asterisk2a + diet-related   298

Fasting diet 'regenerates diabetic pancreas' - BBC News
see nutritionfacts.org - whole-food plant-based reverses t2 diabetes, and diabetes medication makes weight problems worse over time (gaining weight, hard time losing it, while on diabetes meds and Standard American Diet).
fasting  Diet  dieting  diet-related  Diabetes  Vegan  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  obesity  overweight  public  health  care  demand  prevention  NHS  GP  chronic  sick  population 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Summer 2016 'worse than most winters for A&E' - BBC News
Waiting times in A&E units in England this summer have been worse than every winter for the past 12 years bar one, figures show.
The colder months have traditionally been the most difficult for hospitals. But pressures have grown so much that this summer saw one in 10 patients wait for over four hours in A&E during June, July and August. [...] The data also showed hospitals are missing a number of other key targets for cancer, routine operations and ambulance response times. [...] [ elderly care adult social care at tipping point. not being treated at home end up in A&E eventually and then bed block! http://bbc.in/2dt9d1R ]
A&E  health  care  demand  NHS  Crisis  England  austerity  elderly  adult  social  ageing  population  sick  demographic  bubble  chronic  diet-related  diseases  disease  lifestyle  CVD  cancer  diabetes  GP  prevention  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  budget  bed  blocking  CQC 
october 2016 by asterisk2a
Let struggling GP surgeries fail, says NHS England letter - BBC News
A letter from an NHS England official to managers and GPs in one region suggests vulnerable practices could be left to "wither by the system".
The note, seen by the BBC and Pulse magazine, claims NHS England is no longer able to "continue supporting practices irrespective of their ability… to transform appropriately".
NHS England denied this was the case.
NHS  England  staff  shortage  locum  GP  austerity  health  care  demand  budget  sick  population  diet-related  lifestyle  chronic  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty  Spin  Doctor  prevention  public  ageing  demographic  bubble  elderly  adult  social  bed  blocking 
october 2016 by asterisk2a
How to eat like a Victorian - BBC News
According to a study published in the Royal Society of Medicine, "How the Mid-Victorians Worked, Ate and Died", the combination of enormous amounts of physical activity (most people did physically demanding jobs which meant they were active for 50 to 60 hours a week) and a diet rich in fruits, whole grains, oily fish and vegetables meant that Victorians suffered less from chronic, degenerative diseases than we do.
Dr Paul Clayton, one of the authors of the study, claims that they were "90% less likely to develop cancer, dementia and coronary artery disease than we are today". It certainly meant that diseases like type-2 diabetes, which plague modern society, were vanishingly rare.
NHS  Crisis  Food  Lobby  processed  meat  animal  products  diet-related  diseases  lifestyle  England  health  care  demand  budget  sick  population 
october 2016 by asterisk2a
Alzheimer's = Bacon Brain? Evidence & Prevention - YouTube
lead time 15 years. the brain can manage to a certain point of being slowly clogged up , plaques. but as w the heart and arteries. it can't manage and compensate forever. there is a time in your 40s 50s 60s where the body gives up either slowly or quickly (sudden death heart attack). high blood pressure, angina, diabetes, etc are symptoms of the disease and first signs that the body can't cope adequately (pain, symptom free).
Alzheimer  Dementia  diet-related  dietary  cholesterol  CVD  Cardiovascular  disease  vascular 
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
Type 2 diabetes: How one mistake led a man to lose a foot - BBC News
On average in 2014-15, 185 operations were carried out every week in the UK to amputate the limbs of people with complications linked to diabetes. // type 2 diabetes all in all costs NHS 10% of budget. a diet and lifestyle related disease. diet! diet! you eat yourself sick! // a bottomless barrel. // tax the cause! the diet, stupid! sugar tax is a token. // 6 months on-site, type 2 = "diet & lifestyle" - http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07yklv8/panorama-diabetes-the-hidden-killer
NHS  Crisis  England  diabetes  Austerity  sick  population  ageing  premature  diet-related  lifestyle  Scotland  prevention  GP  Simon  Stevens  Jeremy  Hunt  Theresa  May  sugar  tax 
october 2016 by asterisk2a
Dr. Jim Sharps Part 5 - Vascular Diseases - YouTube
USA 52% die of CVD event, ... silent killer as 1/3 die of 52% is sudden death! ... min 17:20. body is remarkable in compensating accumulation of fatty streaks, narrowing, stiffness. but in last 1/3 of progression till complete closing, body gives up and symptoms arise like high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), lymph system drainage of fluid failure. ppl in their 40s w high blood pressure was previously uneard of. [...] type 1 diabetes is auto immune disease caused by milk ...
CVD  heart  attack  stroke  embolism  aneurysm  angina  diet-related  lifestyle  related  premature  death  ageing  population  sick  health  care  demand  budget  NHS  Crisis  Cardiovascular  disease  vascular  cholesterol 
september 2016 by asterisk2a
Cancer charities: missed treatment target 'unacceptable' - BBC News
Cancer charities have said it is "unacceptable" that a key waiting times target has been missed. All but two health boards failed to meet a target to treat 95% of urgently-referred cancer patients within 62 days between April and June. //&! GP Crisis - http://bbc.in/2cBZQcv - Dr Mack believed it was "crucial" to look at the issues and take the right steps.
GP  staff  shortage  morale  locum  doc  CVD  cancer  diet-related  lifestyle  Scotland  NHS  ageing  population  sick  premature  Shona  Robinson  Crisis  demographic  bubble  health  care  demand 
september 2016 by asterisk2a
Artery cell discovery paves way for new heart disease treatment | Society | The Guardian
Patients could have the treatment after a heart attack, or as a precaution if they are at risk, to give them extra arteries that would be ready to take over should their own become clogged.
diet-related  NHS  Crisis  CVD  Cardiovascular  disease  heart  attack 
september 2016 by asterisk2a
Zuckerberg and Chan aim to tackle all disease by 2100 - BBC News
Earlier in the week, Microsoft said it intended to "solve" cancer by using artificial intelligence tools.
Google's DeepMind unit is working with the NHS to find a way to use computers to more accurately diagnose diseases.
And IBM and MIT announced a tie-up earlier this week to develop AI-based systems that could help clinicians improve the care of elderly and disabled patients.
Cancer  NHS  Crisis  sick  population  diet-related  philanthropy  philanthropic  Mark  Zuckerberg  England  Scotland  ageing  premature 
september 2016 by asterisk2a
Hospitals in England are on the brink of collapse, warn NHS chiefs | Society | The Guardian
The body that represents hospitals across England has issued a startling warning that the NHS is close to breaking point because of its escalating cash crisis. //&!
The gap between funds and delivery is a chasm in the NHS: something has to give
Waiting lists are at their highest in eight years. In the absence of extra money, we need an open and honest public debate about where the cuts should fall. Years of underfunding have left the service facing such “impossible” demands that without urgent extra investment in November’s autumn statement it will have to cut staff, bring in charges or introduce “draconian rationing” of treatment – all options that will provoke public disquiet, it says. - bit.ly/2cOVtzj & bbc.in/2ckUwdM
prevention  NHS  Crisis  sick  population  England  Scotland  public  health  care  demand  budget  Jeremy  Hunt  austerity  Simon  Stevens  ageing  premature  Theresa  May  obesity  diabetes  cancer  heart  disease  diet-related  lifestyle  alcohol 
september 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS 'in perpetual winter of Narnia' as waiting list reaches record 3.9m | Society | The Guardian
“Relentless demand for services” is a key factor that is “fuelling deteriorating performance” against a whole set of NHS waiting time indicators, it add [...] “The NHS is now struggling to cope all year round. It is a pressure cooker and with bed occupancy at such constantly high levels and community services stretched, there is nowhere for the pressure to escape to. It would now take very little for hospitals to be fully overwhelmed,” said Lara Carmona, the RCN’s associate director of policy, international and parliamentary affairs. - bit.ly/2bXtXiU &! bit.ly/2c9jApt
NHS  Crisis  England  Simon  Stevens  diet-related  diseases  Jermey  Hunt  health  care  demand  budget  sick  population  bed  blocking  elderly  adult  social 
september 2016 by asterisk2a
Public health is in crisis – and Theresa May is failing to act | Sarah Wollaston | Opinion | The Guardian
The new PM promised to tackle health inequalities, but her childhood obesity strategy shows a reluctance to take tough action against vested interests
Theresa  May  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  NHS  Crisis  obesity  sick  population  public  health  demand  budget  diet-related  lifestyle  Shona  Robinson  Nicola  Sturgeon  England  Scotland  Austerity  prevention 
september 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS on track for 'depressing milestone' of late cancer treatments - Evening Express
The target of 85% of cancer patients to be seen within two months of urgent referral has been missed for almost two years [...] “These targets exist to ensure swift diagnosis and access to cancer treatment, which is vital if we’re to give patients the best chance of a cure and are serious about having survival rates as good as anywhere in the world. [...] Nigel Edwards, chief executive of the Nuffield Trust, said: “Today’s drop in performance is yet another example of the great pressure the entire health service is facing.”
NHS  Scotland  cancer  sick  population  Austerity  ageing  premature  baby  boomers  babyboomers  diet-related  England  prevention  Simon  Stevens  Shona  Robinson  Jeremy  Hunt  Transgender 
september 2016 by asterisk2a
Blogilates Worst of the Fitness Industry Round 2 - YouTube
Dr Michael Greger // epidemiological findings - rise in cholesterol coincides w rise of reported back pain in society at large. // studies need to be done! // premature disc degeneration (big block of cartilage)
backpain  Rücken  vascular  Cardiovascular  disease  Diseases  public  health  sick  population  NHS  chronic  pain  dietary  diet-related  cholesterol  ageing  Demographic  Bubble  lifestyle  prematue  western  world  obesity  overweight 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS boards face cuts totalling £407m (From Herald Scotland)
Scottish health boards are facing up to budget cuts on a scale never achieved before, and some are proposing savings deemed "high risk".
Figures on cuts planned by Scotland's 14 regional health boards and seven specialist boards showed total savin of £407m to be achieved this year. Critics said this would wipe out in a single year the bulk of the SNP's manifesto pledge to invest an extra £500 million in the NHS over the course of the next parliament. //^&! NHS Grampian saving 18.5m after ~40m injection of extra cash. - bit.ly/2btLpfc
NHS  Scotland  Transgender  Shona  Robinson  Austerity  health  care  demand  Nicola  Sturgeon  SNP  Theresa  May  England  ageing  population  GP  prevention  sick  Grampian  Crisis  obesity  heart  disease  attack  diabetes  mental  stroke  alcohol  abuse  demographic  bubble  baby  boomers  babyboomers  premature  chronic  Diseases  diet-related  lifestyle  waiting  times  cancer 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
Will the government's new childhood obesity strategy work? | Politics | The Guardian
NHS boss Simon Stevens has said obesity is going to bankrupt the service. [...] [ Public Health England body takes out of view, does not consider animal products as contributor!!! << in the pocket of, can't be too radical! ] [...] Instead of this comprehensive strategy, the brief document published this week focused on just two things – reducing sugar consumption and increasing physical activity. [ WHERE THE LATTER IS OBSOLETE vis epidemilogical evidences. activity does not remedy the consequences of a S.A.D. ] [ changing peoples behaviour and habits; research show that it is not insisting on personal responsibility that works, but vanity for most! and also not the future outlook, 40-50-60 is too far out to imagine A&E ] [...] But the government has gone firmly down the voluntary road again. [...] [ and to go out of way of companies processed food/engineered food argument that they cant change? promote home coking whole-food plant-based diet ] &! bit.ly/2b76dpo &! bit.ly/2bfDuQa &! bit.ly/2b7YHvF &! Theresa May's climb down in favour for industry - bit.ly/2b4sKY5 &! outright abandonment - bit.ly/2bHZnHx
public  health  Simon  Stevens  Jeremy  Hunt  NHS  Crisis  England  Scotland  care  demand  obesity  epidemic  sick  population  ageing  premature  heart  attack  cancer  diabetes  embolism  Cardiovascular  Disease  diet-related  lifestyle  Theresa  May  David  Cameron  George  Osborne  Privatisation  budget  demographic  bubble  prevention  GP  Austerity  chronic  complex  poverty 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS problems only going to get worse, says Patients Association | Society | The Guardian
Tens of thousands of people have to wait more than 18 weeks for routine surgery, report finds, and situation is deteriorating [...] “There is a significant psychological burden on patients waiting to be given a date for surgery and for patients whose surgery has been cancelled (often on the day the surgery was due to take place).” [...] “Overall, with the significant jump in waiting times, we are very concerned that relaxing the rules on waiting time targets as recently reported will only exacerbate an already unacceptable situation for patients. [...] a system that’s finding it difficult to cope with that increased demand
NHS  Crisis  England  Scotland  health  care  demand  ageing  population  sick  premature  diet-related  chronic  Disease  Diseases  prevention  lifestyle  public  Jeremy  Hunt  underinvestment  Austerity  rationing  A&E  Simon  Stevens 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
Private providers in the NHS - the debate reignites - BBC News
[ sending people private to cut waiting lists and time to meet targets. no targets mean no one has to be send to private hospitals for treatment means less expense at the current account year. & Not to call out the truth, diet-related causes, is Political. ] ... the use of private health provision had increased to 7.6% in 2015/16. This compares with a figure of 4.9% in 2010/11, the first year of the coalition government. This is the basis of Labour's claim of a big increase in privatisation under the Conservatives. Government sources, though, say there was a significant rise in under Labour when private hospitals were first used to help cut waiting lists. Back in 2006/07, the use of private health provision was just 2.8%.
waiting  times  list  rationing  NHS  Crisis  Privatisation  England  Scotland  Austerity  health  care  demand  budget  ageing  population  sick  diet-related  lifestyle  cancer  heart  attack  stroke  underinvestment  prevention  Simon  Stevens  public  GP  Jeremy  Hunt  babyboomers  baby  boomers  demographic  bubble  dementia  obesity  diabetes 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
Basildon heart patient undergoes pioneering 'baked Alaska' treatment - BBC News
health care becomes political! where is biggest demand? put money there to shut people up. and forget about the minority.
NHS  Crisis  rationing  diet-related  heart  attack  stroke  Cardiovascular  vascular  Disease  Diseases  England  Scotland  Simon  Stevens  mental  health  care  adult  social  elderly  bed  blocking  Transgender  PrEP  GP  lifestyle  prevention  sick  population  public  Austerity  Jeremy  Hunt  ageing  premature  UK 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS chiefs urge GP surgeries to carry out life-changing cataract operations | Daily Mail Online
The NHS only has capacity to do 330,000 cataract operations a year but this could be hugely increased if GP surgeries also offered them.

The guidance will be issued to England's 211 Clinical Commissioning Groups, which control local NHS budgets and decide which patients deserve treatment.

The health watchdog NICE is also drawing up guidelines on cataract treatment that are due in 2018. 

Around half of over-65s suffer from cataracts to some degree. This occurs when the lens in front of the eye becomes cloudy with age.

But it can be easily treated with a quick operation to replace the affected lens with a plastic implant costing £800 an eye.
NHS  Crisis  England  rationing  health  care  demand  ageing  population  sick  premature  chronic  diseases  disease  diet-related  lifestyle  babyboomers  baby  boomer  Scotland  GP  Austerity 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
More and more women are now dying in childbirth, but only in America - Vox
"We’ve seen a big bump in cardiovascular disease and chronic disease contributing to maternal deaths," said Dr. William Callaghan, chief of maternal and infant health at the CDC. "Underlying heart disease is common, diabetes is common. We now have a group of women bringing with them into pregnancy their entire health history." Cardiovascular diseases are now the second leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in the US [...] [ you are obese and unfit and huge heart disease, stiff arteries, your heart can't take it ... heart attack/embolism during childbirth ]
sick  population  USA  UK  western  world  diabetes  Cardiovascular  disease  heart  chronic  Diseases  diet-related  lifestyle  hypertension  high  bloodpressure  health  care  demand  unintended  consequences  NHS  Crisis  Complex  complexity  obesity 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
Diabetes drugs cost NHS nearly £1bn a year | Society | The Guardian
Big rise in numbers diagnosed means 10% of cost of all NHS primary care prescribing is now for type 1 and type 2 medication
diabetes  health  care  demand  NHS  England  Scotland  Crisis  diet-related  chronic  Disease  Diseases  sick  population 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
Being overweight 'ages people's brains' - BBC News
[ vascular disease starves brain of oxygen and nutrients ] Brains naturally lose white matter - the part of the brain that transmits information - as people age.
But a Cambridge University team found that loss was exacerbated with extra weight - so an overweight 50-year-old had a lean 60-year-old's brain.
Researchers said it shows we need to know relatively more about how extra weight affects the brain.
obesity  vascular  Disease  overweight  heart  Cardiovascular  premature  Ageing  sick  population  diet-related  lifestyle  western  world  dementia  Alzheimer  health  care  demand  NHS  Crisis 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
Dr Dan Poulter: NHS HIV drug decision 'extraordinary' - BBC News
The Conservative MP told the World at One that pre-exposure prophylaxis (Prep) should not have been ruled out for "arbitrary" cost saving reasons. //&! But in many ways it goes to the heart of the dilemma facing the NHS in the 21st Century: how to meet the rising demands being placed on the health service. - bbc.in/2apiRzE - It means the costs to the NHS are rising - all the time. Close to three-quarters of the NHS budget goes on treatments aimed at helping people manage their conditions rather than cure them. - ONLY THE BEGINNING - bbc.in/2aY9U3S
prevention  NHS  Crisis  England  PrEP  obesity  diet-related  dieseases  Disease  Diseases  HIV  AIDS  heart  diabetes  overweight  Simon  Stevens  Jeremy  Hunt  Austerity  health  care  demand  premature  ageing  population  sick  public  LGBT  rationing  ration 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
Anger after key plan to tackle childhood obesity delayed again
[ obesity/diet-related diseases (chronic) to bankrupt NHS ] Theresa May will delay publishing the Government’s long awaited Childhood Obesity Strategy until the autumn, despite pleas from the head of the NHS to act to protect the most vulnerable children in society. On Tuesday NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens called for the plan to be unveiled, saying the obesity crisis costs the taxpayer more than the police and fire services combined.
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july 2016 by asterisk2a
Caloric Restriction vs. Plant-Based Diets | NutritionFacts.org
To do this, the researchers recruited vegans from the St. Louis Vegetarian Society, and went to the Calorie Restriction Society to find folks practicing severe caloric restriction. What did they find?

Only the vegan group got a significant drop in IGF-1. These findings demonstrate that, unlike in rodents, long-term severe caloric restriction in humans does not reduce the level of this cancer-promoting hormone. It’s not how many calories we eat, but the protein intake that may be the key determinant of circulating IGF-1 levels in humans, and so reduced protein intake may become an important component of anti-cancer and anti-aging dietary interventions.
caloric  restriction  calorie  restriction  IGF-1  cancer  Protein  intake  Vegan  diet-related  disease  diet-related  diseases  Western  pattern  diet  diet  Standard  American 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
How the UK halved its teenage pregnancy rate | Society | The Guardian
Political support at all levels, long-term commitment and changes to social norms behind success of public health strategy // obesity is a disease - http://nutritionfacts.org/video/can-morbid-obesity-be-reversed-through-diet/ //&! Public health cuts 'could hamper anti-obesity effort' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36805577 - Local councils in England are warning that government cuts to public health funding could hamper their efforts to tackle obesity.
teenage  pregnancy  HIV  AIDS  gay  culture  gay  community  meat  tax  Sugar  carbon  tax  climate  change  global  warming  pollution  obesity  epidemic  obesity  NHS  processed  food  food  engineering  binge  drinking  alcohol  abuse  food  abuse  coping  mechanism  public  perception  public  awareness  Gesellschaftswerte  society  public  health  public  health  policy  public  health  risk  medical  profession  GP  economic  damage  cancer  diet-related  disease  diet-related  diseases  heart  disease  Cardiovascular  disease  heart  attack  stroke  health  care  budget  health  care  cost  health  care  demand  health  care  spending  ageing  population  premature  ageing  premature  death  sick  population  Simon  Stevens  Jeremy  Hunt 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
Cambridgeshire's £800m NHS outsourcing contract 'wasted millions'
[ can't run a hospital on one sheet of paper ] [...] 'Astonishing array of errors'
But the NAO's investigation into the contract - which ended just eight months after it started - has criticised the planning and the lack of data setting out the true cost of the service.
The report found the consortium had not taken account of VAT costs and underestimated both the changeover and running costs of delivering the service in drawing up its bid for the contract
NHS  NHS  England  Privatisation  outsourcing  Council  elderly  care  adult  social  care  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  health  crisis  sick  population  ageing  population  diet-related  disease  diet-related  diseases  chronic  disease  chronic  diseases  health  care  demand  health  care  cost  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  Baby  Boomers  babyboomers  demographic  bubble 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
Life-or-death 999 call target missed for year
Crews are meant to reach patients who have had cardiac arrests or are not breathing - so-called Red 1 calls - within eight minutes.
But performance data from NHS England for May showed for the 12th month in a row the 75% target has been missed.
The target for Red 2 calls, for other life-threatening cases such as strokes, has not been met since January 2014.
During May, 70.5% of Red 1 calls were met in eight minutes and for Red 2 calls it was 65%.
NHS England blamed the problem on the rising number of calls - there have been nearly 11m in the past year, an increase of 7% on the previous year.
A&E  sick  population  chronic  disease  chronic  diseases  diet-related  disease  diet-related  diseases  heart  attack  stroke  NHS  NHS  England  ageing  population  demographic  bubble  premature  ageing  premature  death  cancer  OAP  Simon  Stevens  Jeremy  Hunt  Cardiovascular  disease  dietary  cholesterol  obesity  epidemic  overweight  obesity  staff  morale  staff  shortage  health  care  cost  health  care  demand  health  care  budget  health  crisis  health  care  spending 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
Council tax rises 'fail to stop care cuts'
[ TAX THE CAUSE! ] Care services are facing cuts this year as rises in council tax have failed to plug the gaps in budgets in England, town hall chiefs are warning.
The government allowed councils to increase council tax by 2% this year to spend on care - and most have done so.
But, according to a survey of all 151 social care directors, there is still a shortfall of nearly £1bn.
The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services said councils had no option but to reduce the services.
Directors in charge of care for older people and adults with disabilities indicated in the annual survey only about half of this shortfall could be met by efficiency savings.
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july 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS budget control 'will require staff cuts'
It says the government should be honest about NHS spending plans at a time when patient demand is rising. [...] The NHS leadership is set to unveil plans to get hospitals and other trusts to stick to agreed spending limits. In the last financial year, trusts ran up a collective deficit of £2.4bn - and the aim is to cut that figure significantly. [...] "It is no longer credible to argue that the NHS can continue to meet increasing demand for services, deliver current standards of care and stay within its budget. This is widely understood within the NHS and now needs to be debated with the public. "There are no easy choices, but it would be disastrous to adopt a mindset that fails to acknowledge the serious state of the NHS in England today." //&! bbc.in/29mkr7G - An overspend would be a serious breach of Whitehall protocol and lead to senior officials being hauled over the coals by the National Audit Office.
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july 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS finance chiefs warn of poorer care and longer waiting times | Society | The Guardian
NHS finance managers warn today that patients are set to experience poorer care, longer waiting times for treatment and greater rationing.

A grim outlook for the NHS’s finances is also likely to see many hospitals fail to make savings that ministers have said are vital and put plans for the service to reform how it operates in serious doubt.
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july 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS short of front-line staff after bad planning, say MPs
Bad planning and cost-cutting have left the NHS in England short of vital front-line staff, MPs are warning.
The Public Accounts Committee said the shortfall in doctors, nurses and midwives could even get worse if ministers did not get a "better grip".
The group also warned there had been "no coherent attempt" to work out the staffing needed for a seven-day NHS.
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july 2016 by asterisk2a
Surgical care shake-up ordered at Scottish hospitals to avoid waiting times crisis (From Herald Scotland)
EVERY hospital in Scotland has been ordered to re-think the way they look after patients with broken bones and worn joints amid fears waiting times for common operations will soar in the next five years.
NHS  Scotland  ageing  population  sick  population  OAP  health  care  cost  health  care  budget  health  care  demand  NHS  NHS  England  premature  ageing  osteoarthritis  osteoporosis  demographic  bubble  health  crisis  GP  prevention  intervention  diet-related  disease  lifestyle  western  world 
may 2016 by asterisk2a
The Fix: Can The Junior Doctors' Strike Save The NHS? ( Novara Media )
new junior doc contract is a back door to privatisation in the future. those new contracts. [...] some areas of healthcare will always be unprofitable ... [...] 7 day NHS is smokescreen [...] stealth cuts (pay and pension already, now contracts, and also the bursaries turned into debt contracts thus that item off the gov balance sheet) [...] "need to treat the public as grown ups ... that is how much health care for a sick and old population cost." [...] "we need honesty"
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Obese patients denied surgery in a third of areas in England
A report by the Royal College of Surgeons found a third of local NHS health bosses in England put restrictions on access to surgery.
But it says this goes against official guidance and can prolong patient pain.
However, some local NHS groups criticised in the report say their polices are based on good evidence.
The Royal College of Surgeons has been increasingly alarmed about the rationing of surgery in the NHS in the tough financial climate.
Its report is based on freedom of information returns from nearly all of the 209 clinical commissioning groups in England and all seven health boards in Wales.
While some CCGs have voluntary policies in place, where patients are encouraged to stop smoking or lose weight, others have introduced mandatory policies, which means patients have to meet fixed criteria before surgery. [ie have to show able to eat better/healthier and thus lose weight sustainably.] //&! bbc.in/1SzumEt "clinical guidance" vs "good evidence"
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Government should 'get its act together' over nursing shortage
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35929383 - 2009-2015, nurse numbers have grown only 1.1%, while GP referrals over the same time period rose 16% and A&E admissions rose 18%. [...] not just rise in population but also more people w complex, multiple, chronic, conditions.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS in £2.4bn funding boost for GP services in England
NHS chiefs in England have announced a five-year plan to help GP surgeries "get back on their feet" and to improve access for patients. The rescue package will see an extra £2.4bn a year ploughed into services by 2020 - a rise of 14% once inflation is taken into account. It will pay for 5,000 more GPs and extra staff to boost practices. [...] It means more than 10% of health spending will go on GP care - up from just over 8% currently.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
"Auf ärztliches Anraten" - Roxette sagen geplante Welt-Tournee ab
Bei der 57-Jährigen war 2002 ein Hirntumor diagnostiziert worden, sie galt aber als geheilt. Ob die Absage mit Nachwirkungen der damaligen Erkrankung zusammenhänge, konnte eine Sprecherin auf Anfrage nicht sagen. //&! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Fredriksson#Cancer - she underwent successful surgery to remove the tumor. It was malignant and she endured months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. She had difficulties reading, writing and counting for a period of time, and is now blind in her right eye. [...] On 18 April 2016 Roxette announced that their 30th anniversary summer tour was cancelled as advised by Fredriksson's doctors. [...] [from FB page] " However, singer Marie Fredriksson has been advised by her doctors to refrain from touring and as a consequence all the summer shows are cancelled. [...] 'Sadly, now my touring days are over'"
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
GP appointment waiting times crisis revealed in Labour research
Research finds 14.2m patients waited a week to see their doctor or did not manage to get an appointment at all in 2015 [...] Many of the UK’s 9,770 GP surgeries are struggling to cope with a growing and ageing population and as pressures have risen, the number of GPs has not kept pace, with an increasing number opting for early retirement. That has coincided with a failure to attract enough graduate medics into choosing general practice as a career.

Labour, which conducted the research, said constituents have desperately sought their help to get a GP appointment. The revelation in December that patients were having to queue in the dark from 6.30am outside their surgery in Surrey helped to highlight the problem.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Is the NHS in England stuck with soaring demand?
service struggling to keep up with demand. [...] ambulance response times, delays in A&E, and treatment for cancer - have been missed. All this against a background of increased attendances, more referrals & GPs being busier than ever. So is the NHS is stuck in a never-ending cycle of soaring demand? The kitchen at Stanborough Lodge care home in Welwyn Garden City is part of the NHS frontline in the fight to ease the strain on hospitals. [...] Staff and residents of care homes are being taught to cook nutritious foods [...] "And I think we're going to have to see the NHS pull its finger out a bit in terms of making those investments." Whatever differences there may be about why the NHS is so stretched, there is no denying that with money so tight and performance slipping on many fronts, time to find a solution is running out. //&! bbc.in/23xX0yf &! bbc.in/1S95lh1 [...] system facing both inexorably increasing patient numbers and severe financial strain."
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
A&E delays reach new record level
A&E performance in England sank to a new low in February for the second month in a row, official figures show. [...] And in another sign of growing A&E pressures, a unit in Lancashire is being forced to close overnight from next week because of a staffing crisis. Bosses running the Chorley A&E said they had to take the step because they did not have the doctors to staff the unit. //&! Staff shortage prompts Chorley Hospital A&E temporary closure - bbc.in/1Wta823 //&! Chorley A&E closure: A cautionary tale? [...] [cap on locum staff and doctor pay] Like many A&E units, Chorley relies heavily on locum staff. This is because there is a national shortage of doctors willing to work in emergency departments full time. [...] As one person put it to me: "The problems being experienced in the health services are simply too great to be resolved by knee-jerk government policies - no matter how well intentioned they are." - bbc.in/23xX0yf
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Obesity 'likely culprit' behind womb cancer rise
Rising levels of obesity may be fuelling an increase in the number of women diagnosed with womb cancer, the charity Cancer Research UK warns.
Its figures show around 19 in every 100,000 women in the UK were diagnosed with the disease in the 1990s - climbing to 29 in 100,000 in 2013.
Researchers acknowledge the science behind how extra weight is linked to cancer is not clear - but say hormones produced by extra fat may play a part.
They say more studies are needed.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS surgery referrals to private sector rocket
The Press and Journal understands the increase in private referrals can be explained in part by the introduction of the Scottish Government’s 12-week treatment time guarantee in 2012. As a way of keeping to the timescale, patients can be given the choice of going elsewhere for surgery. [...] An NHS Grampian spokeswoman said the board was committed to meeting the waiting times target for all patients, but added: “Currently it is not always possible for us to do this locally. “There are protocols in place which allow for referral to other centres – both NHS and private.” [...] largely due to an increasingly ageing population. [...] “As a result, at times we have been unable to match supply with demand.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
ACTION NEEDED TO MAINTAIN NHS SCOTLAND SERVICES, REPORT WARNS
NHS Scotland will not be able to provide the same level of service in the future unless urgent action is taken to alleviate the pressures it faces, according to a new report. The health service is struggling with tightening budgets, rising costs, higher demand for services, pressure to meet targets and increased staff vacancies, Audit Scotland said. It warned the Scottish Government has not made sufficient progress towards its 2020 vision to change the balance of healthcare to more community-based settings. [...] Boards spent £284 million on temporary staff in 2014/15, an increase of 15% from the previous financial year.

The number of agency nursing and midwifery staff increased by 53% while s pending on locum doctors increased by 22%.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
ABERDEEN WOMAN: DOCTORS GIVE ME 15 MONTHS, BUT I’M GOING TO LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST
seizures, mri scan, op 90% removed, biopsy - grade 4 glioblastoma. 26 years old. [... + life extension treatments that will reduce quality of life significantly ] Nadia started chemotherapy and radiotherapy to treat the tumour this week. She said: “The idea is to try and shrink it – hopefully holding it off a little bit and give me a longer life expectancy.”
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS spending devolved in Greater Manchester
Dr Zahid Chauhan, a GP in Failsworth, Oldham, raised questions about how that money will be saved.
He said: "My concerns with all this funding deficit and loss of £2bn is that we might struggle to achieve it and who will be responsible for that?
"Will it mean less doctors, appointments and operations? I don't know, but those are the questions that need to be answered." //&!
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
This Week in Health: Clearing up misperceptions about Zika virus
[A] closer look at President Obama's "Cancer Moonshot," - criticism is about focus on treatment (extending life) and nothing at prevention (90% of cases are not genetic, rather environment, exposure, lifestyle, diet). Breast Cancer lots of public activism, not so w bladder cancer. sustainability of investment over 20 years will be important, changing lifestyle habits does not take 20 years.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
20% of adults worldwide will be obese by 2025, predicts study
By 2025, the UK will have the highest obesity among both men and women in Europe, at 38%, say the researchers. //&! The World May Have Too Much Food.
For the first time in history, more people are obese than underweight. - bloom.bg/1Uxpdjq
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Schlaganfall bei jungen Menschen: Selten, aber nicht so selten
Roger Cicero ist an einem Hirninfarkt gestorben [...] "plötzlich und vollkommen unerwartet". [...] Schlaganfall. [...] Knapp 10.000 junge Menschen mit Schlaganfall. Der Künstler ist damit deutlich jünger als die meisten Schlaganfallpatienten in Deutschland: Vier von fünf Betroffenen sind über 60 Jahre alt. Aber auch jüngere Menschen trifft die Krankheit: Zwischen drei und fünf Prozent der Schlaganfallpatienten sind jünger als 45 Jahre, allerdings sind bei ihnen Hirnblutungen und Hirninfarkte fast gleich häufig. [...] Die Risikofaktoren nehmen in der Bevölkerung mit höherem Alter zu. [ WRONG! The body can't take the abuse any more! ] [...] Nach Krebs- & Herzerkrankungen ist der Schlaganfall die dritthäufigste Todesursache: 40% der Betroffenen sterben innerhalb des ersten Jahres nach dem Schlaganfall. 65% der Überlebenden tragen bleibende Schäden davon & brauchen Hilfe im Alltag, 15% sind so stark eingeschränkt, dass sie in einer Pflegeeinrichtung versorgt werde müssen.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Trauma Doctors Every Second Counts Season 2
min 18 - didn't even make it to 60. // if she made it, she may have been permanently disabled due to lack of oxygen for prolonged time.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Star architect Zaha Hadid dies aged 65 from heart attack
The British designer, who was born in Iraq, had a heart attack on Thursday while in hospital in Miami, where she was being treated for bronchitis. [...] “It is with great sadness that Zaha Hadid Architects have confirmed that Dame Zaha Hadid DBE died suddenly in Miami in the early hours of this morning.

“She had contracted bronchitis earlier this week and suffered a sudden heart attack while being treated in hospital. Zaha Hadid was widely regarded to be the greatest female architect in the world today.” //&! early 80's his health failed him, downhill from there. - http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/mar/31/ronnie-corbett-dies-aged-85
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
You can't book appointments in advance, GPs warn patients in latest sign of crisis in the NHS Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3510084/You-t-book-appointments-advance-GPs-warn-patients-latest-sign-crisis-NHS.html#ixzz43zQif7Z5 Follow
Three GP surgeries have banned patients from booking advance time slots. The 21,000 patients at Swindon surgeries now face scramble at 8.30am. Rule is necessary because of increase in demand and shortage of doctors. Patients at the three surgeries have branded the new system a 'nightmare'. [...] ‘There is a national shortage of GPs and Swindon is not immune to this.
‘These appointments are valuable and to try to avoid wastage, at a time when we are so short of staff, we are asking patients to call and book on the day they need to be seen.
‘This is for a trial period only and if successful will remain as part of our policy.’ It also pleaded with its patients, around 15 per cent of whom are over 65, to use other sources of information, such as the 111 non-emergency line, pharmacies, and NHS websites.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Tribe Called Quest star Phife Dawg dies aged 45
The musician had been struggling with ill health and diabetes for several years, and received a kidney transplant from his wife in 2008. [...] News of Phife Dawg's death emerged on Twitter, where producer and broadcaster DJ Chuck Chillout posted an RIP message in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Rolling Stone magazine later confirmed his death, although an official statement has yet to be released. [...] Following the group's dissolution, Phife continued to battle diabetes, reuniting with the group for occasional live shows - partly to help cover the medical costs of his type 2 diabetes (often mis-reported as type 1).
He suffered renal failure in 2008 and received a transplant from his wife - but was back on the waiting list for a kidney four years later. [...] "It's really a sickness," [...] "Like straight-up drugs. I'm just addicted to sugar."
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Stop Cancer Before It Starts (Michael Greger, M.D.. 2011)
[ oldschool dr greger ] not only is meat a carcinogen itself, but meat has accumulated pesticides and herbicides, because cows and co eat animal feed full of pesticides and herbicides. but also their loved ones (male chicken, not laying eggs, not putting on meat fast enough for industry to make a bigger profit) are in it, ground up. Even fat trimmings are in animal feed! // breast cancer rates on the rise as meat eating babyboomers come into old age 40-50 and older
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Eye risk from 'overstretched NHS'
NHS is struggling to keep up because of a "perfect storm" of increased demand, caused by more eye disease in an ageing population which requires requiring long term care. [...] Hospital attendances have increased year on year in the UK, with over 100m outpatient appointments made in England alone during 2013-14, of which nearly 10% are for eye care. Common eye conditions which were previously untreatable, such as age-related macular degeneration, can now be treated successfully, but this adds to the demand on eye clinics. [...] With an increase of up to 30% in eye clinic attendances over the last five years, we can no longer ignore the pressure mounting in hospital eye services. // http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=macular+degeneration
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Sugar tax: How bold is it?
[Gov still wants to carry out a consultation = Watered down by Food Lobby ] But the more important question is whether this will have an impact on child obesity rates. One in 10 children start primary school obese. By the end, one in five are obese. If you add in those who are overweight, it's one in three. [...] our diets are simply not good enough. [...] Food Foundation produced a model of a typical family's diet. [...] consumed too much sugar and saturated fat and too little fibre, fruit, vegetables and oily fish. [...] However, this should not be seen in isolation. The government is expected to publish its much delayed child obesity strategy in the summer. That could include restrictions on advertising and marketing, as well as a sustained campaign to reduce the sugar content of foods and drinks across the board.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Guido Westerwelle hat den Kampf gegen sein Krebsleiden verloren.
Guido Westerwelle hatte inständig gehofft, die tückische Krankheit Leukämie überwunden zu haben. In einem langen Gespräch mit dem SPIEGEL hatte er im Herbst 2015 einen Satz gesagt, der jeden Menschen anrühren musste, der zur Empathie fähig ist: "Ich will unbedingt weiterleben."
Mit dem früheren "Stern"-Chefredakteur Dominik Wichmann hatte Westerwelle ein Buch veröffentlicht, das ebenfalls den Blutkrebs thematisierte, der ihn von einem Tag auf den anderen heimgesucht hatte. "Zwischen zwei Leben: Von Liebe, Tod und Zuversicht." Der Ton: ernst, gleichwohl optimistisch.

Doch zuletzt ging es ihm wieder schlechter, seit Ende November lag Westerwelle wieder in der Universitätsklinik Köln. Nun ist er an den Folgen der Leukämie-Behandlung gestorben - mit nur 54 Jahren.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Chef AJ: From Fat Vegan to Skinny Bitch
if parent is obese - 40% that child will be obese in later life too. if both are overweight/obese that is then 80%. you still have to fire the gun. the gun is loaded. if both are normal weight, 7% chance child ends up obese in later life. // 53:20 - overcoming food addiction: have your breakfast with plenty of fruit - ie porridge w apple and banana (ripe) cooked/microwaved (cinnamon and apple pie spice mix) plus added fruit and or a melon first w ripe juicy pear and at least 0.5l/1pint of water and then to top it up the porridge. maybe have before the porridge a bag of salad w 2-3 brazil nuts. // or for advanced replace the porridge w a full platter of white rice w beans, leek/spring onion, light sauce or just tomato mark(w garlic).
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Woman 'too young' to get womb cancer is now infertile and going through the menopause at just 26
Rates of the disease have risen by a quarter in the last decade and there are now 8,700 new cases a year in the UK.
But the risk of developing the illness is a third higher in women who have never had children.
This is because they are more exposed during their lives to the hormone oestrogen, which may trigger tumour growth.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
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