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Over 65s find it hard to stick to statins

Most older Australians prescribed statins to lower their cholesterol don’t completely follow doctor’s orders when it comes to how long they should take them, with many giving them up within a year. A study by Monash University of more than 22,000 patients aged over 65 found more than half were inconsistent when it came to… Read More »

NHS waste firm to sue health trusts over terminated contracts

The firm at the centre of the NHS clinical waste scandal has announced it is suing 17 health trusts in Yorkshire which terminated its contracts. North Lanarkshire-based Healthcare Environmental Services (HES) is seeking “upwards of £15m” in damages. The company was stripped of the contracts after reports that tonnes of clinical waste piled up at… Read More »

Surgery wait soon over for conjoined twins

If all goes well, conjoined Bhutanese twins Nima and Dawa will be out of hospital in time for Christmas following delicate separation surgery. After two delays, the 15-month-old girls are scheduled for the six-hour procedure on Friday at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital. “We feel reasonably confident we will be undertaking the procedure this Friday,” head… Read More »