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Shoulder surgeons make breakthrough

December 4, 2016 survivingwinter 0

Shoulder surgeon A shoulder surgeon is a specialist orthopaedic surgeon. Orthopaedic surgeons specialising in surgery to bones, joints and associated structures such as the ligaments and tendons. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint at the top of the arm. It is where the humerus (upper arm bone) meets the scapula (the shoulder blade). The shoulder joint is particularly complex because it has to be very mobile, allowing you to move your arm in {more heath news}

Fertility on the rise in winter months

December 4, 2016 survivingwinter 0

Fertility, or rather the lack of it, can be one of the most distressing problems that people have to face in their lives. We often take fertility for granted – particularly when we see so many headlines about underage pregnancies and unwanted children. This can be absolutely soul destroying for people who are desperate to have children of their own but find it difficult to conceive. However many couples regard themselves as having a fertility {more heath news}

Poly-cystic ovary syndrome – PCOS

December 4, 2016 survivingwinter 0

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition of women that is becoming more commonly diagnosed. Before we had such good ultrasound scanning machines, polycystic ovary syndrome was only diagnosed in when an operation had been performed and the ovaries had been seen to be full of cysts. Of course most people never have operations, and so the condition was less well understood. Now with high quality and readily available ultrasound scans, the ovaries can be {more heath news}

Keyhole Surgery is made standard on the NHS in 2017

December 4, 2016 survivingwinter 0

Keyhole Surgery Keyhole surgery is determined that was used in the 1980s and 1990s for laparoscopic surgery. Before this time, operations had mainly been done under general anaesthetic using large incisions. Incisions had to be large for surgeons to get their hands and instruments into the relevant area to perform the surgery. For instance, in the gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy) an incision in some 10 to 20 cm long was generally made on the right side {more heath news}

Anorexia nervosa effects 1 in 6 girls in the UK

December 4, 2016 survivingwinter 0

Anorexia nervosa is typified by severe weight loss, due to the sufferer having an altered body image. What this means in effect is that it is a psychological condition, where the sufferer truly believes themselves to be larger than they are. They reduce their food and calorie input, and often increase their exercise, until they lose significant amount of weight. Of course the difficult thing to tell you whether someone is very slim, or whether {more heath news}

Reducing stress by a whopping 33% in the workplace

December 4, 2016 survivingwinter 0

Acupuncture Treatment Most people have heard of acupuncture and know that it involves needles.  But what is acupuncture and is there any scientific reason why it should work? Acupuncture is an ancient art of healing from China.  In its modern form, very fine and sterile needles are inserted through the skin in certain key locations, to have a desired effect. Often the needles are moved or vibrated to increase their effect.  Some research has been {more heath news}

Understanding Jaundice

December 4, 2016 survivingwinter 0

The term “jaundice” is used to describe patients who have gone yellow due to the accumulation of bile pigments in the bloodstream. It is also termed “icterus”. In the normal person, old blood cells are broken down when they reach the end of their useful life, and the red pigment called haemoglobin is taken by the liver, and converted into bile pigments. Pigments are called billirubin (a redish pigment) and biliverdin (a green pigment). These {more heath news}

History of Winter Health Care Standards

November 18, 2016 survivingwinter 0

The Health Care Standards Unit were the longest established health accreditation service in the UK and the rest of Europe. They did work with UK and international healthcare organisations to improve the quality of patient care through consultancy services and the development of health care standards and assessment processes. They could adapt their services to meet people’s specific needs The scope and experience of HCSU meant they could help people meet all their quality goals. {more heath news}

Links

November 18, 2016 survivingwinter 0

Medicines Control Agency This section of the MHRA site consisted of information about the work of the Medicines sector of the MHRA. Medical Devices Agency (MDA) Medicines and healthcare products Regulatory Agency. An Executive Agency of the Department of Health. Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) * works for the essentials of life – food, air, land, water, people, animals and plants. Our remit is {more heath news}

Study in Excellence

November 18, 2016 survivingwinter 0

Population movements over successive decades meant that many GP premises were in the wrong places, or in unsuitable buildings, resulting in poor access for many HCSU residents. Access to dentists, opticians, chiropodists and other primary care professionals were equally poor. The first Health Care Standards Unit established a very clear link bettheyen NHS Plan targets and development proposals (such as increasing the number of GPs). The new premises reflected this planned expansion. The same was {more heath news}

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