Marriage protects against cardiovascular disease, study finds
Marital status should be included as a risk factor, say authors Related items fromOnMedica Loneliness itself appears not to raise risk of heart attack/stroke RCGP calls for government action to tackle loneliness Single fathers have highest risk of early death Marriage and divorce trigger weight gain Single people have a higher risk of dementia (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Ultra-orphan medicine’ definition introduced
Scotland outlines new medicines pathway Related items fromOnMedica Sweeping changes to Scottish drug approval system Plan to speed up drug approval process Controversial new drug approval system unveiled UK patients losing out in access to cancer drugs Cancer Drugs Fund ‘wasteful and harmful’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Higher risk of tattoo-related complications if immunosuppressed
Doctors should counsel patients of potential health risks Related items fromOnMedica New safety guide for tattooing and body piercing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Junk food watershed restrictions must include on-demand services
Children watching on-demand are inundated with unhealthy ads Related items fromOnMedica GPs should lead on weight management advice to children Sugary drinks remains key source of sugar in teenagers ’ diets Hospitals in England cutting back on sugary drink/snack sales Supermarkets ban sale of energy drinks to under-16s Children obesity (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gaming disorder recognised by World Health Organisation
WHO releases new International Classifications of Diseases Related items fromOnMedica Video gaming may improve child development Cell phone fixation puts children at risk of accidents, study shows Longer screen time may increase children ’s risk of diabetes Gaming addiction gets disease classification status (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hay fever rates smash records
Over 45,000 people presented to GP practices in the first fortnight of June Related items fromOnMedica Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis Managing minor illness in primary care – rhinitis Climate change will extend the hay fever season GPs see surge in summer hay fever (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Over 40s health check to include dementia advice
Guidance on reducing risk will be given in surgeries and community programmes Related items fromOnMedica Anxiety in midlife linked to risk of later dementia A&E dementia admissions soar due to 'threadbare' social care Blood pressure below treatable threshold linked to heightened dementia risk Social care spending fell while dementia cases rose Poor access to patient records hindering good dementia care, say pharmacists (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

MPs call for legalisation of cannabis oil
They say case of epileptic boy Billy Caldwell highlights need for reform Related items fromOnMedica Epilepsy Teen cannabis use linked to substance misuse in adulthood Medical cannabis should be made legal, say MPs Cannabis derivative interferes with antiepileptic drugs Cannabis compound may help curb frequency of epileptic seizures (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vaccine could 'eradicate' cervical cancer
Public Health England reveals 86% decrease in HPV infections since introduction of vaccination Related items fromOnMedica Experts welcome new evidence on HPV jab efficacy and safety Nurse guidance published on cervical cancer and HPV The HPV vaccine, ten years on HPV vaccination in boys deemed not cost effective Persistent HPV raises risk of anal and genital cancers (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hunt: 'NHS must set out 10-year plan'
GPs and managers welcome £20bn-a-year boost but want more help for social care Related items fromOnMedica Lead medics urge government to be honest over NHS spending Fewer staff in NHS needed to get finances balanced NHS set to miss target deficit cuts by over £300m MPs question NHS budget claims Chancellor urged to plug shortfall in health funding (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Kids consume more than a year ’s sugar in six months
More than double recommendation consumed Related items fromOnMedica Tackling obesity ‘must be made a national priority’ UK lagging behind peers on child health We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn Global cancer burden set to soar (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE rejects adjuvant use of breast cancer drug
Draft guidance dubs Perjeta ‘not cost effective’ Related items fromOnMedica NICE fast-tracks approval of new skin cancer treatment New breast cancer drug ‘unaffordable’ for NHS One in 10 children in phase I cancer trials respond to drugs Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Genetic risk model could guide prostate cancer screening (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

General taxation still best way to generate NHS funds
Experts explore financial models to fund health Related items fromOnMedica Expert Panel proposes ring-fenced tax solely for NHS and social care Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Health Foundation sets out reasons for more NHS investment GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse NHS is failing patients with mental health problems (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Social care spending fell while dementia cases rose
Boost social and health spending, charities urge Related items fromOnMedica Cash injection needed to bolster ‘fragile’ care system Government failing on dementia care BMA urges government to stop ‘taking’ from the NHS Delayed hospital transfers may explain rise in population deaths Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards to be routine in CQC checks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Immigration rules to be relaxed for doctors and nurses
Health leaders welcome policy change, due today Related items fromOnMedica Joined-up approach needed to recruit overseas doctors Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Study shows why GPs quit patient care Health Secretary announces ‘new deal’ for GPs Over a third of nursing posts earmarked for cuts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

US Painkiller restrictions linked to rise in illegal drug trading
Dark web opioid sales spike after regulatory changes Related items fromOnMedica RCGP backs O ’Neill’s call for investment in new antimicrobials Medical cannabis should be made legal, say MPs Supervised taking of heroin helps reduce street use Online pharmacies undermine bid to curb antibiotic resistance Parents ’ overuse of medicines is harming children (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mental health patients report poorer hospital experiences
Discharge arrangements also below par, finds survey Related items fromOnMedica NHS is failing patients with mental health problems ‘No improvement’ in community mental health care Mental health needs better management in criminal justice system Mental health funding gap widens further BMA unveils ‘blind spot’ in mental healthcare (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities
Plans must be backed by action, says BMA Related items fromOnMedica Health decisions based on ‘politics’ not ‘evidence’ Deprivation strongly linked to mortality, report shows NI public claim to be healthy yet half are overweight We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ UK child health near bottom in Europe (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Healthcare should be made a ‘safety critical industry’
Draft Bill establishes new safety investigation body Related items fromOnMedica Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Rapid review ordered into medical manslaughter laws Staffing and accountability key parts of NHS shake-up Over a third of nursing posts earmarked for cuts Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Joined-up approach needed to recruit overseas doctors
Experts call for an ‘urgent strategic approach’ Related items fromOnMedica Over a third of nursing posts earmarked for cuts Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Study shows why GPs quit patient care Health Secretary announces ‘new deal’ for GPs Over 70,000 say junior doctors should strike over new contract (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Blood pressure below treatable threshold linked to heightened dementia risk
Risk evident among 50-year-olds in absence of other cardiovascular problems Related items fromOnMedica NICE reveals proposed new QOF targets New ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortality GPs can be barrier to Alzheimer ’s diagnosis, new report finds Fifth of younger women have no chest pain with ACS Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tackle continuing eye care crisis now, royal college urges Hunt
Delayed and cancelled appointments caused by insufficient capacity leading to needless blindness Related items fromOnMedica Eye health care placing avoidable pressure on GPs in London Reforms set to improve life for sight impaired Fund cheap supplement for degenerative eye disease, NHS urged Stem cell 'patch' offers hope for macular degeneration (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Public back boost in social care spend
Poll for NHS Confederation shows 82% of respondents support 3.9% rise Related items fromOnMedica Plans launched to ‘join-up’ health and social care by 2018 Emergency admissions at end of life set to sky rocket Unrelenting NHS pressure affecting cancer care, say GPs and nurses Primary Care Home has positive impact on care and services Get real on the challenges facing the NHS, party political leaders told (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Infectious disease spread risk if UK leaves EU early warning system
Effective replacement after Brexit needed, warns Brexit Health Alliance Related items fromOnMedica Fragmented sexual health system is failing users Sexual health ‘savings’ are a false economy Chlamydia programme wasted money DH tells councils to make ‘concerted effort’ on sexual health New public health surveillance system launched ahead of Olympics (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS chiefs set out ambition to cut long inpatient stays by 25%
Aim is to free up 4000 beds before the next winter pressures kick in Related items fromOnMedica Missed A&E targets reflect cuts in social care and NHS funding Struggling NHS will be floored by flu outbreak or cold snap, warn NHS leaders GP access does not add to A&E pressures, study shows Winter A&E waiting time cases quadruple over seven years 1 in 10 councils have cut social care spend by more than a quarter (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Men with eating disorders struggle to get help
Doctors ill-equipped to recognise signs Related items fromOnMedica Eating disorders referrals UK doctors not taught enough about eating disorders to provide safe care Sufferers of eating disorders wait three years to seek treatment Eating disorder admissions rise sharply since 2010 Big rise in male hospital admissions due to eating disorders (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nurse guidance published on cervical cancer and HPV
Young women ‘too embarrassed’ to get screened Related items fromOnMedica Only a third of women with regular bloating would see their GP Parents unsure of HPV vaccine for daughters Third of emergency cancer presenters never saw GP Some doctors misunderstand smear test says GP Young women shun smear tests out of embarrassment (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cash injection needed to bolster ‘fragile’ care system
Better pay for care workers could prevent exodus Related items fromOnMedica Delayed hospital transfers may explain rise in population deaths Social care will crash without new money Hundreds of thousands of bed-days wasted while patients wait for social care NHS ‘flying blind’ when planning services for elderly Government failing on dementia care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scotland moves to soft opt out for organ donation
Move welcomed by the British Medical Association Related items fromOnMedica Organ Donation Bill gets its second reading for opt-out system Pressure threatens integration and transformation plans Hospitals fall short of standards on post mortem consent GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse Health Foundation sets out reasons for more NHS investment (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Integration of health and social care lacks ‘transparency’
Report outlines a more joined-up approach to care Related items fromOnMedica Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided NHS is failing patients with mental health problems Care to be delivered ‘closer to home,’ says Welsh government Conditions in the NHS have worsened, new report shows ‘Substantial tax rises’ needed to keep the NHS afloat (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Erectile dysfunction increases cardiovascular risk
Heart evaluation should be given to men with ED Related items fromOnMedica Antiplatelet medication Job strain linked to heightened risk of early death in men with heart disease/diabetes Most vitamin and mineral supplements have little impact on heart disease risk Heart attacks are deadlier in colder months Meaty diet linked to heart failure risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Over half of diabetics have sought mental health treatment
Experts call for integrated mental health support Related items fromOnMedica NHS is failing patients with mental health problems BMA unveils ‘blind spot’ in mental healthcare Mental health funding gap widens further ‘No improvement’ in community mental health care Inquiry finds ‘unacceptably poor’ provision of mental health care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Care to be delivered ‘closer to home,’ says Welsh government
Wales sets out shared health and social care plan Related items fromOnMedica Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided NHS is failing patients with mental health problems Conditions in the NHS have worsened, new report shows ‘Substantial tax rises’ needed to keep the NHS afloat New areas to benefit from joined-up NHS and social care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Funding boost for general practice in Northern Ireland
GP leaders welcome cash announcement Related items fromOnMedica Pressures force GPs to take only emergency patients Patients with multiple health problems make up most GP consultations GP access does not add to A&E pressures, study shows Guidance issued on prescribing responsibilities Failing GP practices will be put in special measures (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Review published to protect doctors over medical errors
GMC describes outcome as ‘missed opportunity’ Related items fromOnMedica Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Rapid review ordered into medical manslaughter laws Over a third of nursing posts earmarked for cuts GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years Monitor launches ‘exploration’ of GP services (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tonsillectomy in childhood raises risk of respiratory diseases
Removal of tonsils or adenoids linked to two to threefold higher risk of diseases of the upper respiratory tract Related items fromOnMedica Antibiotic fails to improve lung function in children with CF Texting can improve flu jab uptake Recurrent viral RTIs in first 6 months linked to type 1 diabetes risk Paracetamol unlikely to increase child ’s asthma risk Pregnancy raises risk of critical illness with swine flu (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ex-smokers advised to use high nicotine e-cigarettes
Using low nicotine e-cigarettes devices more intensely may increase exposure to toxins in the vapour Related items fromOnMedica Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth Million fewer smokers in France Public drastically underestimates cannabis risks E-cigs far safer than smoking, shows long-term research COPD patients need better tailored care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Blood test developed to predict risk of premature birth
Blood test can determine whether pregnancy will end in premature birth with 75-80% accuracy Related items fromOnMedica SSRIs raise risk of rare neonatal hypertension Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Demanding work linked to low-weight and preterm births Antiseptic prevents deaths in newborns (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Major depression is more persistent in older people
Major depressive disorder in patients aged 70 or older is associated with a poorer prognosis than in younger people Related items fromOnMedica New evidence on benzodiazepine link to Alzheimer ’s Anxiety in midlife linked to risk of later dementia Suicide no more likely in men on 5 α-reductase inhibitors Antidepressants differ in effect on weight gain Doctors debate long-term use of psychiatric drugs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

One in four emergency admissions are avoidable
Almost 1.5 million emergency admissions could have been avoided last year through better preventive care Related items fromOnMedica Doctors' concerns over care are often ignored Primary Care Home has positive impact on care and services Patients report better overall satisfaction with A&E CQC tells Trust to improve safety of 111 service Staffing has improved since Francis, claims Hunt (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Heart attacks are deadlier in colder months
Risk of death almost 50% higher in winter months Related items fromOnMedica More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease Deprivation strongly linked to mortality, report shows NHS Health Check makes ‘modest’ but successful start GPs should recommend gradual, long-term weight loss Half of patients delay seeking help for heart attacks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lung cancer drug likely to be approved for wider NHS use
NICE set to approve greater use of pembrolizumab Related items fromOnMedica First new cancer drug introduced under Cancer Drugs Fund Cigars and pipes raise mortality risk independent of cigarettes Public drastically underestimates cannabis risks Erlotinib prolongs survival in lung cancer New targeted drug could help treat advanced cancers (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP leader urges Hunt to keep fighting for GP workforce boost
Hunt admits 5,000 more GP target is difficult Related items fromOnMedica Should we cap the number of GPs ’ daily consultations? NHS Scotland pressures ‘need urgent action now’ BMA calls for maximum number of patients per GP Primary care lead says GPs could embrace 7-day care GPs must have longer patient consultations, says BMA (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Uptake of PrEP coincides with less condom use
Condom use fell by 15% between 2013 and 2017 as PrEP use rose Related items fromOnMedica Social media could help to cut STIs HIV therapy helps protect men from Hep B infection Parents unsure of HPV vaccine for daughters Doctors neglect gay and bisexual men, health survey reveals Antiretrovirals might raise susceptibility to syphilis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Myopia could be linked to longer periods spent in education
Educational practices may need to change to prevent damaged vision Related items fromOnMedica Eye problems: the eyelids Eye problems Eye health care placing avoidable pressure on GPs in London Two thirds of eye units restricting access to cataract surgery Stem cell 'patch' offers hope for macular degeneration (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Job strain linked to heightened risk of early death in men with heart disease/diabetes
Findings suggest that controlling cholesterol and high blood pressure alone unlikely to cut excess risk Related items fromOnMedica Waist size predicts type 2 diabetes risk Gestational diabetes raises long-term CVD risk Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK doctors not taught enough about eating disorders to provide safe care
Review junior doctors ’ training, researchers and Beat charity urge GMC Related items fromOnMedica Eating disorders referrals Sufferers of eating disorders wait three years to seek treatment Eating disorder admissions rise sharply since 2010 NHS eating disorder services badly failing patients Big rise in male hospital admissions due to eating disorders (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Think tanks pile pressure on government to stump up more cash for NHS
Minimum yearly increase of 4% needed, say King ’s Fund, Health Foundation, and Nuffield Trust Related items fromOnMedica Get real on the challenges facing the NHS, party political leaders told CQC tells Trust to improve safety of 111 service Put NHS at ‘front and centre’ of Brexit negotiations, BMA urges Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Winter A&E waiting time cases quadruple over seven years (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Add GPs to the shortage occupation list, Royal College urges government
‘Prioritise human beings and common sense over policy and process’ says RCGP chair Related items fromOnMedica Things to look forward to It ‘beggars belief’ that seven-day NHS plans are uncosted, say MPs The NHS march Hunt ‘never planned to insist on changes to existing contracts’ Primary Care Home has positive impact on care and services (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England ‘wasted millions’ in handling of misdirected correspondence
Patient harm can ’t be ruled out either, concludes Public Accounts Committee Related items fromOnMedica Add GPs to the shortage occupation list, Royal College urges government MDU objects to duty of candour for GPs Understaffed children ’s units struggling to cope across UK Give us more cash before it ’s too late, health and care leaders plead Hunt announces 11 hospital trusts in special measures (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news