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Recruiting foreign nurses ‘expensive’

Javier Perera Martin and Martina Semeraro are among the new staff at Addenbrooke’s It is “distracting, frustrating and expensive” to have to recruit large numbers of nurses from overseas, the head of a leading NHS hospital says. Dr Keith McNeil, … Continue reading

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Skin cancer guidelines updated

Melanoma caused 2,000 deaths in the UK in 2012 New guidelines for diagnosing and treating melanoma skin cancers have been issued to the NHS in England. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) hopes they will end a … Continue reading

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GP workloads ‘put patients at risk’

Patient safety is at risk because of increasing GP workloads in the UK, doctors’ leaders are warning. The Royal College of GPs said the pressure of more consultations, complex cases and increased bureaucracy was causing fatigue and burnout. The RCGP … Continue reading

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‘I had to lose weight for treatment’

Jo is now 22 and training to be a midwife Too many people with eating disorders feel they are being forced to lose weight so their BMI is low enough to qualify for treatment, the UK’s biggest eating disorder charity, … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Body mass index ‘encourages anorexia’

Too many people with eating disorders feel they are being forced to lose weight so their body mass index is low enough to qualify for treatment, the UK’s biggest eating disorder charity says. Beat says its helpline is encountering a … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Laughing gas ‘not just a bit of fun’

A teenager in London died at the weekend, after suffering a cardiac arrest. It is thought the 18-year old had taken nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas. The legal high is inhaled for a brief period of euphoria, … Continue reading

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Hospital tries to cut staff sickness

Netball is just one of the activities that staff at the Walton Centre can take part in Five years ago, Liverpool’s Walton Centre, a specialist NHS hospital treating injuries to the brain, spine and nervous system, had a problem. Too … Continue reading

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Hospital tries to cut staff sickness

Netball is just one of the activities that staff at the Walton Centre can take part in Five years ago, Liverpool’s Walton Centre, a specialist NHS hospital treating injuries to the brain, spine and nervous system, had a problem. Too … Continue reading

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Arsenic threat: Is it safer to cook rice in a coffee percolator?

Rice should be prepared in machines designed for making filter coffee, experts say. Why, asks Jon Kelly. Instead of boiling rice in a pan, people are being told to prepare it in a percolator. Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast found … Continue reading

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Arsenic threat: Is it safer to cook rice in a coffee percolator?

Rice should be prepared in machines designed for making filter coffee, experts say. Why, asks Jon Kelly. Instead of boiling rice in a pan, people are being told to prepare it in a percolator. Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast found … Continue reading

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