South America could be home to the next major threat to the world's health, researchers say. […]
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - The United Nations stressed on Thursday its support for eradicating cholera in Haiti, an epidemic it accidentally started, although the government said residents would be better served if aid funding was channeled through it. […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their party's healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a "very, very narrow path" to passage. […]
(Reuters Health) - Meeting some or all of the American Heart Association’s seven ideal cardiovascular health goals is associated with longer life and fewer heart attacks and strokes, no matter your age. […]
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has found repeated import violations in raw Brazilian beef, including abscesses and unidentified foreign material, a top agency official said, explaining reasons for a U.S. ban on imports of fresh Brazilian beef. […]
Prevention is better than cure, or so the saying goes. In reality, however, swift treatment for a heart attack is more gratefully received than recommendation of a statin to prevent one. Why don’t... […]
Congratulations to the Dutch for considering old age as possible grounds for assisted death. Van Wijngaarden and colleagues reject this, emphasising the need to look at social context,1 but their... […]
Any trust that receives a bad rating after an inspection by NHS regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) could be forgiven for balking at the thought of trying to turn the situation around.It can... […]
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Figures show the provision of free IVF on the NHS in England has fallen to its lowest level since 2004.Fertility Fairness says there has been a steady decline in the number of providers offering the recommended three cycles of treatment.The NHS says it does not have "unlimited resources".
National Institute for health and Care Excellence guidelines say women aged under 40 should be... […]
A major IT fault at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has left it unable to report pathology tests for nearly a week.The hardware failure caused the collapse of the trust’s Telepath pathology system, which has remained offline despite efforts to recover it.The trust has been forced to declare a "critical" internal incident – the second highest level below "potential service failure"... […]
Despite the government and the NHS saying it should stop, face-down physical restraint, which can restrict a patient's breathing, is still being used in mental health wards in England.In 2013/14, 22.4% of recorded incidents of restraints were face-down, falling to 18.5% by 2015/16.Some healthcare trainers say face-down restraint can sometimes be the only appropriate way of keeping staff and patients s... […]
The Department for Education and Department of Health have launched a new interactive resource, MindEd, in a bid to tackle rising concerns about mental illnesses in young people.This resource is for concerned children and their families to seek help. &nbs […]
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Thenue Housing has launched an exciting digital “app” which will provide a new way for customers to engage with the Association. The totally free Self-Service app uses the latest software from 1st Touch (www.1sttouch.com) to offer a range of services via phones or tablets. Thenue is hailing the app as “great digital advance” and says it is part of its Digital Strategy to ensure that people can contact the Association as easily as possible. Thenue...
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Jointly developed smart health solution integrates Italtel’s DoctorLINK and Exprivia’s eLifeCare platformsMilan, February 24, 2017 – Italtel, a leading telecommunications company in IT System Integration, managed services, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and all-IP solutions, and Exprivia, an international group enabling the digital transformation process through added value solutions, today announced they will launch an advanced telemedicine solution. The solution brings together Italtel’s DoctorLINK open web platform with Exprivia’s eLifeCare, revolutionizing home care by providing the...
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Enhanced user interface makes getting key information and insights about individual health easierPCHA Connected Health Conference, Washington, DC, 14th December 2016 - Medelinked is a secure mobile and online health platform that empowers people to take control of their health, from building their health profile to discovering, connecting to and sharing their health and wellness information with their trusted healthcare providers.Demonstrated for the first time at PCHA Connected Health Conference, Washington, DC, Medelinked now features...
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1st Touch (www.1sttouch.com), the UK’s leading system innovator for the social housing sector, has announced the launch of iAppoint. The all-new self-service module will help social landlords to streamline customer appointment scheduling by speeding up and enhancing the processes involved. In addition, as online services cost only a fraction of call centre responses, the potential cost savings for landlords are also significant.As iAppoint is linked to the landlord’s back office system, the highly accessible technology...
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