work in educating the public about dying.
Medicines management and staffing have been identified as key issues in a quarter of health and social care sites judged to be failing to meet essential standards of care.
Better care guidance for autistic adultsSubscription
The NHS should better recognise the signs of autism in adults to improve their quality of life and employment opportunities, according to NICE.