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JUL 30/2013

Mothers urged to breastfeed for longer to aid child IQ

Many mothers weigh up the pros and cons of breastfeeding their babies, often asking advice from midwifery staff when making up their mind. There are many benefits of natural breastfeeding and a new study has indicated that doing so for longer, even i...

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JUL 25/2013

Overhead and mobile patient hoist warning after safety alert

Safety concerns surrounding overhead and mobile patient hoists are being actioned from this week. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a medical device alert for the products manufactured by Liko (a Hill-Rom ...

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JUL 24/2013

NICE recommends varicose vein surgery alternatives

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released new guidance concerning non-surgical alternatives for the removal of varicose veins. At present physicians and clinician staff often offer surgery as the main solution to this ...

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JUL 19/2013

New GPC chair advises 'consensual negotiating strategy' in GP contract

The new chair of the General Practitioners Committee (GPC) has warned ministers over plans to change GP contracts. Dr Chaand Nagpaul, who was elected to take over from Dr Laurence Buckman on July 18th, explained that the government must recognis...

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JUL 18/2013

NHS hospitals increasingly offering private work

Hospitals across England are increasing the opportunity for patients to take up the option of private treatment. Data gathered from 134 of the country's 160 acute hospital NHS trusts by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found that one in six heal...

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