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.
Lesley Brown was the world's first test-tube baby's mother and she has died at the age of 64.
It was about 34 years ago that Lesley made medical history when she gave birth to Louise.
It was for nine years that she and her husband John were trying to have a baby but were unable to do so. Then they signed up for an experimental procedure that was called in vitro fertilization.
At the first attempt only she became pregnant and it was on July 25, 1978, that Louise Joy Brown was born with a weight of 5lb 12oz at the Oldham General Hospital by caesarean section at 11:47 pm.
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.
According to a study, excessive use of smartphones, laptops and tablets can be a major risk to people's health as they are working with them even after leaving office.
People have becomes nothing more than screen slaves as they are working even after getting back home after work, according to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
There can be neck and back pain due to a poor posture maintained while working with these machines. About two thirds of people, according to an online survey continued working outside office hours.
According to Swedish doctors, a major blood vessel of a 10-year-old girl has been replaced with one grown with her own stem cells. It was reported that this had to be done due to a poor blood flow between her intestines and liver.
A dead man’s vein was taken and then it was stripped of its own cells and then bathed in stem cells from the girl.
This led to a major improvement in the quality of the girl’s life, the surgeons said.
This development is the latest in the series of body parts grown, or engineered, to match the tissue of the patient.
Cancer can be fought by a bug that normally gives children the sniffles.
Tumors can be reduced by reovirus and this is what the researchers are hopeful about. Reovirus usually causes mild colds or stomach upsets.
It can be possible that diseases like breast cancer and skin cancer are fought with by the virus, which would be given to outpatients through a drip.
Researchers stated that the way the reovirus works is by killing a cancer cell by entering it and replicating within it. As compared to conventional cancer treatments, this seems to produce fewer side effects.
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.