04/02/2010New medical technology to improve surgical implant aftercare
Researchers at North Carolina State University in the US have developed a new 'smart coating' that reduces the risk of infection in patients receiving surgical implants. This new form of medical engineering...04/02/2010Fast medical response required for effective stroke care
While stroke treatment and awareness has been improving in recent years, more needs to be done, evidence suggests. Immediate response times are crucial for positive outcomes in terms of mortality and...03/02/2010Lack of awareness putting the depressed at risk
Three-quarters of Brits experience depression on a regular basis, however, only a third seek help or treatment. That is according to a survey carried out by social care organisation Turning Point, which...03/02/2010Bupa opens new Spanish office
International health insurer Bupa has announced the opening of a new sales and support centre in Spain. A major provider of expatriate health insurance, Bupa currently has 800,000 policy holders in 190...02/02/2010Govt reveals new ambitious anti-smoking strategy
The Department of Health has announced a new target to halve the number of smokers in the UK, from 21 to ten per cent of the population, over the next decade. According to the secretary of state for health...02/02/2010UK urged to take more anti-malaria measures
Brits continue to remain complacent when it comes to malaria prevention and treatment, experts warn. Figures show that around 2,000 British travellers are affected by the disease every year, however, many...01/02/2010Hospital deaths linked to clots 'are preventable'
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has issued new guidelines addressing the number of patients in the UK unnecessarily dying in hospital as a result of blood clots. The report focuses...01/02/2010Poll praises Bupa's health interview process
Health insurance provider Bupa has been recognised for its individual protection tele-interview service. A survey of more than 800 independent financial advisers rated the healthcare provider's confidential...