Allied Healthcare: Home care provider seeks rescue plan

One of the biggest providers of UK home care is in financial difficulty. Allied Healthcare, which employs 8,700 people to look after elderly and vulnerable patients, is set to file for protection from its creditors due to a “highly challenging environment”. The company, which also offers learning disabilities support services, said it More...

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By SLPundit On Saturday, April 21st, 2018
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Cystic fibrosis: Company urged to lower cost of life-changing drug

A pharmaceutical company has been urged to drop the price of a life-changing cystic fibrosis drug for the NHS. Orkambi, which is made by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, is not available on the NHS and health ministers More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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Is marathon running bad for you?

On Sunday some 40,000 runners are due to take part in the London Marathon. But can marathon running do more harm than good? Barry Trott, 57, was nearing the end of his first marathon in Bilbao, Spain, in 2014, More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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Scientists discover mechanism behind motor neurone disease

Scientists say they have made a breakthrough in understanding the cause of both motor neurone disease and a rare form of dementia. They have discovered what causes a protein called FUS to stay in a jelly-like More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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London Marathon: How to run in the heat

This year’s London Marathon is likely to be the hottest yet, so how do you run a marathon in the heat? On Sunday some 40,000 people are expected to take part in the race in temperatures that are forecast More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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'World's worst' super-gonorrhoea man cured

A man in the UK who caught the world’s “worst-ever” case of super-gonorrhoea has been cured. Sexual health doctors say he was “very lucky” and the case was a “major wake-up More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Ex-MP Tessa Jowell first to donate data to medical database

Media playback is unsupported on your device Baroness Tessa Jowell has become the first person to donate her medical information to a new global database. The ex-culture secretary, who has an aggressive brain More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Being a patient 'a full-time job'

Being a patient is a “full-time job”, say researchers, because more people are likely to have multiple conditions. The Academy of Medical Sciences said doctors were seeing a clustering of different More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Skin implant could help warn of cancer, scientists say

Scientists have created a skin implant they say could one day be used to help detect some of the most common cancers. It works by looking for elevated levels of calcium in the blood, which is linked to some cancers. More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Mental health patients want immediate diagnosis, says report

Mental health diagnosis needs to be useful for patients and not simply a meaningless label, a report suggests. Research from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and University of East Anglia suggests patients More...