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Breast cancer drugs that suppress the body's production of oestrogen significantly reduce the risk of premature death, a study has shown. The findings are expected to influence clinical guidelines on prescribing aromatase inhibitors, which were already known to be effective at preventing cancer recurrence. Postmenopausal women with the most common…
Academics and health professionals who have been investigating the health of homeless patients in Aberdeen have collected an award for the best research abstract presented at a large NHS Scotland event in Glasgow. Out of a total of 59 presentations a team of Robert Gordon University (RGU) researchers and NHS…
Caroline Sinclair has been appointed as Chief Officer to the new joint board that will deliver integrated health and social care services for the Orkney Islands. Caroline (pictured), has been head of service and chief social work officer with Orkney Health and Care, a partnership arrangement between NHS Orkney and…
The University of Essex Online has announced the launch of a new Master of Public Health (MPH) qualification, which will be delivered entirely online using a virtual learning platform. Studies will combine the flexibility of home learning with high-quality resources and support from experienced tutors. The first intake will be…
A lack of knowledge about breast cancer symptoms other than a lump is putting the health of older women at risk, experts have warned. One in three women diagnosed with breast cancer each year are aged 70 and over, but half of this age group could not name a symptom…
Alcohol use during pregnancy is "prevalent and socially pervasive" in the UK and Ireland, health experts have warned after carrying out a large scale study. Women across all socio-demographic groups were likely to drink - but those who smoked were up to 50% more likely to consume alcohol while pregnant,…
Seventeen healthcare pioneers are due to find out that their inventions are to be rolled out to patients, hospitals and GP practices across England. A smartphone heart monitor, a tool to diagnose liver disease and a ground-breaking genetic research programme that allows doctors to diagnose, predict and prevent illnesses more…
The Government's planned £200 million cuts to public health budgets will harm the nation's health, a number of leading charities and organisations have warned. In a letter to The Times, charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation said the cuts would also hamper attempts to…
A £10m investment to improve NHS services for major health conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke has been announced by Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething. The investment by the Welsh Government will also improve liver, critical care, neurological, respiratory, end-of-life care and mental health services across Wales.…
Medical professionals must apologise to patients and explain their mistakes, under new guidance. Efforts should be made by doctors, nurses and midwives to speak to patients or their families as soon as they realise something has gone wrong, the guidance drawn up by the General Medical Council and Midwifery Council…
Statistics on the health, care and wellbeing of young people in England - from birth to young adulthood - are published today in a report from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). It brings together in one place for the first time a range of information, including use…
Two multi-million pound health centres have been given the green light thanks to funding approval from the Scottish Government. Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced that Clydebank Health Centre and Greenock Health and Care Centre will be funded as part of the Scottish Government’s £409 million investment in the non-profit…

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