Four In Five Hospitals ‘Not Safe Enough’ In England

Safety at four in five hospital trusts in England is not good enough, inspectors say.

Staffing and overcrowding are major concerns – and they warned that patients are at risk as hospitals faced unprecedented pressures.

The Care Quality Commission review also highlighted delays getting tests and treatments and poor care of life-threatening conditions such as sepsis.

Ministers said the findings should be used to root out poor practices.

But inspectors warned some of the problems were beyond the control of hospitals because of rising demands being placed on them.

10 charts that show why the NHS is in trouble
The review of all 136 hospital trusts in the country found 11% were rated as inadequate on safety and 70% required improvement.

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Why Your Doctor’s Advice To Take All Your Antibiotics May Be Wrong

You’ve heard it many times before from your doctor: If you’re taking antibiotics, don’t stop taking them until the pill vial is empty, even if you feel better.

The rationale behind this commandment has always been that stopping treatment too soon would fuel the development of antibiotic resistance — the ability of bugs to evade these drugs. Information campaigns aimed at getting the public to take antibiotics properly have been driving home this message for decades.

But the warning, a growing number of experts say, is misguided and may actually be exacerbating antibiotic resistance.

The reasoning is simple: Exposure to antibiotics is what drives bacteria to develop resistance.

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Sarah Henderson: Our Message Has Been Heard

27 Jan 2017 — Some of you will have seen this petition featured on BBC breakfast and heard me on BBC5 live this morning.

Every single one of your signatures helped make this happen. Each of you helped bring this to the attention of the media so we can ask publicly for change. Without your support I would never have had the opportunity, or the courage, to bring this to the BBC. I am a small voice, but together we have been heard.

This does not end here for me – I will continue to work with Zoë and the charity Saying Goodbye to help action change and get the recognition our children deserve with an optional certificate and record for all loss, no matter the gestation.

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Sarah Henderson: Allow Registered Birth Certificates For Children Born From 20 Weeks

Rowan, my daughter, was stillborn at 23 weeks and 4 days (6 months). I was in labour for 7 hours before she arrived naturally but she is legally described as a miscarriage and will never have a birth certificate.

This ruling needs to be overhauled allowing these children’s births to be registered.

All babies should be recognised and child loss at any stage is no less traumatic.

Due to babies now being viable before 24 weeks I would like the term stillbirth to be used from 20 weeks and birth certificates issued.

I lost Rowan in April 2015 and it’s so important to me that she should have a birth certificate so she is registered as a member of our family for future generations.

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9 Anti-Cancer Foods You Cannot Ignore

With modern lifestyles, people are exposed to multiple carcinogenic agents on a daily basis. It is hence no wonder that cancer rates are soaring. To keep far away from this terrifying disease, below is a list of cancer foods that cannot be ignored.

Flavonoid-Rich Berries

These berries include currants, cherries, cranberries, hawthorn berries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. As powerful antioxidants, flavonoids can be more potent than traditional antioxidants like vitamin C and E, beta-carotene, selenium and zinc. And antioxidants are well-known to be crucial in the prevention of cancer.

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To ‘Standardise’, Or Not To ‘Standardize’, That Is The Question…

Most of you will not be surprised to know that, by instinct, and thanks to good teaching, I usually choose to write, and to spell, in British English. For those of you who enjoy writing, and especially for those who are avid readers. I have a two-part question.

When I write an article, which includes a quotation from an American source, should I ‘standardise’ the American spelling, to match British spelling, or leave the quotation unchanged? Secondly, regardless of which you believe to be correct, I would also like to ask, which do you prefer — to ‘standardise’, or not to ‘standardize’, that is the question…

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Her Doctor Intimidated Her into Vaccination… Now She’s Telling Her Story

She was intimidated by her Doctor, her friends and family. This is a guest column from a mother of three.

I want to ask you all a question. I’ve almost written out a long comment on Dr. Tenpenny’s wall a few times, but simply couldn’t bring myself to push the intimidating ENTER button after filling in a few paragraphs. And I really just thought my question would get lost in the fray. And, well, not to be the dreaded longwinded commenter, I felt I had a little more to say than was worth challenging the spatial acceptance of the comment frame.

I am a mother of 3. I have two twin daughters who are both now age five, and a son who is age nine.

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The Gerson Institute Launches The Gerson Therapy Cookbook

Developed by Gerson chefs, the new Gerson Therapy Cookbook is the most comprehensive and accurate cooking guide in Gerson Institute history – it’s like having a Gerson chef in your kitchen!

On the Gerson Therapy, food is medicine. Each bite brings healing closer, but we know it can be a challenge to adjust to this new diet and leave favourite foods behind. That’s why we thoughtfully crafted each recipe with love and care to make sure your Gerson Therapy meals taste good and feel good. With this cookbook, patients become empowered with the knowledge and principles of cooking the Gerson way so they can create variety with their own personalised recipes. Read More

11 Reasons Why Flu Shots Are More Dangerous Than The Flu Itself

If You Know Anyone Considering A Flu Shot This Year, Show Them This

The verdict is out on flu shots. Many medical experts now agree it is more important to protect yourself and your family from the flu vaccine than the flu itself.

Every year the pharmaceutical industry, medical experts and the mainstream media work hard to convince us to get vaccinated against the flu.

But we’re not being told the whole story.

What we don’t hear, are cases about the adverse reactions or about the toxic chemicals being injected into us.

11 Reasons Why Flu Shots Are More Dangerous Than The Flu Itself
1. The Flu Shot Actually Makes You Sick To Begin With

Have you ever noticed how vaccinated children get sick almost immediately following a vaccination?

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New Low-Calorie Rice Cooking Method Could Cut 60% Of The Calories Your Body Absorbs

Rice is the staple of a variety of cuisines around the world. Yet diets that restrict carbohydrates (Atkins) advise against rice, while other diets praise rice as the perfect carbohydrate for energy. A recent study presented at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has revealed that a certain heating and cooking method for rice can cut the number of calories our bodies absorb by 50 to 60 percent.

“Because obesity is a growing health problem, especially in many developing countries, we wanted to find food-based solutions,” Sudhair A.

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