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Patients have died whilst on NHS waiting list

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Some Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust patients have been left waiting for heart treatment and ophthalmology care have died or lost their sight whilst on the Waiting List. According to a report explained by BBC News, The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has been placed to special measures by NHS Improvement after a inspection call by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)…. Continue Reading

Final NICE nod for GSK’s novel asthma biologic

Patients with a difficult-to-treat form of asthma should be getting routine access to GlaxoSmithKline’s novel asthma biologic Nucala on the NHS after final guidance backing its use was issued by cost regulators. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has endorsed the drug’s use in adults with severe refractory eosinophilic asthma, but stipulations include a blood eosinophil count of… Continue Reading

New treatment for stroke patients.

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New research has found that almost 10,000 UK stroke patients admitted to hospital each year could benefit from a new treatment. Researchers from Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN) and the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care – South West Peninsula (NIHR PenCLAHRC) carried out the study…. Continue Reading

Nutraceuticals: the very healthy option

Most nutraceuticals claim to be healthy, but some are healthier than others. In America, Juice Press’s new vegan vitamin D3 tablets are one example, doing away with any chemicals or other inactive ingredients. Appealing to the vegan market, their arrival, along with ProViotic and a ginger flavoured vitamin C pill, could see consumers questioning exactly what is on the label… Continue Reading

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