With the NHS putting strict restrictions on cataract surgery, thousands of elderly people will bear the brunt by jeopardizing their eyesight.
In 2011 in some areas, there was a decrease of about a quarter in the number of operations that the health service.
According to research by the Royal National Institute of Blind People, as compared to national guidelines, there are tougher restrictions imposed by about 50 per cents NHS trusts in England as they have set their own criteria for the surgery.
The postcode lottery system of social care is all set to be ended by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley from 2015 in England as he pledges to impose a national minimum eligibility threshold.
For ensuring that people who shift their place of stay continue to receive care, around £12.5 million a year will be made available. Reassessment by their new local authority is also awaited.
Calls to take a stance of neutral nature on assisted suicide have been rejected by doctors.
The opposition to assisted dying was restated by delegates to the British Medical Association's annual conference in Bournemouth yesterday and it was linked to murder by one doctor.
There will be a wrong message will be sent if there will be a change in their position.
According to a health watchdog, the needed standards of safety and quality are not being met by more than one in four health and social care providers as they fail to do so.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that for making 27 per cent of the locations that were inspected by the CQC action had to be taken.
In England there were inspection of about 14,000 health and social care providers and the CQC report that was made based on these inspections that were unannounced and CQC said it had to instruct 3,687 organisations to improve services.
The government had been told that the project was not sustainable and despite this the private finance deal meant to make new premises was taken up by a hospital now losing £44m a year.
It attracted everyone’s concern that there was not enough money with Peterborough Hospital to make new buildings and this was even spotted at by the media, a report, commissioned by the hospital regulator, Monitor said.
The per year cost is about £22m a year to service for the project and the go-ahead was given by both the Treasury and the Department of Health despite a warning given to them.
According to a report, there are chances of getting poor quality and unsafe care by people who have learning disabilities in privately run institutions when it is compared with the NHS.
It was seen during an inspection done by the regulator that acceptable standards of care and protection to vulnerable residents were given by about one in three private hospitals and homes and when it comes to NHS, about two thirds of institutions did this.
It was seen by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) that for about 17 years a man had been languishing in a so-called assessment and treatment centre.
As doctors get together for their four-day annual conference, the discussion over pension dispute will be discussed soon.
Immediately after the first industrial action that happened in about 40 years, the British Medical Association meeting in Bournemouth is being held.
It will not be until Thursday that the pensions issue will be discussed. But it seems that among the 500 delegates who will attend, this debate will be discussed in majority.
When the conference opened up today, BMA chairman Dr Hamish Meldrum referred to the issue in his speech.
Experts have stated that waistlines of about 57 per cent women are bigger than they should be and this is a cause of concern. Citing this as a reason for cancer and infertility, doctors have said that women must make an attempt to keep their waistlines in check.
The healthy size is 80cm but researchers found that the average waist measurement for women is 4.9cm larger.
Experts have stated that larger waistlines are a problem because this can lead to an array of problems like type 2 diabetes, heart problems and infertility along with cancers.
Side-effects of medicine made Vicky Sewart change her decision to fight cancer with her diet and not medicine. This included exercise as well in her regimen to get back to her healthy self along with special foods.
Turmeric was something that she used majorly as she says that this super spice almost makes cancer cells commit a suicide.
Turmeric was used by her in stir-fry, making curries and a range of foods that she made.
According to a new report, the availability of alcohol in various areas has to be regulated for which licensing authorities need greater powers.
The powers to control alcohol availability are not sufficient in England and Wales for the licensing authorities, Alcohol Concern Cymru says. This becomes even worse in city centres as here there are many retailers in close proximity to each other.
There are chances that following the first industrial action in about 37 years staged by GPs and hospital doctors negotiations over doctors' pension reforms could reopen.
It was stated by the British Medical Association (BMA) that seeing the Thursday's action it was ready to get back round the table with the Government.
In about 37 years doctors are taking industrial action for the first time and the issue is over their pensions. And they are doing this despite an attempt made by ministers at the last minute to dissuade them from doing so.
Doctors saw Health Secretary Andrew Lansley pleading with them for not to take any such step.
He told the doctors that this step of their will not be of any use so they must not take part in a pointless strike.
According to NHS leaders, patients should be kept away from all this.
As planned by doctors, there will be an industrial action following a dispute over pensions but there will be strike by staff employed by the British Medical Association following a row over pay a day before doctors take their step.
A pay offer of 1.5 per cent will be rejected by hundreds of members of the GMB who work for the BMA along with an extra 0.5 per cent for high performers and will walk out for 24 hours.
Popular social network Facebook is apparently looking to improve photo-sharing features with its reported acquisition of Face. com --- the company which is behind the facial-recognition technology which Facebook uses to enable its members to identify and tag photos.
Face. com - a Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup - announced its acquisition by Facebook in a Monday blog post, though it refrained from disclosing the financial terms of the deal. However, it is being speculated that Facebook is paying an amount of between $55 million and $60 million for the Face. com acquisition.
Researchers from the UK have stated that there is very little effect of lifestyle choices on sperm count and other options can also get delayed due to lifestyle advice given to tackle male infertility.
The semen quality is not affected by smoking, alcohol consumption and being obese, their study said.
It was also stated that it is better to avoid them as avoiding them was still `good health advice'.
It was however stated that a link with higher sperm levels was established with wearing boxer shorts rather than tighter underwear.
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