Archives for July, 2015

A & E Unit in Manchester Closes After Patients Admitted with Mers Symptoms

July 28th, 2015
A & E Unit in Manchester Closes After Patients Admitted with Mers Symptoms

The Accident and Emergency unit at Manchester Royal Infirmary was closed for 2 hours yesterday (27th July) after two patients were admitted with symptoms of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, also known as Mers. A spokesman for the hospital confirmed that two patients were undergoing tests. The patients were isolated and are receiving treatment for their […]

How a Paramedic Degree Can Further Your Medical Career

July 28th, 2015
How a Paramedic Degree Can Further Your Medical Career

Amidst the pained screams, contorted metal and flagrant panic of a serious road traffic accident, a cool head and calm voice rises above the shriek of the ambulance siren and the urgent flicker of the blue flashing lights. Quickly assessing the severity of the situation, this unruffled figure has the ability to make lightning quick […]

Number of Donors in the UK Drops for First Time in 10 Years

July 21st, 2015
Number of Donors in the UK Drops for First Time in 10 Years

The number of organ donors in the UK has fallen for the first time in more than ten years. Figures show that the number of people who were willing to donate their organs last year fell by 3 percent compared to the previous 12 month period. Despite the decline, figures are still considerably higher than […]

Doctors call for sugar tax to tackle obesity crisis

July 15th, 2015
Doctors call for sugar tax to tackle obesity crisis

The British Medical Association has called for a 20% sugar tax to help combat the obesity crisis facing the UK. The BMA estimates that around 70,000 deaths occur prematurely each year due to poor diet and introducing a sugar tax could help to save thousands of lives. The organisation has also called for healthy foods, […]

New study highlights significant differences in rates of ageing

July 10th, 2015
New study highlights significant differences in rates of ageing

A new study has revealed significant differences in the rate at which people age. New research, which involved a group of people all born within one year of each other in New Zealand, shows that some people age much faster than others. A report compiled by an international group of researchers revealed that body ages […]

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