NES News - 2014

How 'Huddles' can help hospital care for children

05 December 2014
Dr Peter Lachman- Child health expert says that "huddles" - informal meetings of hospital staff, are a simple way of improving children's hospital care. Read More

Placebo increases brain activity for Parkinson's patients

26 November 2014
Proving how psychology and medicine work together, a new study on Parkinson's disease shows the powerful effect that expectation has on the brain. The participants' learning related brain activity responded equally as well to a placebo as it did to real medication. Read More

Home test for colon cancer

19 November 2014
An at-home test for colon cancer, called Cologuard has been approved by The U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It's the first stool-based screening test that detects particular red blood cells and DNA mutations that could indicate colorectal cancer, according to the FDA. Read More

Eat breakfast to cut down cravings and over eating

17 October 2014
Results from a study found that girls in their late teens who ate breakfast, had increased levels of a chemical in the brain's reward centre, that could help stop the cravings for sweet foods and overeating throughout the day. Read More

New Guidance on CPR

08 October 2014
New guidance on ‘Decisions relating to cardiopulmonary resuscitation’ has been published yesterday by the British Medical Association, the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the Royal College of Nursing Read More

HQIP Clinical Audit Awareness Week 2014

26 September 2014
Following the success of last year's inaugural Clinical Audit Awareness Week, the five-day promotional push is set to go live next month from 20-24 October 2014, prior to HQIP's annual conference (3-4 November 2014). Read More

Treating Autism in infancy could prevent further symptoms

11 September 2014
A new study has found that autism symptoms can be greatly reduced if treatment begins as early as possible when symptoms emerge. Read More

Lack of evidence for MRSA superbug management

21 August 2014
An international report in the Lancet shows there are still questions about the effectiveness of current methods to control hospital superbug MRSA. Read More

Taking a daily dose of aspirin could cut the risk of cancer, according to a study

08 August 2014
Experts are now saying that if people over 50 took a daily dose of aspirin, thousands of lives could be saved. Read More

Do busier emergency departments mean a better chance of survival?

25 July 2014
According to a study of US hospitals, it was found that the busiest emergency departments offer the best chance of surviving, especially for patients with life threatening conditions. Read More

New study suggests there's no evidence that alcohol benefits the heart

11 July 2014
According to a new study by BMJ, lowering alcohol consumption can improve heart health, reduce body mass index and lower blood pressure, even for those who drink only a small amount of alcohol. Read More

Strategic health partnership announced between Manchester Metropolitan University and Nuffield Health

04 July 2014
Manchester Metropolitan University and healthcare social enterprise, Nuffield Health, have announced a strategic partnership aimed to improve the healthcare in the North West of England. Read More

Court hands down judgement on appeal

26 June 2014
The Court has handed down its judgement on the appeal in the case brought by Mr Tracey against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Secretary of State for Health about the placing of a do-not-attempt-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation (DNACPR) decision on the clinical records of his wife Janet Tracey. Read More

Number of hospital admissions for Crohn's disease soar

20 June 2014
Figures have shown the number of young people admitted to hospital with Crohn's disease in England and Wales has hugely increased in recent years. Read More

E-cigarettes have potential to save millions of lives, according to experts

30 May 2014
Attempts to control e-cigarettes with tobacco regulations could slow down their use to help smokers give up. Read More

Consultant Anaesthetist positions available with NES

15 May 2014
NES is currently recruiting a number of consultant grade doctors to work as Consultant Anaesthetists at an independent sector facility in the west Midlands. Read More

Trials for newborn babies to be screened for heart defects

09 May 2014
In an attempt to pick up heart defects sooner, a new screening test in newborn babies will be trialled, Public Health England has announced. Read More

Scientists say drink 3 cups of coffee a day to help keep diabetes away

02 May 2014
An American study has suggested that you could slightly reduce your risk of diabetes if you drink more coffee and people who drink 3 or more cups seem to be at the lowest risk. Read More

Foreign doctors should be facing tougher exams, according to a study

23 April 2014
A study has said that the tests taken by foreign doctors wanting to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass, to bring them in line with UK standards. Read More

Promising treatment for cancers using copper starvation

11 April 2014
A new study has found a high percentage of melanomas and other types of cancer, are encouraged by a mutation in the BRAF gene that relies on a supply of copper. Researchers have suggested these cancers could respond to drugs already used to block copper absorption in a rare genetic condition. Read More

Diet soft drinks have been linked to heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular deaths

04 April 2014
A new study showed that people who regularly drink two or more diet soft drinks a day could be 50% more likely to die from heart disease. Read More

Possible new treatments for bipolar disorder

27 March 2014
It's not clear what causes bipolar disorder, a condition involving dramatic mood changes. However researchers from the University of Michigan Medical School have created the first stem cell model for the disorder, which they say could uncover the beginnnings of the condition and open the door to new treatments. Read More

Lost sleep can lead to a loss of brain cells

21 March 2014
New research suggests that losing sleep may be more serious than we previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells. Read More

Light drinking in early pregnancy raises the risk of a small or preterm baby

13 March 2014
Light alcohol consumption in the first trimester has been linked to a higher risk of having a preterm or unexpectedly small baby, even if expectant mothers stay within the government recommended limit of two units a week, according to a new study. Read More

Could angry people be risking a heart attack?

06 March 2014
Having a short temper could increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, according to researchers. Read More

The GMC welcomes support to check the language skills of European doctors

26 February 2014
Plans for new language checks on European doctors have received strong support. Following a consultation by the General Medical Council, the new checks are expected to come in to play this summer. Read More

Flu jab could reduce the risk of a stroke

21 February 2014
Researchers have found that people who have a seasonal flu jab are 24% less likely to suffer a stroke in the following months. Read More

New measures for cosmetic procedures

13 February 2014
Soon there will be tougher rules on Botox injections, dermal fillers and plastic surgery, which are set to be announced for England. Read More

Treatment for peanut allergy?

31 January 2014
A potential treatment for peanut allergy has changed the lives of children taking part in a large clinical trial. Read More

Sunshine may be more beneficial than we think

22 January 2014
Scentists have claimed that medical advice on the pros and cons of sunbathing may need to be rewritten, in the midst of new evidence that sunlight could lower blood pressure and therefore lower the risk of serious heart disease. Read More

UK GPs to make mental health of younger people a priority

16 January 2014
Most GPs are trained to support young people and families in their general role, but less than half of GPs are given the chance to take on a paediatric or psychiatry training placement during their training. Read More