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Information about controlled drugs regulations

Additional information about the changes made to the controlled drugs regulations, which come into effect on 1 April 2013 and which continue to promote good governance concerning the safe management and use of controlled drugs in England and Scotland, has … Read more → – Information about controlled drugs regulations

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The medical profession’s prescription to the nation’s obesity crisis

Obesity levels in the western world are reaching unprecedented proportions. There is now growing acknowledgement from policy makers and healthcare professionals that we are grappling with one of the biggest threats to public health in the 21st century. The Academy report and 10 … Read more → – The medical profession’s prescription to the nation’s obesity crisis

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Obesity-related hospital admissions increase in England, new report shows

Hospitals in England reported 11,740 inpatient admissions with a primary diagnosis of obesity in 2011/12, new analysis from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) shows that female admissions almost triple the number of male admissions. Find out more … Read more → – Obesity-related hospital admissions increase in England, new report shows

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New research explores driving forces behind HIV epidemic in men who have sex with men in the UK

New HIV infections rose in men who have sex with men (MSM) between 1990 and 2010 in the UK, driven by a 26 per cent increase in the proportion having condomless sex, according to new research by the Health Protection … Read more → – New research explores driving forces behind HIV epidemic in men who have sex with men in the UK

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A third of UK pain sufferers worry about dependency on painkillers

A third of UK pain sufferers are concerned about the extent to which they depend on painkillers to manage their daily lives, according to a study by Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity. The survey found that 33 per … Read more → – A third of UK pain sufferers worry about dependency on painkillers

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