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Distinct ME stages found, says study Posted on Saturday February 28, 2015

Scientists say they have found distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment.

Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health Organization suggests.

Row over Savile hospital access claim Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

The NHS Trust boss responsible for Stoke Mandeville hospital is criticised for telling an MP Jimmy Savile was 'not given free access', the BBC learns.

Age-related leukaemia cases may soar Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

It is "almost inevitable" that your blood will take the first steps towards leukaemia as you age, researchers show.

Start date for 'Devo Manc' NHS plan Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

Greater Manchester will begin taking control of its health budget from April after a devolution agreement is signed by the Chancellor George Osborne.

Call to ban energy drinks for kids Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

Energy drinks should be banned for children under 16, according to the campaign and research group Action on Sugar.

Dispute over outdoor smoking ban call Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

Health experts argue the ban on smoking in indoor public spaces should be extended to cover outdoor spaces such as parks.

Man sentenced for doctor CV changes Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

A recruitment consultant, who changed eight doctors' CVs to secure them jobs, is given a suspended sentence.

WHO 'taken aback' by measles outbreaks Posted on Wednesday February 25, 2015

Measles vaccinations must be immediately stepped up across Europe and central Asia after a series of outbreaks, the World Health Organization says.

'Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men' Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

Healthy gay men should be offered daily HIV drugs to prevent infections, say campaigners.

'Don't cut other areas to fund NHS' Posted on Wednesday February 25, 2015

Most people do not want to see cuts to other public services in order to protect the NHS, according to data from the British Social Attitudes survey.

UK approves three-person babies Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

The UK has now become the first country to approve laws to allow the creation of babies from three people.

Skin clues to Alzheimer's disease Posted on Wednesday February 25, 2015

Scientists have proposed a new idea for detecting brain conditions including Alzheimer's - a skin test.

Tobacco 'kills two in three smokers' Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

The death risk from smoking may be much higher than previously thought - tobacco kills up to two in every three smokers not one in every two, data from a large study suggests.

NHS 'must step in' over Avastin row Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

Doctors call on health ministers and NHS England to intervene to make a drug called Avastin routinely available to patients with a debilitating eye condition known as wet AMD.

Hospice vacancies roundup Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

Weekly roundup of hospice and palliative care job opportunities posted on ehospice.

New campaign encourages people make a lasting power of attorney and write a will Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

A new government-backed public awareness campaign aims to encourage people to make a will, put in place a lasting power of attorney and to sign up to the organ donation register.

Lottery funding enables Tynedale Hospice at Home to support children through bereavement Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

Tynedale Hospice at Home's Rainbow Project has been given £311,756 by the BIG Lottery Fund, enabling the hospice to provide pre- and post-bereavement support to children and families for a further three years.

Daily News Roundup – 27 February 2015 Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

In the news today: new Grace House CEO takes on triple challenge, new toys for young visitors have been delivered to Earl Mountbatten Hospice, and a GP from the UK writes about his visit to Hospice Africa Uganda.

"Blueprint" published on how greater choice at end of life can be achieved Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

A report published today calls for a new ‘national choice offer in end of life care’ to be established by 2020, backed up by an additional £130 million for health and social care services.

Daily News Roundup – 26 February 2015 Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

In the news today: Herriot Hospice Homecare launch a new film, St Rocco's Hospice is working with primary school children to dispel myths around death and dying, Dr Kershaw’s Hospice gets a new garden, and Dr Catherine Walshe explains why you should you consider doing a PhD.

Devolution of health spending – what’s the potential impact on hospices? Posted on Wednesday February 25, 2015

Following the news that Greater Manchester is to become the first English region to get full control of its health spending, St Ann's Hospice Chair Eamonn O'Neal and CEO Jayne Bessant consider what this might mean for local hospices.

Daily News Roundup – 25 February 2015 Posted on Wednesday February 25, 2015

In the news today: the Norfolk and Suffolk Palliative Care Academy is providing free training to unpaid carers on meeting the needs of someone reaching the end of their lives, and a hospice nurse reports on a death café held at St Joseph’s Hospice earlier this month.

Daily News Roundup – 24 February 2015 Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

In the news today: update on Arthur Rank Hospice’s plans for a new facility in Cambridge, Julia’s House launches a project to build a children’s hospice in Wiltshire, and The Mary Ann Evans Hospice passes its CQC inspection with flying colours.

Help for schools, colleges & nurseries to support children who need palliative care Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

A new interactive resource will give education providers in England information and support to help children with life-limiting conditions.

Join the hospice and palliative medicine journal club on Twitter this Thursday Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

The next meeting of the Twitter journal club for hospice and palliative medicine is taking place on Thursday. Dr Katherine Sleeman from the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, explains what the meeting will be about and how to join in.

Trinity Hospice CEO shortlisted for Charity Trailblazer of the Year Posted on Monday February 23, 2015

Dallas Pounds, chief executive of Trinity Hospice, has been shortlisted for The Guardian’s Charity Trailblazer of the Year award.

Lucy Watts is ICPCN’s first youth ambassador Posted on Monday February 23, 2015

The International Children's Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) has announced that Lucy Watts is to be its first youth ambassador.

Research reveals experiences of disabled people with a terminal illness Posted on Monday February 23, 2015

Research carried out on behalf of Marie Curie has found that terminally ill people with a disability are likely to have a poorer experience of end of life care than those without a disability.

Daily News Roundup – 23 February 2015 Posted on Monday February 23, 2015

In the news today: new CEO for George Thomas Hospice Care as Margaret Pritchard retires, St Michael’s Hospice in Basingstoke introduces a new hospice at home service, and how to make the most of attending the EAPC World Congress.