Trans fats, but not saturated fats, linked to greater risk of death and heart disease

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in News, Public Health | 0 comments

Higher trans fat intake associated with 20-30% increased risk, say researchers Saturated fats are not associated with an increased risk of death, heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes, finds a study published in The BMJ this week. However, the findings show that trans fats are associated with greater risk of death and coronary heart disease. The study confirms previous suggestions that industrially produced trans fats might increase the...

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Nearly half of doctors wouldn’t recommend their profession

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Features, News | 0 comments

44% of doctors wouldn’t recommend their profession to others, says new research. Increasing cost of education and lack of financial incentives will put off future generations As a new intake of doctors prepares to start work this week, new research from Wesleyan, the specialist financial services provider for doctors, reveals that an increasing number of those already working in the profession would not recommend their career to family members...

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Christie + Co review commentary from industry leaders following its evaluation of the state of the nursing workforce

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Features, News, Public Health | 0 comments

In June Christie + Co, specialist property advisers, released a report ‘The UK Nursing Workforce: Crisis or Opportunity’ looking at the main issue affecting the care sector; staffing. Now, Christie + Co review the responses to the report from key players in the sector. Key themes raised by industry leaders include: Workforce planning: One of the key issues raised in the Christie + Co nursing report and consistently by The Royal College of...

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GENETIC CHAOS IN TUMOURS COULD HELP PREDICT CHEMO RESPONSE

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in News, Public Health | 0 comments

FRANCIS CRICK INSTITUTE and UCL Cancer Institute scientists, funded by Cancer Research UK, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the National Institute for Health Research, have shown how the level of genetic chaos in tumours could help predict patients’ response to chemotherapy according to research published in Cancer Discovery today (Tuesday). The scientists analysed several tumour samples taken from eight different oesophageal cancer patients...

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European parliament refuses to classify e-cigarettes as a drug

Posted by on Oct 13, 2013 in Blog, News | 0 comments

The European parliament has strongly backed moves to make smoking less attractive to young people but has rejected the health commissioner’s call to have electronic cigarettes classified as medicines. The MEPs vote on Tuesday, 8th October came after months of lobbying by major tobacco manufacturers to try to water down and delay the European Union’s attempts to strengthen the existing legislation on tobacco products. MEPs agreed that in future...

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