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  • Acquired brain injury 'a silent epidemic' says charity

    Tuesday 13th May 2014

    More awareness is needed of the "silent epidemic" of acquired brain injuries, according to a Belfast-based charity. Brain Injury Matters said more than 2,000 people in Northern Ireland were affected every year. Chief executive Fiona McCabe said there were often no obvious signs, which caused extr...

  • Goole hospital operations broadcast via video link

    Wednesday 7th May 2014

    Operations at a hospital in East Yorkshire have been broadcast via video link to members of the public. Managers at Goole Hospital said the aim was to give people a better understanding of the surgical procedures carried out at the hospital. People were able to watch knee and shoulder operations ...

  • Northern Ireland MLAs want clarity on child cardiac surgery cases

    Monday 28th April 2014

    Members of NI's health committee are calling for greater clarity on details of cases of children travelling to Dublin for life-saving heart surgery. A number of MLAs have said that despite the health board assuring the committee early last year that there were no emergencies, some parents and sur...

  • Routine operations: Is a crisis brewing?

    Friday 18th April 2014

    The Department of Health and NHS England has been a happy place this month. Confirmation that the A&E system in England met its four-hour target for the January to March quarter brought a quiet sense of satisfaction. After all, it was only a few months ago that a winter crisis was being predi...

  • Prostate cancer tests miss severity in half of cases

    Friday 11th April 2014

    Prostate cancer tests, which predict how aggressive a tumour is, underestimate disease severity in half of cases, scientists say. In the study of 847 men with prostate cancer, 209 out of the 415 who were initially told their cancer was slow-growing were found to have a more aggressive form of the...

 
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