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I love working for the NHS – so I ’ m striking against being outsourced
“I love working for the NHS,” says Wigan Infirmary domestic Amanda Grimes (below). “We have won awards for being the cleanest hospital and I am very proud to work here.” And that pride is why Amanda will be on strike tomorrow and Thursday (23 and 24 May), alongside hundreds of her catering, cleaning and portering colleagues at the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust in north-west England. UNISON members voted for the strike to prevent the trust from moving them to a new employer called WWL Solutions – which would be a private company wholly owned by the trust as a subsidia...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News health health care hospitals NHS one team for patient care outsourcing wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

The Stopit! programme to reduce bullying and undermining behaviour in hospitals - Benmore G, Henderson S, Mountfield J, Wink B.
PURPOSE The impact of bullying and undermining behaviours on the National Health Service on costs, patient safety and retention of staff was well understood even before the Illing report, published in 2013, that reviewed the efficacy of training interventi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

HRSA: Recruitment of Sites for Assignment of National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program Participants
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces that the listing of eligible entities that will receive priority for the assignment of National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarship recipients available for service October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019 is posted on theHealth Workforce Connector website. Also includes Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) scores for eligible facilities and instructions on how to submit information in support of a higher priority determination, due by June 20, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 21, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:No Exodus of Staff From Health Service, Says Minister
[AIM] Maputo -Contrary to claims that the Mozambican national health service is suffering from a massive exodus of staff, in fact less than one per cent of the staff leave the service annually of their own initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps; Notice of Meeting
May 15, 2018 2:00-5:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HRSA: National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps; Notice of Meeting
Announces a May 15, 2018 public meeting of the National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) to discuss issues related to current focus areas of NHSC. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

In NHS ’s 70th year top doctors eye a giant leap for patient care with UK space agency
Top doctors today witnessed demonstrations of space technology that could be adapted for use in the National Health Service within years on a visit to Britain ’s answer to NASA. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

England's NHS Begins Review Into Cutting-Edge Health Tech England's NHS Begins Review Into Cutting-Edge Health Tech
The National Health Service (NHS) has begun an independent expert review of future technologies to help transform healthcare through genomics, artificial intelligence, and other measures.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

The NHS is turning 70
The National Health Service is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. This is an opportunity to celebrate its achievements and to appreciate the vital role the service plays in all our lives. Pharmacists have p (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - April 20, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

‘ The NHS has always been there ’
The first person to be born in the NHS, nearly 70 years ago, addressed health delegates in Brighton this week, with a striking observation. “I worry that, for the majority of people, the NHS has always been there,” said Aneira Thomas. “They don’t remember a time before it, or they were not born then. “And perhaps the further from that historic day we get, the easier it is to take the NHS for granted, and for expectations to get too high. “There are often negative views about A&E waiting times,” she added. “It appears that as a country we are less grateful that we have an ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference health care health staff NHS Source Type: news

Blog: I will always love our NHS
It was a huge honour as always to address UNISON Health conference this morning. As the biggest health union in the country, this is always a massive event for our union – but never more so than in the 70th year of our National Health Service. For me, as General Secretary of UNISON, it is the greatest achievement of our movement – the greatest example of Socialism in action, and of the basic decency and fairness of our labour movement. It has lasted 70 years, a testament to the work of those who work in it and fight to defend it. And on June 30th, our union will take to the streets with banners and balloons li...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News 2018 Health Conference NHS Source Type: news

‘ The greatest fight in the long and illustrious history of our NHS ’
“This isn’t just a time to learn from the past, but time to shape a new future,” general secretary Dave Prentis told delegates at the UNISON health conference in Brighton today. This summer markis the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service – what Mr Prentis called “the greatest achievement of our union and our movement. It’s something to fight for, a beacon for the world, the envy of the world. “It’s lasted 70 years and it’s our duty to ensure that it lasts another 70 years,” he said. πIt’s the greatest institution our county has ever k...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference black members health care step up for public services Source Type: news

Productivity of the English National Health Service: 2015/16 update
This paper provides an update on the productivity growth of the NHS in England over 2014/15 to 2015/16. It finds that there has been a significant growth in NHS activity over this period, accompanied by a growth in staff. Whilst the rate of productivity in this period has also grown the report finds that from 2014/15 onwards, productivity growth has failed to outpace that of the economy. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At long last NHS workers have a real pay offer – now it’s time for members to decide their future
Today we can say with absolute certainty, that the government’s self-defeating pay cap has been scrapped in the NHS. That is to be welcomed. The NHS pay offer unveiled today has certainly been a long time coming. Seven years of pay freezes and wage increases well below the cost of living have been pushing many of those working in our most vital institution – the National Health Service – close to the brink. As a result, the NHS struggled to hold onto experienced staff or recruit many of those needed to fill vacancies. The jewel in the crown of our public services was tarnished, deliberately, by making NHS...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Blog: At last NHS workers have a real pay offer – now it’s time for members to decide
Today we can say with absolute certainty, that the government’s self-defeating pay cap has been scrapped in the NHS. That is to be welcomed. The NHS pay offer unveiled today has certainly been a long time coming. Seven years of pay freezes and wage increases well below the cost of living have been pushing many of those working in our most vital institution – the National Health Service – close to the brink. As a result, the NHS struggled to hold onto experienced staff or recruit many of those needed to fill vacancies. The jewel in the crown of our public services was tarnished, deliberately, by making NHS...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Stem cells treat macular degeneration
In July 2015, 86-year-old Douglas Waters developed severe age-related macular degeneration (AMD). He struggled to see things clearly, even when up close. A few months later, he became part of a clinical trial that used stem cell-derived ocular cells developed in part by researchers at UC Santa Barbara. His retinal eyepatch was implanted at Moorfields Eye Hospital, a National Health Service (NHS) facility in Waters' hometown of London, England. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Agenda setting with children using the 'three wishes' technique - Kiyimba N, O'Reilly M, Lester JN.
The National Health Service (UK) offers initial screening appointments for children referred to child and adolescent mental health services to determine clinical need and assess risk. Conversation analysis was utilized on 28 video recordings of these asses... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

U.K., Land of ‘ Brexit, ’ Quietly Outsources Some Surgeries to France
After years of austerity, the National Health Service is under enormous strain, so it is paying French doctors to perform some operations on its behalf. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KIMIKO de FREYTAS-TAMURA Tags: Great Britain National Health Service Politics and Government Hospitals Outsourcing France Calais Hospital Medicine and Health Shortages Surgery and Surgeons Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit) Source Type: news

‘I would not have survived’: Stephen Hawking lived long life thanks to NHS
Scientist was defender of health service and attacked Jeremy Hunt for privatisation plansStephen Hawking was a longtime champion of the NHS, but it was a glaring slip in the media that provoked one of his more memorable interventions. As the Obama administration sought to reform the US healthcare system in 2009, the US Investor ’s Business Daily argued that Stephen Hawking “wouldn’t have a chance in the UK, where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless”.It was duly pointed out that Hawking was not only born and...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Stephen Hawking Science NHS Health Society Jeremy Hunt Politics UK news Health policy Source Type: news

Flu Season Brings Shut Down of Elective Surgeries and Procedures in United Kingdom ’s National Health Service Hospitals
(Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 14, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology BBC News clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Source Type: news

Flu Season Brings Shut Down of Elective Surgeries and Procedures in United Kingdom ’s National Health Service Hospitals
Mounting financial and patient-care problems in UK show NHS may not provide a quality blueprint for fixing US healthcare system flaws Patients scheduled for elective surgeries—such as hip replacements or penciled in for routine outpatient appointments—have been turned away this winter from National Health Service (NHS) hospitals as the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) public healthcare system […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 14, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology BBC News clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Source Type: news

Britain's health service 'not for sale' in U.S. trade talks: PM May
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that Britain's National Health Service was "not for sale" in any future trade deal with the United States after Brexit. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

We Can Fix the Nursing Shortage in NC —and around the World
March 01, 2018In just six years, there could be over a million vacancies for registered nurses. But we can still avoid it.By 2025, North Carolina is projected to have the second-largest shortage of nurses in the nation —a deficit of nearly 13,000—according to a recentGeorgetown University report. Already, our rural populations lack adequate access to medical care because of physician shortages, and restrictive policies that limit the advanced practice of registered nurses in the state make the problem worse.Of the 80 rural counties in North Carolina,70 are currently designated “medical deserts” for ...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

NHS prescription charges from 1 April 2018
Regulations have been laid before Parliament to increase certain National Health Service charges in England from 1 April 2018. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Doctors still doling out antibiotics "prophylactically" for sore throats despite complete ineffectiveness
(Natural News) Don’t always listen to your doctor’s orders. Even though they’ve been advised “to stop giving antibiotics to patients with sore throats,” the drugs are still being prescribed to patients instead of paracetamol, which is more effective. According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the National Health Service’s (NHS) watchdog, and Public Health... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trends in injury morbidity in China, 1993-2013: a longitudinal analysis of population-based survey data - Ning P, Cai M, Cheng P, Zhang Y, Schwebel DC, Yang Y, Zhang W, Cheng X, Gao Y, Ling X, Hu G.
Understanding long-term trends in injury morbidity is critical to prevention and intervention planning. The aim of this study was to assess long-term trends in injury morbidity rates in China from 1993 to 2013. Using data from the National Health Service S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

UK initiative seeks Israeli digital health tech to assist NHS
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - The British embassy in Israel said on Tuesday it has launched a program designed to help incorporate Israeli digital health technology into the UK and its National Health Service (NHS). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria:Health Sector Dips As More Nigerian Doctors Move Abroad
[Guardian] More reasons have emerged on why no fewer than 5,405 Nigerian-trained doctors and nurses are currently working with the British National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom (U.K.) and why many more will join the league. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Demonstrators tell government to properly fund the NHS
Over 60,000 people braved freezing temperatures and rain to march in London on Saturday, calling for the NHS to be properly funded. UNISON members joined other health workers, patients and activists to demand an end to the crisis in the NHS and call on Conservative health secretary Jeremy Hunt to properly fund hospital beds and medical staff. General secretary Dave Prentis said that “members know that our National Health Service – our nation’s greatest institution – is in crisis. “Thanks to years of underfunding from the Tories, our health service isn’t just under pressure during th...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News austerity health care NHS Source Type: news

Thousands march to demand more money for UK health service
Thousands of people have marched through London demanding more government money for Britain's overburdened National Health Service (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Blog: A day of action for our NHS
UNISON members know that our National Health Service – our nation’s greatest institution – is in crisis. Thanks to years of underfunding from the Tories means that our health service isn’t just under pressure during the winter, it’s under pressure every day of the year. NHS workers are being asked to do more with less, at work and in their pay packets, but without additional funding our health service is struggling to cope. That’s why UNISON is backing tomorrow’s day of action organised by Health Campaigns Together and The People’s Assembly. There will be a march in Central L...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

A first birthday made possible by cardiac tumor surgery
Today is Oliver Cameron’s first birthday and he and his parents have a lot to celebrate. After a year of uncertainty, they will be enjoying a quiet dinner with family at their home in Wantage, a town in Oxfordshire, England. “Having him home and healthy is the best present ever,” says his mom, Lydia. She and her husband, Tim, are looking forward to some quiet time alone with Oliver and their family after spending much of the last year fighting for his life. Oliver was born with a large, non-cancerous tumor, called a cardiac fibroma, inside his heart. It was so rare that only a handful of doctors in the U....
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 31, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories cardiac fibroma Cardiac Tumor Program Dr. Pedro del Nido Dr. Tal Geva Source Type: news

Non-urgent health care services being put on hold across the UK as state-run health care nightmare edges toward collapse
(Natural News) The National Health Service in New England has put a hold on non-urgent health care services, as the state-run healthcare system edges toward collapse. State officials have instructed hospitals across the country to delay non-emergency procedures and only deal with emergency patients first. About 55,000 operations are to be put on hold in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS
The National Health Service is turning 70 years old on 5 July 2018. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Don’t sweat the exam: Another study confirms mindfulness reduces stress
(Natural News) Mindfulness lessens stress in students during exam periods, a study that appeared in the journal The Lancet Public Health showed. The study also showed that Buddhist meditation boosts pupils’ overall well-being. This ancient form of meditation is recommended by the National Health Service to help people feel better. University counseling rose by 50... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humans are embracing the rise of the “robosurgeon” but new studies suggest they are NOT better than human surgeons
(Natural News) Robotic surgeons are taking the National Health Service (NHS) by storm. They are now being used to conduct surgical operations for prostate cancer or for kidney and bladder problems, which decades ago have been the domain of human surgeons. The machines, employing pinpoint-accurate, computer-controlled arms, are being hyped as devices that can be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

N.H.S. Overwhelmed in Britain, Leaving Patients to Wait
For years, budget cuts at the National Health Service have left hospitals stretched over the winter. This time, it is under the highest strain in decades. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Emergency Medical Treatment Hospitals Politics and Government Health Insurance and Managed Care National Health Service Great Britain Source Type: news

U.K. Health System Creaks ‘ Under Pressure as Never Before ’
For years, budget cuts at the National Health Service have left hospitals stretched over the winter. This time, it is under the highest strain in decades. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Emergency Medical Treatment Hospitals Politics and Government Health Insurance and Managed Care National Health Service Great Britain Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 1/3/2018
NHS set to offer AI system free to all hospitals. The BBC is reporting that new AI systems for interpreting cardiac and lung scans could save England's National Health Service a billion pounds. The cardiac system, called Ultromics, was developed at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital. It checks radiology scans for signs of heart disease and will be offered to hospitals starting this summer. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Drug makeover: When a drug underperforms, Big Pharma renames it, labels it for another use and jacks up the price
(Natural News) A drug that treats periodic paralysis may be pricing those afflicted with the condition out of the market. Originally a medicine approved for glaucoma treatment, the U.K. National Health Service made Daranide available for the equivalent of about $500 U.S. dollars for a year’s supply. Daranide reportedly didn’t work well for the eye disease,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good work, wellbeing and changes in performance outcomes: illustrating the effects of good people management practices with an analysis of the National Health Service
An analysis of the NHS has found that good people management practices result in lower staff sickness absence, and higher levels of job satisfaction and staff engagement There was no link between people management practices and patient mortality. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carers: The Forgotten Heroes of Healthcare
In healthcare nowadays, we talk a lot about the patient journey – the entirety of a person's experience from first symptom to final treatment. Yet, it is easy to forget that the patient is rarely alone on this life trek.' Informal'carers are the forgotten heroes of every patient story – forgotten, most of all perhaps, by pharma. Until recently, caregivers have been relegated to the background; after all, it's the patient that takes a medicine, isn't it?The truth is that carers walk alongside the people they care for throughout the entire journey. They drive patients to appointments then sit with them in the wai...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hugh Gosling Source Type: news

Carers: The Forgotten Heroes of Healthcare
In healthcare nowadays, we talk a lot about the patient journey – the entirety of a person's experience from first symptom to final treatment. Yet, it is easy to forget that the patient is rarely alone on this life trek.' Informal'carers are the forgotten heroes of every patient story – forgotten, most of all perhaps, by pharma. Until recently, caregivers have been relegated to the background; after all, it's the patient that takes a medicine, isn't it?The truth is that carers walk alongside the people they care for throughout the entire journey. They drive patients to appointments then sit with them in the wai...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hugh Gosling Source Type: news

NanoVibronix inks UK UroShield distro deal with IMS Ultrasound
NanoVibronix (NSDQ:NAOV) said today it inked a deal with the U.K.’s IMS Ultrasound to make it the exclusive U.K. distributor of its UroShield device, designed to prevent catheter-acquired urinary tract infections. The UroShield device from the Elmsford, N.Y.-based company is designed to decrease pain and discomfort associated with urinary catheter use while also preventing bacterial colonization and biofilm on indwelling catheters to reduce UTIs. “CAUTI is a major health concern in the UK and around the world, leading to extended hospital stays, increased costs, as well as increased patient mortality. We a...
Source: Mass Device - December 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Ultrasound nanovibronix Source Type: news

Couple-based intervention for depression: an effectiveness study in the National Health Service in England - Baucom DH, Fischer MS, Worrell M, Corrie S, Belus JM, Molyva E, Boeding SE.
This study represents an effectiveness study and service evaluation of a cognitive behavioral, couple-based treatment for depression (BCT-D) provided in London services that are part of the "Improving Access to Psychological Therapies" (IAPT) program in En... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose: Episode 7 with Sarah Moss
EPISODE 7: SARAH MOSSAcclaimed British novelistHailed as one of the best British novelists writing today,  Sarah Moss is our very special literary guest on TRD this week. She joins Ray to explore the intersection between fiction and health, and to talk about the doctors, patients, parents and families she portrays so vividly in her five highly acclaimed novels.The role of the writer, Sarah says, is to ‘ask hard questions beautifully’. She certainly does this through her own exploration of individual lives and struggles within clearly defined social structures past and present. From the first female do...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 6, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

NHS Trusts' collaboration brings digital health to North East England
National Health Service Trusts located in England ’s North East region have announced a partnership focused on broadened implementation of digital health strategies. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 29, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Big Pharma greed strikes again: "Life-changing" thyroid pill manufacturer spikes price by 5,000%
(Natural News) The National Health Service is eyeing the cessation of the incessant prescription of Liothyronine, a drug that is used to treat thyroid disorders, after its manufacturer, Oakville, Canada-based pharmaceutical company Concordia International, increased its retail price by 5,662 percent to 9.22 British pounds from 16 p per tablet. Liothyronine is used to treat... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK ’ s National Health Service to tap “ ethical hackers ” in $27m cybersecurity push
The UK’s NHS is looking to spend $26.7 million (GBP £20 million) to reinforce its central cybersecurity unit with “ethical hackers”, as it aims to bolster its protection from future attacks on its health services systems, according to a The Times UK report. The new additions will reportedly monitor for emerging threats and work alongside a reinforced security team to protect hospitals from possible future attacks, instead of focusing on repairing previously attacked systems, according to the report. The UK’s NHS is looking to avoid a repeat of the Wannacry attack in May which shut down a numbe...
Source: Mass Device - November 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Software / IT Cybersecurity U.K. National Health Service (NHS) Source Type: news

British health watchdog recommends vaginal mesh ban
A British health watchdog reportedly plans to recommend that the National Health Service there ban vaginal mesh implants to treat pelvic organ prolapse, citing “serious but well-recognized safety concerns.” In recommending that the implants be limited to research use only, the U.K.’s National Institute for Health & Care Excellence said “evidence of long-term efficacy [for implants treating organ prolapse] is inadequate in quality and quantity,” according to the BBC. Randomized, controlled trials “showed no added benefit of using mesh compared with native tissue repair,” ac...
Source: Mass Device - November 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Gynecological Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits U.K. National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) Source Type: news