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Dozens monitored for Ebola in Mali Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

Dozens of people are being monitored in Mali after the nation confirmed a two-year-old girl as its first Ebola case.

Roman gums 'healthier than ours' Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants, a feat of archaeological dentistry shows.

'Sunshine can slow weight gain' Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

Exposure to sunshine could slow down weight gain and the development of diabetes, research on mice suggests.

Later sunsets 'make kids more active' Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers.

NHS 'needs extra cash and overhaul' Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to the way services are organised if patient care is not to suffer, health bosses say.

Ebola blood-therapy team set up Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

An international team of scientists is set up to determine the effectiveness of using the blood of Ebola-survivors as a treatment.

NHS acting as 'barrier to families' Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

The NHS in England is told to stop being a barrier to infertile couples having children, according to the funding watchdog.

US 'probes hackable' medical devices Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

US government investigators are looking into about two dozen cases of medical kit suspected to be vulnerable to life-threatening hacks.

Experts aim to reduce stillbirths Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Health experts launch a five-year programme that aims to halve the number of stillbirths, newborn deaths and baby brain injuries in the UK.

Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.

'More to do' on disabled hate crimes Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Hate crime convictions are at an all-time high, but disability hate crime convictions have dropped, according to a new report.

'Nine million have TB' - WHO report Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

The World Health Organization revises its estimate as to how many people have tuberculosis up by 500,000, in its latest report into the killer disease.

NICE conflicts of interests claim Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

A group of leading doctors and researchers has called on MPs to investigate potential conflicts of interest at the medicines watchdog, NICE.

GPs to get £55 for dementia diagnoses Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

Doctors in England will be paid £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.

WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

The World Health Organization's emergency committee holds talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.

Hospice vacancies roundup Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

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

Lynda Bellingham’s positive approach to death should encourage people to communicate Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

Lynda Bellingham supported Marie Curie for many years, from hosting events to taking on physical challenges. Here, Chief Executive Dr Jane Collins reflects on the actor’s decision to stop chemotherapy and the importance of communicating our wishes at the end of life.

Daily News Roundup - 24 October 2014 Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

Bringing you a selection of emerging and topical media stories relevant to hospice, palliative and end of life care from local, national and international news outlets. From social care and assisted dying, to local hospice and charity sector news, this service gives you a quick overview of the issues and debates being discussed in the media.

‘Conversations about death are never easy, but we doctors must have them’ Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

There was no sign of any nursing staff as I entered Mr Hamble’s side room. I was greeted only by the solemn face of his son, his hands clasped to his chest, his eyes bloodshot from exhaustion.

‘Palliative care currency’ published for consultation Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

NHS England have today (23 October) published a draft document detailing the new palliative care currency, which is due to be piloted in 2015.

Daily News Roundup - 23 October 2014 Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Bringing you a selection of emerging and topical media stories relevant to hospice, palliative and end of life care from local, national and international news outlets. From social care and assisted dying, to local hospice and charity sector news, this service gives you a quick overview of the issues and debates being discussed in the media.

New programme invites nurses to develop economic assessment skills Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

A new programme aimed at developing nurses' economic assessment skills has been launched by The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Office for Public Management (OPM).

New research set to improve palliative care for LGBT communities Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

The Cicely Saunders Institute at King’s College London has launched a new study which aims to improve demand for, and supply of, palliative care to sexual minorities.

Daily News Roundup - 22 October 2014 Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

Bringing you a selection of emerging and topical media stories relevant to hospice, palliative and end of life care from local, national and international news outlets. From social care and assisted dying, to local hospice and charity sector news, this service gives you a quick overview of the issues and debates being discussed in the media.

Daily News Roundup - 21 October 2014 Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

Bringing you a selection of emerging and topical media stories relevant to hospice, palliative and end of life care from local, national and international news outlets. From social care and assisted dying, to local hospice and charity sector news, this service gives you a quick overview of the issues and debates being discussed in the media.

Transition gap still too wide for young adults, says new research Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

The differences between children’s and adult palliative care services are too wide for young people with life-limiting conditions to negotiate, according to research by Bangor University.

St Richard’s Hospice responds to increased demand for bereavement services Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

A big increase in the number of bereaved adults and children needing support after a loved one dies has prompted an innovative new way of working at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcestershire.

Government backs law offering untested drugs to terminally ill Posted on Monday October 20, 2014

The government is backing a new law that would allow terminally ill patients in England and Wales to be given untested medicines from early next year.

Daily News Roundup - 20 October 2014 Posted on Monday October 20, 2014

Bringing you a selection of emerging and topical media stories relevant to hospice, palliative and end of life care from local, national and international news outlets. From social care and assisted dying, to local hospice and charity sector news, this service gives you a quick overview of the issues and debates being discussed in the media.

MSc Palliative Care scholarships in memory of Prof. Rob Buckman Posted on Monday October 20, 2014

Two new scholarships for the MSc in Palliative Care at the Cicely Saunders Institute in London are to be funded by family and friends of the late Professor Rob Buckman.