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Barts Health HIV services celebrate Professionals of the Year award

The Barts Health HIV team providing services from the Grahame Hayton Unit have been honoured with the Professionals of the Year award from Positive East. The Grahame Hayton Unit, situated at The Royal London Hospital is one of the largest HIV units in the country, and the tertiary referral centre for HIV services in NE London and Essex. Seeing over ...

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A&E waiting times ‘getting worse’

  Waiting times in A&E departments across the UK are worsening as pressures grow in hospitals, figures suggest. The data, collected by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, showed 88% of A&E patients were treated or admitted within four hours – below the 95% target. The figures are based on evidence submitted by more than 40 trusts – one in ...

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5 foods that can control diabetes

Here’s what to eat if you want to control your blood sugar levels. Dates: This brown and sticky fruit not only has a sweet taste but is rich in fiber, making it a diabetes-friendly snack. According to a study, they are richer in antioxidants as compared to a serving of grapes, oranges, broccoli and peppers. Have raw dates or stuff ...

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Take all necessary steps to protect the minorities

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: A number of organisations and individuals gathered outside the Houses of Parliament on 18 Nov to condemn barbaric attack on innocent Hindu woman in Bangladesh. They were protesting against an attack carried out by extremist Muslims on 28th October 2015 on a Hindu village in Feni, Bangladesh. The Jihadi group kicked a heavily pregnant woman in ...

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The community works for health

An innovative training project at Barts Health NHS Trust has this year helped nearly 700 people from across east London in their search for employment. On 12 November 2015, Barts Health staff and community partners gathered at an awards ceremony to thank everyone on this year’s Community Works for Health programme and celebrated how they are now putting their skills ...

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Junk diet makes you fat in just seven days

Are you fond of junk food? Then you would like to keep a check on it because as per a new study has a junk food diet can damage your body in just a single week.According to sources, in a study, six men were fed 6,000 calories a day of pizza, burgers and other junk food and it took only ...

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Diabetes care growth leads to major fall in amputations

There has been a significant reduction in diabetes-related amputations since the mid-1990s due to improvements in diabetes care over this period, according to a new research. Amputations of the lower limbs are one of the most serious and disabling complications of diabetes, and become necessary when the nerve and blood vessel damage caused by the condition affects the blood supply ...

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Local campaign to improve HIV testing in Tower Hamlets

This year’s HIV testing week,  set to be the largest event ever, is being backed by Amy Whitelock Gibbs, Councillor for Health and Adult Services in Tower Hamlets. Tower Hamlets Council, which funds the local HIV Prevention projects provided by local charity, Positive East, is supporting National HIV Testing Week 2015, which runs from Saturday, November 21 to Saturday, November ...

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Frontal brain wrinkle linked to hallucinations

A study of 153 brain scans has linked a particular furrow, near the front of each hemisphere, to hallucinations in schizophrenia. This fold tends to be shorter in those patients who hallucinate, compared with those who do not. It is an area of the brain that appears to have a role in distinguishing real perceptions from imagined ones. Researchers say ...

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Healthy eating and physical activity to reduce diabetic complication

Diabetes is a metabolic disease that occurs due to absolute insulin deficiency (type-1 diabetes) or inadequate insulin secretion or action (type-2 diabetes). Insulin is needed for entry of glucose into the cells after food metabolism which is hampered in diabetes, resulting in increase blood glucose level. Diabetes, especially the type-2 diabetes is a global epidemic. The largest increase in the ...

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