Obesity triggers a ‘tidal wave’ of cirrhosis cases

Obesity triggers a ‘tidal wave’ of cirrhosis cases There has been a fivefold increase in liver disease for those aged between 35 and 55 over the past decade.
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NHS waiting times getting longer due to cuts, health chiefs warn

NHS Confederation report says 64% of senior officials believe £20bn of ‘efficiency savings’ will worsen patient experienceWaiting times for treatment and the rationing of care have worsened and will get worse still because of the NHS’s £20bn savings drive, health service bosses have warned.Seven in 10 chief executives and chairs of hospital trusts, clinical commissioning […]
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Number of ambulances turned away from A&E increases by 24%

Labour reveals figures on ‘A&E diverts’ away from full departments ahead of emergency care summit initiativeLabour has published figures showing a 24% increase in the number of ambulances being turned away from A&E departments that are full.Andy Burnham, the shadow health secretary, said the party would use a summit on emergency care on Thursday to […]
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Welfare reform: council safeguards against negative health impacts

To improve health and wellbeing amid changes to benefits, Kingston council is holding workshops to give residents adviceThe economic downturn and changes to the benefit system will leave some families under a great deal of stress, and affect people’s general wellbeing and health in a number of ways. Local government must ask how it can […]
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Concerns over underlying health of UK economy as 0.3% growth confirmed

ONS says Britain avoided a triple-dip recession because businesses replenished stocks – rather than from surging salesStockpiling by British businesses accounted for much of the growth in the UK economy in the first three months of the year, adding to concerns that its underlying health remains weak.GDP growth was confirmed at 0.3% by the Office […]
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Government accused of using ‘anti-GP rhetoric’ to mask its own failings

Jeremy Hunt accused of demoralising GPs and causing fear among patients before speech attacking ‘inaccessible’ doctorsDoctors’ leaders and the health secretary are on a collision course over claims the government is using “anti-GP rhetoric” to mask its own failure to effectively reform the NHS.In a speech on Thursday at the King’s Fund Jeremy Hunt, the […]
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