Issue : December 2012
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‘Asperger’s syndrome dropped from psychiatrists’ handbook’, is the headline in The Guardian.
Audit raises bowel cancer concernsSubscription
Many bowel cancer patients do not get the right medical help until it is too late, figures show.
“‘Shocking’ treatment in NHS hospitals and care homes exposed in report,” The Guardian reports, while the Daily Mail says that a “Damning report reveals failings in NHS care of patients ‘treated worse than animals’.”
Child's chance of obesity predictedSubscription
Parents are being offered a way to predict the chances of their newborn baby becoming obese.
As flu season approaches, claims that the flu vaccine is a ‘waste of money’ are being widely reported. The Daily Telegraph declares that ‘flu vaccine effectiveness [is] exaggerated,’ while the Daily Mail claims that ‘flu jabs are a ‘waste’ of taxpayer’s money.’
The Care Quality Commission is satisfied University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust has addressed concerns about staffing levels on a ward for children recovering from heart surgery, a report by the trust claims.
CRB check changes to help nursesSubscription
Criminal records checks will be able to be used again and again, making it easier for agency nurses to work in different organisations.
Dementia crisis looming, warns HuntSubscription
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned that Britain is facing a crisis if more is not done to combat dementia.
“People with diabetes 48% more likely to suffer heart attack, researchers find”, says The Guardian. Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports that people with diabetes are “65% more likely to have heart failure than the rest of the population”.
“Drinking coffee halves the risk of mouth cancer – even in smokers and drinkers,” claims the Daily Mail.