MidMeds Social - May 2016

 

 

MidMeds Social | May 2016

 

 

 


Links to articles featured throughout the MidMeds social media network.

 

Friday 27th May: "Smoking cannabis can alter a person's DNA, causing mutations that expose a user to serious illnesses," the Mail Online reports.

A new review has looked at the role cannabis may play in what is known as chromothripsis.

Read more: here

 

Thursday 26th May: The NHS in England must get a grip on the delays patients face in being released from hospital, as the problem causes unnecessary harm and wastes money, the National Audit Office says.

Read more: here

 

Wednesday 25th May: GPs in England have "dramatically" reduced the amount of antibiotics they give to patients, latest figures show.

Read more: here

 

Tuesday 24th May: Anti-malarial drug Lariam should be the "drug of last resort" for UK troops, MPs on the defence committee have said.

Read more: here

 

Monday 23rd May: Advice to eat more fat is irresponsible and potentially deadly, Public Health England's chief nutritionist has said.

Read more: here

 

Friday 20th May: An unprecedented overspend by hospitals and other NHS trusts is expected to be announced later by health bosses.

Read more: here

 

Thusrday 19th May: Superbugs will kill someone every three seconds by 2050 unless the world acts now, a hugely influential report says.

Read more: here

 

Wednesday 18th May: A deal has been agreed in the long-running dispute over a new junior doctors' contract in England.

Read more: here

 

Wednesday 18th May: The number of people in their 80s or older who are relied on as carers has rocketed in the last seven years, according to a charity.

Read more: here

 

Tuesday 17th May: Nurses, paramedics and pharmacists should be trained to fill in for doctors and help the NHS in England cope with demand, bosses say.

Read more: here

 

Monday 16th May: Fifteen cancer charities have said they are "deeply concerned" about new plans for approving innovative cancer medicines for the NHS in England.

Read more: here

 

Friday 13th May: The NHS in England has had the busiest year in its history with more patients than ever seeking help, official figures show.

Read more: here

 

Wednesday 11th May: Being overweight may not be as unhealthy as it was 40 years ago, Danish research suggests.

Read more: here

 

Tuesday 10th May: Scientists claim to have developed an invisible elastic film that can be applied to the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and eye bags.

Read more: here

 

Monday 9th May: The world's sleeping patterns have been analysed by scientists using an app.

Read more: here

 

Monday 9th May: Fresh talks aimed at ending the ‪#‎juniordoctors‬ contract dispute are due to begin later today.

Read more: here

 

Friday 6th May: The government and the British Medical Association have agreed to return to talks over the junior doctor's contracts in England.

Read more: here

 

Thursday 5th May: Virtual reality is now being used to treat people with severe paranoia.

Read more: here

 

Wednesday 4th May: It has been revealed that Google has been given access to an estimated 1.6 million ‪NHS patient records.

Find out why: here

 

Tuesday 3rd May: The gap between the lifespans of the rich and poor is rising for the first time since the 1870s.

Read more: here