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Format: 2014-10-25
Format: 2014-10-25

Big jump in hospital waiting figures

25 Oct 2014
The number of patients waiting for more than eight months for inpatient or day case hospital treatment rose from 1,764 in January to 8,692 in August, according to the HSE's latest performance...

Mali confirms child as country's first Ebola case

24 Oct 2014
Mali’s ministry of health confirmed today that a female patient aged 2 years is the country’s first Ebola case, according to a WHO press release.The ministry received positive PCR test results for...

Brief intervention improved sexual function after oophorectomy

24 Oct 2014
Women with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations who underwent risk-reducing salpingo oophorectomy and experienced menopause-related sexual dysfunction and associated psychological distress showed...

Texas nurse declared Ebola-free, discharged from NIH Clinical Center

24 Oct 2014
The first nurse from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas who became infected with Ebola while caring for the first case in the United States has been declared free of Ebola.Nina Pham was...

Fresh, frozen or lyophilized FMT via colonoscopy effectively treated recurrent CDI

24 Oct 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Zhi-Dong Jiang, MD, DrPh, of the University of Texas School of Public Health, discusses the findings from her study of the efficacy of fresh, frozen, or lyophilized fecal microbiota...

CDC updates safety guidelines for health care workers treating Ebola

24 Oct 2014
The CDC has revised its infection control guidance for health care workers treating patients with Ebola virus, according to a press release. The updated guidelines focus on personal protective...

Why we're thrilled our campaign to end 'flying visits' has succeeded

24 Oct 2014
Leonard Cheshire Disability on the governments declaration that 15-minute visits are unacceptable for personal care Department of Health response to Care Act consultation: views from the sector...

'Putting clocks forward boosts kids' exercise'

24 Oct 2014
“Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year in the UK could lead to children getting more exercise every day, say researchers,” reports BBC News. In the UK, the clocks move forward one...

Allied health professionals have key role to play in transforming health service

24 Oct 2014
Health Minister Jim Wells has praised Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) for the significant contribution they make to the lives of people in Northern Ireland.

Safety concerns common reason for hepatitis B vaccine refusal

24 Oct 2014
SAN DIEGO — Safety and uncertainty involving the risk for hepatitis B are reasons for barriers to vaccine uptake, according to recent study findings presented at the 2014 AAP National Conference and...

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