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JAN 23/2013

Awareness of ovarian cancer 'must improve'

Awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer must improve, both among patients and primary care professionals, a new report has claimed. Results of the 2012 Target Ovarian Cancer Pathfinder Study were launched in the House of Commons on Janu...

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JAN 08/2013

Dementia training for all NHS and social care staff

If you work within the NHS, regardless of whether you're a porter or have worked in locum doctor jobs for several years, you'll soon benefit from access to new training to ensure you know how to provide support for people with dementia. Once ...

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JAN 08/2013

Speech therapists urged to be flexible with career choices

If you're looking for ways to progress in your speech therapy career, it may be worth trying something a little different to your existing role. While continuing along the same vein is no doubt comforting in its familiarity, those who branch out ...

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JAN 07/2013

Obesity prevention and treatment a 'core responsibility' for general practice teams

Obesity is widely viewed as the most significant public health problem faced by the UK, with the country recording the second highest prevalence in the world. Prevention is vital, as obesity is associated with a whole host of health problems, includi...

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JAN 03/2013

Medics urged to reduce medicine waste

The importance of reducing prescription medicine wastage has been highlighted by new figures from health boards in Scotland, which show that vast amounts of money are wasted every year as a result of unused prescriptions and the costly disposal of un...

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