A new weight-loss balloon has been launched across the UK, which patients can swallow in a pill. It is different from other gastric balloon treatments as there is no need of performing an invasive surgery to make it work. Obalon works under a simple procedure and takes only 10 minutes.
A magnetic device could better the plight of many patients suffering with some types of migraine, advised new UK guidance. The watchdog NICE has said that transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has the potential to treat symptoms in some patients, but more research has to be done for the same before making it a standard treatment.
King's Fund health think-tank has revealed that the NHS has failed to provide treatment to outpatients within stipulated time period. Analysis has suggested that percentage of outpatients waiting more than 18 weeks for NHS treatment has become the highest since October 2008. And more hospitals are also failing to provide treatment to outpatients, said a new report.
Mental Health Research UK’s ‘Blooming Monday’ depression awareness campaign will again be getting the support from No5 Chambers. Aim of the MHRUK is to raise funds so that researchers can be conducted to figure out causes of metal disorders and better treatments can be developed with minimal side effects. MHRUK is the first charity in the UK of its type.
A new campaign, ‘The Earlier, The Better’, has been introduced to reduce unnecessary hospital stays. NHS England has urged people over 60 years to seek early help as they are more likely to present themselves at hospitals very late, due to which burden increases on emergency wards.
Already a ward was closed at Borders General Hospital due to norovirus outbreak, but now two more wards have got affected by the same.
Ward 10 meant for elderly patients is closed. Due to norovirus extension, wards 4 and 12 have now been closed. The hospital staff along with the infection control team has been handling the situation.
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