Kat Keogh

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Only two-thirds of trainee doctors aim to be GPs in NHS

A small study of doctors who are completing their training to become GPs found only two in three plan to work in NHS general practice, influenced by their experience during training.

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Overweight people deemed healthy still face heart risks

Carrying extra weight could raise the risk of heart attack by more than a quarter, even for someone who is otherwise healthy, researchers say.

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Baby box scheme introduced across Scotland

All babies born in Scotland from today to be given a box of essential items in a bid to tackle inequality and promote health

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House of Common festival offering free tickets to London nurses

Nurses living in London are being offered free tickets to the House of Common music festival in a gesture of gratitude to the capital's emergency and public sector workers.

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Fresh warning over nurse shortages

RCN says trusts over-reliant on unregistered staff

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Community support urged to curb ED use by patients with dementia

Researchers have called for better support in the community for people with dementia after a study found that patients are increasingly relying on emergency care as they near death, except for residents of care homes.

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Think Drink hydration campaign helping patients recover faster from surgery side effects

A hospital's award-winning scheme – which helps patients recover faster from surgery side effects by keeping them hydrated pre-operation – is being shared nationwide.

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Cavell Nurses' Trust aims to raise £10,000 in one month for nurses in need

The charity supports nurses experiencing hardship.

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Link between mothers with troubled upbringing and their children's developmental issues

Mothers who had a troubled childhood are more likely to have children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, according to a study.

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Pharmacist-led medicine service could save NHS £517 million

A scheme in which pharmacists help patients stick to their drug regimens could save NHS England £517.6 million in the long term and should be allowed to continue, a team of health economists says.

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Nottingham tram named after award-winning nursing student

Nursing student Christina O'Loughlin has had a tram named after her in her home city of Nottingham.

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Allergy medicine may help treat DVT

Common anti-allergy medicines could prove to be an effective treatment for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) without the risk of bleeding, according to new research.

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Vaccination campaigns make parents more sceptical

Strategies for correcting misinformation about the dangers of vaccinations have the opposite effect and reinforce ill-founded beliefs, suggesting that public health campaigns need more testing, a study says.

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Less sleep linked to bigger waistlines

Adults in the UK who have poor sleep patterns are more likely to be overweight and obese and have reduced levels of ‘good’ cholesterol, say researchers.

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Smokers more likely to quit after CT scan

Smokers who undergo a CT scan of their lungs are more likely to quit than those who do not, a study suggests, with screening providing a chance to get smoking cessation support.

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Unsuspected risk found for stroke survivors without early complications

Stroke survivors who seem fully recovered are at a heightened risk of dying or experiencing a heart attack for at least five years after the event, highlighting the need for long-term monitoring, research has shown.

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Tall men ‘more at risk from aggressive prostate cancer’

Tall men are at greater risk of dying from aggressive prostate cancer, and the risk also increases for those with bigger waistlines, scientists claim.

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NMC chief executive received pay rise of almost £20,000

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) chief executive Jackie Smith received a pay rise of almost £20,000 in the past year, according to the regulator’s annual report.