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VIDEO: Warning over foreign doctor training

18th April 2014

BBC News - Health

There are calls for stricter assessments of foreign-trained doctors before they practise in the UK.

Bullied children still suffer at 50

18th April 2014

BBC News - Health

Children can experience the negative effects of bullying on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, says a study from King's College London.

VIDEO: Babylab studies development of ADHD

17th April 2014

BBC News - Health

Scientists at a London laboratory carry out tests to try to discover how and why some people develop Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

AUDIO: Man amputated hand to get 'reaction'

17th April 2014

BBC News - Health

A man who suffered with chronic hand pain chopped the limb off so people "would listen."

Apathy unproven as early warning sign of dementia

17th April 2014

NHS Choices: Behind the headlines

“Elderly who lose interest in pastimes could be at risk of Alzheimer's,” reports The Daily Telegraph, with other papers reporting similar headlines.These incorrect headlines are based on the results of a study that looked for a link between symptoms of apathy and structural brain changes (on brain scans) in over 4,000 older adults who did not have dementia.The researchers were interested in discovering whether there were a combination of changes in brain volume and reported symptoms of apathy. These symptoms were defined as: giving up activities and interests preferring to stay at home rather than going out and doing new ...

Pensioners could get death estimate

17th April 2014

BBC News - Health

Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb.

Dispelling the nightmares of post-traumatic stress disorder | Dispelling the nightmares of post-traumatic stress disorder | Daniel and Jason Freeman

17th April 2014

Society: Mental health | guardian.co.uk

Treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder can take months, but an intense course may relieve symptoms in just a weekOn Wednesday morning we woke to the news that a passenger ferry had sunk off the coast of South Korea, with at least four people confirmed dead and 280 unaccounted for. Meanwhile, though the search has continued for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, relatives' hopes of a safe landing have long since been extinguished.Human tragedies like these are the stuff of daily news, but we rarely hear about the long-term psychological effects on survivors and the bereaved, who may experience the symptoms ...

Hospital infections 'still too high'

17th April 2014

BBC News - Health

Doctors and nurses should do more to stop hospital patients developing infections, an NHS watchdog says.

NICE highlights how hand washing can save lives

17th April 2014

NHS Choices: Behind the headlines

“Doctors and nurses should do more to stop hospital patients developing infections, an NHS watchdog says,” BBC News reports. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has highlighted how basic hygiene protocols, such as hand washing, may be overlooked by some health professionals, which may threaten patient safety. NICE points out that one in 16 people being treated on the NHS picks up a hospital acquired infection such as meticillin-resistant staphylococcus (MRSA). “It is unacceptable that infection rates are still so high within the NHS” said Professor Gillian Leng, director of Health and Social Care at NICE. “Infections ...

Should drug firms make payments to doctors?

17th April 2014

BBC News - Health

Does it matter that drug firms give doctors money and gifts?