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What Will Primary Care Look Like In England by 2015?

The forthcoming white paper on health and community services in England will radically affect all our futures; so the BMJ asked people with an interest in general practice to predict the future//. ..Senior doctors at the Royal College of General Practitioners predict that general practices will be highly evolved strategic organizations collaborating with one another in a community network. ..Th...

Arsenic May Have Been Responsible For The Madness Of King George III Of England

An interesting study from hair of King George III reveals that he may// have been consuming Arsenic and this lead to his unusually severe and prolonged bouts of madness. ....Lancet has published this report this week and at last has been able to throw light on the reason for the madness of the famous English King George III. The study reports to have found high concentrations of arsenic in a s...

Indian Surgeon Conducts 70 Surgeries During His Holidays In England

A doctor with dedication and diligence in Britain of Indian origin hit headlines after conducting 70 //operations during his holiday period. ..NHS in the UK is well known for its long waiting lists and sometimes patients have to wait for years before getting a routine operation. This has brought NHS under criticism. ..Satya Agarwal of the Worthing and Southlands Hospital in Sussex had other ideas...

Illegal Drug Use In England Mounting Up At An Alarming Rate

The trend towards illicit use of drugs is on the rise in England, accounting for more than 1 million visits and 400,000 admissions to the emergency department each year. .. ..The findings are based on anonymous interviews with // patients visiting the emergency department of a hospital in South West England. The doctor in charge of emergency care was also asked to assess the need for treatment wi...

Ayurvedic Massage & English Food May Cheer England Team

Kochi, April 4. Given an awaiting crowd of 80,000 and the humid weather, the few things the thrice defeated one-day English team can feel cheerful about here are a spruced up// ayurvedic spa and typical English food... ..The fourth one-day cricket match between England and India takes place at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium Thursday. The teams were given a traditional Kerala welcome w...

Suicide Rates Drop To Lowest Ever In England

Official statistics show that the suicide rate in England is at its lowest ever with 8.5 deaths per 100,000 people reported// in the population from 2002 to 2004. It is also noted that for the first time in 25 years there has been a steady fall in the number of young men committing suicide. ..The British government had pledged to cut the suicide rates by a fifth in the National Suicide Strategy...

Head Of The Church Of England Asks NHS To Respect Patient Needs

Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has warned that National Health Service cuts brought about by the competitive system could compromise the quality and centrality of patient care. // ....R Williams who is the head of the Church of England suggested that "short-term economics" threatens to undermine the service delivery, and this could put vulnerable people at particular risk. Whil...

More Accidents on England’s Road - Statistics Revea

According to hospital statistics, government figures show only half of the serious injuries are taking place on England's roads. But in reality many accidents// happen to occur on the busy roads of England. ..Government targets for England look to reduce by 40% overall the number of serious injuries and deaths on the nation's roads by 2010, (compared with a starting point - baseline - of the 199...

England in the Grip of Dangerous Alcohol Addiction

Public health experts have warned that England is a land in the grip of a dangerous alcohol addiction, following the release of research// that showed that 18.2% of adults binge drink over double the daily recommended limit at least once a week. ..Research revealed that in the north-east and north-west parts of the country almost a quarter of all adults consume double the limit in one or more dr...

Increase of Cancer drug usage in England

A recent report reveals the drastic rise in cancer drug usage and reduction in "postcode prescribing" in England.// ....Mike Richards, the National Cancer Director, will be announcing the numbers that reveal huge differences in prescribing over a short time, i.e., from 2003 second half to 2005 first half. ......Charities and drug companies condemned that cancer drugs were not being extensively...

Cancer Drug Banned in England

Cancer drug Velcade has been banned in England because the Government’s drugs rationing watchdog, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has refused// to fund treatment, according to last night’s claims. .. ..NICE has planned to announce next week that Velcade should not be offered on the NHS to treat multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. Presently a course of Velca...

Hostility breeds against Homeopathy in England following new regulations

Last month, The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency amended licensing rules pertaining homoeopathic medicines//. With the amendment it is now possible to market homoeopathic remedies with licensed labels which describe the name and therapeutic application of remedies in question. This decision created a furore among conventional medical professionals who have written off homoeopat...

Come July 2007, England to Enforce a Ban on Smoking in Enclosed Public Places

London: The British government has made public its plan of enforcing a ban on smoking in enclosed public places from July 2007. Offices, cinemas, factories, pubs, bars and such other public places will come under the purview of the ban.// But the ban does not include outdoors or private homes. ....All pubs and restaurants in England will be required to put up visible “No smoking” warnings in the...

A Secret Dossier Predicts Major Changes At NHS, England

Government's disastrous management of the health service has been revealed by the leakage of a document, which predicts a crippling shortage of nurses, measly pay rises// and strikes. ....A copy of a secret Government memo on pay and workforce strategy reveals that 37000 posts are in danger as the Government desperately seeks to lower the NHS wages bill with a 2.7 per cent cut in the workforce....

Sony Apologises to Church of England Over Computer Game

Entertainment giant Sony has apologised to the Church of England for featuring a prominent British cathedral in a violent video game, a spokesman for the church said Friday. ......The Japanese firm had written to officials at Manchester Cathedral in north-west England, saying they had not intended to cause offence by using the building in the PlayStation 3 game "Resistance: Fall of Man," he add...

Public Places in England Go Smoke Free

Smoking in public places and places of work is now banned in all of Britain with England's entrance into an ever-expanding club of nations that bar the habit. ......From 6 am on July 1, all public areas, offices and other enclosed or partially enclosed places of work, and most company vehicles have become no-smoking areas in England. ......Individuals will, however, still be able to light up o...

Shisha Owners Mobilise Against July 1 Smoking Ban in England

Businesses that offer customers shisha water pipes to smoke tobacco are waging an 11th-hour bid for an exemption to a smoking ban that comes into force in England on Sunday. ......Without the shisha, narguila or hookah, as the water pipes are variously called, dozens of restaurants will lose their main appeal to tourists, while shisha joints will see their sole activity disappear. ......"It's...

Southern England Far Healthier Than the North

Kensington and Chelsea in the southern part of England register the lowest number of early deaths from cancer in the entire region, the lowest levels of obesity and the longest life expectancy. ...By contrast Manchester - 200 miles to the north - has the lowest life expectancy for men. Near neighbour Liverpool was worst for women. ...Those in both cities live, on average, nearly ten years les...

WAG Wedding Extravaganza for England Footballers

Some of England's top footballers woke up as married men Sunday after a clutch of extravagant, glitzy nuptials dubbed the ultimate WAG wedding weekend. ...The off-field antics of the so-called WAGs -- wives and girlfriends -- of England's footballers were as much the focus as their husbands and boyfriends' on-pitch performances at last year's World Cup. And there was an almighty fixture pile-up...
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