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Fewer breakthrough COVID-19 infections with Moderna vaccine

Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found that people who received the Moderna vaccine were less likely to experience “breakthrough” COVID-19 cases, compared to recipients of the Pfizer vaccine.

NHS cancer checks at record high

Record numbers of people are coming forward for cancer tests, with almost a quarter of a million referrals in one month according to the latest data from NHS England.

Study: TV watching linked with potentially fatal blood clots

Scientists are warning that that watching TV for four hours a day or more is associated with a 35% higher risk of blood clots compared with less than 2.5 hours.

Pioneering robotic thoracic surgery broadcast live from Arab Health

Arab Health 2022 will see world renowned surgeons demonstrating a Right RATS (Robotic Assisted Thoracic Surgery) Lower Lobectomy and Lymph Node Dissection procedure via Proximie.

Study confirms accuracy of test for Helicobacter pylori infection

A clinical validation study conducted at Oulu University Hospital (OUH) has confirmed the high accuracy of a new test for the diagnosis of atrophic gastritis (AG) and Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection in patients referred for gastroscopy.

Global Virtual Lecture in the Metaverse at Arab Health 2022

Global clinicians are expected to make ‘exhibition history’ by attending a lecture in the Metaverse with the launch of The Metaversity hosted live from Arab Health 2022.

Tyson & Blake grows healthcare portfolio with StrongRoom AI

Global investment firm Tyson & Blake has announced its lead investment in Strong Room Technology, a medical innovation company aimed at improving pharmacy, methadone dispensing, and diagnosing to improve patient outcomes.

RQM+ Acquires AcKnowledge Regulatory Strategies

RQM+ has acquired AcKnowledge Regulatory Strategies (AcKnowledge RS), a San Diego-based firm specialising in regulatory affairs consulting for the medical device and IVD industry.

King Edward VII’s Hospital opens new world class diagnostic centre

Independent charitable hospital King Edward VII’s, located within the prestigious Harley Street Medical Area, has opened a new, world class facility, offering diagnostic services and outpatient care.

Highlights of the National Comparative Audits of Blood Transfusion

A joint SHOT and NCA webinar will run on Tuesday 15 February 2022 (14:00–15:00 GMT).

Nearly one in five patients with heart disease use mental health drugs

Antidepressants and other psychiatric medications are associated with an almost doubled risk of premature death in patients with heart conditions, according to the latest research.

NHS strikes new COVID surge deal with independent sector

Local hospitals will be able to quickly activate surge capacity in the independent sector as part of the national COVID response, under a new deal.

Liver fat directly raises risk of type 2 diabetes

Research, funded Diabetes UK, has revealed that having higher levels of fat in the liver, and having a smaller pancreas, directly increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Record level of flu jab uptake in those aged 65 and over

More people aged 65 and over have received their flu vaccine this year than ever before. However, uptake in pregnant women, those with underlying health conditions, and preschoolers remains behind uptake in older adults.

Advanced melanoma treatment approved by NICE

​The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended the use of the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for some adults in England with a type of advanced melanoma skin cancer.

BMA calls for action on workforce crisis

New data on both GP workforce numbers and staffing in hospitals show that we cannot afford to lose more valuable doctors, the British Medical Association has warned.

NHS recovery jeopardised by staffing crisis

The Health and Social Care Committee’s Report on clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic finds that the elective recovery plans are threatened by a crisis in emergency care.

Adult epilepsy treatment reduces seizures in children

A surgical treatment commonly used to reduce epileptic seizures in adults also is effective and safe for children, according to a Rutgers study.

Study boosts understanding of surgical complication

Older patients across China took part in a major multi-centre randomised clinical trial that showed there was no difference in post-operative delirium in older people with a hip fracture if they had a general anaesthesia or a regional anaesthesia.

Dislocation after hip replacement: findings on implant positioning

A study using artificial intelligence to analyse radiographs from thousands of patients after hip replacement surgery redefines the acetabular "safe zone" to help avoid the risk of dislocation.

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Upcoming Events

Arab Health 2022

Dubai World Trade Centre
24th - 27th January

Knowlex Infection Prevention & Control 2022

National Conference Centre, Birmingham
8th - 9th February

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

Crowne Plaza, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR
4th - 5th April

iM Med Decontamination Academy Spring Conference

Royal College of Physicians, London
11th May 2022

NPAG Theatres and Decontamination Conference

Coventry Building Society Arena
19th May 2022

EBME Expo 2022

Coventry Building Society Arena, Phoenix Way, Rowleys Green, Coventry CV6 6GE
28th - 29th June

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Clinical Services Journal app from your device's App store

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