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People are more fearful of getting neurological disorders than cancer, a new poll suggests. When people were asked what illness they feared getting the most, a total of 45% said neurological disorders such as Parkinson's or motor neurone disease, according to a poll commissioned by the Sue Ryder charity. Meanwhile,…
A failure to implement robust primary healthcare systems could see the developing world combating a $21trillion healthcare crisis – equivalent to the GDP of the USA and UK combined. Stuart Telfer, Programme Leader of University of the West of Scotland’s new Master’s Degree in Global Primary Care Management, warned that…
Websites and smartphone applications developed by the University of Liverpool are at the forefront of helping healthcare professionals to safely prescribe medications for HIV and hepatitis patients. Developed and maintained by researchers at the University’s Institute of Translational Medicine, www.hiv-druginteractions.org and www.hep-druginteractions provide a comprehensive drug interaction resource, which is…
Jeremy Hunt has been urged to give NHS England the power to commission an HIV prevention treatment which could be a "game changer" in stopping the spread of the infection. NHS England has said it will not commission pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for adults at risk of contracting HIV on the…
Noel Edmonds has suggested that a cancer sufferer's ill health is caused by his "negative attitude". The TV presenter is a user of the EMPpad, a machine which aims to stimulate "cellular resonance" in the body. Praising the machine, he tweeted: "A simple box that slows ageing, reduces pain, lifts…
A quarter of a million people across the UK could die needlessly over the coming nine years from preventable conditions, a new report suggests. More must be done to address the nation's "shocking" rate of premature death, experts said after the reserach found that without significant national action 250,000 people…
Hundreds of thousands more people will test themselves for bowel cancer thanks to a new and simpler home-testing kit, health officials have said. The new bowel cancer assessment is to be rolled out across England, Public Health Minister Jane Ellison has announced. It has been estimated that the new test…
A preventive HIV treatment is taking too long to be made available on the NHS, according to campaigners who are taking the matter to judicial review. National Aids Trust chief executive Deborah Gold said the evidence of the effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention has been known for…
A conference for over 50s living with HIV has been praised as ‘empowering’, after more than 100 people attended the sell-out event in London. On the weekend of HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day, Terrence Higgins Trust’s Health, Wealth and Happiness Project hosted the ‘Living Positively’ conference – a exploring ways…
The Public Health Agency (PHA) is calling on people across Northern Ireland to quite literally take some simple steps to better health. With three out of five adults here overweight or obese, the agency’s new campaign is encouraging everyone to increase the amount of steps they take to improve health…
Work by the fire and rescue services to help reduce demand for other services through prevention, including health and social care, is being showcased in a new document ‘Working Together’. Underlying risk factors that ultimately result in fires, such as smoking and alcohol consumption, also have a strong impact on…
A controversial lifetime ban on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland is to be lifted. The decision by Stormont Health Minister Michelle O'Neill comes after a long campaign by gay-rights activists in the region and a series of court battles over the contentious prohibition. A similar ban was ended…
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