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Sheila Bird :: Mon, 25/10/2010 - 13:02

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Please join the organ donor register: you could save a politician’s life

Sir Gordon Duff’s report on the UK’s organ donor debacle is clear and comprehensive, but characteristically generous in its conclusions.

Sheila Bird, John Strang, Wayne Hall and Matthew Hickman :: Mon, 27/09/2010 - 13:40

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How better methadone prescribing has saved more than 2,500 lives

Providing methadone to former heroin addicts can save many lives, if properly done.

Robert Whiston and Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 23/09/2010 - 15:16

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How many children are murdered in Britain every year?

Sharon Shoesmith, Haringey’s former Director of Children’s Services last week gave evidence before the parliamentary Education Committee.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 09/09/2010 - 13:43

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Hospital mortality – the genie is out of the bottle

The Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, is very keen on measuring healthcare by its outcomes, and there’s no more unambiguous outcome than dying.

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 18/08/2010 - 09:12

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Preventing the deaths of prisoners immediately after release

The European Region of the World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued a

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 16/08/2010 - 13:06

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Angry midwives turn on flawed evidence

The Royal College of Midwives has taken a pot at the use of flawed evidence used to discourage women from giving birth at home.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 10/08/2010 - 15:47

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How the overtreatment of diabetics may have cost lives

A brief period in which British family doctors were offered a financial inducement to treat diabetic patients more intensively could be coming to an end.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 04/08/2010 - 08:29

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Dead or Alive? How the coronial system causes delay

How many deaths occurred in England and Wales last week? We don’t know the answer, and that’s understandable.

Sheila Bird and Clive Fairweather :: Wed, 28/07/2010 - 15:46

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Civilian deaths in Afghanistan: a different perspective

The leaked reports about the war in Afghanistan that have emerged this week show that NATO forces have killed more civilians than previously acknowledged.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 20/07/2010 - 08:32

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Home births unjustly maligned

Earlier this month, lots of media attention was paid to a new analysis concluding that giving birth at home tripled the chances of the baby dying.