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  • Alcoholics - Scientists Find Rogue Gene
    on Oct 22, 2014
    Scientists have discovered the process by which heavy drinkers can become alcoholics.Prolonged boozing can trigger a gene which destroys a protective protein in the brain controlling decision making.In moderate drinkers, the BDNF protein goes up - wh...
  • Private NHS Ambulance Bills Double
    on Oct 21, 2014
    An article in the Daily Mirror by Jack Blanchard reports that NHS spending on ambulances has leapt 82% in two years.And Labour said a tenfold increase in London since 2011 was evidence of the sell-off of the health service under coalition reforms.Eme...
  • Guinea Pigs for New Drugs
    on Oct 20, 2014
    Angela Wormald of the Daily Mirror has revealed patients could be treated with untested medicine from early next year after the Government backed a controversial new bill.Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt last night supported Lord Saatchi's prop...
  • Difficult Decisions on Welfare
    on Oct 20, 2014
    Up to 100,000 people will see their benefits cut to pay for David Camerons plans for three million new apprentices.The PM is to reveal "difficult decisions on welfare" are at the heart of a £1billion back-to-work drive. And he will call on Britain's...
  • Private Sector Drives Jobs Growth
    on Oct 20, 2014
    Latest employment figures - Office for National Statistics (ONS) - No mention regarding disability.Unemployment fell by 468,000 over the year bringing the unemployment rate to a new six-year low of 6.2 per cent. The employment rate, at 73 per ce...
  • 5 Steps to Treating Hearing Loss
    on Oct 15, 2014
    Hearing loss is frightening, debilitating and increasingly widespread. Famous musicians, chefs and many other people all suffer from this problem - it’s important that you learn how to cope with this problem so it doesn’t ruin your life.  1.
  • New measures to speed up PIP claims process
    on Oct 14, 2014
    DWP has improved all parts of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claims process to make sure that claimants who are entitled to the benefit are paid as quickly as possible.The two PIP assessment providers, Atos Healthcare and Capita Health and W...
  • Medics must be 'honest' about errors
    on Oct 13, 2014
    Healthcare regulators have outlined their commitment to a more open and honest way of caring following the Mid Staffs hospital scandal.The joint statement on the "essential" duty of candour calls for health professionals to let patients know if somet...
  • Shocking Care of Dementia Patients
    on Oct 13, 2014
    Lianne Kolirin of the Daily Express has reported failings at 90% of homes and hospitals.A damning report today reveals the "staggering" betrayal of dementia sufferers by the NHS.The review shows that nine out of 10 state run homes and hospitals are f...
  • £75 A Night NHS Bed - Nick Cleggs Mental Health Vow
    on Oct 8, 2014
    £75 A Night for NHS Bed Patients will face a £75-a-night "hotel cost" charge for hospital beds if the NHS crisis is not solved.Senior bosses warned they will need to "think the unthinkable" if funding fails to keep up with soaring demand.The shock...
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