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20/04/2018 - NHS genomics project "at risk" - MPs
Ambitious plans to make the NHS a world leader in genomics are at risk, MPs warn today. More

10/04/2018 - How important is weight loss as cancer indicator?
Unexplained weight loss is a hugely significant predictor of cancer risk, researchers say today. More

09/04/2018 - Call for improved prostate testing as cancer cases missed
Urgent action is needed to find an effective way of screening for prostate cancer, campaigners and specialists say today. More

03/04/2018 - Balloon pulmonary angioplasty backed at Papworth
Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire, UK, will be funded to undertake balloon pulmonary angioplasty for patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, it has been announced. More

26/03/2018 - Appointments missed when clocks change
The number of missed hospital outpatient appointments is set to rise this week because of the weekend switch to British Summer Time, according to a new analysis. More

20/03/2018 - Complementary GPs reduce antibiotic use
GPs who have training in complementary therapies enjoy some success in limiting use of antibiotics, according to an analysis published today. More

15/03/2018 - Child health stalling in the UK
Key health outcomes for babies and young children in the UK are failing to improve, paediatricians warn today. More

15/03/2018 - Cancer policies not delivering survival - analysis
National cancer policies in England have failed to lead to improved survival from the disease, according to an analysis published today. More

27/02/2018 - Too many antibiotic prescriptions “inappropriate,” experts
At least 20% of GP prescriptions of antibiotics are inappropriate, it was alleged today. More

13/02/2018 - Warning over growing opioid use
An “inexorable” rise in the use of opioids for pain relief may be linked to rising death rates from the drugs, researchers warn today. More

12/02/2018 - Controversy over campaign to switch patients to pharmacists
A national campaign to take pressure off GPs was being launched today – amid concern that it could cause delays in diagnosis of sepsis. More

06/02/2018 - NHS backs vaping
Hospitals should sell e-cigarettes while removing smoking shelters, according to new English guidance published today. More

02/02/2018 - College calls for full funding of IVF treatment
Full state funding for IVF would reduce the risk of multiple pregnancies, which would be safer for women and their babies, and be cheaper for the NHS, according to a paper published today. More

01/02/2018 - Benefits of extended palliative care measured
Cancer patients who receive extended palliative care spend less time in hospital in their last weeks than others, according to an analysis published today. More

26/01/2018 - GPs urged to refuse sore throat antibiotics
Clinicians have been ordered to get tough with patients demanding antibiotics for sore throats. More

17/01/2018 - MPs condemn “cruel, unfair” home nursing funds system
Some terminally ill patients have faced waits of more than three months in parts of England to discover if they qualify for NHS-funded nursing care, MPs warn today. More

29/12/2017 - Web before GP, college says
People who think they need to see a GP should check on the internet first, the Royal College of GPs says. More

21/12/2017 - Anger as MS drugs withdrawn
Just one beta interferon drug is to be available for the care of NHS patients with multiple sclerosis in England, it was announced today. More

14/12/2017 - Children should write information leaflets - BMJ
Children could be recruited to help write patient information leaflets, doctors say today. More

12/12/2017 - Man flu and Peppa Pig pose GP problems
It's time to stop snivelling about men who claim to have "man flu" - researchers in Canada believe that the phenomenon could be real. More

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