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NHS plans to make senior doctors reveal outside earnings

About half of hospital consultants are believed to undertake private work, risking conflicts of interests, says NHS England Doctors will have to reveal the amount of money they earn from private work under new plans to improve transparency. NHS England chairman Sir Malcolm Grant told the Times that the extent of private work carried out had been “under the radar” for ...

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Passive smoking more toxic for children, may develop early heart disease

Children exposed to passive smoking may be at risk of lifelong cardiovascular consequences in addition to respiratory and other health issues, warns an Indian origin researcher. The high level of toxicity in the smoke that comes from the end of a burning cigarette — side stream smoke — is a major component in passive smoking that damages the children’s blood ...

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The daily struggle to discharge patients

“The A&E department is full,” says Edna Panambo, the sister in charge at the Royal Liverpool Hospital for the day. “There’s no capacity. We are actually overflowing in A&E. So there is a problem. Ambulances will be queuing up.” It is 09:00 and she points to a screen that shows a row of red dots. Each one represents a patient ...

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Barts Health Surgeon Made Top Royal Doctor

A Barts Health doctor has been named as Serjeant-Surgeon to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Household. Satyajit Bhattacharya, who has worked for the St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London hospitals for 17 years, first joined the Royal Household’s team of doctors in 2006. In his new position as Serjeant-Surgeon, Mr Bhattacharya will continue his work at Barts Health. ...

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Control diabetes with natural food

When blood sugar levels of a person rise beyond the normal level, he is said to be a diabetic. Diabetes is on full rise. Though nutritional diet is not a cure for diabetes, but food plays an important role in controlling blood sugar levels. Watching the type and amount of carbohydrate intake in each diet should be on top priority. ...

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More organ donors from British ethnic minorities needed” says top professor

A top transplant expert has called for more black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) organ donors to come forward and save countless lives. This week (5th to 11th September 2016) is Organ Donation Week, a time where the transplant community promotes the benefits of donation nationally and across local communities. Professor Magdi Yaqoob, academic director of renal medicine and transplantation ...

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Senior doctors react to planned series of five-day strikes

Senior doctors are urging the government and junior doctors to restart negotiations to avoid a series of five-day strikes in England. While some medical colleges have said the planned strikes are disproportionate, others say they support the junior doctors’ stance. The British Medical Association (BMA) announced four five-day walkouts between now and mid-December. Junior doctors are striking over a new ...

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Bangladesh shows the way again in care for neurodevelopment disorders to world

Bangladesh has become the “first country” in the developing world to make a detail strategic plan for neurodevelopment disorders such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and intellectual disability for the next five years. “Our vision is to provide ‘equitable’ opportunity for them and to include them as a contributing members of the society,” mental health expert Saima Wazed Hossain ...

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