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Format: 2014-08-21
Format: 2014-08-21

Depression common in Parkinson's

21 Aug 2014
Depression and anxiety are twice as common in people who have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease compared with the general population, according to a new US study. While Parkinson's...

'Back to front' guidelines on abortion

21 Aug 2014
Nearly seven months after the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act came into effect, health professionals have to date only been issued with guidelines on how the appeals system where a woman is...

Data users invited to define outputs for new survey on youth

21 Aug 2014
What About Youth? is a new Department of Health study which aims to make im....[20/8/2014]

Selkirk company fined £100,000 for death of an employee

20 Aug 2014
A Selkirkshire based company has been found guilty today at Jedburgh Sheriff Court of failing to ensure the health and safety of an employee when they died after becoming trapped between a partition...

PHA urges people using drugs and alcohol to be vigilant over the festival season

20 Aug 2014
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Spine surgeon Vaccaro elected president of Rothman Institute

20 Aug 2014
Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, has been elected the new president of Rothman Institute and appointed Chairman of Orthopaedics at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, in...

Hospital hack 'exploited Heartbleed'

20 Aug 2014
A leading security expert alleges that hackers made use of the Heartbleed flaw to steal the personal details of 4.5 million healthcare patients.

Could failure to breastfeed cause depression?

20 Aug 2014
Mothers who plan, but are unable, to breastfeed their babies are more likely to suffer from postnatal depression, report BBC News and The Independent. A study of 14,000 women in England found that...

Common antibiotic linked to 'tiny' rise in heart deaths

20 Aug 2014
An antibiotic given to millions of people in the UK to treat chest infections has been linked to an increased risk of heart death, report The Daily Telegraph and The Independent. A Danish study of...

Blood transfusion linked to lower risk for in-hospital mortality in patients with acute MI

20 Aug 2014
Blood transfusion was associated with lower risk for in-hospital mortality among anemic patients with acute MI, according to a new report.“These findings suggest that previous observational reports...

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