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Top doctor’s chilling claim: The NHS kills off 130,000 elderly patients every year

Steve Doughty Daily Mail NHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because they are difficult to manage or to free up beds, a senior consultant claimed yesterday. Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned … Continue reading

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All patients to be barcoded by 2013

Source: Telegraph The barcodes, which will be read by handheld scanners, are to be issued to patients from October neaxt year under the orders of the Information Standards Board (ISB) for Health and Social Care. By next April trusts have … Continue reading

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Chemical cosh drugs ‘given to children aged three’ as prescriptions to treat hyperactivity soar

Laura Clark Daily Mail Prescriptions for ‘chemical cosh’ drugs to treat hyperactivity have soared four-fold in a decade amid evidence that children as young as three are taking the medication. The number of prescriptions for Ritalin leapt from 158,000 in … Continue reading

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Facebook to encourage organ donation

Matt Warman Telegraph Facebook has launched a new feature to encourage users to sign up to donate their organs via the social network. In a partnership with NHS Blood and Transplant, a ‘Health and Wellbeing’ button will allow users to … Continue reading

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Doctors back demands to deny NHS treatment for smokers and the obese

David Baker Daily Mail More than half of doctors across the UK have backed controversial measures to withhold treatment to smokers and the obese. According to a new survey around 54 per cent of those who took part said the … Continue reading

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Babies treated in the womb for obesity: Overweight mothers-to-be get diabetes pill to cut the risk of having a fat child

Julie-anne Barnes & Fiona Macrae Daily Mail Babies are being medicated in the womb in an attempt to prevent them from being  born obese. In a world first, dangerously overweight mothers-to-be in four British cities have started taking a diabetes … Continue reading

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Homeopathy is worthless… says an expert in the subject as he claims it is unethical to prescribe treatments on NHS

Fiona MacRae Daily Mail Homeopathic potions do not work and it is unethical to give them on the NHS, a leading  scientist has claimed. Edzard Ernst, a professor of  complementary medicine, also described the logic behind homeopathy as bizarre and … Continue reading

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NHS fairness tsar urged to quit by doctors over ‘conflict of interest’ following £799,000 payment for U.S. private health giant

David Rose Daily Mail The head of the NHS regulator that is meant to ensure fairness when private-sector firms bid for public contracts is also the chairman of a huge company whose Health Service business is worth £80?million a year … Continue reading

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Elderly ‘ignored’ in UK care system

Press TV Campaigners have urged NHS practitioners to treat elderly patients with respect as it was revealed that they are treated like ‘objects’ in the current British healthcare system. In a letter published in the Daily Telegraph, a group of … Continue reading

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‘No critics’ to attend NHS meeting

BBC News Some of the fiercest critics of the planned NHS reforms in England say they have not been invited to a meeting about the changes with David Cameron. The British Medical Association and the Royal College of Nursing, which … Continue reading

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