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Amphetamine stimulant possible cause of runner's heart attack

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.

Regulator says quality of care suffering

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.

Alcohol Awareness Week events in Blackburn

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.

MPs say to avoid alcohol for two days a week

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.

Hospital to be sued after a girl dies like an ‘abandoned animal’

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.

Depression in women spotted easily

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.

24 doctors certify patients for Arizona’s pot program

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.

Statins also cut down death rates in cancer 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.

Harmoni paid £48m for treating people

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.

Alzheimer's can be detected years before symptoms show

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.

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