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Any physical activity ‘better than none’ for older people’s heart health
Many can ’t do recommended 150 mins/week of moderate to vigorous intensity exercise Related items fromOnMedica Tough weekend-only exercise much better than inactivity Moderate exercise improves over-50s ’ brain health Every minute of exercise lowers heart risk Never too old to benefit from CVD prevention Higher weekly activity levels linked to lower risk of five chronic diseases (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Little-publicised gender divide in diabetes, says Men ’s Health Forum
Urgent action now needed to ensure men get help and support they need Related items fromOnMedica Overview of type 1 diabetes Impaired glucose regulation (pre-diabetes) GPs should test all over 40s for diabetes, NICE says Third of adults don ’t know ulcers are serious diabetes complication Top ten priorities for type 2 diabetes uncovered (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Eligible patients continue to shun bowel cancer test
Public Health England urges over 60s to save their blushes and get tested Related items fromOnMedica Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer New study could halve colonoscopy referral rates Mobile scan cancer tests to be rolled out across England Women exceed men in emergency bowel cancer diagnoses Long delay after FIT linked to higher risk of cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Quartet of tests could help GPs spot pneumonia more easily
All factors that can be readily tested for; but pulse oximetry key element Related items fromOnMedica Could ultrasound replace CXR for spotting pneumonia? Significant fall in hospital deaths from pneumonia Pneumonia or sepsis linked to increased risk of CVD Childhood asthma overdiagnosed, warn respiratory doctors Flimsy evidence for pharmacy sore throat test, claims dtb (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Online consults may not be quick fix for easing GP workload
Most result in face-to-face appointment or phone call, study finds Related items fromOnMedica How would you feel about sharing a medical appointment with another patient? One in 10 patients struggles to get GP appointment GPs should not feel threatened by patients performing online health searches Online GP services within minutes … Pilot of Babylon phone app to triage patients in London is axed (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Coffee more likely to benefit than to harm health
Three or four cups daily probably best ‘dose’ – but not in pregnancy or high fracture risk Related items fromOnMedica Moderate coffee drinking reduces risk of clogged arteries High coffee consumption may lower MS risk Caffeine may lower risk of death in women with diabetes Nutrition more important than calories, say experts May be time for Britons to switch to Mediterranean diet, study suggests (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Poor air quality linked to poor sperm quality
Effect of rising PM2.5 on sperm morphology might mean significantly more couples with infertility Related items fromOnMedica Infertility Clues to why air pollution raises risk of heart disease Create more ‘no idling’ zones to curb air pollution, councils urged Kidney failure linked to air pollution, study finds Climate change poses major threat to health (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New cancers common in cancer survivors
Quarter of US patients aged ≥65 diagnosed with incident cancer have survived a prior cancer Related items fromOnMedica The genetics of breast cancer England ’s cancer strategy Screening for colorectal cancer should start at 45 years Thousands of people living longer with advanced cancer Mobile scan cancer tests to be rolled out across England (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hospitals must do more to prevent inpatient falls
Prevention improved slightly over past two years, but much more must be done in some areas Related items fromOnMedica Help to prevent falls in hospital A new focus on falls prevention GPs should routinely ask elderly about falls, says NICE Antidepressant use increases risk of head injuries in Alzheimer's disease Poor discharge of elderly people costs NHS £820m (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Chancellor ends nurse pay cap but ignores pressures on GPs
Most agree budget is ‘another missed opportunity’ and falls far short of what NHS needs Related items fromOnMedica Doctors unveils plan to ‘save’ general practice GP numbers falling, official figures show Budget ‘does nothing to plug hole in NHS funding’ Half of CCGs to cut mental health ’s budget share Welsh budget ‘a missed opportunity for patient care’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

European drug regulator to leave UK for Netherlands
EMA will leave London by 2019 to coincide with Brexit Related items fromOnMedica New alliance formed to safeguard healthcare interests as Brexit talks loom Brexit negotiations are now under way but what do they mean for the NHS? ‘Brexit poses major risks to almost every part of the NHS’ Delving into the detail of Brexit in a devolved nation Don ’t let Brexit scupper UK drug discovery and delivery, MPs told (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

High survival rates in record number of lung cancer operations
5% rise in lung cancer operations, audit shows Related items fromOnMedica Major boost for lung cancer diagnosis Survival rates rise for lung cancer surgery Lung cancer blood test Lung experts call for ‘national plan for lung cancer’ UK lung cancer survival rates are improving (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mobile scan cancer tests to be rolled out across England
Plans unveiled for more sensitive bowel cancer test Related items fromOnMedica Lung cancer blood test Lung experts call for ‘national plan for lung cancer’ Long delay after FIT linked to higher risk of cancer Screening for colorectal cancer should start at 45 years Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Common shoulder surgery may offer little pain relief
Study questions value of subacromial decompression Related items fromOnMedica Sharp rise in year-long waits for elective surgery Consultant-led assessments could cut unnecessary surgery Robotic-assisted surgery is not always preferable to laparoscopic Adhesive capsulitis Managing sports injuries: shoulder rotator cuff injury (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs encouraged to do home visits only in mornings
NHS asks GPs to avoid afternoon home visits to prevent A&E surges Related items fromOnMedica Medicine management concerns in home care New primary care model needs resources, say experts GP leader urges caution over ‘super-hub’ general practice The incredible invisible bed crisis Home care visits should last at least 30 minutes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Regulator seeks more data on side effects of drugs
MHRA campaigns to gather data on side effects Related items fromOnMedica One in five patients suffer side effects from antibiotics Drug and Therapeutics Update Drug and Therapeutics Update Yellow Card scheme goes mobile with first app Too many patients do not report drug side-effects (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

All GP training places filled in Wales
19% increase in GP training places filled in past year Related items fromOnMedica RCGP raises concerns about GP training plans RCGP opposes changes to GP training GP training place numbers rise in Wales Patient access to GPs in Wales has soared Wales invests £95m in healthcare professionals’ training (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stillbirth risk doubled in women sleeping on their back
3.7% fewer stillbirths possible if women sleep on their side Related items fromOnMedica Stillbirth raises risk of its recurrence ‘Suggestive evidence’ for air pollution link to stillbirth risk New drive to cut stillbirths Experts identify gaps in care affecting stillbirth Monitor women better to cut stillbirth rates (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

MPs call for cross-party debate on long-term future of NHS
90 MPs seek action from Prime Minister and Chancellor Related items fromOnMedica Call for cross party review of long-term care funding Former health ministers call for cross-party health and care commission Cross-party health and care debate (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Most doctors would not recommend medicine as a career
91% of doctors believe current NHS issues are damaging recruitment Related items fromOnMedica Two in five GPs say they plan to quit Four in ten European doctors consider leaving the UK Nursing morale ‘has dropped through the floor’ GP morale lowest in the profession Half of public health doctors might leave profession (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Majority of patients ignorant of obesity link to cancer
Only third of obese patients advised by doctors to lose weight Related items fromOnMedica Managing obesity in primary care - Part 2 Managing obesity in primary care - Part 1 Obesity strongly linked to heightened risk of certain cancers Tall men at higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer General public unaware of link between obesity and cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Poor COPD care leading to unnecessary A & E admissions
Fifth of COPD patients visit A&E per year Related items fromOnMedica End-of-life care in COPD Antibody therapy reduces flare-ups in treatment-resistant COPD Making sense of the new LABAs and LAMAs for COPD Inhalers Rheumatoid arthritis may increase COPD risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS deficit set to hit worse levels than predicted
Sector predicts £623m deficit by April 2018 Related items fromOnMedica NHS England last met a key target in February 2016 NHS deficit shrinks by two thirds in a year, latest performance data show Providers can ’t keep making unrealistic recurrent savings Investment in primary care leads to secondary care savings Better funding and capacity vital for A&E to survive (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Plans to reform social care delayed until next summer
Health bodies will feed into green paper next year Related items fromOnMedica The social care debate: it ’s not just about the money We need to talk about intermediate care Doctors and NHS leaders call for urgent investment in NHS Social care set to eat up over half of council tax receipts by 2020 Give public say on US style make-over of healthcare, Hunt urged (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Public support for tax increase to help fund NHS
More than half of people support tax rise to boost NHS, YouGov survey reveals Related items fromOnMedica Reforms could threaten NHS funding of some health services NHS chief calls for Brexit NHS funding pledges to be honoured Government has no real choice but to boost NHS coffers, say think tank trio (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Heavy drinking and smoking lead to visible premature ageing
Biological ageing not linked to light/moderate drinking Related items fromOnMedica Grey hair may be linked to heightened heart disease risk in men Alcohol dependency and detoxification Smoking cessation Yellow patches on eyelids marker for heart disease How do we develop primary care centres for an ageing population? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Alcohol minimum unit pricing gets go ahead in Scotland
UK Supreme Court rules minimum unit price is legal Related items fromOnMedica Alcohol and the nervous system Alcohol dependency and detoxification Tighter pub licensing linked to 2% cut in admissions Governments must do more to fight alcohol harm says OECD England faces 135,000 alcohol-related cancer deaths by 2035 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Continuity of GP care could prevent emergency hospitalisation
Seeing different GP every time doubles risk of hospitalisation Related items fromOnMedica Can super-hub practices work? GP leader urges caution over ‘super-hub’ general practice Seeing the same GP associated with fewer admissions Primary Care Home has positive impact on care and services The incredible invisible bed crisis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE approves breakthrough breast cancer drugs
New class of cancer treatment drugs approved for NHS Related items fromOnMedica The genetics of breast cancer Ovarian cancer drug may help stall breast cancer Experts recommend anastrozole for postmenopausal women with family history of breast cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Excess deaths could be linked to health spending cuts
Study suggests 120,000 excess deaths link to finance squeeze Related items fromOnMedica BMA warns ‘year-round crisis set to be the norm’ Bed cut plans ‘undesirable and unachievable', warns think tank Spike in excess deaths linked to NHS and local authority spending cuts Budget cuts leave more elderly without help Delayed hospital transfers may explain rise in population deaths (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Care home costs at all-time high
They have soared by nearly 10% over past 12 months Related items fromOnMedica Home care visits should last at least 30 minutes Patients at end of life see few specialists Delayed hospital transfers may explain rise in population deaths Spike in excess deaths linked to NHS and local authority spending cuts People with dementia let down by health and social care services, say GPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Low vitamin D linked to poorer fertility treatment outcomes
Time for clinical trial to see if supplements could boost live birth rate, say researchers Related items fromOnMedica Fertility treatments may impact on breast cancer risk Infertility Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache Vitamin D supplements may cut risk of acute respiratory infections Vitamin D (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Social care failing people with disabilities, says leading charity
Young people with MS forced to live in care homes for older people Related items fromOnMedica Social care set to eat up over half of council tax receipts by 2020 A clinical review of multiple sclerosis 'Homes not hospitals ’ for people with learning disability Diabetics likely to have much fewer disability-free years Health professionals vary hugely in disability assessments (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Millions needed to shore up NHS this winter, says think tank
Extra capacity to meet four-hour A&E target could run to £360 million Related items fromOnMedica Performance figures show NHS under continued pressure Trend to dissuade patients from attending A&E is flawed Doctors describe impact on patients of bed shortages in shocking dossier A&E four-hour target only for ‘urgent’ patients Record numbers leaving A&E without treatment (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Give public say on US style make-over of healthcare, Hunt urged
Too many unanswered questions on ACOs, which represent major change to health and social care Related items fromOnMedica STPs feel in danger of going over a cliff edge Accountable care organisations The end of the purchaser/provider split? CCGs are embracing change and are key to shaping health landscape Small Translucent Penguins (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Prolonged breastfeeding linked to halving of later eczema risk
But promotion programme not associated with asthma or lung function at the age of 16 Related items fromOnMedica Less than half of babies breastfed after two months How to encourage breastfeeding? Breastfeeding could cut children ’s leukaemia risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Teach hands-only CPR from first year of secondary school
Year 7 children best learned effective compression rate when taught with music or video games Related items fromOnMedica Paediatric basic life support Sudden cardiac arrest and basic life support Rise in bystander CPR linked to fall in deaths CPR training drive for public to focus on youth Bystander CPR linked to higher child survival (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Eat range of unpeeled raw nuts to benefit heart, urge experts
People who regularly eat variety of nuts have lower risk of CHD and cardiovascular disease Related items fromOnMedica Plant-based diet not always best for heart health Consider plant-based diet for treating reflux symptoms Diet, lifestyle and cardiovascular disease Sweet drink consumption linked to heart failure risk High-quality carbs and unsaturated fats lower heart risks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health system ‘all too often’ lets down people with diabetes
They need more support for psychological health and better access to technology and treatments Related items fromOnMedica Overview of type 1 diabetes Impaired glucose regulation (pre-diabetes) Cures and solutions for diabetes — but not for all Many patients ignore symptoms of diabetes NHS must hold CCGs accountable for poor diabetes care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nearly half of EEA doctors thinking of leaving UK practice
BMA warns of serious impact on NHS as almost a fifth have already made firm plans to leave Related items fromOnMedica PM indicates overseas trained doctors can stay in UK post Brexit GP Forward View not delivering on workforce promises NHS pay cap contributed to workforce crisis, says think tank Policy and planning for NHS workforce - ‘not fit for purpose’ NHS ‘workforce gap’ is harming the quality of care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sex 'rare' trigger for cardiac arrest
Just one per cent of cardiac events linked to intercourse Related items fromOnMedica Sudden cardiac arrest and basic life support Bystander CPR linked to higher child survival Fatal heart attacks strike 200 people every week E-health device helps heart failure patients better manage their condition Tenth of men aged 50 have heart age of 60-year-old (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Thousands would consider Dignitas assisted death but can't afford it
Charity calls for changes in the law on assisted dying so Britons can die at home Related items fromOnMedica Palliative care End-of-life care standards not universally high, says regulator Only half of clinicians feel patients ’ end-of-life needs are met Nursing leaders update guidance on assisted suicide End-of-life care ‘improving’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Doctors unveils plan to ‘save’ general practice
BMA says six key problem areas must be addressed to ensure a sustainable future Related items fromOnMedica BMA warns general practice is on 'brink of collapse' Indemnity costs may lead GPs to quit general practice Action plan to revive general practice nursing Government missing targets on GP investment General Practice must be ‘properly supported’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS cracks down on out-of-area mental healthcare
Mental health trusts will be forced to reveal how many patients are sent away Related items fromOnMedica Management of depression: non-pharmacological Management of depression: pharmacological Diagnosis and evaluation of depression in adults Mental health services commissioning ‘in crisis’ Half of CCGs to cut mental health ’s budget share (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

BMA hails 'historic' new GP contract
Scottish government says deal will cut bureaucracy and boost GP recruitment Related items fromOnMedica GPs have an 'obligation to follow their contracts' More questions than answers in Scottish workforce plan, say nurse leaders Training places for overseas doctors in Scotland set to double Government missing targets on GP investment Number of whole-time GPs in Scotland falls (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Brits come sixth on obesity league table and still drink far too much
International report shows unhealthy lifestyles are proving a hard habit to break Related items fromOnMedica Substance misuse grows in the 50+ age group MPs call for cross-government approach to public health Pledges on public health not matched by funding Global alliance now needed to drive down obesity, argue experts UK child health near bottom in Europe (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Give NHS more cash, GP leader urges government
And don ’t slacken up on primary care: crisis is far from over, says Richard Vautrey Related items fromOnMedica GP Forward View has had ‘patchy’ first year DH to develop state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs General practice still on brink of collapse, warn GP leaders Government missing targets on GP investment General Practice must be ‘properly supported’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Social care set to eat up over half of council tax receipts by 2020
Nearly 60p in every £1 likely to be spent on these services, warns Local Government Association Related items fromOnMedica 1 in 10 councils have cut social care spend by more than a quarter Better Care Fund ‘ruse’ to hide lack of funds for adult social care The social care debate: it ’s not just about the money Local authority spending on social care increases for first time in years Drop retained business rate plan to fund public health, government urged (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government has no real choice but to boost NHS coffers, say think tank trio
2018-19 will be ‘crunch year’, with funding growth at lowest level this parliament Related items fromOnMedica Doctors and NHS leaders call for urgent investment in NHS Welsh budget ‘a missed opportunity for patient care’ CCGs warn of shrinking value of their funding Government missing targets on GP investment NHS chief calls for Brexit NHS funding pledges to be honoured (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Two thirds of eye units restricting access to cataract surgery
Commissioners are ignoring NICE guidance, says Royal College of Ophthalmologists Related items fromOnMedica Eye problems Hopes for early warning glaucoma detector STPs can help CCGs deliver eye care at scale Ongoing concerns that cataract surgery being cut to save cash (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news