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Supersized Chocolate Bars Banned in UK Hospitals

Supersized Chocolate Bars Banned in UK Hospitals

NHS CEO has asked hospitals shops to not stock chocolate bars or other confectionary items offering more than 250 calories. The order also puts ban on drinks having more than 5 grams of sugar per 100 ml.

Rising obesity level has prompted medical experts. NHS currently employs 1.3 million people across the United Kingdom. Latest estimates suggest that 700,000 NHS workers are overweight or obese. NHS offers services to nearly one million patients everyday.

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Possibility of high risk for major birth defects in women taking drug Pregabalin during first trimester

Possibility of high risk for major birth defects in women taking drug Pregabalin during first trimester

A journal Neurology-published research paper has unveiled that a drug meant to treat pain; epilepsy, anxiety and other disorders may lead to higher risk of major birth defects. The drug, Pregabalin, is approved by the NHS and FDA to treat epilepsy, fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain.

It is also prescribed for general anxiety disorders and other mental health issues. The researcher findings are based on the information collected in seven nations from 164 women who took this drug during pregnancy and 656 pregnant women who did not take any anti-seizure drug.

One in five families not informed about issuing do not resuscitate order

One in five families not informed about issuing do not resuscitate order

Do not resuscitate (DNR) orders are imposed either with consent of patient or relatives. However, an audit has found that one in five families was not told that DNR orders and were imposed on patients that died. This ratio accounts to 40,000 patients, who were imposed with DNR orders. The audit was done by the Royal College of Physicians.

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