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A low-cost, all-in-one pill that combines medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure in an attempt to cut heart attacks and strokes has gone on trial.
A poem and “best dressed” ward competition, live music and free beauty sessions were among the activities Birmingham Children’s Hospital put on to thank its dedicated staff as part of the International Nurses’ Day celebrations.
Cancer screening varies with seasonSubscription
There is more chance of cancerous changes being detected in bowel cancer screening tests during the summer than the winter, new research has shown.
NHS mental healthcare staff can “lack the capacity, skills and training” they need to do their job effectively, according to a report drawing together learning from complaints.
Dementia experts to raise standards in ScotlandSubscription
Nurses with specific expertise in caring for patients with dementia are to be assigned to all of Scotland’s health boards.
Dental x-rays may increase cancer riskSubscription
The risk of contracting cancer could be increased due to repeated exposed to dental x-rays, a new study has found.
Depressed people eat more chocolateSubscription
People with depression tend to eat more chocolate than those with fewer depressive symptoms, US researchers have discovered.
Ministers will need “strong evidence” before pressing ahead with proposals for local pay deals in the public sector, Downing Street said today.
Fewer patients having flu jab this yearSubscription
Fewer vulnerable patients have been given the flu jab this year than in 2011, according to latest figures.
Complex jobs that require a lot of difficult analysis or social interaction may protect the brain from mental decline, research suggests.