Friday, 23 June 2017

Health

06/22/2017 - 00:25

The number of tests carried out by the NHS to diagnose people with sleep disorders across England has doubled in the past decade, figures reveal.

NHS data shows that 147,610 sleep diagnostic tests were carried out last year - compared with 69,919 in 2007-08.

The tests are designed to identify sleep apnoea, a condition that causes people to stop breathing during sleep.

06/22/2017 - 00:23

There has been a sharp drop in nurses registering to work in the UK since the EU referendum, figures suggest.

Last July, 1,304 nurses from the EU joined the Nursing and Midwifery Council register, compared to 46 in April this year, a fall of 96%.

 

06/18/2017 - 21:01

Scientists have developed a blood test that could pick out which men with advanced prostate cancer would benefit from a new drug treatment.

The test detects cancer DNA in the blood, helping doctors check whether precision drugs are working.

06/18/2017 - 20:59

The reduction in smoking rates among pregnant women in England has slowed down in the past year, prompting concern from health charities.

NHS figures show 10.5% of women currently smoke at the time of delivery - a drop of only 0.1% on last year.

06/18/2017 - 20:57

You don't have to be diagnosed as obese to be at risk of dying from illnesses related to excess weight, a global study suggests.

Of the 4 million deaths attributed to being overweight in 2015, nearly 40% were not considered clinically obese.

06/15/2017 - 01:10

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