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Doctors call for end to target-driven ‘blame culture’ in NHS 

Scotland’s doctors have warned ministers in a bleak festive message that the target-driven “blame” culture in the “over-stretched and under-funded” NHS must end. The British Medical Association said too much emphasis was being placed on targets that revealed little about the overall quality of care. Dr Peter Bennie, chairman of the …

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Sugar Withdrawal Symptoms + How to Reduce Sugar Cravings

By Rachael Link, MS, RD Is sugar bad for you? While natural sugars are necessary, it’s no secret that excess sugar is detrimental to health. In fact, a high-sugar diet has been associated with a slew of health conditions, from diabetes to heart disease and beyond. But if you’ve ever …

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Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The hot flashes and night sweats of menopause don’t play out the same for all women, new research shows. Almost 80 percent of women do get hot flashes, night sweats or both during menopause, the researchers found. But the …

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Katharine Graham’s son takes his own life aged 69

The son of former Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham has taken his own life, shooting himself 54 years after his father did the same. William W. Graham, a lawyer, investor and philanthropist, died on December 20 at his home in Los Angeles. His brother Donald, who became the publisher and chief …

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Addicts Using Diarrhea Drug Imodium to Get High

THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Searching for an alternative to opioid painkillers such as Oxycontin and Vicodin, some addicts are now turning to the diarrhea drug Imodium for a high, researchers say. This abuse of Imodium — with its key ingredient, loperamide — is a growing problem in …

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