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GPs will be paid bonus £11.50 for each obese patient they refer for weight management help

GPs will be paid a bonus of £11.50 for every obese patient they refer for diet plans and fitness trackers as part of NHS anti-obesity drive Doctors are encouraged to identify obese patients and refer them to a scheme NHS Digital Weight Management Service will prescribe diets and exercise  Scheme slammed as ‘fundamentally flawed’ by… Read More »

The 3 best types of eye drops for allergies — and how each can reduce eye allergy symptoms – Insider – INSIDER

Eye allergies, also known as allergic conjunctivitis, affect up to 40% of Americans.  They occur when an allergen like pollen, pet dander, or dust mites irritates the protective membrane that covers your eyes, called the conjunctiva.  The allergic reaction triggers the release of histamine, a molecule that activates the body’s immune response causing symptoms like… Read More »

These Medical Devices Are Inserted Into 500,000 Patients Each Year — but Are Tough to Sterilize

In hospitals around the world, the snakelike duodenoscope is regarded as an indispensable tool for diagnosing and treating diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts. But these fiber-optic devices have a remarkable drawback: Although they are inserted into the upper part of the small intestine through the mouth and constantly reused, they cannot be sterilized… Read More »