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When good bacteria go bad - new links between bacteraemia and probiotic use

Researchers from Osaka University found that all identified C. butyricum bacteraemia strains were probiotic derivatives using whole-genome sequencing.

Worrying numbers of patients transporting themselves to A&E

Data collated by the Liberal Democrats reveals the extent of pressures being faced in emergency care, with long waits of more than five days in A&E for some elderly patients and people being forced to make their own way to A&E in the event of emergencies.

New screening trial to save thousands of men’s lives from prostate cancer

UCL academics will co-lead Prostate Cancer UK’s new £42m screening trial, which aims to find the best way to screen men for prostate cancer and double the number of lives saved.

The MHRA has set out its strategic approach to artificial intelligence (AI)

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has set out its strategic approach to artificial intelligence (AI).

Patients diagnosed with cancer in prison more likely to die from the disease

Cancer patients diagnosed in English prisons do not receive the same level of curative treatment as those in the general population, meaning they are at increased risk of death.

NICE approves treatment for aggressive brain cancer in children and young people

A new targeted drug combination treatment, described as a ‘step-change in care’ for children and young people with an aggressive form of brain cancer, has been recommended by NICE.

Average nurse took entire week off sick last year due to stress-related illness

​Pressures inside the NHS have become so severe that the equivalent of a week off work was taken by every single one of the health service’s 350k nurses last year due to stress, anxiety and depression, analysis of new NHS England data shows.

MMR catch-up campaign significantly boosts uptake across country

A campaign encouraging young people to get up-to-date with their measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations has led to a significant boost across the country, with one region delivering more than seven times the number of jabs in the first 12 weeks of this year to those aged five to 25.

NHS Constitution plans to strengthen privacy, dignity and safety

The department of Health and Social Care has announced proposed updates to the NHS Constitution for England.

Owen Mumford’s Near-Term and Net-Zero targets approved by the SBTi

Owen Mumford, a leader in the medical device industry and certified B Corp, has announced that the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved its near-term science-based emissions reduction target.

World Hand Hygiene Day 2024: why is sharing knowledge about hand hygiene still so important?

The World Health Organization is hosting a webinar on 6 May 2024, 2:00-3:30 pm CET on why sharing knowledge about hand hygiene is still important, as part of its campaigning activities for World Hand Hygiene Day.

Improving health communication to save lives during epidemics

Effective public health communication is critical for fighting epidemics and saving lives, an expert in African infectious diseases will argue at this year’s ESCMID Global Congress.

Air pollution and depression linked with heart disease deaths in middle-aged adults

A study in more than 3,000 US counties, with 315 million residents, has suggested that air pollution is linked with stress and depression, putting under-65-year-olds at increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.

Highest and lowest performing NHS services in the country are just 13 miles apart

A new report by the Medical Technology Group (MTG) has set out a roadmap for sharing best practices to end the ‘deeply embedded’ variation in NHS performance.

University seeks applications from AI innovators for world-leading business support programme

The University of Edinburgh’s globally renowned AI Accelerator programme has announced it is now seeking innovative, technology-driven scale-ups to be part of its eighth cohort.

New network aims to unlock UK research potential into spinal cord injury

Leading charity Spinal Research is driving a major new initiative aimed at unlocking the UK’s potential for cutting edge research into spinal cord injury.

NHS sets out measures to improve the working lives of doctors

​In a huge push to improve the lives of tens of thousands of postgraduate doctors, NHS England is pledging to enhance choice and flexibility with rotas, while reducing payroll errors and the financial burden of course fees.

BHR Biosynex opens state-of-the-art facility to support growth of point of care testing

BHR Biosynex has welcomed over sixty guests representing NHS Trusts, private healthcare companies, and the in vitro diagnostics industry, for the official opening of its new state-of-the-art premises in Nuneaton.

Children and young adults to benefit from personalised immunotherapy

Children and young adults with a form of leukaemia that develops rapidly are set to benefit after NICE has recommended an innovative, life-extending treatment where the person’s own immune cells are modified to fight the cancer.

ABHI Launches 2024 US Accelerator with Trade Visit to Maryland and Minnesota

The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) is set support its latest group of UK HealthTech innovators on its first major US trade visit this year, under its flagship US Accelerator programme.

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