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JUL 23/2015

New drug 'could slow pace of Alzheimer's disease'

A new drug from pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly could potentially slow the pace of Alzheimer's disease, according to recently released data.  The results indicate that its drug solanezumab can reduce the progression of the disease by as muc...

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JUL 22/2015

50% of training places for GP 'remain vacant in some areas of UK'

Around 50 per cent of all training places for GPs in the UK are still vacant in some regions. This is according to a report from medical publication Pulse, which claims to have been given exclusive access to figures from Health Education England (HEE...

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JUL 21/2015

Could nurse-led surgeries provide the resolution for GP shortages?

A group that has established the UK's first nurse-led surgery believe such set-ups could be the key to overcoming the shortage of GPs in England. The Cuckoo Lane Practice, based in Ealing, was recently rated as 'outstanding' by the Care Q...

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JUL 21/2015

GPs 'need direct access to cancer diagnostics to catch the disease earlier'

GPs in England need to be given better access to diagnostic tools to ensure patients with cancer are correctly diagnosed within four weeks of referral, according to a panel of experts. The Independent Cancer Taskforce has written a report that sets o...

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JUL 17/2015

Recommended daily sugar intake 'should be halved'

The current recommended daily intake of sugar for adults and children should be halved. This is according to the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN), which advises Public Health England and other government agencies on nutrition-related...

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