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New bowel cancer test gets green light with the public

Almost everyone (98 percent) who had the new bowel cancer test – soon to become part of the national screening programme – said they were glad to have gone through the experience, according to a study published in the Journal … Read more → – New bowel cancer test gets green light with the public

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Anna Soubry on improving respiratory disease care and outcomes

Health Minister Anna Soubry discussed the importance of improving care and outcomes for people with respiratory disease at the Better Value, Better Outcomes national respiratory learning event. Read more

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Obesity report

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has published its report on obesity. Read the report

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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. This is one percent more than in 2010/11 and triple the number recorded … Read more → – Obesity-related hospital admissions increase in England, new report shows

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Childhood obesity is not at its highest in the most deprived areas of the UK

New research by Leeds Metropolitan University, published in The International Journal of Obesity, suggests the relationship between obesity and deprivation is not the highest in more deprived groups. Read the report

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