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Record numbers get NHS cancer checks
THE number of people checked for signs of cancer exceeded two million for the first time last year, NHS England has revealed.
Sepsis campaign focuses on early signs
THE five early signs of sepsis are being highlighted in a new public awareness campaign from the Scottish Government.
Medical certificate for terminally ill abuse victims
TERMINALLY ill patients in Scotland who suffered childhood abuse in care must ask their doctor to confirm their condition to claim compensation.
Direct link between frailty and oral health
FRAIL older people have a much greater risk of oral health problems, according to new research.
“Disease mongering” burdens global healthcare
EXPANDING definitions of disease are leading to over diagnosis and unnecessary treatment and pose a major threat to human health and the sustainability of health systems, according to a paper published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine.
Post-surgical deaths in Scotland fall by a third
DEATHS following surgery have been reduced by more than a third in Scotland since the implementation of a safety checklist as part of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme.
Involve dentists in wider disease prevention
DENTISTS could play a much wider role in detecting health conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, says the Faculty of Dental Surgery.
Unprofessional behaviour targeted in pilot scheme
A PILOT programme has been launched to help doctors tackle unprofessional behaviour which threatens patient safety.