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Charities call for action over cancer waiting times - BBC News
Cancer charities have called for urgent action to reduce the length of time patients are having to wait for key diagnostic tests.

Nearly 16,000 people were waiting longer than the target six weeks for procedures such as CT scans, MRI scans and ultrasounds in December.

That compared to 3,554 people on 31 December 2015.

Charities said the figures paint a picture of a service struggling to keep up with growing demand.
NHS  Scotland  Cancer  sickcare  demand  chronic  sick  ageing  population  demographic  bubble  medical  advances  overdiagnoses 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
Health boards to share resources in face of challenges | Inverness Courier | News
Stealth mega merger of northern Healthboards, as preveiously reported about "thoughts" to form 4-5 mega trusts/healthboards for scotland. // A regional delivery plan for the north of Scotland will see health authorities in Highland, Grampian, Tayside, Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles form a partnership, members of the Highland board have been told. [...] "With even more challenging times ahead we are absolutely going to need to share our infrastructure across the six health boards in the north."
NHS  Grampian  Scotland  Austerity  merger  rationing  efficiency  health  care  demand  ageing  chronic  sick  population  staff  crisis  medical  advances  demographic  recruitment  hiring  bubble  babyboomers  CVD  Cancer  diabetes  obesity  overweight  mental 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Leading doctor warns frontline NHS services in danger of "disappearing altogether" | HeraldScotland
“We are unable to attract high quality candidates from throughout the UK as a result of Scottish Government policy in relation to remuneration and working conditions,” he said.

“This pattern is slowly eroding the calibre of the workforce as well as the numbers available to provide the service.”

He added: “It is only a matter of time before every health board in the land is so afflicted as services deteriorate and, in some areas, it is inevitable that the day will come when some services will disappear altogether. This is not scaremongering. This is what is happening.”
NHS  Scotland  England  recruitment  hiring  crisis  staff  shortage  training  education  policy  UK  locum  morale  health  care  demand  rationing  waiting  time  delayed  treatment  chronic  sick  population  ageing  demographic  bubble  medical  advances  STP  CEP  Austerity  paycap  public  services  CCG  NICE  mental  Council 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Baby heart images could help reduce miscarriage, Leeds research suggests - BBC News
CCGs still have to approve new stuff not approving bc no money for existing health care demand. thus new medical advances to improve care can and will not be improved and or at best rationed: Another example. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41399159 - 'Instant' blood test for heart attacks // or the recent evidence based findings of the anti-inflammatory jab after heart attack reducing recurrent attack. 13% ish reduction. NICE can recommend it. But clinicians need CCG money to buy use it.
NHS  CEP  STP  Austerity  rationing  health  care  demand  medical  advances  NICE  CCG 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
Chronic ill health among working age population poses 'unsustainable drain' on NHS | HeraldScotland
Currently 39 per cent of the working age population in Scotland has at least one long-term condition, but that is forecast to surge as the population ages and Scotland grapples with the fallout of an obesity epidemic.

Prof MacDonald said a failure to prevent and manage long-term conditions properly would be catastrophic as pension age increases to 68 or more.
UK  Scotland  NHS  health  care  demand  chronic  sick  disease  population  babyboomers  baby  boomers  ageing  premature  CVD  Cancer  diabetes  obesity  overweight  pain  inflammation  demographic  bubble  England  Disabled  Council  adult  social  medical  advances  western  diet  lifestyle  S.A.D.  sedentary  prevention  public  intervention  GP  nanny  state  self-medication  Alcohol  junk  food  fast  mental  DWP  ESA  JSA  unemployment  stress 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
Snacks, fags and booze: Scotland's triple health challenge | Holyrood Magazine
Obesity is linked to 13 types of cancer, as well as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes, with obesity-related illnesses costing Scotland approximately £4.6bn. The annual cost of type 2 diabetes alone to NHS Scotland is £800m.

Obesity is now the second biggest risk factor for cancer after smoking and Cancer Research UK has warned that Scotland is in the grip of an obesity epidemic, with Scots consuming 110 tonnes of sugar a day, fuelled by promotions on unhealthy foods. [...] experts have concluded that only a change in diet can tackle Scotland’s weight problems. [...] “obesogenic environment” &! advocacy for nanny state - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/15/cookery-courses-obese-people-smoking-nanny-state-eating &! https://www.holyrood.com/articles/inside-politics/health-health-workforce-conversation-stopper
NHS  Scotland  obesity  CVD  overweight  Cancer  health  care  demand  chronic  sick  population  medical  advances  rationing  Austerity  STP  demographic  bubble  self-medication  coping  mechanism  abuse  food  S.A.D.  western  diet  lifestyle  Alcohol  Tobacco  stroke  heart  attack  fast  junk  Shona  Robison  SNP  Nicola  Sturgeon  waiting  times  diabetes  Disabled  Productivity  economic  damage  mental  public  nanny  state 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
Overburdened NHS faces 'winter of woe', leading doctors warn | Society | The Guardian
A total of 181,692 bed days were lost in hospitals in England in July to “delayed transfers of care”, when patients are fit to leave but cannot be safely discharged. Prof Derek Alderson, the president of the Royal College of Surgeons, said hospitals’ ability to cope with the coming winter was at risk because so many beds were tied up with such patients. [...] A war of words between local councils and the NHS broke out on Thursday over who was to blame for the high number of patients trapped in hospital. [bc on both sides, money was not spend on care that was allocated but elsewhere to pluck holes] [...] It also emerged on Thursday that the number of written complaints about NHS services in England rose by 5% last year – with GPs a particular target of patients’ frustration.
NHS  winter  crisis  bed  blocking  bedblocking  Austerity  STP  rationing  Council  flu  influenza  chronic  sick  population  ageing  premature  demographic  bubble  health  care  demand  medical  advances  GP  A&E  CCG  adult  elderly  social  Community  accountability 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS - BBC News
"The more profit is extracted from the system, the more private monopolies grow and the more expensive healthcare becomes. The NHS must be preserved from commercial interests and protected from those who want to privatise it," he said.
NHS  STP  Austerity  Privatisation  rationing  health  care  demand  ageing  population  chronic  sick  medical  advances  diabetes  CVD  Cancer  obesity  Jeremy  Hunt  Council  bedblocking  bed  blocking  adult  elderly  social 
august 2017 by asterisk2a
Scotland-only folic acid plan ruled out - BBC News
An estimated 85% of women do not take enough folic acid in their diet.
The NHS currently recommends that women trying to conceive a child should consume 400 micrograms of folic acid, also known as vitamin B9, a day.
western  diet  chronic  sick  population  UK  folic  acid  folate  S.A.D.  fertility  health  care  demand  IVF  NHS  medical  advances  prevention  Public  USA  Germany  premature  death  birth 
august 2017 by asterisk2a
IVF cut back in 13 areas of England to save money, new data shows | Society | The Guardian
which means cost-cutting CCGs are defying advice set out by the government and the NHS’s own advisers.
CCG  Trust  rationing  STP  Austerity  IVF  chronic  sick  population  mental  health  NICE  LGBT  Transgender  care  demand  medical  advances  NHS  UK  healthcare  prevention  fertility 
august 2017 by asterisk2a
Unpaid carers save economy almost £60bn each year - BBC News
The ONS links the rise in unpaid care by family members to "a rapidly ageing population and a higher life expectancy".
"At age 65 a man will spend, on average, 44% of the rest of his life in poorer health, and a woman, 47% of her life," says the ONS document.
Women are more likely than men to be informal carers, with women making up 59% of carers. [...] The value of unpaid care outweighs the amounts spent on formal social care, the document suggests.
NHS  Council  Austerity  elderly  adult  social  care  STP  rationing  waiting  times  bed  blocking  bedblocking  ageing  chronic  sick  population  demographic  bubble  public  health  medical  advances  demand 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
Doctors forced to plead with NHS for treatments for patients, BMJ finds | Society | The Guardian
Growing healthcare rationing means GPs are having to submit exceptional requests for treatments including cataract removals and new hips and knees // &! When care is not being funded on the NHS, doctors can use the the exceptional cases system to appeal to local health bosses to get the treatment for their patients.
It is normally associated with new drugs not yet available on the NHS, to pay for expensive treatments in unusual circumstances or to get care that there are legitimate restrictions on, such as cosmetic surgery.
But the BMJ has gathered evidence from clinical commissioning groups which shows the special requests are increasingly being used for vital non-emergency services. - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40485724
NHS  Austerity  STP  rationing  health  care  demand  A&E  GP  ageing  population  chronic  sick  demographic  bubble  medical  advances  waiting  times  locum  staff  Doctor  Nurses  shortage  NICE 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
UK health services could 'learn lessons' from Scottish NHS - BBC News
The report found that the Scottish NHS needs to make average savings this year of more than 4% - higher than those in England and Wales.
NHS  Scotland  Grampian  Austerity  health  care  demand  demographic  bubble  ageing  chronic  sick  population  Transgender  mental  LGBT  medical  advances  cancer  CVD  diabetes  obesity  overweight  Stroke  dementia  Alzheimer  adult  elderly  service  Council  Shona  Robison  rationing  waiting  times  GP  A&E  referral 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
NHS chiefs soften 'brutal' cost-cutting plan after huge backlash | Society | The Guardian
NHS bosses have been forced to backtrack on controversial plans to impose “brutal” cost-cutting measures that involved delaying operations, denying patients treatment and closing hospital wards. [...] The backlash against the cuts envisaged under the “capped expenditure process” has prompted NHSI to write to hospital trusts in the 14 areas to clarify the initiative in a bid to lessen the hostility it has triggered. It has imposed the CEP on the 14 areas because they are due to record massive deficits this year, though they blame NHS underfunding for their problems.
NHS  Austerity  STP  rationing  waiting  times  A&E  GP  health  care  demand  chronic  sick  population  premature  ageing  CVD  cancer  diabetes  stroke  bedblocking  bed  blocking  Council  demographic  bubble  medical  advances 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
The truth about the Conservative manifesto? No new funding for schools and hospitals and more austerity | The Independent
But now we know: she couldn’t give an answer because there was actually no extra spending that needed to be paid for. The Institute for Fiscal Studies has calculated that the £8bn of NHS spending is merely a continuation of the path for health spending set out in the 2015 Spending Review and implicitly assumed to be extended in the 2017 March Budget. The IFS thinks the same thing is happening in schools spending, although with the added mischief that the £4bn figure is in cash terms, so unadjusted for expected inflation. //&! http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/nhs-children-mental-health-services-cuts-or-closure-third-downsizing-survey-staff-conservatives-a7749616.html - Third of NHS children's mental health services 'face cuts or closure' Between 2010 and 2015, spending on children’s mental health services fell by nearly £50m – more than six per cent in real terms //&! http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/nhs-world-ranking-uk-healthcare-worse-ireland-spain-slovenia-30th-lancet-a7744131.html - NHS is 'worse than healthcare in Ireland, Spain and Slovenia' in new global ranking UK scores total of 84.6 out of 100, placing it on an equal footing with Cyprus, Qatar, Malta, Portugal and the Czech Republic
GE2017  Austerity  NHS  education  policy  Theresa  May  mental  health  rationing  STP  Privatisation  nasty  party  demographic  bubble  ageing  chronic  sick  population  care  demand  medical  advances  Simon  Stevens  Jeremy  Hunt  public  economics 
may 2017 by asterisk2a
‘Get out of bed!’ scheme is more symptom than solution for the NHS | David Mitchell | Opinion | The Guardian
[ rationing beds, allocating beds, giving beds, only to the most sickest, and most sickest in need ] The principle that people who have been hospitalised should restart normal life as soon as they can is already well established. So it’s suspicious that a campaign exclusively pushing the idea of getting up and going home should coincide so precisely with the NHS’s dire shortage of money. It feels like a treatment it’s financially convenient to prescribe.
NHS  Simon  Stevens  Jeremy  Hunt  empathy  UK  sympathy  Austerity  welfare  state  adult  social  care  elderly  bed  blocking  bedblocking  health  demand  medical  advances  ageing  population  chronic  sick  demographic  bubble  GP  A&E  rationing  STP  nasty  party  Conservative  Privatisation  Tories 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Care contracts cancelled at 95 UK councils in funding squeeze | Society | The Guardian
Ninety-five UK councils have had home care contracts cancelled by private companies struggling to deliver services on the funding offered, an investigation has found.

As a result, a quarter of the UK’s 2,500 home care providers were at risk of insolvency, and almost 70 had closed down in the past three months, according to the BBC’s Panorama programme.

The agencies – which provide help for people living independently at home – also struggled to recruit and retain staff, Panorama reported.

One home care company – Cymorth Llaw in Bangor, Wales – was forced to hand back its contract with Conwy council because it felt unable to provide adequate care with the council’s funding offer of £15 an hour. Ken Hogg, its co-director, told the programme: “We didn’t think we could do it for the money – it was as simple as that.”
adult  social  care  elderly  bedblocking  bed  blocking  Tories  Austerity  STP  NHS  Council  nasty  party  Conservative  health  demand  medical  advances  ageing  population  Rentnerrepublik  demographic  bubble  chronic  sick  UK  western  world  NIC  welfare  state  Privatisation  staff  shortage  EEA  immigration  Brexit 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
NHS services face 'impossible' budget crisis, health trusts warn | Society | The Guardian
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38757708 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39316963 NHS Providers says operation waiting lists and delays at A&E departments will soar next year under predicted funding [...] Chief executive Chris Hopson said the government needed to “sit up and listen”, the BBC reported. “NHS trusts will strain every sinew to deliver the commitments made for the health service. But we now have a body of evidence showing that, with resources available, the NHS can no longer deliver what the NHS constitution requires of it.

“We fear that patient safety is increasingly at risk.” [...] 24,000 nurse jobs unfilled, Royal College of Nursing figures show.
NHS  health  care  demand  demographic  bubble  STP  Austerity  babyboomers  medical  advances  bedblocking  bed  blocking  ageing  population  chronic  sick  elderly  adult  social  A&E  GP  rationing  locum  staff  shortage  Nurse  Bursaries  Junior  Doctor 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
One Of Australia's Most Controversial Cartoonists Bill Leak Has Died - BuzzFeed News
he Australian’s cartoonist Bill Leak has died from a suspected heart attack in hospital, according to the newspaper. He was 61.
CVD  heart  attack  stroke  premature  death  chronic  sick  population  ageing  demographic  bubble  health  care  demand  medical  advances 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Eye clinic appointments to return to Moray following specialist training for nurses | Press and Journal
[ instead of doctor, your get a trained nurse ... ] Nurses in Moray are being put through specialist training so eye clinic appointments can return to the region later this year.
NHS  Grampian  Scotland  England  Austerity  STP  rationing  health  care  demand  Shona  Robison  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  ageing  population  demographic  bubble  sick  chronic  premature  CVD  UK  medical  advances 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
(1) Why is this children's heart unit facing closure? A day on the NHS frontline - live updates | Politics | The Guardian
The Royal Brompton hospital’s heart centre is among the best in the country, so why is it earmarked for closure? - [ the reson why closing down smaller hospital units, and aim for middle to larger ones ... in any specialist area, can be specialist when doing it only and much. increasing positive outcomes. but as we see here, some units/hospitals are bucking the expert view that you need big units w many surgeries - to be good and or outstanding ] '125 operations per surgeon [per year] to maintain skill levels is necessary' Both the Royal College of Surgeons and the professional body, the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, support the new NHS standards that may lead to the closure of children’s heart surgery units such as Royal Brompton.
NHS  STP  Austerity  rationing  Super  Hospital  Mega  health  care  demand  ageing  population  demographic  bubble  Community  elderly  adult  social  medical  advances  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
NHS 'standing on burning platform' of outdated acute care model | Society | The Guardian
“The scale of the challenge that hospitals are now facing is unprecedented,” Richards said. “Rising demand coupled with economic pressures are creating difficult-to-manage situations that are putting patient care at risk. [...] According to the CQC’s state of hospitals report, published on Thursday, 81% of the 136 non-specialist trusts were deemed to be inadequate or to require improvement for safety, while 11% of hospital trusts were given the lowest rating for safety. None received a rating of outstanding in this area.
NHS  CQC  Austerity  health  care  demand  ageing  chronic  sick  population  demographic  bubble  babyboomers  UK  medical  advances  CVD  cancer  Diabetes  dementia  Alzheimer  Stroke  Disabled  bed  blocking  bedblocking  elderly  adult  social  Tories  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  Theresa  May  mental  David  Cameron  George  Osborne  STP  rationing 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Patients in Scotland face record waits for treatment, tests and consultations (From HeraldScotland)
PATIENTS in Scotland are waiting longer than ever for treatment, diagnostic tests and outpatient appointments, as a doctor's leader warned that the country must face up to a choice between increased investment or a "more limited" health service. &! http://www.scotsman.com/news/opposition-parties-on-attack-over-missed-nhs-waiting-times-1-4379347
NHS  Scotland  Grampian  sick  population  chronic  ageing  demographic  bubble  rationing  Austerity  medical  advances  CVD  cancer  Diabetes  overweight  obesity 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Caroline Wyatt: MS 'brain fog' lifted after stem cell treatment - BBC News
chemo w stem cell transpant to reboot a new immune system which does not attack the body - trials in uk w patients in wheelchair have been succesful. but chemo for stemcell transplant is one expensive and two risky (complications) (risk benefit analysis + and cost benefit analysis - thus NHS will ration treatments, only for extreme patient cases ie in wheelchair where support and treatment would be more expensive long-term keeping people in wheelchairs than a risky and expensive chemo and stemcell treatment)
Autoimmune  immune  system  disease  chronic  health  care  demand  medical  advances  multiple  sclerosis  public  inflammation  sick  population  NHS  NICE  rationing  Simon  Stevens  Jeremy  Hunt  diet  lifestyle  CVD  cancer  Diabetes 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Cancer patients could be disadvantaged by Brexit, say experts | Society | The Guardian
In an editorial published on Friday in the ecancermedicalscience journal, six doctors, representing cancer physicians, patient advocacy groups and genomics researchers, said the UK government must be prepared to fill in the gaps in law, regulation and resource allocation that would open up after Brexit. [...] Brexit would mean that the EU directive no longer applied in the UK, which is of concern to the manufacturers of devices and tests unless the EU and the UK share regulatory frameworks in future to allow ready import and export of devices/tests.”
Brexit  NHS  Austerity  STP  Cancer  R&D  rationing  medical  advances  science  STEM  EEA  regulation 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
NHS royal commission should assess long-term future, says Lord Saatchi | Society | The Guardian
A royal commission should be set up to examine the long-term future of the National Health Service, a senior Tory peer has said.

Former Conservative chairman Lord Saatchi said a commission could take the issue out of politics and “detoxify” any changes that needed to be made.

His recommendation comes before the publication of a report that is expected to show the parlous state of English NHS finances.
NHS  Austerity  STP  health  care  demand  sick  population  chronic  ageing  demographic  bubble  elderly  adult  social  Council  medical  advances  CVD  Cancer  diabetes  obesity  overweight  self-medication  food  alcohol  tobacco 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
10 charts that show why the NHS is in trouble - BBC News
People are living with a growing number of long-term chronic conditions - diabetes, heart disease and dementia. These are more about care than cure - what patients usually need is support. By the age of 65, most people will have at least one of these illnesses. By 75 they will have two.
UK  NHS  adult  social  care  elderly  bed  blocking  sick  population  chronic  STP  Austerity  A&E  GP  Demographic  bubble  ageing  Cancer  CVD  diabetes  medical  advances  rationing  obesity  hypertension  public  health  prevention  overweight 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Hospitals 'dangerously full' during winter crisis, says thinktank | Society | The Guardian
Hospitals were dangerously full during the recent onset of the winter crisis and breached an edict from NHS bosses to keep one in seven beds free, new analysis by the King’s Fund thinktank reveals.

England’s 153 acute hospital trusts were told by NHS Improvement – the health service regulator – on 9 December to run at no more than 85% bed occupancy between 19 December and 16 January.

That is the internationally recognised level that hospitals are meant to stick to in order to minimise the risk of potentially deadly infections and to maintain the capacity to deal with emergencies.
NHS  Crisis  health  care  demand  Austerity  STP  Jeremy  Hunt  CQC  Simon  Stevens  sick  population  ageing  Demographic  bubble  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative  medical  advances  adult  social  elderly  bed  blocking  A&E  GP 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
Doctors warn ‘struggling’ NHS could be forced to cut back treatment - The Scotsman
The situation has become so critical that in future hospitals may have to look at scaling back treatment for many patients, the British Medical Association Scotland has said.
Dr Peter Bennie, head of BMA Scotland depicts a service which is “overburdened and underfinanced” with doctors and nurses “burnt out” and argues that Scottish Government claims of record funding “completely miss the point”. “If the gap between demand and resources is going to continue, then there is no choice but to ask what the NHS in Scotland can and can’t deliver in the future.”
 [...] Funding for the health service has been “virtually stagnant” UK-wide since the onset of austerity and is not keeping pace with growing demands, Dr Bennie added.
NHS  austerity  Shona  Robinson  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  Crisis  health  care  demand  budget  SNP  UK  sick  population  CVD  cancer  diabetes  medical  advances  ageing  demographic  bubble  premature  adult  social  rationing  STP 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
UK cancer death rates to fall by 15% by 2035 due to advances in research | Society | The Guardian
Cancer Research UK says three in four people will survive their cancer for at least 10 years by 2035
NHS  medical  advances  rationing  cancer  Austerity  health  care  budget  demand  sick  population 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
Prostate cancer laser treatment 'truly transformative' - BBC News
The approach, tested across Europe, uses lasers and a drug made from deep sea bacteria to eliminate tumours, but without causing severe side effects.
Trials on 413 men - published in The Lancet Oncology - showed nearly half of them had no remaining trace of cancer.
cancer  medical  advances 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
US life expectancy declines for first time in 20 years - BBC News
What's causing the drop?
The figures show a mixture of factors. Death rates have risen for eight out of 10 of the leading causes of death: heart disease (0.9% rise), chronic lower respiratory diseases (2.7% rise), unintentional injuries (6.7% rise), stroke (3% rise), Alzheimer's disease (15.7% rise), diabetes (1.9% rise), kidney disease (1.5% rise) and suicide (2.3% rise). &! drug abuse! http://www.spiegel.de/gesundheit/diagnose/drogen-in-den-usa-immer-mehr-menschen-sterben-an-ueberdosis-a-1125119.html
sick  population  CVD  cancer  diabetes  medical  advances  UK  USA  NHS 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
AA Gill said NHS could not give him new cancer treatment in final column | Media | The Guardian
[ putting a price on someones days. life extension. doing a cost benefit analysis. can I save more lifes w 100k than just extending someones life by circa 1-2 years ] AA Gill, the award-winning writer and restaurant critic who died on Saturday aged 62, described in his final article how the NHS could not give him a cutting-edge, potentially life-extending cancer treatment. [...] But he said he was denied immunotherapy [...] A consultant told Gill that the treatment – which is about four times the cost of chemotherapy – would be “particularly successful” with his kind of cancer and that he would have recommended it if the writer had had private health insurance. //&! Response - Reaction to Gill’s death has included a wave of letters and comment along the lines of: “God help me if I get cancer and have to rely on the NHS.” [...] And the main factor the summary highlights is the fact that we smoke, drink and overeat more than the OECD average. - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/19/aa-gill-death-nhs-broken-private-healthcare-cancer
sick  population  cancer  NHS  Crisis  Austerity  CVD  diabetes  ageing  demographic  bubble  health  care  demand  budget  rationing  chemotherapy  medical  advances  NICE 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
New diabetes treatment could eliminate need for insulin injections | Science | The Guardian
“By 2040, every tenth human on the planet will suffer from some kind of diabetes, that’s dramatic. We should be able to do a lot better than people measuring their glucose.”
NHS  diabetes  health  care  demand  budget  austerity  sick  population  medical  advances 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
'Deeply worrying' waits for hospital beds - BBC News
thus elective surgeries canceled more and more. /// &! Pressure intensifies on squeezed NHS - New drugs, treatments and therapies are coming on stream and patients understandably want them. The burden of chronic disease continues to rise and that has a price tag. [...] [ Voters have to think how to fund demand. ] [...] Nuffield's conclusion is that curbing the growth in demand for services will be required, which will be a big ask for local health commissioners. [ RATIONING ] - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36984039 /// &! He said in the long term, the "sums simply don't add up" and called for a debate about funding and what the NHS could and should provide. - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37179563
A&E  NHS  England  Crisis  Austerity  health  care  demand  sick  population  ageing  Demographic  Bubble  budget  bed  blocking  elderly  adult  social  advances  rationing  cancer  obesity  diabetes  CVD 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
Why the big secret over plans to transform NHS services? | Society | The Guardian
emphasis on self-care, prevention and collaborative working in large multi-disciplinary organisations.
NHS  STP  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  prevention  sick  population  demographic  bubble  austerity  health  care  demand  ageing  budget  CVD  cancer  diabetes  medical  advances 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
Deutschland: Zahl der Krebs-Neuerkrankungen laut Robert Koch-Institut gestiegen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
In Deutschland sind zuletzt etwa 482.500 Menschen neu an Krebs erkrankt - ein deutlicher Anstieg. Zugleich leben Betroffene heute aber länger als früher.
cancer  sick  population  health  care  demand  budget  CVD  medical  advances  NHS  crisis  austerity  diabetes 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
Hopes for new Alzheimer's drug dashed - BBC News
A major trial of a drug to treat mild dementia due to Alzheimer's disease has ended in failure.
Patients on solanezumab did not show any slowing in cognitive decline compared to those treated with a placebo, or dummy drug.
The results of the trial were much anticipated after promising data was released last year.
The phase 3 trial, called EXPEDITION3, involved more than 2,000 patients with Alzheimer's disease. //&! http://www.spiegel.de/gesundheit/diagnose/alzheimer-mittel-solanezumab-wirkungslos-a-1122819.html
Alzheimer  Dementia  CVD  medical  advances 
november 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS cuts: Why they terrify people in power - BBC News
The King's Fund described clear "anxieties" among ministers and the NHS leadership about the 44 reviews of local services launched this year.
In fact, that was probably diplomatic: they're terrified of how this is all going to play out.
Hence, they have resorted to rather strong-handed techniques to keep the changes under wraps - going as far as to provide advice to local managers about how to avoid answering Freedom of Information questions.
NHS  England  STP  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  Crisis  Austerity  David  Cameron  George  Osborne  Theresa  May  Philip  Hammond  Public  Health  care  demand  budget  sick  population  ageing  demographic  bubble  cancer  dementia  Alzheimer  CVD  medical  advances  rationing 
november 2016 by asterisk2a
Doctors excited by cystic fibrosis therapy - BBC News
Data presented at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference shows that a drugs combination - which enables production of runnier mucus - slows the irreversible decline in lung function. [...] The drug combination is clearly not a cure, but the researchers said the untreated patients would expect their lung function to decline by 2.3% a year, but this fell to 1.3% in those given the therapy.
NHS  Crisis  health  care  advances  budget  big  pharma  Scotland  England  NICE  Austerity  sick  population  Demographic  bubble  ageing  premature  CVD  cancer 
october 2016 by asterisk2a
'Breakthrough' lung cancer drug made available on NHS | Society | The Guardian
The once-a-day tablet will be available immediately for patients with non-small-cell lung cancer who have a specific mutation, known as EGFR T790M-positive, that means they have stopped responding to earlier treatments. Experts predict about 300 patients in England and Wales will be eligible for Tagrisso every year.
NHS  Crisis  cancer  Austerity  England  Simon  Stevens  Jeremy  Hunt  NICE  medical  advances  health  care  budget  demand  premature  ageing  population  sick  diet-related  lifestyle  demographic  bubble  public  prevention  rationing 
october 2016 by asterisk2a
Majority of those with common cancer types 'can expect to live for 10 years' | Society | The Guardian
Those who develop skin, breast and prostate cancers most likely to survive 10 years after diagnosis, official estimates reveal
cancer  medical  advances  NHS  Crisis  health  care  demand  England  Scotland  rationing  sick  population 
september 2016 by asterisk2a
Depression Signposts
progression is silent for 10-20 years. people present late with symptoms. [... like cancer, like heart disease ...] thus medical profession is boxed in to contain damage and or slow disease, not prevent. Damage is already done. // [...] there is some brain damage with chronic major depression [...] currently, there is no marker which pathway to choose to treat Depression best (have to choose options between CBT, talk therapy, medication, etc)... ie prescribing medication that does not work ... // [... ie biomarker in blood for heart attack! ]
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
'Superhero DNA' keeps diseases at bay
Large numbers of studies have tried to understand these mutations by looking at people who become ill.
But the international team of researchers tried the opposite approach - searching for people harbouring damaging mutations but who remain healthy. [...] "Study the healthy, don't just study the sick."
However, this is where the tantalising story ends. The scientists were unable to go out and find the lucky 13 because of the consent rules signed when their DNA sample was taken.
It means they do not know what is protecting them against disease. [...] "Because of the inability to confirm the source or validity of the variants and the inability to recontact the individuals, this paper does not constitute a proof of principle," [ means they have to do a large-scale study especially for this kind of research ]
genetics  epigenetics  medical  advances  DNA  DNA  damage  telomerase  telomere  telomeres  Genome  sequencing  genomics  23andme 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
OP gelungen – Patient tot - Reportage & Dokumentation - ARD | Das Erste
Jahr für Jahr infizieren sich rund eine Million Patienten in Deutschland an Krankenhaus-Keimen. Bis zu 40.000 Menschen sterben daran, so die Schätzung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Krankenhaushygiene. Die Gefahr wächst durch neue Keime, gegen die kein Antibiotikum hilft. Der Blick hinter die Kulissen unserer Krankenhäuser zeigt ein erschreckendes Bild: Tagtäglich werden die gesetzlichen Vorschriften missachtet – und alle Beteiligten wissen das. // Krankenhaushygieniker - https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krankenhaushygieniker --- nicht angestellt weil Wirtschaftlicher druck. // Todesurteil durch einfachste infektionen. Eine rachenentzuendung wird zum todesurteil. //&! Video: Wie multiresistente Keime ins Essen kommen - bit.ly/1nM1mhv
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Hip replacements for under-60s soaring - BBC News
[ bit.ly/1QmsldE - diet & lifestyle related!? co-attributed? same w osteoporosis. what is the rate in some parts of Japan? 1.usa.gov/1oOR0OI - hypertension issue ] The number of hip replacement operations on people aged under 60 has risen 76% in the last decade, NHS figures for England reveal. In 2004-05 there were 10,145 hip replacements for people aged 59 and below, with 17,883 in 2014-15. [...] [D]octors are now more confident that replacement joints will be more durable than in the past. Patients are also said to be less willing to wait. Demand for new hips across all ages has risen - there were 89,919 of the operations in 2004-05 and 122,154 in 2014-15. [...] [A]s hip replacement techniques and prosthetics have improved, so have the numbers of younger patients undergoing this type of surgery. "It's no longer seen as a last resort. "As surgeons, we now have more confidence about the wear rate of these prosthetics which allows us to be less restrictive on an age basis."
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
The cost of the curing Hepatitis C - BBC Newsnight - YouTube
[ max profits regardless of human cost ] New drugs are now available to cure Hepatitis C, but why are they so expensive? Filmmaker Kate Brown explores the cost of curing Hepatitis C, and Evan Davis speaks to Virginia Acha, Executive Director of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry.
Hepatitis  Hepatitis  C  NHS  minority  NICE  NHS  England  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  monopsony  Wall  Street  stigma  medical  profession  medical  research  medical  advances 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
App launched to help doctors spot cancer signs - BBC News
[ 'let me look this up' we are all human ] "The app brings us quick access to information to support clinical decision-making. "Mobile devices are becoming an integral part of GPs' equipment and apps like this are part of the future of primary care and for GPs keeping knowledge up to date."
Cancer  GP  NHS  prevention  intervention  Wikipedia  Google  Search  Appification  mobile  homescreen  medical  profession  medical  research  medical  advances  medical  care  A&E 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Water Fasting w/Vegan Diet Cures High Blood Pressure - Dr. Goldhamer - YouTube
higher blood pressure = higher risk of premature death / leading cause of disability // more ppl will die from drug side-effect than from high blood pressure - thus med profession gives lowering med only when it is really high. // changing lifestyle radically, is seen radical to reverse chronic disease. // also against diabetes! // >> TREATMENT PROGRAM IS COST-EFFECTIVE! even within the first year! than the pills.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
UK cancer death rates after diagnosis drop 10% in ten years | Society | The Guardian
A greater number of people, however, are being diagnosed with and dying from cancer due to age and lifestyle factors [...] But the growing numbers of people being diagnosed with cancer as the population ages and obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, smoking and drinking take their toll, has climbed, which means the actual number of deaths each year has risen over the last decade. Some cancers continue to pose a major problem: the death rates from liver and pancreatic cancer are rising, not falling. [...] regional variations are sometimes shocking. In some areas, people diagnosed with lung cancer are four times more likely to die than in others. That is partly because in some less affluent places, lung cancer caused by smoking is more common and people have more advanced disease when they finally see the GP. But there are also variations in standards of care. [...] [ look at ] Five-year cancer survival rates, % [ if you survive, you are lucky for 5 years. ]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Proton beam cancer therapy has 'fewer side effects' - BBC News
Proton beam therapy for cancer causes fewer side effects than conventional radiotherapy, research suggests.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Why do people put on differing amounts of weight? - BBC News
Other things, such as stress levels, exercise and sleep can all affect our blood glucose responses, so the research team made me log everything I did throughout the day on a little phone app. //>> Written it in such a way as it is an excuse to stay overweight/obese - being A&E Doc and having PCOS ( nutritionfacts.org/?s=PCOS ). As the heavy bones have been a myth. Blaming you'r genetics will be a myth too eventually, as we can change many of out gene expressions - epigenetics, gut flora and how well our body fends off cancer through; Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet & Exercise. And fat is not fat. Animal Fat and Animal Products are much worse on the body in terms of developing insulin resistance than lets say fat from whole nuts or processed vegetable oils; nutritionfacts.org/?s=insulin+resistance &! nutritionfacts.org/video/if-white-rice-is-linked-to-diabetes-what-about-china/ &! &! They still use GI. Stupid! It's GL glycemic load one should have a look on.
epigenetics  Gut  Flora  insulin  resistance  metabolism  metabolic  syndrome  Leaky  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Diet  Food  Politics  industry  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  medical  research  medical  profession  medical  advances  sick  population  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  health  crisis  Glycemic  Load  Glycemic  Index  Sleep  hygiene 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Video "Können wir Krebs besiegen?" | Dokumentation und Reportage | ARD Mediathek
[ POSITIONING, unlucky one to get cancer, now I have to fight this fight - "ich hab gekaempft, und ich hab gewonnen [...] "krieg im eigenen koerper." [...] das eigenen reperatur system schaft es nicht mehr mutierte zellen zu zerstoeren [...] min 14 - Prof Jeffrey Bluestone, immune therapy. people though about giving the immune system a kick in the butt. but he though about that the immune system regulates itself down to not to shoot over the target, and thus doesn't get rid of certain mutations. Immunotherapy results around 20%-50% success rate. [...] min 16 - 'Hufeland Klinik for holistic immunbiological therapy.' - Vegan, intravenous vitamins, etc. Spontaneous remission? [...] min 22 Vegan Diet! anti-inflammatory diet! Bad (animal products) diet can be as bad as smoking. Also research into unknown zoonotic disease (cows meat and milk) that are carcinogenic and can be transmitted through eating those animal products. &Vegan positive 4 epigenetics & intermittent fasting during chemo
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Aneurysm screening 'helps thousands' - BBC News
[ its like cancer, early detection you know, not prevention. but doesn't say being on operating table can also have side effects/complications ie death. more risk with more heart disease and age. ] Simple ultrasound scans have helped detect more than 10,000 aneurysms - potentially serious blood vessel swellings - since a now UK-wide screening programme started in 2009. If left untreated larger abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) - where the main blood vessel in the body weakens and expands - can be deadly. But because many do not have symptoms, people may be unaware they have an AAA until they fatally burst. A million men have been screened. [...] Public Health England says after 10 years of screening, half of all ruptures should be prevented, saving an estimated 1,500-2,000 lives a year - though the data to support this is not yet available.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
MP fears Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough hospital takeover deal - BBC News
The first NHS hospital to be privately run could be merged with another cash-strapped trust under a move to share services and save money, an MP claimed. [...] But, he said: "Because [Peterborough and Stamford] are a foundation trust and we are not, if anything it would be an acquisition not a merger. "We are looking at making the best use of money without a diminution of services." Mr Djanogly said proposals to merge "back office functions" at a time when local health services were "haemorrhaging money" were "absolutely to be commended". [ not losing money, the thumb screw have been tightened while the population gets sicker and older and more sick peoples lives prolonged with modern medicine << it's about positioning and PR spin. it's like climate change denial. medical and epidemiological facts denial. ] [...] The Huntingdon hospital was the first in the NHS to be run by a private company, but returned to NHS management in April.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
US mental health 'bible' DSM-5 updated - BBC News
&! bbc.in/1Pt5TAI //&! Five psychiatric disorders 'linked' - Autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia all share several genetic risk factors, according to a major study. [...] Hundreds of genes and the environment are likely to affect the odds of developing such conditions. //&! bbc.in/1p1RMAy - Psychiatric diagnoses are not only scientifically invalid, they are harmful too. The language of illness implies that the roots of such emotional distress lie in abnormalities in our brain and biology, usually known as "chemical imbalances". This leads us to be blind to the social and psychological causes of distress. More importantly, we tend to prescribe medical solutions - anti-depressants and anti-psychotic medication - despite significant side-effects and poor evidence of their effectiveness. This is wrong. We should not be diagnosing many more people with meaningless "mental illnesses", ...
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Bacteria that resist 'last antibiotic' found in UK - BBC News
[ over 80% of antibiotic use - livestock farming. also use of colistin. self-regulated. ] Bacteria that resist the most common antibiotic of last resort - colistin - have been discovered in the UK. Officials say the threat to human health is low, but is under ongoing review. Scientists warned the world was on the cusp of a post-antibiotic era when such resistance was discovered in China last month. Now checks have discovered the same resistance on three farms and in samples of human infections. [...] Colistin-resistance was discovered in fifteen of them, including samples of Salmonella and E. Coli. [...] The DNA that gives bacteria resistance to colistin - the mcr-1 gene - can spread rapidly between species. The concern is that colistin-resistance will now find its way into other superbugs to create infections that doctors cannot treat. //&! youtu.be/M2xZBngTIas //&! bit.ly/1O5oHWa //&! bit.ly/1MW3FYW //&! bbc.in/1PkB6G9 //&! 50-50 chance to salvage situation - bit.ly/1Zmx8Qg
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Krebs: Fast jeder zweite Deutsche erkrankt im Laufe seines Lebens - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Bei Männern sind es etwas mehr, bei Frauen etwas weniger: In Deutschland bekommt fast jeder Zweite im Laufe seines Lebens eine Krebsdiagnose, zeigt ein aktueller Bericht. >> Das Risiko dafür hat jeder auch selbst in der Hand. << Bösartige Tumoren sind eine Volkskrankheit, das zeigt der aktuelle Bericht "Krebs in Deutschland" des Robert Koch-Instituts (RKI) und der Gesellschaft der epidemiologischen Krebsregister in Deutschland. Demnach liegt das Risiko für Frauen, im Laufe ihres Lebens an Krebs zu erkranken, aktuell bei 43 Prozent. Bei den Männern erhalten nach derzeitigen Hochrechnungen im Schnitt 51 Prozent einmal im Leben die Diagnose Krebs. [...] Der Einfluss des Lebensstils
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Schockbilder auf Zigarettenpackungen kommen im Mai 2016 - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Lust am Rauchen soll den Deutschen vergehen - mit großen Gruselfotos auf Zigarettenschachteln. Das erhofft sich die EU von den neuen Vorgaben, die auch Deutschland bis Mai 2016 umsetzen muss. [...] ihre Einführung immer wieder verschoben, obwohl ihre Einführung beispielsweisefür 2010 angekündigt worden war. Dass die Fotos erst 2016 kommen, gilt auch als Erfolg der Tabaklobby. //&! Tabakkonsum: Passivrauchen beeinträchtigt die weibliche Fruchtbarkeit - bit.ly/1PdipSP - Die Menopause tritt früher ein, das Risiko für Unfruchtbarkeit steigt: Wie schädlich neben aktivem Zigarettenkonsum auch Passivrauchen sein kann, zeigt eine aktuelle Studie.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Lebensdauer in Deutschland: "75 ist das neue 65" - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Todesfälle in Deutschland: Menschen sterben im Schnitt mit 78 Jahren - bit.ly/1QALkna - Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen und Krebs: Das sind die Leiden, an denen die meisten Menschen in Deutschland sterben. Im Schnitt lebt man hierzulande aber immer länger. [...] Knapp 40 Prozent der 868.356 Todesfälle des vergangenen Jahres gehen auf Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen zurück. Zweithäufigste Todesursache bleibt Krebs: Dieser verursachte 2014 ein Viertel aller Todesfälle. Bei Männern waren Tumore der Verdauungs- und Atmungsorgane am häufigsten diagnostiziert worden, bei Frauen Krebs der Verdauungsorgane und in der Brust.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Ovarian cancer: Screening may cut deaths by a fifth - BBC News
Doctors say there is now "encouraging" evidence that an annual blood test may cut ovarian cancer deaths by a fifth.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Dr. Mercola & Dr. Greger on How Not To Die (Full Interview) - YouTube
need to be active at least 30min a day, if not even 90min, sitting is deadly. inactivity is deadly // 19:50 infectious diseases from domestication of animals; influenza, ducks, common cold, horses, small pox, camels, // UTI = food borne illness. chicken meat; cross contamination (kitchen hygiene) & rectal bacteria creeping into bladder through pee hole opening. // +80% of antibiotics fed 2 farm animals (USA) // 25:30 got to eat real food! engineered food upsets and wreaks havoc to your microbiome & your health! probiotics are present in raw fruits and vegetables. no pharmacy/pill. but farmacy // 29:00 reductive science by pharma 2 treat depression symptoms with SSRIs&Co. dopamine/serotonin // regular exercise reduces cancer risk, if mitochondria goes south = cancer, upregulate mitochondrial activity through exercise = lower risk. metabolic treatment of disease. // 33:30 higher raw/vegan mimics caloric restriction! real food = caloric density lower vs engineered food. // 39:30
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
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