Category Archives: UK

Diet Drinks Triple Risk of Stroke and Dementia? (NHS Choices / Stroke / BBC Health News / NHS England)

Summary Recently published evidence indicates that consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks is associated statistically with a higher risk of stroke and dementia, but these alleged links are not overwhelmingly convincing or concerning. An NHS Choices Behind the Headlines critical … Continue reading

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Grounds for Cautious Optimism Regarding Two Drugs Re-Purposed for Neurodegenerative Diseases? (BBC News / MRC / NHS Choices / Brain)

Summary Animal research, involving mice, has indicated promising results for the potential of two re-purposed drugs in helping to slow or halt the progression of a number of neurodegenerative brain diseases, including dementia. “The best known drug of the pair … Continue reading

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Regional Variations in Care Home Quality in England (Independent Age)

Summary Variations in the quality of care homes, between regions and local authorities across England, have been revealed by analysis of CQC care home inspections data. It appears that the North-West of England may be the worst performing region in … Continue reading

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Integration 2020: Towards an Integration Standard for Health and Social Care (SCIE)

Summary The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)’s “Integration 2020” research was commissioned by the Department of Health to help plan for more integrated health and social care. This report clarifies what better integration of health and care is expected … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Week 2017 (BBC News / Nature Biotechnology / Parkinson’s UK)

Summary Researchers hope one day to be able to replace the damaged dopamine-producing neurons at the root-cause of by Parkinson’s Disease by injecting new replacement brain cells, possibly derived from re-programmed astrocytes. Full Text Link Reference Brain cell therapy ‘promising’ … Continue reading

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Mechanical Thrombectomy to be Introduced by NHS for Certain Types of Stroke (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary NHS England has announced plans for 8000 stroke patients per year to benefit from mechanical thrombectomy; a form of surgical treatment for acute ischaemic stroke which significantly improves survival and quality of life. This service will be introduced at … Continue reading

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Inequalities in Health and Care of People With Learning Disabilities (BBC News / NHS Digital)

Summary NHS Digital’s report on the health and care of people with learning disabilities, based on information from over half of GP practices in England between 2014 and 2016, has identified continuing health inequalities in terms of differences in the … Continue reading

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