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The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has issued a warning that poor post-operative care for many of the nation’s most vulnerable patients is causing thousands of needless deaths.
In the rush to meet targets, such as getting patients into surgery within 18 weeks, many are simply left on regular wards after their operation and not getting the specialist care necessary.  Their after care is being left to junior doctors instead of the specialised units where care is provided by experienced nurses and consultants.
This is leading to unacceptably high mortality rates for …

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Fire fighters who helped with the rescue efforts at the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001 are at a high risk of developing cancer according to latest research.
It has been found that they came into contact with agents such as polycyclic, dioxins and aromatic hydrocarbons, all of which are known to cause cancer.
Previous studies have concluded that those involved in the rescue efforts are at a higher risk of asthma, post traumatic stress disorder and respiratory illnesses.
However, Dr David Prezant, of the New York City Fire Department suggests that …

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Those who spend six hours a day in front of the TV are at a high risk of five years sooner than those who are more active researchers claim.
Scientists suggest it could be as dangerous as smoking or being overweight and should be seen as a “public health problem.”
Experts from theUniversityofQueensland,Australia, suggest, “TV viewing time may have adverse health consequences that rival those of lack of physical activity, obesity and smoking; every single hour of TV viewed may shorten life by as much as 22 minutes.”
Australian and American guidelines suggest …

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Findings from an audit across England and Wales suggest that the NHS faces a “diabetes time bomb.”
The report found that 800,000 diabetes patients have elevated blood sugar levels which could lead to kidney failure, limb amputation and stroke.
Alarmingly, many of the patients were young or middle aged and could need “substantial hospital care in a matter of years”. Nearly 300,000 people were at “high risk” and 144,000 were at “dangerously high risk” in the ‘under 55’ age category.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends those with diabetes …

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The current health reforms could see patients lose trust in GP’s according to a Bedfordshire GP.
He claims that delicate decisions could be undermined by potential financial gains and could result in no trust between patients and GP’s. His view that payment by result is a “hideous undercurrent” in Lansley’s bill was the general consensus agreed in the open debate this week. The debate concluded that unless the government could confirm to whom they owe their primary responsibility then there is a high risk of losing the trust of their patients.
Dr …