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News from November 2011

30/11/2011Curry spice curcumin could be beneficial to patients with prostate cancer
A spice commonly found in Middle Eastern recipes could have cancer -reducing effects, according to a report in the journal The Prostate . Curcumin, found in turmeric, has cancer reducing properties ...
30/11/2011NHS strikes cause disruption in Trusts and hospitals across the UK
NHS Trusts across the country have informed patients not to come in, as the public sector strike causes thousands of cancelled appointments. The extent of the disruption varies across the UK. In England, the...
30/11/2011NHS Postcode lottery affecting breast cancer reconstructive surgery
The NHS postcode lottery means that only one in five women who undergo mastectomies receive breast reconstruction on the NHS, according to experts. The rate of reconstructive surgery is affected by the...
29/11/2011Strike delay warning for NHS patients
NHS patients can expect delays and postponed operations tomorrow as thousands of nurses, healthcare assistants, paramedics, physiotherapists, and support staff will join the action against changes to public...
29/11/2011Health Protection Agency calls for compulsory HIV tests
UK experts have called for universal HIV testing, as new figures reveal that less than 4 per cent of England’s population were tested for the disease in 2010. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has published...
29/11/2011A quarter of patients would not recommend their local NHS hospital
According to the 2011 Dr Foster Hospital Guide, a quarter of patients would not recommend their local NHS hospital to friends. We compare the most complained about hospitals with nearby private hospitals to...
28/11/2011Private hospitals top Dr Foster's 2011 Hospital Guide for joint surgery
The Dr Foster Hospital Guide is published annually, but for the first time in its ten year history the guide has included the independent sector in its analysis of knee and hip replacement. Out of all the...
28/11/2011Bone marrow cancer multiple myeloma caused by faulty gene
Scientists have identified the genes responsible for a certain type of bone marrow cancer , leading to hope that they could soon develop improved diagnosis and treatment. The new study, published in the...
28/11/2011Patients more likely to die in an NHS hospital on the weekend
Patients admitted to hospital for emergency treatment at weekends are almost ten per cent more likely to die than those admitted on weekdays, according to a new report by Dr Foster. The Dr Foster annual...
28/11/2011Patients waiting too long for hip operations on the NHS
Elderly patients are forced to wait over two days in hospital before undergoing hip replacement surgery on the NHS, potentially putting their lives at risk. Patients waiting two days or more for hip...
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