Doctors are nicer to THIN patients – because they have more respect for them


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Doctors are nicer to THIN patients – because they have more respect for them They still give overweight patients the same amount of time, treatment and advice as they give thin onesBut they are less empathetic towards fat patientsThis could be because they think these patients should be doing more to help themselves By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 15:33 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:33 GMT, 23 April 2013 Many patients fear the wrath of stern hospital matrons and stressed doctors.

Doctors talk as if we"re not there, say a quarter of patients while a third don"t understand what they are being told


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Doctors talk as if we're not there, say a quarter of patients while a third don't understand what they are being told Annual NHS survey shows care has improved overall since last yearBut campaigners still disappointed by some of the results A fifth of patients didn't necessarily trust the doctor treating them By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 23:43 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:16 GMT, 17 April 2013 One in four patients says their doctors talk over them as if they weren’t there, according to a major survey.

The signal jab that could banish back pain for good: Bone marrow injected into the spine could repair damage


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The single jab that could banish back pain: Bone marrow injected into the spine could repair damage Bone marrow is being increasingly used to heal tissueTreatment involves injecting it into lumbar discs – small cushions of tissue between the bones in the spine By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 07:53 GMT, 12 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:57 GMT, 12 April 2013 Back pain could be cured by a single injection in the spine, new research suggests.

Joan Bakewell calls for euthanasia debate: I carry a Do Not Resuscitate card


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I carry a Do Not Resuscitate card, reveals veteran broadcaster Joan Bakewell as she calls for a debate on euthanasia Veteran broadcaster says 'people would be pleased to have the choice'She has given instructions to her family to ‘pull the plug’ in case of calamityBakewell said that 'too many older people were ‘living in misery’ By Eleanor Harding PUBLISHED: 17:47 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:20 GMT, 8 April 2013 Joan Bakewell has called for a ‘proper debate’ on euthanasia, revealing she carries a Do Not Resuscitate card.

NHS should take out more tonsils to avoid repeat cases of sore throats, say doctors


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NHS should return to the 1950s and take out more tonsils to avoid repeat cases of sore throats, say doctors Finnish study finds tonsillectomies reduce pharyngitisAbout 200,000 children a year had tonsils out in 1950sNow figure has dropped to 29,000 procedures a year By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 05:07 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:47 GMT, 3 April 2013 The NHS should remove more tonsils to avoid repeated cases of severely sore throats, according to British doctors.

Father died on hospital bathroom floor after doctors failed to give him life-saving drugs


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Father died on hospital bathroom floor after doctors failed to give him life-saving drugs Edward McKean, 52, died on bathroom floor at University Hospital CoventryHad undergone surgery to remove a benign brain tumour three weeks earlier He died of a pulmonary embolism – a blood clot in the pulmonary arteryHad not received vital blood-thinning drugs which could have saved himInquest heard junior doctor missed the drugs off his medication chart'Neglect' contributed to death and doctors missed opportunities to save him By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 09:40 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:32 GMT, 2 April 2013 Edward McKean, 52, died after doctors failed to notice he was not receiving vital drugs A father-of-three died on the bathroom floor of a hospital after a junior doctor left life-saving drugs off his medication chart, an inquest has heard.

Anaesthetist Peter Morris writes Bound With New Ropes novel while his patients are unconscious


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From heart rate to heartache: Anaesthetist writes 480-page romantic novel while his patients were unconscious Peter Morris wrote Bound With New Ropes while working in the operating theatre of Castle Hill HospitalThe anaesthetist says it was possible because 'tardy surgeons' made 'simple operations last for hours'The book is a love story about a university lecturer By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 11:37 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:49 GMT, 29 March 2013 It is said that they have more time on their hands than most doctors.

NHS patients set to lose important controls over their private medical records


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NHS patients set to lose important controls over their private medical recordsPatients will only be able to request that their data is not passed onInformation which could identify a patient could be used Campaigners say changes would amount to ditching patient confidentiality By Jack Doyle PUBLISHED: 00:28 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:40 GMT, 29 March 2013 Under proposed changes to the NHS constitution, patients will not have a veto over records being used for reasons unrelated to their own treatment NHS patients are set to lose important controls over their private medical records, the Daily Mail can reveal.

Nearly ALL doctors have given patients a placebo for the psychological benefits


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Nearly ALL doctors have given patients a placebo – either to keep them happy or reassure them 97% admitted giving placebos that are not proven, such as antibiotics for a viral infection 12% had used ‘pure’ placebos, such as sugar pills, which have no medicinal value at allMost placebos given to reassure patients, or to produce a psychological effect By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 22:58 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:58 GMT, 20 March 2013 Doctors clearly believe placebos can help patients, the research found Nearly all doctors have given their patients placebos, a study has found.

NHS Alliance chairman Dr Michael Nixon: The elderly must be kept out of "dangerous hospitals", say GPs as they attack care standards and…


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The elderly must be kept out of 'dangerous hospitals', say GPs as they attack care standards and call for changes in the way the NHS is runNHS Alliance chairman calls for shift in way health service is runDr Michael Dixon says hospitals are dangerous, particularly for elderlyVulnerable and elderly should be treated in community, doctors say By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 01:46 GMT, 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:01 GMT, 13 March 2013 Dr Michael Nixon, president and chairman of the NHS Alliance, has said certain patients should be kept out of hospital as long as possible Hospitals are dangerous places and only the most serious cases should be treated there, GPs warned last night.


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