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  • Appendectomy Delay Increases Surgical Site Infection Risk

    Tuesday 4th December 2012

    A delay of more than six hours from the time of admission to the time of appendectomy was associated with an increased risk for surgical site infection (SSI) among patients with nonperforated appendicitis, according to a study in Annals of Surgery (2012;256:538-543). The paper’s lead author, Pe...

  • Surgery Reverses Diabetic Nephropathy in Almost 60% of Patients

    Tuesday 27th November 2012

    Researchers, Expecting a Halt in Progression After Bariatric Surgery, Instead See Remission San Diego—Bariatric surgery induces a significant and lasting improvement in diabetic nephropathy, with nearly 60% of patients with this condition achieving remission five years after surgery, according ...

  • Cold homes cost NHS more than a billion, Age UK study says

    Thursday 22nd November 2012

    Illnesses related to living in a cold home cost the NHS £1.36bn every year, a report by Age UK suggests. And the charity says thousands of older people are dying prematurely due to the health effects of living in the cold. Each year in England and Wales there are about 27,000 extra deaths each w...

  • Poor lung cancer care hinders survival, say experts

    Tuesday 20th November 2012

    The UK Lung Cancer Coalition said a lack of access to specialist teams and poor awareness about the disease were among the major problems. The coalition, which includes doctors, patient groups and drug firms, said if standards could be raised as many as one in 10 deaths could be prevented. Its re...

  • Moderate drinking in pregnancy 'harms IQ'

    Thursday 15th November 2012

    Drinking one or two glasses of wine a week during pregnancy can have an impact on a child's IQ, a study says. Researchers from Oxford and Bristol universities looked at the IQ scores of 4,000 children as well as recording the alcohol intake of their mothers. They found "moderate" alcohol intake o...

 
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