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Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests' - 18/04/2014

Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says. - read more...

NHS data-sharing scheme 'mishandled' - 18/04/2014

The chair of the panel set up to advise ministers on the governance of NHS data tells the BBC the Care.data programme was "mishandled". - read more...

Sacked doctor was unfairly dismissed - 18/04/2014

A sacked heart specialist was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal rules. - read more...

Bullied children still suffer at 50 - 18/04/2014

Children can experience the negative effects of bullying on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, says a study from King's College London. - read more...

Pensioners could get death estimate - 17/04/2014

Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb. - read more...


News from CNN Health

She found love, left sugar, lost weight - 14/04/2014

Cady Stanton used to find solace in the sweet taste of ice cream. Now she finds solace in her new self image. - read more...

Pitcher drops 162 pounds - 08/04/2014

Denny McLain is a recognizable name to almost any baseball fan. But even his best friends wouldn't recognize him today. - read more...

She bet she'd lose -- and won! - 01/04/2014

Sara Lugger was skeptical as she placed her first $5 bet. But she realized that all she had to lose was 140 pounds. - read more...

5 myths about the ER, debunked - 09/04/2014

Several myths prevail about what you can expect in the emergency room. Here are five that need to be declared DOA. - read more...

Denying drugs for the dying - 07/04/2014

The FDA program that allows patients to use experimental drugs is called "compassionate use." Some, including a biotechnology industry group, wonder if there might be a way to make it a little more compassionate. - read more...


News from Google Health

Bullying affects health and wealth even after 40 years - Times of India - 19/04/2014

BBC NewsBullying affects health and wealth even after 40 yearsTimes of IndiaLONDON: The negative impact of childhood bullying has now been found to impact people well beyond their teens. It is even evident nearly 40 years later, according to a new King's College London research. The study published on Friday tracked 7,771 ...Forty years on, bullying takes its toll on health and wealthOman Daily ObserverVictims of bullying live with the consequences for decades, study saysLos Ang - read more...

Baby girl caught meningitis from pet cat - Western Morning News - 19/04/2014

Western Morning NewsBaby girl caught meningitis from pet catWestern Morning NewsA baby girl from Somerset almost died after contracting a rare strain of meningitis from her pet cat. Sparkle Anderson, who is now three, faced a fight for life when she contracted the disease – aged just three weeks – from pet Chesney. She made a full ...Somerset's Sparkle caught meningitis from her cat as babyWestern Daily PressBaby 'hours from death' after contracting rare stra - read more...

Minister's blunder over health and safety after Keane school tragedy - Herald Scotland - 20/04/2014

Herald ScotlandMinister's blunder over health and safety after Keane school tragedyHerald ScotlandCAMPAIGNERS have criticised a UK Government minister for launching an "insensitive" attack on the misuse of health and safety laws in schools days after the funeral of Keane Wallis-Bennett, who was killed by a collapsing school gym wall. CAMPAIGNERS ...Health and safety cases ridiculedBelfast TelegraphCommon sense at last: Government tells killjoy councils to stop - read more...

Pfizer, AstraZeneca back a new strategy for cancer drug R&D - FierceBiotech - 17/04/2014

Pfizer, AstraZeneca back a new strategy for cancer drug R&DFierceBiotechA pair of pharma giants has partnered with a prominent cancer research charity in the U.K. on an innovative new approach to testing targeted oncology therapies, building on the country's national program for tumor testing in a way that may help make it a ...and more » - read more...

In UK, foreign doctors may face tougher tests - Times of India - 19/04/2014

Economic TimesIn UK, foreign doctors may face tougher testsTimes of IndiaLONDON: British researchers have called for making tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS to be made harder to pass as half of all foreign doctors in Britain do not have the necessary skills to work here. The University College London ...Foreign doctors should face tougher exams, UK study saysnation.lk - The Nation NewspaperForeign medics face harder exams to practise in UKScotsmanCall on foreig - read more...


News from eHealth News EU

Network, Learn and Engage at the mHealth Summit Europe

mHealth Summit Europe6 - 8 May 2014, Berlin, Germany.
Like no other event, mHealth Summit Europe provides international thought leadership on how we can fulfil the mHealth promise. The event addresses opportunities and challenges, as well as strategies for taking mHealth from pilots to true implementation. mHealth Summit - read more...

Public Consultation on the Green Paper on Mobile Health (mHealth)

European CommissionThe European Commission has launched a public consultation on the Green Paper on Mobile Health (mHealth), inviting comments on the barriers and issues related to the use of mHealth. Your input will help - read more...

Denmark Displays Solutions and Visions for the Health IT Sector

conhIT 20146 - 8 May 2014, Berlin, Germany.
As the partner country of conhIT 2014 Denmark will be represented on all three days of the event, and not only at the Industrial Fair. It will also be participating in the Congress, where Danish speakers will be holding five lectures at four sessions. On Wednesday, 7 May at 3.30 p.m. an event - read more...

Special Report: Enterprise Imaging

In the digital age, healthcare, like so many other sectors, has become information-intensive. To seamlessly share this information, healthcare organizations need a solution that spans department, facility and even geographical boundaries. By bringing down the borders to interoperability, they can create opportunities to - read more...

Green Paper on Mobile Health (mHealth)

Mobile health (hereafter "mHealth") covers "medical and public health practice supported by mobile devices, such as mobile phones, patient monitoring devices, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and other wireless devices". It also includes applications (hereafter "apps") such as lifestyle and wellbeing apps that may connect to medical - read more...


News from Innovation in Textiles

Spacetex project prepares for lift-off

On 28 May 2014, the German ESA astronaut Dr Alexander Gerst will take off from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, in Kazakhstan, bound for the International Space Station (ISS). During the six-month Blue Dot mission, Dr Gerst will be responsible for almost 40 different experiments including the Spacetex project, the first clothing physiology experiments to be carried out in a weightless environment. ... - read more...

Successful INDEX for DiloGroup

The DiloGroup, represented by DiloTemafa, DiloSpinnbau and DiloMachines, has provided widespread information about numerous applications of nonwovens showing various products at Index nonwovens trade fair that took place from 8-11 April in Geneva, Switzerland. Nonwovens producers, raw material suppliers and machine manufacturers came together to present and see latest developments and trends in the industry. ... - read more...

Karl Mayer hosts specialist workshop on bionics

In bionics, animals and plants serve as examples for new creative solutions and innovative technical applications. What these are, is being discussed in the Bionics in operation series of events from the Hessian Bionics Network. In this respect, a specialist meeting, supported by the Hessian Ministry for Economics, a state institution of the German State of Hesse with headquarters in the state capital of Wiesbaden, was held on 13 February at Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik in Obertshausen. - read more...

Teijin to start developing yarns and textiles in China

The Teijin Group has announced that its new Teijin Product Development China will begin developing yarns and textile products, including environmentally friendly products, for automotive, electronics and materials industries in Nantong, Jiangsu Province on 18 April. The company is expected to enable Teijin to meet local demand by concentrating operations for R&D and production in one location. It will operate as an independent corporation based on the premises of Nantong Teijin, a polyeste - read more...

Nantong Teijin celebrates 20th anniversary

China based Nantong Teijin, the Teijin Group's polyester textile manufacturing and processing company handling the weaving and dyeing of recyclable polyester textiles and the manufacture and processing of polyester textiles in China, will celebrate its 20th anniversary on 18 April. Nantong Teijin was established in March 1994 to dye and sell polyester, beginning with lining material in 1995 and then outer material in 1997. It added fabric weaving in 1998 and has continued to expand ever since. - read more...


News from Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Stars Pound The Pavement In London Marathon

35,000 people set off through the English rain yesterday in the third biggest London Marathon ever held. And a handful of celebrities slipped on their running shoes, polished off their pedometers, and sweated their way along the 26 mile course for charity. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay managed to compete in his ninth marathon with very little of his trademark bad language, and completed the race in just under three hours. “It doesn’t get any easier,” said the Micheli - read more...

Stars Gather For Cystic Fibrosis Benefit

A cold London night was made a little warmer on Thursday, when a host of stars came out to raise money for sufferers of a chronic genetic disease. The “Liv” Gala and Auction was held on January 31, with 420 guests paying up to $2,500 to attend the black tie event. The evening, which included performances by British comedians David Walliams, Matt Lucas, and Jimmy Carr, rasied over $4 million, with proceeds to be split between the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in England and the Cystic - read more...