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Body clock study unlocks prospect of treatment for osteoarthritis

Body clock study unlocks prospect of treatment for osteoarthritis A University of Manchester biologist has for the first time established that the painful and debilitating symptoms endured by osteoarthritis sufferers

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£107m European backing for new Birmingham super hospital

£107m European backing for new Birmingham super hospital The European Investment Bank, Europe’s long-term lending institution, has agreed to provide  £107m to support construction of the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital

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New NHS England report highlights failings in orthotic care

New NHS England report highlights failings in orthotic care A new report launched in November by NHS England is calling for urgent improvements to orthotic care, to improve the lives

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NICE issues new guideline to preserve national stocks of blood

NICE issues new guideline to preserve national stocks of blood NICE – the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – has issued its first guideline on the use of

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Green light for Sheffield healthcare hub

Green light for Sheffield healthcare hub Three entrepreneurs have secured planning approval for the first stage of a new healthcare hub to be built in Sheffield on part of the

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Half of doctors practise differently after being sued or complained about

Half of doctors practise differently after being sued or complained about Half of 138 doctors responding to a Medical Defence Union (MDU) survey1 say they worry more about complaints or

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NHS providers are facing significant challenges on both finance and operational performance

NHS providers are facing significant challenges on both finance and operational performance NHS providers – both trusts and foundation trusts – are facing significant challenges on both finance and operational

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‘No evidence’ that bone-growth agent for spinal fusion increases cancer risk

‘No evidence’ that bone-growth agent for spinal fusion increases cancer risk A new study may alleviate concerns regarding increased cancer risk for patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery with recombinant human

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Study finds too much foot traffic in and out of operating rooms

Study finds too much foot traffic in and out of operating rooms A “secret shopper” style study by researchers at Johns Hopkins analysing foot traffic in and out of operating

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Wrist fractures could predict susceptibility to serious fractures in postmenopausal women

Wrist fractures could predict susceptibility to serious fractures in postmenopausal women The study highlights the importance of developing strategies to prevent future fractures after an initial wrist fracture occurs. Wrist