GPs should prescribe holidays to help patients at risk of heart disease live longer, say experts
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GPs should prescribe holidays to help patients at risk of heart disease live longer, say experts

This article was taken from: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/28/gps-should-prescribe-holidays-help-patients-risk-heart-disease/ By Laura Donnelly, health editor, in Munich Holidays should be prescribed by GPs to help people at risk of heart disease live longer, new research shows. Heart experts said doctors should recommend a break to middle-aged patients trying to overhaul their health – not just tick them off about bad habits. The 40-year…

Anaemia drugs could also aid recovery after heart attack, says study
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Anaemia drugs could also aid recovery after heart attack, says study

This article was taken from: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/aug/27/anaemia-drugs-could-also-aid-recovery-after-heart-attack-study-type-2-diabetes By Ben Quinn Findings suggest trial drugs may reduce chance of heart failure for diabetic patients Hopes have been raised that drugs being trialled to treat anaemia could also be used to aid recovery after a heart attack and help decrease the chance of future heart failure. Initial results suggest…

Healthy homes planned under NHS scheme
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Healthy homes planned under NHS scheme

This article was taken from: http://www.itv.com/news/2018-08-28/healthy-homes-planned-under-nhs-scheme/ By ITV News Housing developers and associations have signed up to an NHS scheme which will see them make people’s home environments a healthier place. The partnerships with NHS England aim to expand ideas for healthy living such as dementia-friendly houses and restricting fast food sales to children. Other schemes…

Radiologist shortage ‘affecting cancer care’ in the UK
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Radiologist shortage ‘affecting cancer care’ in the UK

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45275071 By Hugh PymHealth editor A shortage of senior radiologists around the UK is causing delays for patients, and affecting cancer and other medical care. Radiologists’ leaders say the situation is unacceptable and must be tackled by ministers. Figures suggest their workload of reading and interpreting scans has increased by 30% between…

Treatment extends lives of patients with terminal ovarian and lung cancers
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Treatment extends lives of patients with terminal ovarian and lung cancers

This article was taken from: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/aug/21/treatment-extends-lives-of-patients-with-terminal-ovarian-and-lung-cancers By Guardian news, press association Patients in study had ‘exhausted all other options’ but new combination halted their cancer for an average of 5.8 months A new treatment for patients with advanced ovarian and lung cancer could give them months longer to spend with their loved ones, early trial results…