NHS prescription charge to rise to £9
20p rise on single prescription fee Related items fromOnMedica NICE rejects breast cancer drug for NHS funding Wales cancer spend at record high JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination Promise to end new HIV transmissions in England by 2030 NICE recommends Herceptin for gastric cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Service model for people with a learning disability and challenging behaviour
NICE has published a draft quality standard for services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability (or a learning disability and autism) who also exhibit challenging behaviour. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

People with rare diseases get 'unequal treatment' from 'inflexible' NHS drug regulator, warns report
A study by MAP BioPharma found only 13 per cent of rare disease medicines made it through The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) assessments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flight from L.A. to London reaches 801 mph as a furious jet stream packs record-breaking speeds
Tuesday is a nice day across the Northeast. Temperatures near 40 in New York, light winds out of the north at 5 mph to 10 mph, and wall-to-wall sunshine sound like a tranquil day — especially by February standards. But high up in the atmosphere, it's a different story.The jet stream, the high-altitude... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Cappucci Source Type: news

NICE draft guidance recommends pertuzumab for early treatment of breast cancer
NICE has published guidance recommending pertuzumab (Perjeta, Roche) for treating early HER2-positive breast cancer in people whose disease has spread to their lymph nodes. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nice pay if you can get it
The Open University tops the list when it comes to high pay for vice chancellors. In 2017-18, it paid £718,000 for the services for former VC Peter Horrocks, including £255,000 ‘compensation’ for loss of office Image: Chris Valentine/Wikipedia   The newly established Office for Students has published its first statistics on senior management pay in England’s higher education sector. This has led to some strong headlines in the media. The Guardian reported that six university vice chancellors received more than half a million pounds for the 2017-18 pay year “in salary, bonuses a...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 18, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: P.S data he high pay higher education universities Source Type: news

NICE provides first scientific advice on patient preference study design
NICE has provided its first piece of advice on the design of a patient preference study. It aims to encourage more companies to seek its advice on the development of these studies which are designed to capture patients ’ views so they can be used in the clinical development programmes for new treatments. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS ambulances 'must go green'
Simon Stevens urges manufacturers to develop more environmentally friendly vehicles Related items fromOnMedica Social housing 'makes mental health worse' Stop prioritising cars in transport plans, urges NICE New strategy launched to tackle air pollution Government announces £76m homes scheme for vulnerable people CRP levels higher among private renters than home owners (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE Bites - urinary tract infections
This publication provides a summary of key prescribing points taken from the NICE guidelines for Pyelonephritis, Lower Urinary Tract Infection, Recurrent and Catheter-associated UTI (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Daffodil mark’ for GP surgeries committed to good end-of-life care
Reflects adoption of eight quality improvement standards, developed jointly by RCGP and terminal illness charity Marie Curie Related items fromOnMedica Patients at end of life see few specialists End-of-life care must be a core priority for all local health and care leaders Elderly carers are themselves vulnerable GPs should routinely ask elderly about falls, says NICE Primary Care Home has positive impact on care and services (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

4 Digital Rules You Should Follow When You ’re In Love
It’s impossible to separate the digital world from the one you build with your partner. Americans check their smartphones about 46 times a day — which can make the devices feel like a third party in a relationship. But your phone and laptop habits can threaten your love life without you even realizing. Here are four ways to ensure that the digital part of your relationship is healthy. Cut the cord sometimes Lots of research supports the idea that some distance from your phone is healthy, and that habit may be particularly important for your romantic relationships. Phubbing — or snubbing the person you&rs...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Sex/Relationships valentine's day 2019 Source Type: news

For Valentine ’ s Day, Try Being Nice to Yourself
Sending love to others is easy. Being kind to yourself can be surprisingly difficult. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TARA PARKER-POPE Tags: Empathy Psychology and Psychologists Friendship Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Buddhism Mental Health and Disorders Source Type: news

New antibiotic prescribing guidance for suspected pneumonia
Draft antibiotic prescribing guidance developed by NICE and PHE Related items fromOnMedica Uncertainty remains over effectiveness of steroids for sore throat Provisional green light for anti-clotting drug and quality standard for atrial fibrillation Antenatal flu drugs not linked to newborn risks Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers Quarter million people taking benzodiazepines for more than a year (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New antibiotic prescribing guidance for patients with suspected pneumonia
NICE and Public Health England have issued guidelines to improve antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Missouri Firefighter/Paramedics Ditch Ambulance to Get Patient to Hospital
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (FOX 2 NOW) - A photo of two metro firefighter paramedics on the job is getting thousands of 'likes' and shares on social media. The men pushed a patient nearly a mile up an icy hill to get her to the hospital after their ambulance got stuck on ice. It happened during Sunday morning's ice event. The two men, Jonathan Stillpass and Shaylor Taetz, both work for the Maryland Heights Fire Department. They said their ambulance lost traction on the ice Sunday morning and hit a guardrail. The two had no idea someone snapped the photo of them pushing the patient up the icy hill. The two said the patient was ve...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 12, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

GPs and pharmacists don't have time to involve patients in medication reviews
GPs and pharmacists struggle to find the time to involve patients in medication reviews, despite National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance advising them to do so, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Diagnose Lyme disease if bull ’s eye rash is present, says NICE
People showing erythema migrans, the characteristic skin rash associated with Lyme disease, can be diagnosed without the need for blood tests, NICE says in new guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Why Mr. Nice could be Mr. Right
(Michigan State University) The key to relationship happiness could be as simple as finding a nice person. And, despite popular belief, sharing similar personalities may not be as important as most people think, according to new research from Michigan State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NICE updates guideline on alcohol education in schools
New draft recommendations will support the Department for Education ’s (DfE) plan to make alcohol education a compulsory component of personal, social and health education (PSHE) in all state-funded schools in England from September 2020. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FemBeat: P & G Acquires Organic Period Care Startup This Is L.
P&G has acquired feminine care startup This is L., which manufactures organic pads and tampons. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: B érénice Magistretti, Contributor Source Type: news

Certain symptom combos not in current guidance are red flags for throat cancer
Sore throat plus swallowing or breathing difficulties or ear pain predictive of laryngeal cancer, study shows Related items fromOnMedica Tell patients to use paracetamol for sore throat, urge NICE and PHE Call for closer links between GPs and dentists Air pollution link to heightened mouth cancer risk Public awareness of mouth cancer symptoms low, despite sharp rise in cases GPs need better test access to improve cancer diagnosis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE recommends another revolutionary CAR T-cell therapy for adults with lymphoma
Adults with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) will be able to access another revolutionary chimeric antigen receptor T-Cell (CAR T-cell) therapy through the cancer drugs fund. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Guardian view on new drugs: high hopes, higher prices | Editorial
The row over the cost of a cystic fibrosis treatment has prevented its use in the UK. These patients, many of them children, deserve betterMedical advances come at a cost, and that cost is increasingly steep. We rely on pharmaceutical companies, as well as public and philanthropic investment, to develop the medicines that can transform and even save lives. New drugs emerge not according to need, but when companies know they can make sizable profits from them. The problem with this, beyond our intuitive sense of wrongness when people reap lavish rewards thanks to products others cannot live without, is twofold. Some disease...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Pharmaceuticals industry Drugs NHS Cystic fibrosis Matt Hancock Science Business The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) Society Politics Health policy Public services policy Source Type: news

Novartis gets NICE ok for lymphoma CAR-T
UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has endorsed Novartis ’ CAR-T therapy, Kymriah, in adult lymphoma patients, after negotiating a deeper discount. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - February 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NICE recommends Kymriah for diffuse  large B-cell lymphoma
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - February 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

NICE recommends new wound dressing for diabetes patients
A unique wound dressing for venous leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers which could help prevent 3,000 diabetes-related amputations has been recommended by the National Institute For Health and Care Excellence. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New Cochrane review assesses the benefits and harms of exercise for preventing falls in older people living in the community
New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today provides strong evidence that falls in people over sixty-years old can be prevented by exercise programmes.Falls are a leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Older adults suffer the greatest number of fatal falls and over 37 million falls are severe enough to require medical attention each year.A new Cochrane Review produced by a team comprising researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia and University of Oxford, UK,summarizes the results from108 randomized controlled trials with 23,407 participants from across 25 countries. The...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Catheter-Associated UTI Management Quiz Catheter-Associated UTI Management Quiz
New guidelines for catheter-associated UTI management have been issued by NICE. Test your knowledge here.Medscape UK (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Cocoa has profound healing properties, beating even acai and blueberries
(Natural News) Have you ever suddenly felt better after drinking a nice, warm cup of cocoa? That good feeling isn’t all in your head, and it isn’t just because cocoa is delicious. Cocoa powder possesses profound healing qualities that surpass even those of renowned superfruits, such as acai berries, blueberries, cranberries, and pomegranates. It is the main ingredient... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FemBeat: Period Poverty Is A Thing, Even In The U.S.
Period poverty is a thing. What are startups, NGOs and governments doing about it? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: B érénice Magistretti, Contributor Source Type: news

Digital CBT could help young people with mild depression, NICE says
Children and young people can be offered digital cognitive behavioural therapy (digital CBT) as a first-line treatment for mild depression. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Data sources to support local services tackling health risks of cold homes
This guidance is aimed at public health teams, housing professionals and others who have a role in reducing harm due to cold homes at a local level. It aims to help local areas implement and monitor their progress, as recommended by both the Cold Weather Plan for England and NICE Guideline 6: Preventing excess winter deaths and illness associated with cold homes, by estimating the number of people who may be at risk using a range of indicators. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients often avoid vaccinations due to fear of side effects
Social media may fuel misconceptions over vaccinations Related items fromOnMedica Double check patients with ‘penicillin’ allergy to avoid MRSA risk Malaria cases rise sharply Africans in the UK most likely to acquire malaria A fifth of unvaccinated ethnic girls say they don ’t need HPV jab NICE urges wider uptake of flu vaccination (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Digital CBT recommended for children with mild depression
NICE issues draft guidance on first-line treatment Related items fromOnMedica Childhood adversity linked to health problems in ‘tweens’ Childhood abuse associated with psychosis in women Depression in dads harms children Nurseries beat childminders for emotional development Parental illness linked to children's increased use of health services (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE develops guideline on shared decision-making
NHS England has asked NICE to develop a guideline on shared decision-making between patients and health care professionals. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Researchers Take on a New Role: Advocate for Profession, Science
Scientists pride themselves on being objective purveyors of information. For some, this may seem at odds with delving into the world of public policy, where politics and spin seemingly reign supreme. For others, advocating on behalf of their profession and speaking up about the importance of science is model behavior for researchers. "Collaboration between our leading experts in science and technology and Congress and federal agencies is the only way that public policy decisions will be made using sound science," said Senator Jay Rockefeller (D–WV), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, an...
Source: Washington Watch - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

Children with depression could be offered NHS therapy on their smartphones to avoid waiting lists
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice), who made the recommendations for doctors in the UK, hope it will give children access to treatment quicker. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break:'Nice-Doc' Effect; $27.5 Million PhRMA Spend; AFM Cases Hit 200
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Molecular profiling could pick up lung cancer earlier
Genetic differences identified in precancerous lesions that progress to cancer could also lead to new treatments Related items fromOnMedica Spotting lung cancers ’ ‘crime hotspots’ Lung cancer Cancer mortality cut by a third in young people Add new lung cancer treatment to Cancer Drugs Fund, says NICE (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New treatment for adults with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
NICE is recommending venetoclax with rituximab for adults with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Thousands of patients should benefit, NICE says. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Boston Scientific ’ s Vici venous stent meets primary endpoints at 1 year
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) today touted 12-month data for its Vici venous stent in people with significant obstructions in the illiofemoral venous outflow tract. Researchers reported that the Vici stent met its primary efficacy endpoint with a primary patency rate of 84% at one year. Nearly 99% of people treated with the Vici stent were free from major adverse events at 30 days, Boston Scientific noted. “In treating patients with venous obstruction, the primary goal is to restore and maintain vessel patency to ensure the return of blood flow to the heart,” principal investigator Dr. Mahmood Razavi said i...
Source: Mass Device - January 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Featured Regulatory/Compliance Vascular Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Doctors: Can a Nice Doctor Make Treatments More Effective?
Connecting with patients doesn ’ t just make them think someone cares. It can make a difference for health outcomes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LAUREN C. HOWE and KARI LEIBOWITZ Tags: Doctors Allergies Placebos Itching Source Type: news

Most patient groups contributing to NICE'have financial interests '
Nearly three quarters of patient organisations that contribute to NICE decisions have taken funding from manufacturers of a relevant product, a new study has claimed.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 21, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Patients Latest News Source Type: news

Are patient groups that assess NHS treatments BIAS?
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) asks patient groups for their views when approving a drug for NHS use in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient groups assessing NHS drugs receive undeclared industry funds
Study calls for rules to be tightened over disclosure of money received from drug makersMost patient groups involved in the appraisal of drugs or medical devices for use in the NHS have received money from the manufacturers that they have not declared, research has found.Patient groups are asked to give their views when the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) is deciding whether to approve a drug for use in the NHS in England. However, the researchers said Nice did not have stringent enough rules on the disclosure of any and all funds that patient organisations receive from companies.Continue reading.....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: NHS The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) Drugs UK news Science Society Source Type: news

Financial interests common in patient reps on NICE appraisal
We need greater transparency to avoid giving industry undue influence over decisions Related items fromOnMedica Hunt announces Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review MDU objects to duty of candour for GPs Experts urge radical action on mental health crises Hunt announces 11 hospital trusts in special measures Prioritise and fund prevention to save lives and NHS, warn doctors (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Guideline tackles variation in services for adults with cerebral palsy
NICE has published its guideline on the care and support needs of adults with cerebral palsy. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Guidance on support for children and young people with disabilities and complex needs
NICE has published guidance on health and social care provision for disabled children and young people with severe complex needs in all settings, including education. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The powerful antihyperlipidemic effect of celery seeds
(Natural News) It’s nice to munch on a few sticks of celery (Apium graveolens) every now and then, but these aren’t the only beneficial parts of the plant. Numerous studies have shown that celery seeds confer many health benefits as well. Recently, a team of scientists from India found that one of the possible therapeutic uses... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nice approves ‘game-changer’ machine for donated livers
Sue Bennett, 45, a mother of three from Ranton in Staffordshire, had a liver transplant using the new technique as part of a trial. Now, she said, her life was 'unbelievably wonderful'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news