Government announces new plans to reduce risk of avian flu

The Government Chief Vet has confirmed new measures to protect poultry farms against avian flu that take a more targeted approach to controlling the disease.

Electrode therapy potential treatment for anorexia

A study published in Lancet Psychiatry has suggested that deep brain stimulation could be a new way to treat severe anorexia nervosa.

Pancreatic regeneration triggered by fasting diet, study shows

A study published in Cell, has shown that the pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through fasting and could potential prove a viable treatment for diabetes.

RCS warns over NI surgery waiting lists

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has warned over waiting times for patients in Northern Ireland awaiting surgery, after DH statistics showed 55.3 per cent of patients were waiting longer than 13 weeks to be admitted for treatment.

 NHS could save £250m annually with improved podiatry services

Analysis by Diabetes UK has advised that NHS England could save £250 million if it improved its diabetes foot care services.

Behavioural activation therapy found to prevent depression

A study led by the University of Leeds, University of York, and Durham University has indicated that behavioural activation therapy is useful in staving off the development of depression in older people.

10 portions of fruit and veg a day could prevent premature deaths, study suggests

Research from Imperial College London has calculated that eating 10 portions, (or 800g) of fruit and vegetables every day could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year.

Smoke alarms failing to wake children, research indicates

Research conducted by Dundee University and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue has warned that its findings suggest smoke alarms may not effectively wake sleeping children.

NHS bosses told to rethink data publishing policies

The Statistics Authority (UKSA) has called on NHS England and NHS Improvement to rethink current policies that delay publishing official data on accident and emergency waiting times.

Oxfordshire council criticises NHS savings proposals

Oxfordshire County Council has criticised NHS proposals to save £200 million, claiming the plans are lacking information.

Life expectancy gap between men and women narrows

Research from Imperial College London has found that the life expectancy gap between men and women in Britain has closed to just 2.8 years.

Blood on Board trial saves lives, charity confirms

More lives have been saved during a trial in which blood plasma was carried on-board the Great North Air Ambulances (GNAA).

Research produced by Stanford University and published in Nature Communications has indicated that brain scans demonstrating the way teenagers' brains are wired could help predict whether they will develop drug problems in the future.

According to a US study published in the JAMA and JAMA Internal Medicine, a new hormone treatment for healthy bones could benefit older men with low testosterone but it may also increase their risk of heart problems.

Council services not keeping pace with rising complex needs children

A new report commissioned by the Council for Disabled Children and the True Colours Trust, has highlighted that the number of disabled children with complex needs has increased dramatically warning that affected families were finding it difficult to access local authority support.

NHS Supply Chain highlights importance of ethical procurement

The launch of NHS Supply Chain’s new surgical instruments framework has outlined the body’s strong commitment to ethical procurement.