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Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets
Experts call for tailored strategies to reduce large sex differences in risk factor management Related items fromOnMedica CHD exerts higher burden on men than women Real food and brisk daily walk best for heart health Stress linked to mortality in CHD patients Never too old to benefit from CVD prevention New ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortality (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tool improves validity of consent in potential trial participants
Enhanced disclosure improves informed consent while maintaining level of recruitment Related items fromOnMedica 'Explain all options to patients,' say surgeons Cancer trials to be streamlined in the UK Global standards on reporting clinical trial results agreed Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Childhood IBD linked to raised long-term risk of cancer
Excess risk of gastrointestinal cancer persists into adulthood, but absolute risk is small Related items fromOnMedica Sticky gel breakthrough in colitis treatment Gene variant linked to development of inflammatory disease Big fall in bowel cancer deaths Stem cells repair bowel disease Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CQC praises GPs under ‘very real pressures’ as it rates 90% good
GPs ‘should be immensely proud’ that 9 in 10 practices rated good or outstanding by CQC Related items fromOnMedica General practice faces ‘brain drain’ Government missing targets on GP investment General practice still on brink of collapse, warn GP leaders GP Forward View has had ‘patchy’ first year Poor CQC ratings linked to poor practice funding (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Chronic shortage of doctors jeopardising patient care
Three quarters of all medical specialties had unfilled training posts last year across England Related items fromOnMedica General practice teaching for medical students 'in decline' Students shun a career in medicine, figures show Help offered to medical students in crisis GMC warns of 'state of unease' amongst doctors Junior doctors report a poor work life balance (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Infant mortality falls in EU nations as cigarette prices rise
Legislators should act on tobacco tax and price control to eliminate budget cigarettes Related items fromOnMedica Smoking cessation Smoking quit attempt numbers fall again E-cigarettes may encourage UK teenagers to try real smoking Smoking bans are having positive impact on child health Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Antibiotics cut infection risk in obese women after caesarean
Surgical infection less likely if obese women take prophylactic antibiotics for 48h after C-section Related items fromOnMedica Infection risk after caesarean 2.4 times higher in obese women Caesareans associated with increased risk of complications from hysterectomy Antibiotics during pregnancy increases risk of childhood obesity Wide European variations in C-section rates Antibiotics for women in early labour to combat Group B Strep (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Smoking cuts life expectancy in HIV more than AIDS does
People with HIV who smoke are 6-13 times more likely to die from lung cancer than AIDS-related causes Related items fromOnMedica Smoking cessation Government pledges to cut smoking prevalence to 12% by 2022 Smoking quit attempt numbers fall again HIV infection may make patients vulnerable to diabetes HIV life expectancy ‘near normal’ due to antiretroviral therapy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Owners of ill pets suffer stress and anxiety, study shows
Vets could partner with mental health professionals Related items fromOnMedica Friendships, sport and reading books linked to teen mental health Membership of social groups linked to longer life in retirement Family, friends and work key to mental wellbeing Contentment comes from paying others to carry out chores Tackling insomnia may be key to easing mental health issues (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Domestic abuse is endemic, new report finds
More needs to be done to break the cycle Related items fromOnMedica Domestic violence linked to pregnancy termination Soaring child abuse concerns, helpline data reveal Sexual health clinics should ask about abuse New support to help identify domestic abuse Abused children unable to access mental health services (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Patients at end of life see few specialists
System not ‘fit for purpose’ say experts Related items fromOnMedica High staff turnover major barrier to improving end-of-life care in care homes End-of-life care heading for ‘meltdown’ without cash boost, warns cancer charity chief Palliative/end-of-life care provision a ‘postcode lottery’ in England (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Toy gun can cause eye injuries, warn doctors
Authors suggest use of protective goggles Related items fromOnMedica Eye problems Eye problems: the eyelids Make laundry and dishwasher liquitabs childproof, doctors urge (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Record numbers of joint replacements carried out
National report reveals ‘impressive’ outcomes Related items fromOnMedica Transforming MSK care and patient outcomes Hip fracture care is improving Monitor all patients with metal-on-metal hips for longer, doctors told Use of total hip replacement inconsistent and unfair (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Glucose monitoring tech to be available on prescription across UK
Finger-prick testing for blood sugar levels could become obsolete, say experts Related items fromOnMedica Glucose self-monitoring may not improve control in non-insulin-treated type 2 diabetes Annual diabetes checks reduce mortality risk for people with diabetes 'Disturbing' type 2 diabetes rise in children NHS must hold CCGs accountable for poor diabetes care Poor diabetes education leading to health complications (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS launches new heart disease prevention drive
Plans to prevent 9,000 heart attacks and 14,000 strokes over three years Related items fromOnMedica Significant drop in heart failure deaths over past year, national audit finds Tenth of men aged 50 have heart age of 60-year-old Stroke can often be avoided, claims study Atrial fibrillation poses greater risk for women than men Never too old to benefit from CVD prevention (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP earnings are falling
GPs ’ taxable income dropped 1.2% in past year Related items fromOnMedica NHS workforce demands end to 1% pay cap GP income fell by almost 3% last year Strategies to boost surgery income Make GP a more attractive career, agree MPs General practice faces ‘brain drain’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pay cap may end next year for doctors
Government lifts 1% public sector pay cap Related items fromOnMedica GP recruitment numbers rise slowly England faces a shortfall of 42,000 nurses by 2020 Pay cap on NHS staff must be lifted, says NHS Providers Pressure mounts on UK government to scrap 1% public sector pay cap Nurses welcome hint of shift on pay freeze (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Antibiotics for women in early labour to combat Group B Strep
Updated guidance to tackle growing Group Strep B cases Related items fromOnMedica Antibiotics during pregnancy increases risk of childhood obesity Experts query treatment of mild hypothyroidism in pregnancy Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers New guidelines on epilepsy in pregnancy Antenatal flu drugs not linked to newborn risks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tall people have greater risk of thrombosis
Researchers find strong correlation between height and risk of venous thromboembolism in both women and men Related items fromOnMedica Obese women on the pill more likely to have rare stroke Diagnosis and management of deep vein thrombosis Self-managing anticoagulants may cut risks after surgery Rising use of antithrombotics linked to subdural haematoma (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Antibody therapy reduces flare-ups in treatment-resistant COPD
Results come from two trials presented at European Respiratory Society International Congress Related items fromOnMedica Making sense of the new LABAs and LAMAs for COPD Physical activity decreases risk of dying in COPD End-of-life care in COPD Diagnosis of COPD needs to be improved CVD event risk raised soon after COPD exacerbations (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Little evidence of potential harm from light drinking in pregnancy
But review recommends that alcohol is best avoided ‘just in case’ Related items fromOnMedica Alcohol dependency and detoxification Moderate drinking could lower risk of some heart conditions Alcohol abstention advice to pregnant women is wrong, say campaigners Doctors and midwives welcome clear alcohol advice Foetal alcohol syndrome must be better recognised (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

People with disabilities face major difficulties accessing healthcare
Disabled women are particularly disadvantaged, research finds Related items fromOnMedica Community pharmacies are uniquely positioned to help people with disabilities NHS England boosts funding for learning disability support Disabled children less happy with hospital care than peers Weekend emergency patients are significantly older and more disabled GPs should carry out annual mental health checks for learning disabled (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

MDDUS freezes indemnity costs until 2018
Announcement follows government plans to change the way personal injury discount rate is calculated Related items fromOnMedica Plans to boost compensation payments for negligence claims ‘calamitous’ NHS England extends GP indemnity scheme Where will indemnity rises stop? Indemnity costs may lead GPs to quit general practice Government promises to pay for GP indemnity fee rises (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Children with asthma prescribed ‘unnecessary antibiotics’
Study compares child antibiotic data in UK and Holland Related items fromOnMedica US use of broad-spectrum antibiotics shows worrying increase Hospital discharge of children following asthma attack needs improvement Inhalers Many patients diagnosed with asthma don ’t have the condition Fewer asthma symptom days in city children living near parks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nurses welcome hint of shift on pay freeze
Pressure mounts to scrap 1% pay cap Related items fromOnMedica More nurses applying for hardship grants Number of UK nurses and midwives falling Action plan to revive general practice nursing Poor admin support hampering respiratory nurses ’ time with patients Unrelenting NHS pressure affecting cancer care, say GPs and nurses (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Data reveals postcode lottery for psychiatric care
Fall in students taking psychiatry, warns college Related items fromOnMedica What makes an outstanding mental health trust? NHS to boost mental health staff numbers Mental health patients 'stranded' due to bed cuts New tool aims to pinpoint most cost effective mental health strategies Mental health problems for first year college students rising (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Plans announced to fast-track NHS digital technology
Technology won ’t solve GP workforce problem, warn lead doctors Related items fromOnMedica NHS 111 redirects callers from A&E to general practice NHS pilots medical advice smartphone app NHS needs clear and credible plan for digital health NHS launches drive to improve 'e-nursing' The potential of the ‘Internet of Things’ in healthcare (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Abdominal fat key cancer driver for postmenopausal women
Fat distribution more important than body weight Related items fromOnMedica Rising skirt size linked to postmenopausal breast cancer risk Breast cancer risk reduced with postmenopausal exercise Weight gain linked to cancer risk Obesity strongly linked to heightened risk of certain cancers Location of body fat can predict cancer risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Consider plant-based diet for treating reflux symptoms
PPIs no better than plant-based Mediterranean diet plus alkaline water at improving LPR symptoms, research suggests Related items fromOnMedica Oesophageal and stomach cancer linked to early adulthood overweight Plant protein consumption linked to increased longevity Plant-based diet not always best for heart health (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fewer asthma symptom days in city children living near parks
Access to green space associated with decreased asthma symptom days in older children Related items fromOnMedica Hospital discharge of children following asthma attack needs improvement Inhalers Inner-city living may not be to blame for asthma Pollution kills 1.7 million children, says WHO Fewer lung symptoms in children as air pollution levels drop (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs should suspect endometriosis in women with chronic pelvic pain
Delayed diagnosis is a significant problem that can worsen prognosis, warns NICE Related items fromOnMedica Ovarian cancer risk higher with endometriosis Endometriosis increases risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy Endometriosis treatment 'unacceptable' (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government backs down from sale of NHS Professionals
Labour welcomes ‘major U-turn on misguided policy’ as offers underestimated NHSP’s value Related items fromOnMedica Sign up with your local trust ’s in-house bank, nurses urged The curate ’s egg of agency spend: when it comes to money, less is more £600m saved from caps on agency spending NHS asset sales could be worth £2bn Regulator backs down on agency staff tax rules (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Unrelenting NHS pressure affecting cancer care, say GPs and nurses
Half of GPs and primary care nurses not confident NHS workforce can provide adequate care Related items fromOnMedica Nasopharyngeal carcinoma and sinus cancer UK spends 20% less on cancer treatment than rest of EU Fifteen local NHS transformation projects to get cash boost The genetics of breast cancer Meeting cancer promises and more – a new model for NHS diagnostics? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Upselling’ food/drink is fuelling the obesity crisis
Practice means consumers offered extra/larger portion of food/drink every 3 days Related items fromOnMedica Managing obesity in primary care - Part 1 Managing obesity in primary care - Part 2 Cochrane reviews show impact of lifestyle changes on obesity 'Disturbing' type 2 diabetes rise in children Childhood obesity plan to focus on calorie reduction (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Shortage of community child health doctors threatens child safety and health
And is leading to postcode lottery of care for some of country ’s most vulnerable children Related items fromOnMedica Outmoded workforce planning poses risk to child health Severe staff shortages threaten care of sick newborns in Wales Paediatrician shortfall jeopardising child health services Soaring child abuse concerns, helpline data reveal Child mental health funding not reaching CCGs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to risk of psychiatric problems in the child
But finding may be due to the mother ’s underlying illness combined with exposure in the womb, say researchers Related items fromOnMedica No impact of antidepressants taken during pregnancy on child ’s development Antidepressants in pregnancy linked to heightened risk of birth defects Some SSRIs might be linked to raised risk of birth defects Speech problems linked to in utero SSRI exposure Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tackling insomnia may be key to easing mental health issues
Online CBT study shows improvements largely result of better sleep patterns Related items fromOnMedica Researchers say a sense of purpose aids sleep Anxiety/insomnia pills not linked to dementia Mobile devices linked to poor teen sleep Poor sleep habits amplify knee pain Daytime naps associated with diabetes risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Get much tougher on clinical negligence claims, government urged
Current cost containment plans won ’t halt growth; more coherent cross-government action needed, says spending watchdog Related items fromOnMedica GP indemnity costs support may continue after 2018 GPs urged to lobby on legal decision leading to 'devastating' indemnity rises Indemnity costs may lead GPs to quit general practice Government promises to pay for GP indemnity fee rises Where will indemnity rises stop? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ensure that lay CCG members have full induction and training
NHS Clinical Commissioners launch guide for CCGs on induction of lay members Related items fromOnMedica CCGs warn of shrinking value of their funding The evolution of a CCG lay member A lay perspective on collaborative patient engagement The value of lay members (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Telling GPs which patients haven ’t had CRC screening improves uptake
Outreach and notification to patients and GPs both improved screening completion rates Related items fromOnMedica Colorectal cancer patients survive longer if overweight Long delay after FIT linked to higher risk of cancer Long-term antibiotic use linked to heightened risk of colorectal adenomas Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

PrEP safe and effective for young men who have sex with men
But waning adolescent adherence to medication puts many at risk of HIV infection Related items fromOnMedica HIV antiretroviral injection equally safe as oral drug NHS launches mass HIV prevention trials NHS England loses appeal over PreP drugs Antiretrovirals might raise susceptibility to syphilis Scotland first country in UK to fund PrEP through NHS (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stop using EEA doctors as political pawns in Brexit talks
Replacing EEA doctors with British doctors will take at least 10 years, warns BMA Related items fromOnMedica New alliance formed to safeguard healthcare interests as Brexit talks loom Put NHS at ‘front and centre’ of Brexit negotiations, BMA urges Doctors call for urgent action to address Brexit workforce concerns Brexit negotiations are now under way but what do they mean for the NHS? Government urged to consider patients during Brexit negotiations (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More than half of practices would consider list closure
Government must take urgent action against crisis ‘threatening to overwhelm GP services’ Related items fromOnMedica General practice still on brink of collapse, warn GP leaders Action plan to revive general practice nursing General practice faces ‘brain drain’ Third of trainee GPs plan to avoid NHS general practice Extra help for struggling GP surgeries (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mental health problems for first year college students rising
94% of universities see growing demand for counselling services Related items fromOnMedica Eight-year-olds to get 'happiness lessons' Help offered to medical students in crisis Call to boost students ’ uptake of meningitis vaccination Keeping our focus on suicide prevention Child mental health funding not reaching CCGs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tenth of men aged 50 have heart age of 60-year-old
Men have worse heart health than women, tests show Related items fromOnMedica Heart attack and stroke risk higher with shingles CHD exerts higher burden on men than women Half of patients delay seeking help for heart attacks Never too old to benefit from CVD prevention (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Smoking bans are having positive impact on child health
Large study finds child health boon from public smoking bans Related items fromOnMedica Smoking cessation Midwives and doctors need more training on tackling smoking in pregnancy Government pledges to cut smoking prevalence to 12% by 2022 E-cigarettes may encourage UK teenagers to try real smoking Smoking quit attempt numbers fall again (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs underestimate impact of migraine on patients
Poor workplace support for migraine sufferers Related items fromOnMedica New radiology treatment can tackle migraine pain Migraines linked to cardiovascular disease and death in women Combined oral contraception, migraine and stroke Migraine could raise risk of stroke after surgery (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs should avoid indiscreet postings on social media
So-called ‘closed’ social media groups still pose risk, says MDU Related items fromOnMedica Increasing number of doctors upset by ‘Trip Advisor’ style online ratings Doctors facing more patient complaints online Social media blurs doctor patient relationship, warn experts Confidentiality is top risk for GPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hundreds of organ donations missed due to ignorance
460 potential organ transplants missed every year, says NHSBT Related items fromOnMedica Three people die every day due to organ donor shortage Hundreds of families overrule deceased ’ wishes to donate organs Deemed consent for organ donation increases transplants in Wales Two out of three people back ‘soft’ opt-out organ donation Organ donation numbers reach record high (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Publicans support action on cheap supermarket alcohol
Clinician welcome support on minimum pricing from industry Related items fromOnMedica Alcohol and the nervous system Alcohol dependency and detoxification Doctors warn alcohol will cause 63,000 deaths in England by 2022 Alcohol misuse must be tackled in Scotland Tighter pub licensing linked to 2% cut in admissions (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news