Monthly Archives: March 2015

UK Health Statistics

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Health Secretary announces $100m Dementia Discovery Fund

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt will announce the $100m Dementia Discovery Fund at the World Health Organization’s First Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia. on 17 March. Major pharmaceutical companies Biogen, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly and Pfizer have all … Continue reading

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Time to Change – a great website for Mental Health Issues

http://www.time-to-change.org.uk The Time to Change website is a great resource for information, advice and strategies regarding mental health. It covers a wide range of subjects eg: These key facts and statistics about mental health problems can help to challenge the … Continue reading

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Mental health charities, groups and services

There are lots of other charities and organisations working around mental health that you can go to for support and information.  Mental health charities, groups and services Time to Change 020 8215 2356 Time to Change is an anti-stigma campaign … Continue reading

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Type 1 diabetes: Scientists close to making vaccine to prevent disease

Scientists working to find a vaccine for type 1 diabeteshave said it could be developed “within a generation”. Researchers at several UK universities are to carry out tests and trials of prototype jabs as part of a £4.4 million project … Continue reading

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Ultrasound beams could help combat Alzheimer’s, scientists believe

Beams of ultrasound could one day be used to combat Alzheimer’s disease, scientists believe. When tested on mice, the method cleared tangles of plaque in the brain – which have previously been linked to the degenerative disease – without appearing … Continue reading

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‘I’m addicted to crisps’… GPs reveal some of the inappropriate – and often weird – requests they receive

The life of a GP is a varied one. Our friendly local doctors have to be there for us in our hour of greatest need. On a regular basis they make critical interventions that can save lives. They also, occasionally, … Continue reading

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Meditexts is now live and available.

meditexts.com is designed to aid patient safety, reduce suffering and to save lives. Every year, in the UK, there are 7.5 million ambulance call outs. 3.5million of which are Category A. There are well over 10 million people who have … Continue reading

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Glasgow develops world’s only patient safety programme specifically for mental health

THE world’s only national safety programme specifically designed for mental health has been rolled out across 14 wards in a health board area after being credited with improving care for patients. The mental health arm of the Scottish Patient Safety … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s £30m research collaboration begins

A new network of £30m research centres is being launched to spearhead the search for an Alzheimer’s cure. Alzheimer’s Research UK has announced a Drug Discovery Alliance, which will see research centres pooling their expertise to fight the disease. These … Continue reading

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