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The Department of Health in Northern Ireland released a report on the Accident and Emergency (A&E) response times, stating that the service showed a significant improvement through the last months.

The improvement stemmed from the fact that the time taken by the emergency service to reach a patient has been reduced, leading to a rise in the number of patients treated by the emergency department every month.

The report included figures revealing that in April 2010, the number of patients arriving at the emergency departments was 62,378, which increased in May to reach 63,478.

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The Stop Smoking service has reportedly collaborated with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and is busy training imams and community representatives.

The Stop Smoking service is a branch of the Airedale Community Health Services.

The main purpose behind the exercise is to help these representatives understand and know the risk of coronary heart disease linked to smoking so that they can further spread the message during Ramadan.

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NHS has confirmed that it will be providing extra beds for accident and emergency patients in Worcestershire. It will be offering a grant of £1 million for 26 extra beds in the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch. It will also help in reducing waiting times for patients during the winter months.

The NHS had earlier cancelled plans for providing extra beds at Worcestershire Royal Hospital due to financial and logistical reasons.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust expressed that adding more capacity at Alexandra Hospital would be better and more practical as well as affordable.

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It has been reported that the Argus has emerged as a direct podium for questioning the Prime Minister. It has announced that its readers now have a chance to ask their personal question from the Prime Minister.

The event, named as live question and answer PM Direct, to be organized in Brighton and Hove on Thursday, will witness the presence of David Cameron.

In addition, those readers seeking to put their questions in front of the Prime Minister need to contact Argus and deliver his or her name, their address, telephone number along with their question.

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The Lancet's latest editorial has posted that couples opting for delivering a baby at home sheds light on their bizarre preferences.

It outlines that such preference show that couples are more concerned about the process to be used for delivering rather than having a healthy baby.

"Women have the right to choose how and where to give birth, but they do not have the right to put their baby at risk", included the editorial. "There are competing interests that need to be weighed carefully", it further emphasized.

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A patient who had filed a legal claim for alleged negligence on the part of a hospital is reported to have fetched thousands of pounds from the Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.

The trust shelled out over £7,500 in an out-of-court reconciliation with the 58-year-old man.

The Colchester 30-year-old resident alleged that the trust, operating Colchester General Hospital, negligence led to his prolonged illness. Further, he posited that he was discharged from the hospital without being properly tested to discern the reason behind his pancreatitis.

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Dr. Theodore Soutzos has been accused by General Medical Council of having sex with teenage girls in the name of treatment.

The doctor charges around £450 UK Pounds -- $715 US Dollars -- per hour for consultation and despite that an additional benefit of having sex with innocent girls.

He was also alleged to have illegal relationships with two other patients between 1999 and 2006.

The three victims of the sexual assault will be talked to by Harley Street clinic’s consultant at London galleries.

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NHS’ novel reform, ‘inform one-stop health advice service’ for Scotland is all ready to be introduced by Health Secretary, Nicola Sturgeon today.

The service will cost the Government £550,000 and will be a 24-hour service conducted by NHS.

The service is a beneficial platform for people to seek advice on their queries regarding treatments, medicines, doctors, and other such related information.

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