Issue : 8 September 2008
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Mediterranean diet helps fight chronic diseaseSubscription
A Mediterranean diet can protect against a number of chronic diseases, a study published in the British Medical Journal has revealed.
Call for NHS top-ups to be allowedSubscription
Patients should be able to purchase drugs not available on the NHS and continue to receive free health treatment, according to an influential think-tank.
Warning over Isle of Man health serviceSubscription
The Isle of Man health service could face crippling staff shortages if it opts to abandon links with the NHS pension scheme, doctors have warned.
Government to crack down on failing hospitalsSubscription
The government has announced further measures for dealing with poor performance in NHS hospitals.
Advances in treatment and knowledge of head and neck cancer has led to an improved quality of life for patients, according to a review of scientific evidence.
Infection control, from policy to practiceSubscription
How one independent sector healthcare provider tackled infection control
NPSA launches hydration factsheetsSubscription
New guidance on improving nutrition and hydration standards in all healthcare settings has been issued by the National Patient Safety Agency.
Mental heath services have improved, says surveySubscription
A survey has shown that service users think mental health care has improved in England.
Intensive control of blood glucose from the time type 2 diabetes is diagnosed will have a positive ‘legacy effect’ - a study by Oxford University has shown.
NT Award-winner Liz Darlison is back from the holidays, and back in the thick of the Cancer Leadership Programme