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BHF calls for better diagnosis of atrial fibrillation
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BHF calls for better diagnosis of atrial fibrillation

Up to 500,000 people could be at increased risk of stroke from an undiagnosed irregular heartbeat, according to estimates by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

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Tobacco company accused of sidestepping plain pack rules
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Tobacco company accused of sidestepping plain pack rules

One of the world’s largest tobacco companies has been accused of trying to get around new UK regulations on plain cigarette packaging by rolling out tin containers.

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BMA: government has ‘callous disregard’ for NHS
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BMA: government has ‘callous disregard’ for NHS

The government is guilty of ‘callous disregard’ for the NHS and should plug the ‘enormous’ funding gap, the leader of the BMA’s GP committee has said.

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Dementia deaths to quadruple by 2040, says study
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Dementia deaths to quadruple by 2040, says study

The number of people dying from dementia and cancer is set to soar in coming years, increasing pressure on end-of-life services, research suggests.

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Online abortion options ‘safe and effective’, says study
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Online abortion options ‘safe and effective’, says study

Nearly 95% of women who search for abortion drugs and advice online safely end their pregnancy, a study suggests.

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RCS: Private hospitals should disclose ‘botched’ operation data
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RCS: Private hospitals should disclose ‘botched’ operation data

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) is calling for private hospitals to reveal details of ‘botched’ operations so that ‘rogue’ surgeons can be identified.

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MDU urges GPs to lobby on indemnity rises
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MDU urges GPs to lobby on indemnity rises

GPs are being urged by the Medical Defence Union to lobby parliamentary candidates on potentially ‘unaffordable’ increases in indemnity costs.

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Caldicott warns of ‘inappropriate’ transfer of 1.6m patient records
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Caldicott warns of ‘inappropriate’ transfer of 1.6m patient records

The transfer of 1.6 million patient records to Google’s DeepMind Health company has an ‘inappropriate legal basis’, says the UK’s national data guardian.

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NHS cyber-attack disruption continues
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NHS cyber-attack disruption continues

Disruption to hospital trusts has continued following the ransomware attack that hit the NHS last week.

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Labour pledges £37bn for NHS
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Labour pledges £37bn for NHS

The Labour Party has pledged an extra £37 billion over the next parliament to put the NHS ‘back on its feet’.

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Drastic rise in hospital waiting times
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Drastic rise in hospital waiting times

Hospital waiting times have increased significantly since 2012, with over 2.5 million people reporting waits of over four hours in A&E.

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Brazil declares Zika emergency over
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Brazil declares Zika emergency over

Brazil has announced that the Zika virus public health emergency is over, following a steep fall in cases since the peak of the outbreak 18 months ago.

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RCGP welcomes new research to improve cancer diagnosis
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RCGP welcomes new research to improve cancer diagnosis

A new study that could help GPs diagnose cancer earlier has been welcomed by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP).

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Two-thirds of children receive timely treatment for eating disorders
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Two-thirds of children receive timely treatment for eating disorders

Two out of three children with eating disorders are receiving urgent treatment within the recommended target of one week, new figures show.

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