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July 2018

An experimental treatment pioneered by British scientists is helping premature babies survive lethal infections by giving them the right kind of “friendly” gut bacteria. Early results from an ongoing trial in Norwich involving 240 pre-term infants fed probiotic milk laced with the bugs look “exciting”, say researchers.

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July 2018

Healthcare professionals in GP surgeries and the community will soon give advice on dementia risk to patients as part of the NHS Health Check. This will enable healthcare professionals to talk to their patients about how they can reduce their dementia risk, such as by maintaining their social life, keeping mentally and physically active and stopping smoking.

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July 2018

The NHS, social care and public health desperately need significant funding if they are to survive. That’s the finding of a new report from The Richmond Group, a coalition of 14 charities including Age UK.

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July 2018

The Association of Child Psychotherapy (ACP), has launched a report, ‘Silent Catastrophe’, which provides new evidence of the inadequacy of NHS mental health services for children and young people (CAMHS) and shows that this is due not only to chronic underfunding but also to the way in which some services are being restructured.

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June 2018

The RCM has published a statement on infant feeding. The statement recommends that balanced and relevant information be given to parents choosing to formula feed their babies, whether exclusively or partially, to enable them to do so safely and with support to encourage good bonding.

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June 2018

A guidance note published by gov.uk outlines how to optimise the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) in order to identify those already found to be at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and offer support that will help them reduce their risk of developing the disease.

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June 2018

A guidance note published by gov.uk outlines how to optimise the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) in order to identify those already found to be at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and offer support that will help them reduce their risk of developing the disease.

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June 2018

Children in care will get better mental health assessments as they enter the care system under a new £1million pilot scheme. Up to 10 pilots across the country will ensure young people are assessed at the right time, with a focus on their individual needs as they enter care.

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June 2018

New findings from the long-running Whitehall study of over 10,000 civil servants has found 50-year-olds who had blood pressure that was higher than normal but still below the threshold commonly used when deciding to treat the condition, were at increased risk of developing dementia in later life.

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