Monthly Archive:: January 2018

Johns Hopkins Expert Available to Discuss New AARP Nutrition and Brain Health Report

Reading Time: 1 minutesToday, the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH), an independent collaborative of international scientists, health professionals, scholars and policy experts convened by AARP, published Brain Food

Lawyers who target the NHS banned from advertising or setting up shop in hospitals

Reading Time: 1 minutesNHS hospitals will no longer provide office or advertising space for law firms or claims management companies who encourage patients or their families to take the NHS to court. Every effort must also be made to ensure lawyers and claims managers don’t approach patients or their

NHS England sets out plans to be first in the world to eliminate Hepatitis C

Reading Time: 1 minutesEngland could be the first country in the world to eliminate Hepatitis C, under ambitious plans announced by the NHS today. NHS leaders today called on the pharmaceutical industry to work with them to provide best value for money for treatments so that in its 70th

Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Reading Time: 1 minutesIssued at 8.30am on Monday 29 January 2018 There is a 70 per cent probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions between 12.00am on Wednesday 31 January and 3.00pm on Friday 2 February in parts of England. Find out more about staying well this winter. More details about

New Cancer Drugs Fund benefiting thousands of patients and releasing £140million for the NHS

Reading Time: 1 minutesThousands of cancer patients have benefited from speedy access to the new and innovative treatments due to new Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), which is also expected to release at least £140million into the NHS over the next five years. Since the new CDF opened in July 2016,

NHS England announces consultation on ACO contracts

Reading Time: 1 minutesNHS England has today announced it will be launching a consultation on the contracting arrangements for Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs). There is widespread support for ending the fragmented way that care has been provided to improve services for patients and the NHS has been working towards

Targeting Bladder Cancer’s Achilles Heel: Stem Cells

Reading Time: 1 minutesTwo different proteins work separately as well as synergistically to feed a small pool of stem cells that help bladder cancer resist chemotherapy, research led by a Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientist suggests. The finding, published online in Cancer Research, could lead to new targets

Scientists Create a 3-D Model Of Molecules in Yeast Linked to Enzyme that Lengthens Chromosome Tips

Reading Time: 1 minutesThrough the haze of a sonogram screen, an expectant mother catches a glimpse of the growing baby within her. The outline of a nose, chin and head, instantly recognizable as a tiny human, brings to life what parents, until then, could only imagine. Biologists, too, aim

Key NHS technology programme extended to ambulance trusts

Reading Time: 1 minutesNHS England has today announced three ambulance trusts will share £10m to help improve patient care by developing into world class digital organisations. South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS), West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS) and North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation

Disparity Persists: Racial and Ethnic Minority Patients Still Less Likely Than White Patients to Get Live Donor Kidney Transplants

Reading Time: 1 minutesDespite efforts over the past two decades to increase the number of black and Hispanic patients receiving kidney transplants from related or unrelated living donors, these racial/ethnic minority patients are still much less likely to undergo such transplants than white patients, Johns Hopkins researchers report. In