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Queen's University professor elected as Fellow of European Academy of Cancer Sciences

Queen's University Belfast's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Patrick Johnston, whose work has transformed cancer care in Northern Ireland, has been elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences. [More]

The International Journal of Care Coordination to be re-launched in April 2014

Leading SAGE medical journal, the International Journal of Care Coordination, is being re-launched this month. Dedicated to expanding global understanding of care coordination, this peer reviewed journal will publish quarterly. [More]
Fathers who started smoking before 11 tend to have obese sons

Fathers who started smoking before 11 tend to have obese sons

Men who started smoking regularly before the age of 11 had sons who, on average, had 5-10kg more body fat than their peers by the time they were in their teens, according to new research from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol. [More]
Common cholesterol-lowering drugs provide relief to patients suffering from chronic lung disease

Common cholesterol-lowering drugs provide relief to patients suffering from chronic lung disease

Common cholesterol-lowering drugs could provide relief to patients suffering from a chronic lung disease, a study has shown. [More]
NICE guidance influences medical policy towards diabetes prevention nationwide

NICE guidance influences medical policy towards diabetes prevention nationwide

A team of academics from the University of Leicester has been instrumental in shaping National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance that will influence medical policy towards diabetes prevention nationwide. [More]
Research shows how patient experiences can be used to improve healthcare

Research shows how patient experiences can be used to improve healthcare

A research project led by Oxford University is showing how patient experiences can be used to improve healthcare - not through targets and surveys, but by getting doctors, nurses and patients talking together about care on the ward. [More]

People with learning disabilities have lower life expectancy, suffer physical disabilities, chronic conditions

People with learning (intellectual) disabilities have a lower life expectancy than the general population and are more likely to suffer physical disabilities and chronic conditions. [More]
Motivation to do preventative exercise may reduce risk of fall in older adults

Motivation to do preventative exercise may reduce risk of fall in older adults

Every year, a third of people over 65 living in the UK will experience a fall. [More]
Research shows that seasonal flu vaccination may reduce risk of stroke

Research shows that seasonal flu vaccination may reduce risk of stroke

Having the seasonal flu jab could reduce the risk of suffering a stroke by almost a quarter, researchers have found. [More]
Checklists and feedback for ambulance crews improve care for heart attack and stroke patients

Checklists and feedback for ambulance crews improve care for heart attack and stroke patients

The introduction of checklists and better feedback for ambulance crews as part of a national quality improvement project has significantly improved the standard of care for heart attack and stroke patients across England, a major new study has shown. [More]
Study: People with learning disabilities largely invisible within hospitals

Study: People with learning disabilities largely invisible within hospitals

Hospital patients with learning disabilities face longer waits and mismanaged treatment due to a failure to understand them by nursing staff, says a new report. [More]
New programme to reduce risk of type 2 diabetes in people with schizophrenia

New programme to reduce risk of type 2 diabetes in people with schizophrenia

A group of researchers, led by Professor Richard Holt at the University of Southampton, are to investigate whether people with schizophrenia or first episode psychosis are able to reduce their weight through a structured education programme. [More]
NICE issues Final Appraisal Determination for PIXUVRI (pixantrone) drug

NICE issues Final Appraisal Determination for PIXUVRI (pixantrone) drug

Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) today reported that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the independent body responsible for driving improvement and excellence in the health and social care system in the United Kingdom (UK), has issued its Final Appraisal Determination (FAD) for PIXUVRI® (pixantrone). [More]

European team experts to explore role of neighborhood in everyday lives of people with dementia

A European team of experts led by The University of Manchester will explore, investigate and evaluate the role of the neighbourhood in the everyday lives of people with dementia and their families in a new research project announced during the G8 dementia summit today (11 December). [More]

NHS Alliance collaborates with ITN Productions to launch NHS Alliance TV 2013

The NHS Alliance and ITN Productions have joined forces to release NHS Alliance TV 2013, an in-depth, sector-focussed news programme for healthcare professionals. Hosted by Natasha Kaplinsky from ITN's London studios, NHS Alliance TV was launched to over 500 industry leaders at the NHS Alliance Conference, and is now available on ITN's dedicated Healthcare News website. [More]

Queen's University to lead €6 million European study to find new treatments for bowel cancer

Queen's University has announced it is to lead a -6 million European study to find new treatments for bowel cancer. [More]

Queen's University heads key European study to find new treatments for bowel cancer

Queen's University has announced it is to lead a €6 million European study to find new treatments for bowel cancer. [More]

WHO's MiNDbank database goes online

MiNDbank, a new WHO database goes online today, presenting a wealth of information about mental health, substance abuse, disability, human rights and the different policies, strategies, laws and service standards being implemented in different countries. It also contains key international documents and information. [More]

Health expert calls for international collaboration to improve care for distressed people

A leading mental health expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London has called for greater international research collaboration to underpin the care offered to support severely disturbed people. [More]

University of Greenwich hosts conference to address health and social care challenges

In collaboration with the Higher Education Entrepreneurship Group (HEEG), the University of Greenwich is hosting an event to support people with ideas for tackling the current unemployment, enterprise finance and health and social care challenges. [More]