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The Department of Health has outlined various new interventions to protect patients undergoing cosmetic surgery.
Following a critical report into cosmetic surgery and patient safety by the Department of Health (DH) last year, the governing body has published new regulations to increase the protection for patients opting for cosmetic procedures.
publish date: 27.03.2014
FRIDAY March 14, 2014, 2014 -- Nicotine withdrawal triggers changes to the brain that help explain why smokers have such a tough time quitting, a new study suggests.Up to 80 percent of smokers who try to quit eventually start smoking again. This latest finding might lead to new ways to identify smokers who are at high risk for failure when they try to quit, the researchers said. The study might also lead to more intensive treatment to help smokers quit for good.
publish date: 27.03.2014
SUNDAY March 16, 2014, 2014 -- Here\'s the bad news: Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and 49 percent of adults have at least one risk factor for the disease. But the good news is that there are a number of things you can do to keep your heart healthy.Exercise is a good place to start, said Dr. Judith Mackall, a cardiologist at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, in Cleveland.
publish date: 27.03.2014
Ahead of his review into hospital mortality data, an expert has advised patients to lsquo;ignorersquo; what he brands as lsquo;spuriousrsquo; measures.
Professor Nick Black, an academic currently commissioned by NHS England to review Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios (HSMR) and their use, has recently spoken out against the use of a measure he deems ldquo;spuriousrdquo;, encouraging patients to simply ignore them.
publish date: 27.03.2014
The EMA and FDA have announced plans for a new collaboration to strengthen their individual efforts towards maintaining medicine safety.
In a recently released joint statement, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the US Food and Drug Association (FDA) confirmed they are entering into a lsquo;clusterrsquo; agreement to facilitate an ldquo;increased degree of interactionrdquo; to ldquo;work swiftly in the area of the safety of medicinesrdquo;.
publish date: 27.03.2014
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