Schizophrenia patients calmed by video game

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People with schizophrenia can be trained by playing a video game to control the part of the brain linked to verbal hallucinations, researchers say. Patients in a small study were... Read More

AI early diagnosis could save heart and cancer patients

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Researchers at an Oxford hospital have developed artificial intelligence (AI) that can diagnose scans for heart disease and lung cancer. The systems will save billions of pounds by enabling the... Read More

NHS patients facing delays for operations

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Hospitals in England are being told to delay pre-planned operations and routine outpatient appointments until 31 January due to winter pressures. The advice comes as Milton Keynes University Hospital is... Read More

One in five patients regularly miss GP appointments

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Up to one in five patients are regularly missing GP appointments in Scotland, with younger people the worst offenders, new research has found. A study of more than 500,000 people... Read More

Patients face 'distressing readmissions'

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The number of patients in England being readmitted to hospital within 30 days of discharge has risen by nearly a quarter in the last four years, a watchdog has said.... Read More

Patients need rest, not antibiotics, say health officials

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Media playback is unsupported on your device More patients should be told to go home and rest rather than be given antibiotics, according to health officials. Public Health England (PHE)... Read More

Taxpayer-funded drugs 'too expensive for patients’

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Taxpayer-funded medical research is producing medicines which are increasingly unaffordable for patients who need them, says a new report. Campaigners claim that the NHS spent more than £1bn on drugs... Read More