The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on Tuesday confirmed the sale of its stake scandal-hit note printing firm Securency.
RBA announced that it offloaded its 50 per cent stake in Securency and that an independent governance review cleared it of "inappropriate" insight. The bank released the review into the governance of the printing firm and NPA by independent consultancy Cameron Ralph to show that it was cleared of serious oversight issues.
UK retailers removed Findus beef lasagne off their store shelves after food watchdog warned that the product contained up to 100 per cent horse and might also contain an animal painkiller.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said that 11 out of 18 samples Findus beef lasagne checked were found containing 60-100 per cent horse.
The FSA found no evidence that suggested a food safety risk, but it ordered Findus to test beef lasagne for a veterinary drug called phenylbutazone, or bute.
According to a study, there has been an increase in the number of stays in intensive care in the last month of life.
As compared to about 10 years ago, the number of people dying in hospice care is two times in hospital or nursing home. But a study states that hospice is considered as the last resort normally. It is often used by the patients and their families in the last.
According to a national patient safety charity, scandals like the Mid-Staffordshire will happen again unless the government implements the Francis Inquiry recommendations. It will file its report next week.
According to Peter Walsh, chief executive of the Association for Victims of Medical Accidents, ministers have already started showing their opposition to changes that the report might recommend. Changes like minimum staffing levels for hospital wards and a legal duty candour that will check the medical staff has started seeing opposition.
A lot of things were imagines after Claire Squires, a fit and healthy 30-year-old, who died about one mile from the end of the London marathon in 2012.
Her chosen charity, the Samaritans, in less than seven days, has got about £1m as donation as tens of thousands of people had donated so much money to her chosen charity.
It was ruled by a coroner that the possible cause of her death was Jack3d's single dose. A supplement that promises to enhance performance and it was legal to be purchased and used when she had purchased it.
The regulator states that in England the quality of services provided to people across the health and care sectors has started suffering.
Data from about 13,000 inspections was looked at and the warning from the Care Quality Commission's (CQC) followed.
According to the regulator, everyone from hospital to care homes was struggling due to complex cases rising and pressure on staff.
There are 16 key standards and one in every four failed at least one in 16.
During the Alcohol Awareness Week, people in East Lancashire are being urged to be vocal about their drinking habits.
`It's time to talk about drinking', is the campaign that has been organised by Alcohol Concern and supported by Blackburn with Darwen Council and the Care Trust Plus.
It has been seen that British often are vocal about drinking but the question is that are these conversations being done in the right way.
Clearer guidelines on drinking and every week two alcohol-free days have been called for by the MPs. This is following the UK's alcohol guidelines being followed and a report being filed by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee.
Seeing the present guidelines by the Department of Health, for men it is three to four units of alcohol a day and for women it is two to three units every day.
According to Paula Stevenson, following a heart surgery in 2009, her 13-month-old daughter died like an animal that is abandoned.
In the USA, there is something called rapid response team, it means that families of patients are given an urgent second opinion and Stevenson called for this to be introduced in UK hospitals also.
It was stated by a coroner that if Hayley Fullerton was admitted to intensive care then there would have been better chances of her surviving.
A new study has found that women with depression are likely to get help before men with depression as depression in women can be spotted easily.
Researchers found gender stereotypes influence public perceptions of depressed people.
When men were shown an environment of a man and a woman in depression, men were able to spot depression in the woman before they could feel that their counterpart was depressed.
Two fictitious subjects were put before participants by Dr Viren Swami, a reader in psychology at the University of Westminster, Kate and Jack.
About 75 per cent of the marijuana cards issued in the state have been given a go ahead by a small number of doctors in Arizona, according to health officials, and this raises questions about whether the program is being abused.
The Arizona’s medical marijuana program started in April 2011 to June this year and about 24 doctors had certified 75 per cent of cardholders. This means that in that period, 475 doctors certified nearly 29,000 patients.
The rate of deaths can come down among cancer sufferers with the use of statins, widely prescribed drugs used to help prevent death from heart disease.
The growth of cancer cells is limited by the use of statins and they also make them more vulnerable to certain therapies. According to certain trials done, the bad or the LDL cholesterol is lowered by these medications among people who have a raised level and this in turn lowers the risk of dying early due to a heart disease and a stroke.
For creating a new private health concern that can give treatment to about 15 million people, Harmoni, which is UK's biggest out-of-hours GP service, has been paid £48m by Care UK.
The largest private firm giving out-of-the-hours services and a former GP co-operative is Harmoni and it has also won 12 NHS contracts to run the new non-emergency 111 health phone lines, beating a joint bid from Care UK and Capita. In 2011, from the NHS it has got £100m.
Jim Easton, a top civil servant, has become the managing director. He was earlier in the Department of Health and was lured by Care UK.
In a US study it has been found that about two decades before the first symptoms are shown, the earliest signs of Alzheimer's appear.
For avoiding any damage to thinking and memory, it is vital to treat the disease in time.
There were certain differences in the brains of the people who are to develop an early form of Alzheimer's, the study stated.
When it comes to treating people, it may give more time to doctors, experts said.
A government-backed trial will put to test the new medical technology that is said to slash the time it takes to diagnose dementia from 18 months to just three.
The process is being developed by scientist who fell that if it is used nationally then the current diagnosis rates will be doubled. This will provide better care and support to thousands of sufferers.