Issue : November 2009
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Hospital patients are unaware of the names of the medications they are prescribed in hospital, with many believing they are taking a drug they are not, according to a study.
“A mushroom popular in Chinese cooking can help shrink tumours and beat cancer”, according to the Daily Express. The newspaper says that tests on the maitake mushroom have shown that it can shrink tumours by 75%.
This is updated guidance for Mental Health services and partners on planning and responding to the Swine Flu H1N1 pandemic.
In his weekly update for HSJ and Nursing Times, national director for NHS flu resilience Ian Dalton discusses the latest developments in UK swine flu preparations
NICE has launched a consultation on plans to speed up access to new drugs for patients with rare conditions.
Researchers are testing a “radical new theory that multiple sclerosis (MS) is caused by blockages in the veins that drain the brain”, BBC News reported.
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Most NHS trusts think the government should set minimum targets for venous thromboembolism prevention and management, according to the parliamentary thrombosis group.
Up to 10,000 people die of cancer every year because their condition is diagnosed too late, research from the government’s cancer services chief has revealed.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has said it sees no need to intervene in more hospitals despite new research suggesting 12 acute trusts are significantly underperforming.
Eating processed meats such as bacon, ham, salami and some types of sausage can increase the risk of bowel cancer.