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British Medical Association warns NHS is a ticking time bomb

 British Medical Association warns NHS is a ticking time bomb A leading doctors’ union has warned that further NHS public health cuts could impact long-term conditions such as diabetes. The British Medical Association (BMA) claims the NHS is at “breaking … Continue reading

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Neuropathic patients with type 1 diabetes have higher risks of depression, study finds

A new study has found that neuropathy, which is caused by damage to nerves in the body’s lower extremities, is associated with depression in people with type 1 diabetes. According to researchers at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, in Toronto, depressive … Continue reading

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Mealtime delay affects blood sugar levels and body clock, researchers sugges

As a Diabetic, I can say this is very true, eating consistently at the same time every day, I always feel better. This article is from Diabetes UK. Delaying meals can affect the natural rhythm of sugar in the blood, … Continue reading

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Blue plates make life easier for patients with dementia

Patients living with dementia on medical and community wards across the Trust have been introduced to new coloured plates to help with their diets and independence.  The blue-coloured plates will encourage patients to eat and maintain a balanced diet, as … Continue reading

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‘Three glasses of champagne a day could help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease’

‘Three glasses of champagne a day could help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease’. Sounds wonderful! Almost too good to be true, you might say. Which was very much the case. The past few years have seen a huge increase in … Continue reading

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It’s time for doctors to apologise to their ME patients

“The time has come for doctors and scientists to apologise for the very neglectful way in which ME has been researched and treated over the past 60 years. Doctors need to start listening to their patients and there must now … Continue reading

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Stroke Association response to the National Clinical Guideline for Stroke 2016

  Published today (Monday 3 October 2016), the 2016 Stroke Guideline is the fifth edition of the National Clinical Guideline for Stroke produced by the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party of the Royal College of Physicians of London. The editors draw … Continue reading

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Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey paints a bleak picture of the mental health of the nation

New figures published by NHS Digital (formerly the Health and Social Care Information Centre) estimate the prevalence of mental health problems across the country. The Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey is published every seven years and is based on the results … Continue reading

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Business in the Community mental health at work report

Today, (Posted on 04/10/2016) the charity Business in the Community launched a report called Mental Health at Work. The report shares findings from a national survey undertaken with research partner YouGov that heard from nearly 20,000 people in work across … Continue reading

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British Heart Foundation help train thousands of people in CPR on Restart a Heart Day

Thousands of people die every year because people are not carrying out life saving CPR on cardiac arrest victims before emergency services arrive, according to our new research. The shocking figures, released today on Restart a Heart Day, coincide with … Continue reading

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