Key Quotes - Health

Key Quotes - Health

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Last update: Monday 14th October
 
Cervical cancer could effectively be eliminated from the UK in around three decades, saving thousands of lives, experts claim. Scientists made the prediction after plotting the long-term effects of high levels of smear test screening and vaccination.
HealthThe Sentinel, February 20th 2019
 
An extra 290,000 operations could be carried out on the NHS every year if the way theatre lists are managed was improved, a review has found. The study, from NHS Improvement and supported by the Royal College of Surgeons, found delayed starts and early finishes to operations left gaps that could be filled with treating more patients.
HealthThe Sentinel, February 4th 2019
 
Hundreds of pupils across England will take part in daily breathing techniques and mindfulness exercises as part of a major government trial to boost youth mental health. Up to 370 schools will join what is expected to be the world’s largest trial in mental health and wellbeing among pupils to see what works best to support them.
HealthThe i Paper, 4th February 2019
 
The obesity epidemic is driving a surge in numbers of young people diagnosed with cancers that threatens to reverse decades of progress in lowering such deaths.
HealthThe i Paper, 4th February 2019
 
Scientists have identified genetic changes that may predict the likelihood of breast cancer relapse in women who take a type of hormone therapy. It is believed the findings could help to identify those at risk so they can be given alternative treatments which could lower the chances of developing incurable secondary breast cancer.
HealthThe Sentinel - 21st January 2019
 
Patients are missing out on safe and compassionate care due to a shortage of NHS staff, according to a new poll. Almost half (45%) of more than 15,000 front line NHS staff surveyed by the Unison union said there were not enough workers on their shift to ensure a safe and dignified service. Other findings showed that 38% of NHS staff worked longer than their scheduled hours.
HealthThe Sentinel - 28th January 2019
 
Few multivitamins aimed at children and babies have the recommended level of vitamin D, according to new research. While there is a huge range of vitamins on the market, the vast majority contain far less than the correct dose, experts say.
HealthThe Sentinel - 26th February 2019
 
Tens of thousands of patients attend A&E more than 10 times a year with 10 patients making 2,000 visits between them, new research has revealed. An analysis of NHS hospital data by healthcare analysis company Dr Foster found that 31,492 people visited A&E in England 10 or more times between June 2017 and May last year.
HealthThe Sentinel, 10 January 2019
 
Children with mental health conditions are being “failed” by the NHS and ministers must step up action to increase staff numbers to combat the problem, a group of MPs has said.
HealthThe Sentinel, 11 January 2019
 
Scientists believe they have identified about 60,000 cases of depression in adults under 35 in the UK, and more than 400,000 in the US, that could be avoided if adolescents did not smoke cannabis.
HealthThe Guardian 13th February 2019
 
The Western world’s most common genetic disorder causes far higher levels of serious disease and disability than previously thought, despite being easy to detect and treat, research has shown. Two major studies have revealed that the iron overload condition haemochromatosis, previously thought to be a low-level health risk, actually quadruples the risk of liver disease and doubles the risk of arthritis and frailty in older age groups. It also causes higher risk of diabetes.

HealthThe Sentinel, 17 January 2019
 
People with sight problems could benefit from landmark research which shows how adult stem cells help restore the surface of the eye. Patients who had received stem cells showed significant repair of the eye’s surface over 18 months. Researchers now recommend further investigation with a larger trial.
HealthThe Christian Institute 1st February 2019
 
Last year, figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed a record number of people were dying of asthma, with experts warning that air pollution and a lack of basic care could be to blame.
HealthThe Guardian 13th February 2019
 
Over 1,800 doctors and medics have signed a letter opposing the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) change of stance on assisted suicide. Medics say that the move sends a message of support for a change in the law.

HealthThe Christian Institute 13th February 2019
 
The performance of A&E departments in some trusts is below levels set in last year’s record-breaking winter crisis, according to emergency medicine bosses who warn staff and bed shortages mean hospitals are “at or beyond the limits of their resilience”.

HealthIndependent 8th February 2019
 
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