Monthly Archives: April 2010

Cascade testing programme for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia initiated across Wales

A cascade testing programme for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH), supported by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG), is being rolled-out across Wales. The initiative, which was announced by Health Minister Edwina Hart in August 2009, will … Continue reading

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The potency of the human voice

Last night’s lecture by Ipsos Mori Chief Executive Ben Page, on Public Services in Wales: How to Exceed People’s Expectations was a whirlwind of fascinating insights into what people think about their healthcare and life satisfaction, and what influences these … Continue reading

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Telling Stories – read all about it! 20 new stories for 2010 so far!

Are you studying to become a health care professional? Are you interested in continuing to develop your knowledge and skills base within a health care setting? Do you teach on a health care pre-registration/undergraduate course or post-registration training programme? If … Continue reading

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Scientists hail ‘revolutionary’ kidney gene find

The BBC website today reports the identification of 20 genes which could help explain the causes of kidney disease could one day “revolutionise” treatment, researchers say. Chronic kidney disease affects about one in 10 adults and can require dialysis or … Continue reading

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Scientists identify gene linked to childhood hearing impairment

BBC News A new genetic fault which may account for some cases of inherited deafness has been revealed by Dutch researchers. It means that parents with the hereditary condition may be able to predict more accurately the chances of passing … Continue reading

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