Monthly Archives: December 2015

EPPS Clears Amyloid Plaques in Mice: Alzheimer’s Disease Potentially Reversible? (BBC News / NHS Choices / Nature Communications)

Summary Korean researchers have identified a chemical (EPPS) which appears to be capable of clearing amyloid plaques from the brains of transgenic mice. The amount of plaques present in these animals’ brains was reduced in treated mice, and the treated … Continue reading

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Campaign to Stop Smoking: Focus on Avoiding / Slowing Progression of COPD (BBC News / PHE)

Summary Public Health England (PHE)’s latest stop-smoking campaign states that smokers are generally unaware of the risks of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is an “umbrella term” covering a number of serious lung conditions including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. … Continue reading

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NHS England: Investment in Service Improvements and Financial Sustainability (NHS England / NHS Improvement / CQC / HEE / NICE / PHE / NHS Networks)

Summary NHS England has released an account of how the NHS budget for the next five years is to be allocated, including the additional £8.4 billion real terms NHS funding growth agreed by the Government. This is an account of … Continue reading

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On Personal Responsibility and Demand-Management (BBC News / NHS England / Nuffield Trust)

Summary NHS England and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine have released advice to the public which urges people suffering from viral coughs, flu and minor ailments to recover at home, use NHS 111 and / or visit their local … Continue reading

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Barbican Consensus on Better Care and Support for People With Dementia in Care Homes (NHS England)

Summary It has been reported elsewhere that 80% of residents in care homes may have dementia, and that there may still be over-prescription of antipsychotics in these settings to control challenging behaviour. The Barbican Consensus presents a general agreement, arrived … Continue reading

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Helpline Advice to Assist Recognising Early Signs of Dementia (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The Alzheimer’s Society is offering telephone advice and assistance for the public, regarding better recognition of certain early signs of dementia in a family members. Full Text Link Reference Roberts, M. (2015). How to spot dementia in a loved … Continue reading

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NHS Choices Comparison Website Now Covers Performance of All Care Homes (BBC News / NHS Choices)

Summary The My NHS section of the NHS Choices website now permits the entire database of all care homes in England to be interrogated by the general public, for example when making decisions about the selection of a suitable care … Continue reading

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