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Health - Administration - 21.02.2013
Predicting liver injury in paracetamol overdose patients
Predicting liver injury in paracetamol overdose patients
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have identified molecules in the blood that could help predict the risk of a patient developing liver injury eight hours after a paracetamol overdose. Paracetamol overdose is one of the most frequent cases of hospital admissions, accounting for approximately 90,000 hospital attendances per year in the UK and almost 47,000 bed days in England alone.

Health - Administration - 14.02.2013
CT scans are the best alternative to colonoscopy to investigate bowel cancer
CT scans are the best alternative to colonoscopy to investigate bowel cancer
Based on a news release by Cancer Research UK A less invasive 'virtual colonoscopy' using CT scans is more effective for investigating patients with possible bowel cancer than the traditional X-ray test, according to a new study. The researchers say CT colonography (CTC) should now be considered alongside the 'gold standard' of colonoscopy.

Health - Administration - 13.02.2013
No link between hospital readmissions and death rates, says study
No link between hospital readmissions and death rates, says study
Hospital performance on two Medicare quality measures are not strongly related, and are likely to reflect very different aspects of their clinical care, according to results published by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the Feb. 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Health - Administration - 06.02.2013
Social media may prove useful in prevention of HIV, STDs, study shows
Facebook and other social networking technologies could serve as effective tools for preventing HIV infection among at-risk groups, new UCLA research suggests. In a study published in the February issue of the peer-reviewed journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases, researchers found that African American and Latino men who have sex with men voluntarily used health-related Facebook groups, which were created by the study's investigators, to discuss such things as HIV knowledge, stigma and prevention and ultimately to request at-home HIV testing kits.

Economics / Business - Administration - 05.02.2013
Aussies splurged stimulus cheques on the pokies, but squirreled away carbon tax compo
Australians decided not to gamble away last year's carbon tax compensation payments and hoarded them instead, a University of Melbourne study has found.

Health - Administration - 05.02.2013
Vitamin C supplements linked to kidney stones
New research from Karolinska Institutet shows that men who take vitamin C supplements regularly run a higher risk of developing kidney stones. The study, which is published in the scientific periodical JAMA Internal Medicine, did not however observe an increased risk between kidney stones and multivitamins - which contain lower concentrations of vitamin C. The research is based on data from a large population-based study of men from Västmanland and Örebro counties, who were monitored for 11 years.

Administration - 21.01.2013
Smoke-free law linked to large fall in child asthma hospital admissions
Smoke-free law linked to large fall in child asthma hospital admissions
The introduction of smoke-free legislation in England was immediately followed by a fall in the number of children admitted to hospital with asthma symptoms, a new study has found. NHS statistics analysed by researchers at Imperial College London show a 12.3 per cent fall in admissions for childhood asthma in the first year after the law on smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces came into effect in July 2007.

Administration - 10.01.2013
First ‘plural’ towns and city outside London revealed
The research by the University's Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) shows the towns of Slough and Luton and the city of Leicester are now 'plural'. Birmingham could join them in the next seven years. The team, who also find that 23 of London's 33 boroughs are plural, say towns and cities labelled by politicians as 'segregated' are in reality the most diverse.

Health - Administration - 09.01.2013
Most effective treatment for common kidney disorder
Most effective treatment for common kidney disorder
The results of a pioneering UK-wide clinical trial that compared treatments for patients with a common type of kidney disease has found one to be significantly more effective. The results of the study, published online in The Lancet today [9 Jan], will be recommended to clinicians worldwide as the most effective approach to treating the condition.

Health - Administration - 08.01.2013
Perceived benefits of joint commissioning lag behind reality, new study shows
A major new report on joint commissioning in health and social care has found the perceived benefits of collaborative working, such as efficiency savings and improvements to services, often lagged behind the reality. The study, carried out by professors at the University of Birmingham for the National Institute of Health Research, warns that new financial pressures will make joint commissioning and joint working even harder in the future.

Health - Administration - 06.01.2013
Black and Hispanic Patients Less Likely to Complete Substance Abuse Treatment than White Patients
Roughly half of all black and Hispanic patients who enter publicly funded alcohol treatment programs do not complete treatment, compared to 62 percent of white patients, according to a new study from a team of researchers including the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Comparable disparities were also identified for drug treatment program completion rates.