Posts tagged ‘health news’

August 30, 2011

To Be Or Not To Be – Resuscitated?

That is the question being asked by a family that is suing the Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, and a hospital trust in England in a case that could be important for all of us.  The Health Secretary is accused of acting unlawfully in not issuing policy or clear instructions regarding Do Not Attempt Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) after a family member died as a result of a Do Not Resuscitate being forcibly added to her medical record.

Forcibly? The woman who died discovered accidentally

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August 16, 2011

TV Times Up!

A new study in Australia found that watching TV for an hour a day can reduce our life expectancy by 22 minutes per hour! Is this a silly season story or should we be worried?

The researchers from the University of Queensland found

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July 28, 2011

Legally Addicted

Prescriptions  for pills have soared 70% over the last decade.  Is this good news or bad?  My immediate reaction was to shake my head and lament at the hypochondriacs that must be fuelling the figure and others who would rather pop a pill for their problems rather than take responsibility for their diet or lifestyle choices.  However,

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