Key Quotes - Health

Key Quotes - Health

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Last update: Sunday 23rd September
 
The state of Britain’s roads is stopping more people from cycling, a survey has suggested. More than half (56 per cent) of people say they would cycle more if roads had fewer faults such as potholes, according to research commissioned by charity Cycling UK.
HealthThe Sentinel - 1 June 2018
 
Up to 850 women in England and Wales could benefit from a targeted pill that treats ovarian cancer after it was approved for use on the NHS through the Cancer Drugs Fund. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (nice) said niraparib will be made available to adults with relapsed, high-grade serous epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer, who have had two or more courses of platinum-based chemotherapy.
HealthThe Sentinel - 1 June 2018
 
The number of GPs who plan to leave the profession in the next five years is at an “all-time high”, a new report has found. A national survey for GPs, which has been polling family doctors since 1999, found that almost two in five (39%) said they were likely to quit direct patient care within five years. This is the highest figure since the National GP Worklife Survey began, researchers said.
HealthThe Sentinel - 31 May 2018
 
Thousands of breast cancer patients in the UK may be safely spared chemotherapy following a study. A US trial of more than 10,000 women with the most common form of early breast cancer found the treatment was unnecessary for many after surgery. It is estimated 3,000 to 5,000 UK women in the UK are likely to avoid chemotherapy every year as a result.
HealthThe Sentinel - 4 June 2018
 
The parts of England worst affected by suicide are to be given a funding boost to enhance prevention services, officials have announced. Money is to be provided for new targeted awareness campaigns, special psychological support and improved self-harm services in a number of regions across England.
HealthThe Sentinel, 17 May 2018
 
A recently identified pig virus could pose a potentially lethal threat to human populations, research suggests. Lab tests show porcine deltacoronavirus, first detected in China in 2012, readily jumps between the cells of different species including humans. The pathogen shows similarities to the deadly responsible for Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and Mers (Middle East respiratory syndrome).
HealthThe Sentinel, 15 May 2018
 
According to the NHS, hundreds of thousands of elderly people across the UK feel isolated and cut off from society. There is a stigma around loneliness, and many people, especially older people and especially men, are too proud to ask for help; but chronic loneliness can lead to serious decline in both mental and physical health.
HealthLife and Work - July 2018
 
Cases of syphilis – the sexually transmitted disease which left untreated can lead to meningitis and heart problems – have risen by a fifth in just one year. Public Health England (PHE) said there were over 7,000 cases of the STI in 2017, with the vast majority among men who have sex with men.
HealthThe Christian Institute - 15th June 2017
 
On 30 April, Wales became the first part of the UK to introduce a new non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) to help screen for conditions such as Down’s, Edwards and Patau syndromes. CARE has long been concerned at the profound impact the test will have on not only the number of children being identified and aborted, but also on individuals and their families living with Down’s and other syndromes.
HealthCARE Impact Direct - 15th June 2018
 
Older people are buying more bikes than ever before, heralding the rise of “silver cyclists”, a new study shows. The trend is being driven by men and women over the age of 55 who are cycling for pleasure or to stay fit and healthy, said retail giant Halfords.
HealthThe Sentinel - 2nd April 2018
 
Nearly two-thirds of doctors believe that patient safety has deteriorated over the past year, according to a report. The Royal College of Physicians found four out of five (80%) are worried about the ability of their service to deliver safe patient care in the next 12 months. The report found 64% of doctors believe that patient safety has deteriorated over the past year -10% higher than last year.
HealthThe Sentinel – 12th March 2018
 
Nearly 40 per cent of all cancers diagnosed in the UK every year could be avoided through lifestyle changes, according to new research. Smoking is the biggest avoidable cause of cancer, followed by excess weight, overexposure to UV radiation from the sun and sunbeds, drinking alcohol, eating too little fibre, and outdoor air pollution, a study by Cancer Research UK found. Experts warned that obesity could overtake smoking as the biggest killer.
HealthThe Sentinel - 23rd March 2018
 
Scientists have developed a blood and urine test that can detect autism in children. Researchers at the University of Warwick said the test, believed to be the first of its kind, could lead to earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children who could then be given appropriate treatment earlier.
HealthThe Sentinel - 19th February 2018
 
The number of GPs in England fell by 0.6% at the end of last year, with many leaving the profession due to the “pressure”, their professional body said. The Royal College of GPs said latest NHS Digital figures show the number of family doctors fell to 33,872 in December from 34,091 in September.
HealthThe Sentinel - 16th February 2018
 
Government plans to boost the number of trainee nurses are failing – with UCAS figures revealing a second decline in applications this year, nursing leaders have warned...Calling for a national recruitment campaign, the RCN described the nursing workforce as “shrinking,” with the at least 40,000 vacancies in England’s NHS.
HealthThe Sentinel - 5th February 2018
 
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