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Are Hospital Delays Putting Patients at Risk?

Malcolm Underhill
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Whether you need emergency care, an outpatient procedure or treatment such as chemotherapy for cancer, getting the right medical care at the right time is often critical to protecting a patient’s health and achieving the best long-term outcome. Any...

NHS Admits Wrong Metal Plates Used to Fix Bone Fractures

Malcolm Underhill
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The wrong type of metal plates were surgically implanted into a number of patients to treat broken bones, the NHS has admitted. Patients at an unnamed NHS trust were found to have been given flexible plates meant for reconstruction rather than rigid...

Cancer delays 'leave patients at risk'

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The NHS is struggling to keep apace with demands for its services, and it is now estimated that every household will need to contribute £2,000 each year in taxes just to keep the system afloat [1] .  And that will only bring about modest...

Could Modern Medicine Have Saved Abraham Lincoln?

Malcolm Underhill
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Abraham Lincoln was the first US President to be assassinated, drawing his last breath at 7.20 am, on 15 th April 1865.  He died from a traumatic brain injury caused by a bullet, shot from almost point blank range as he watched a performance of Our...

Could Your Doctor Have Missed Your Bowel Cancer Symptoms?

Malcolm Underhill
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A new study by the British Journal of cancer released last week reported that one in five ‘red flag’ symptoms that indicate the presence of bowel cancer have been missed by GPs [1] .  The study also found that 16% of patients presenting...