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Coventry experts could help deliver major medical breakthrough in detecting circulation system diseases

Experts in Coventry could help deliver a major medical breakthrough to speed-up the detection of circulatory diseases in patients. New research from Coventry University could help detect conditions in patients much faster through novel imaging and sensing techniques. The university’s Center for Intelligent Healthcare (CIH) has established a specialist research facility at its Technology Park …

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Could This Healthcare Stock Be Berkshire Hathaway’s Next Pick?

Would Teladoc (TDOC 9.45%) make a good fit for Berkshire (BRK.A 0.73%) (BRK.B 0.75%)? In this clip from “The Rank” on Motley Fool Live, recorded on April 25Motley Fool contributor Zane Fracek makes the case for why he’d like to see Berkshire expand into healthcare and telemedicine given the growth opportunity ahead. Zane Fracek: I’d …

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Patients are up and about sooner after robot surgery | News

The NHS should make robot-assisted surgery standard for a complex cancer operation, according to researchers. The advice follows the first trial of its kind, which found that the technique led to shorter recovery times and fewer complications in rebuilding a bladder after the removal of a tumour. The results, published in the journal JAMAfound that …

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Study shows robotic surgery leads to quicker recovery and less time in hospital

Patients due to have major abdominal operations should be offered the option of robotic surgery, researchers said, after a study showed such procedures led to quicker recovery and reduced time in hospital. Patients who had robot-assisted bladder cancer surgery recovered faster and were sent home sooner than those who had open surgery, UK experts found. …

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My burnout is born of a health system that treats the emergency department as a panacea | Stephen Parnis

“Physician, heal thyself.” This proverb has been in use for at least 2,000 years, but it is relevant today, and it applies to me. I am dealing with burnout, and it has taken many months for me to realise it. The combination of a few years of a heavy workload, of ever-increasing demands, and limited …

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Jeremy Hunt ‘ignored’ NHS staff shortages while health secretary | Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt has been accused of ignoring serious NHS staff shortages for years and driving medics out of the profession while health secretary after he intervened this weekend to warn of a workforce crisis. Promoting his new book, Zero: Eliminating Unnecessary Deaths in a Post-Pandemic NHS, Hunt said tackling the “chronic failure of workforce planning” …

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Robot-assisted surgery can cut blood clot risk and speed recovery, study finds | Cancer

Patients having major abdominal operations should be offered the option of robotic surgery, doctors and scientists have said, after a world-first clinical trial found the procedures speed up recovery times, reduce complications and cut the risk of blood clots. In a first-of-its-kind three-year study, experts at University College London (UCL) and the University of Sheffield …

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Sanofi ordered to compensate French family for epilepsy drug side effects

Sanofi logo at the company’s headquarters during the annual results news conference in Paris, France, February 4, 2022. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, May 14 (Reuters) – A French court has ordered Sanofi (SASY.PA) to pay more than 400,000 euros ($416,440) in damages to a family whose child …

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The NHS is still hobbled by its ‘rogue structures’ | Comment

Sajid Javid is taking steps to establish something similar to the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit for the NHS ALAMY Most of us felt the pinch of the 1.25 percentage point increase in national insurance contributions last month. The extra tax, which will be turned into a ringfenced levy next April, will raise £12 billion a …

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