Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 13 (3), August 2014
Title: Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 13 (3), August 2014
Authors: Health Service Executive (HSE) South (South East), Department of Public Health
Beth Britton: 'Care homes must not be police states' | David Brindle
Dementia carer and campaigner to advise regulator on 'special measures' regime planned to tackle failing care homes
Only once has Beth Britton lost her remarkable poise when talking about her late...
Bristol CCG extends telehealth contract
NHS Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group has extended its telehealth programme by one year, with plans to develop a "step-down" phase to support patients once they leave the scheme.
EU and US impose more sanctions on Russia
The European Union and the United States have imposed further economic sanctions against Russia for its role in the conflict in Ukraine.
Court reserves judgment on resuscitating baby
The High Court has reserved its judgment in an application by the Health Service Executive to allow doctors not to resuscitate a terminally ill nine-month-old baby if her condition deteriorates.
The Challenges of Having Sex as a Little Person
Dr. Marylou Naccarato was an agent for the Internal Revenue Service for decades before she became a clinical sexologist. “As a former IRS agent of 23 years,” she quips, “people ask, ‘How did you...
Hunt warned over A&E wait statistics
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is warned by the statistics watchdog over claims about A&E waiting times in England.
Federal screening program reduced cervical cancer-related mortality in low-income women
The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program decreased cervical cancer-related deaths among low-income, medically underrepresented women who utilized the program’s services,...
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