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Following an undercover investigation into both NHS and private dentist treatment, it appears both are failing to give patients the treatment they deserve.
In the case of NHS dentists, they are paid on a three-fold scale.  Because of this, some dentists are routinely opting for less time-consuming tooth extractions, as opposed to more lengthy treatment such as root canals.  And although it is good practice to give patients advice on oral care, many NHS dentists are failing because they are not paid to do so.
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Experts suggest that men have a biological clock that begins to tick at middle age.
Looking at males using a fertility clinic, researchers found that a man’s fertility would drop around 7% each year between this 41st and 45th year of age, reducing more rapidly as he began to get older. His sperm quality was also found to decline as he aged.
Scientists studied 570 patients entering a fertility clinic between March 2008 to April 2011. To control for the age of females, all couples who were using eggs provided by young …

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Following an undercover investigation into both NHS and private dentist treatment, it appears both are failing to give patients the treatment they deserve.
In the case of NHS dentists, they are paid on a three-fold scale.  Because of this, some dentists are routinely opting for less time-consuming tooth extractions, as opposed to more lengthy treatment such as root canals.  And although it is good practice to give patients advice on oral care, many NHS dentists are failing because they are not paid to do so.
A new pilot project is being tested …

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Six separate studies, including those from the United States and the National Institute of Health, have shown that there is an increased risk of pre-eclampsia in women who’ve conceived through IVF, as opposed to conceiving naturally.
The condition, which causes high blood pressure, fluid retention and protein in the urine, has been found to be increased by up to 41 per cent in women who’ve received IVF.  It didn’t matter whether the IVF included using donor eggs or standard IVF.
Although it’s not completely understood exactly why these findings have occurred, experts …

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A new £200 test could prevent huge numbers of women experiencing unnecessary chemotherapy by predicting whether their specific breast cancer could return post surgery.
Developed in Britain, the test will make use of technology widely used throughout NHS labs already, testing the recurrence chance of oestrogen positive (ER+) type breast cancer.
Currently, women diagnosed with ER+ type breast cancer will undergo surgery to remove the tumour before being treated with a hormone therapy in an attempt to combat remaining residual cancer. Hormone therapy also reduces the risk of recurrence.
Having assessed the tumour, …

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A threefold increase in compensation means egg donors in the UK are one of the best off in Europe.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) currently compensate donors up to £250 to cover their loss of earnings plus an unlimited amount to further cover expenses such as transport to clinic.
Generally, the overall cost per donor averages at around £500. However, the agreement by HFEA today means that all donors will receive a total fee of £750 per donation to cover all expenses.
The reasons for this, put forward by the …

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The NHS ombudsman warns GP’s to improve communication between themselves and patients to avoid even more patient complaints.
Last year 17% of all complaints received by the ombudsman were regarding local doctors and over a fifth of those were complaints from patients who felt they had been unfairly removed from their doctor’s lists.
According to the British Medical Association (BMA), anti-social behaviour caused by one member of a family shouldn’t mean that other family members are struck off the list.
Ann Abraham, of the ombudsman states that although the NHS will not …

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Over half of special care baby units In England do not even meet minimum government standards according to a survey by the charity Bliss.
The charity, fund-raisers for specialist care for babies, found that cuts in staffing levels in over 30% of the country’s 172 neonatal care units was “significantly affecting the care of babies.”
According to the Department of Health, at least 70% of midwives and nurses working within neonatal settings should be fully qualified in providing specialist care, but over half of units did not reach this target.
What’s more, units …

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In a blow for patients who are suffering from an advanced form of skin cancer, it has been announced that a new drug capable of treating it will not be made available on the NHS.
The drug is called ipilimumab and it has already been used in clinical trials. But it has a price tag of £80,000 for every patient treated with the drug. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (otherwise known as NICE) has issued guidance recommending that the NHS does not use the treatment. Furthermore the clinical …

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According to recent figures released by the Department of Health, the coalition government’s record for waiting times on the NHS has been getting steadily worse over the past months.
The figures have revealed that the recommended waiting times indicated by the government have been breached on many more occasions than has occurred in the past. The percentage increase is rated as 48%.
Two very different stories have emerged as a result of these figures however. Apparently the overall picture is that waiting times are being met for the most part. But drilling …

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Scotland’s NHS is experiencing a critical cash shortage, but it’s still managing to pay over 3000 clinicians, managers and executives a salary of over £100,000.  Last November saw ministers vowing to make ‘robust’ alterations to these film star level salaries, but to date the number of people receiving them remains unchanged.
The £300 million annual wage bill would be enough to pay for over 13,000 nurses.  However, rather than do that, nearly 2,000 nurses have been slashed from the NHS payroll as a means to save money.
In comparison to other salaries, …