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Down's syndrome teenager addresses the UN in Geneva

A teenager with Down’s syndrome has addressed the United Nations in Geneva to call for more equality. Kathleen Humberstone spoke out against discrimination during the event marking World Down’s syndrome day. The 17-year-old travelled from her home in Surrey to … Continue reading

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The New GOP Proposed Health Care Walks the Tightropes in the Midwest

James Waltimire is a police officer currently on unpaid medical leave. He has been going to the hospital in the small town of Defiance, Ohio, two times a week for his physical therapy. He recently had leg surgery and all … Continue reading

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3 Healthcare Trends to Watch for 2017

The healthcare industry is always changing, but 2017 might see the biggest changes yet. For instance, President Donald Trump has made clear his intentions to repeal Obamacare. How he intends to go about this task is anyone’s guess. He also … Continue reading

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Right-to-die case: I face unbearable death

A man with terminal motor neurone disease has told the High Court he faces an “unbearable death” because of the law on assisted dying. Noel Conway, 67, who was diagnosed in November 2014 and is not expected to live beyond … Continue reading

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Canterbury hospital junior doctors moved over lack of training

A hospital has been told to transfer more than half of its junior doctors to ensure patient safety because of a lack of consultants to train them. Health Education England said 42 out of 76 trainee doctors at the Kent … Continue reading

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Online care home bed booking system aims to cut hospital bed blocking

An online system is aiming to reduce hospital bed blocking by allowing real time bookings of care home beds. Bed Finder is being used by Hertfordshire County Council and is thought to be the first system of its kind to … Continue reading

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Health secretary backs 'easier' medicines access system

The way decisions are made on prescribing medicines not deemed cost-effective will be simpler in future, according to the health secretary. Health-boards will decide whether or not to pay for a drug or treatment based on the “likely medical benefits” … Continue reading

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Hot chocolate serving 'has more salt than packet of crisps'

A mug of hot chocolate can have more salt than a packet of ready salted crisps, a campaign group says. Consensus Action on Salt and Health found salt targets were exceeded in all but one category of packaged food. Galaxy … Continue reading

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Hospital food: 'Intolerable' delays improving patient meals

Delays in implementing measures to improve patient nutrition in hospitals have been dubbed “intolerable” by an assembly committee. The NHS has been accused of a “lack of leadership, stagnant activity and frustratingly slow progress” by AMs. A report said a … Continue reading

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Mother and son in double organ donation plan

Everyone knows what it feels like to spend days waiting for an important call, but what if that call was the difference between life and death? And what if it never came? Sarah and Joe Lamont know exactly what that … Continue reading

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