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Fewer people die in hospital at weekends, study finds
Because fewer are admitted a bed (compared to just visiting A&E), as the threshold to do so is higher then.
statistics  NHS  strikes  Conservatives  healthcare  Interesting  important 
may 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
Growing Up Unvaccinated - Voices for Vaccines
Someone growing up on a super-healthy diet/lifestyle, but still getting lots of vaccinateable diseases
vaccination  health  culture  healthcare 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Daily Kos: A political crisis
After all, if you can't win, it's your responsibility to make sure the others lose. Right? Right??
politics  USA  amusing  money  republicans  comment  comics  healthcare  Obamacare 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
US shutdown: an explainer for non-Americans | theguardian
Personally, I think that a big reason they want to shut down Obamacare is how popular it'll become once it actually kicks in properly.
politics  USA  fail  money  republicans  interesting  medicine  healthcare  Obamacare 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
How Not to Die.
When my mother was dying, her knowledge of the health system meant she could make her choices with open eyes and understanding. And I think we are better at having The Conversation here than they are in the US. But it's still something worth considering.
life  death  interesting  health  medicine  healthcare 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
21 graphs that show America’s health-care prices are ludicrous
'pay much, much more than other countries do for the exact same things'
posttofacebook  fail  USA  money  wtf  healthcare 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Private health contractor's staff told to cut 999 calls to meet targets | Society | The Guardian
'Leaked email from Serco managers tells workers to manipulate computer system to 'stop the clock' on emergency calls'
posttofacebook  fail  money  health  NHS  wtf  privatisation  healthcare 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
NHS Reform, the bill "no one voted for"? No, not really. | Mat Bowles
'Saying "I disagree wtih this" is fine'… 'but saying "no one voted for it" is a blatant lie. 44% of voters in my constituency voted for a candidate backing these reforms. 39% did nationally.'
posttofacebook  democracy  Westminster  UK  healthcare  Conservative-party  medicine  politics  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Pro homeopathy health minister Jeremy Hunt vows to cure NHS by diluting budget to 1p
“We need to bang the budget against some special leather books, taking all of the money out as we go, but once that’s done and were down from £94bn down to 1p we’ll be good to go,” Hunt told reporters.
posttofacebook  UK  healthcare  politics  Westminster  amusing  parody 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Hunt for the NHS | Edinburgh Eye
Jeremy Hunt isn’t just an unscrupulous toerag – we knew that. He’s now Health Secretary, despite believing…' (quite a few bad/incorrect things)
fail  wtf  health  politics  Westminster  healthcare  NHS  via-Andrew-Ducker 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
3 top Tories call for NHS to be dismantled - Mirror Online
2009 story. Our health minister wants the NHS got rid of

'Three of his Shadow Cabinet - Michael Gove, Greg Clark and Jeremy Hunt - called for the health service to be dismantled. They claimed it was "no longer relevant"'
via-Zoe-Stavri  posttofacebook  Westminster  politics  relates-to-another-of-today's-links  healthcare  NHS  health  wtf 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Diabetes: Most NHS costs wasteful, says Diabetic Medicine
'It suggests that 80% of the NHS's £9.8bn annual UK diabetes bill goes on the cost of treating complications. Experts say much of this is preventable with health checks and better education'
healthcare  health  comment  NHS  medicine  diabetes 
april 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Daily Kos: Texas loses Medicaid funding in effort to spite Planned Parenthood
'the state would lose basic health and family planning services funding from Medicaid because it is in violation of federal law'
politics  news  USA  Texas  healthcare  contraception 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Doctor who criticised NHS reforms is threatened with disciplinary action | Society | The Guardian
He was told "You are bound by the NHS code of conduct and as such it is inappropriate for individuals to raise their personal concerns about the proposed government reforms."
reform  UK  the-coalition  fail  what-the-everliving-fuck  NHS  healthcare  health  news 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
How Doctors Die « Zócalo Public Square
'It’s not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too. And they don’t die like the rest of us. What’s unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared to most Americans, but how little. '
interesting  life  death  medicine  healthcare  health  culture 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
South Carolina and the individual mandate: Why aren’t conservatives complaining about the state’s insurance law? - Slate Magazine
'Why aren’t conservatives complaining about this South Carolina insurance law?' (which fines/forces a high registration fee on drivers who lack insurance, just like Obama's healthcare plan does to people who don't get insurance, be it from the central plan or a specific provider)
interesting  comment  USA  republicans  politics  fairness  healthcare 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Without Insurance, 24-year-old Dies of Toothache - ABC News
'A 24-year-old Cincinnati father died from a tooth infection this week because he couldn't afford his medication, offering a sobering reminder of the importance of oral health and the number of people without access to dental or health care.'
news  health  healthcare  dude...  USA 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
New drug could cure nearly any viral infection - MIT News Office
A team of researchers at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory has designed a drug that can identify cells that have been infected by any type of virus, then kill those cells to terminate the infection.
science  health  medicine  Awesome  SCIENCE!!!  dude!  interesting  healthcare 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
NHS services to be opened up to competition | Society | The Guardian
AKA The government decides that given everyone is focusing on the hacking scandal, now is the best time to get back to privatising the NHS. Worth spreading, so they can get jumped on about it again.
nhs  news  the-coalition  people-suck  health  healthcare  medicine  money 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Half of US social program recipients believe they "have not used a government social program" - Boing Boing
It's the "Keep your government hands off my Medicare" phenomena writ large: a society of people who subsist on mutual aid and redistributive policies who've been conned (and conned themselves) into thinking that they are rugged individualists and that everyone else is a parasite.
via-theweaselking  USA  amusing  dude...  economy  fallacies  healthcare  interesting  wtf 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Bee Gees song Stayin' Alive helps doctors perform CPR - Telegraph
The Bee Gees hit Stayin' Alive has lived up to its name after researchers in
the US discovered that it has almost the perfect rhythm to help jump-start a
stopped heart.
music  amusing  Awesome  dude!  healthcare  useful 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Bank robber planned crime and punishment | bank, richard, hailed - Gaston Gazette
James Richard Verone woke up June 9 with a sense of anticipation. He took a shower. Ironed his shirt. Hailed a cab. Then robbed a bank. He wasn’t especially nervous. If anything, Verone said he was excited to finally execute his plan to gain access to free medical care.
USA  politics  healthcare  prison  dude...  economy  interesting  medicine  touching  wtf 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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