New wave of 30 trusts to join Digital Aspirants programme, says UK health secretary

Secretary of state for health and social care, Matt Hancock delivered a live video address yesterday at the Digital Health Rewired Digital Transformation Summit where he outlined future plans for reimagining and redesigning the NHS digital infrastructure, and how to harness data to deliver transformative results. During the speech, Hancock announced that 30 trusts will receive…

Executives rate provider burnout as a disrupting force in healthcare

(Photo by RUNSTUDIO/Getty Images)The most potentially disruptive forces facing hospitals and health systems in the next three years are provider burnout, disengagement and resulting shortages among healthcare professionals, according to a new survey of 551 healthcare executives. In the 2021 Healthcare Trends Survey Report by AMN Healthcare, which is a staffing solutions company, executives also…

Medications and supplements that can raise your blood pressure

Medications and supplements that can raise your blood pressureFrom pain medications to stimulants, know which drugs and supplements can affect your blood pressure.By Mayo Clinic Staff Some prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as supplements and other substances, can raise your blood pressure. Certain ones can also interfere with medications intended to lower your blood…

Alli weight-loss pill: Does it work?

Alli weight-loss pill: Does it work?Is Alli — an over-the-counter weight-loss pill — the solution to your weight-loss woes?By Mayo Clinic Staff Alli (pronounced AL-eye) is an over-the-counter drug meant for overweight adults struggling to shed excess pounds. With its easy access and weight-loss promises, is Alli your answer for losing weight? What is Alli?…

Smokeless tobacco products

Smokeless tobacco productsChewing tobacco and other forms of smokeless tobacco are more harmful and addictive than you might think.By Mayo Clinic Staff Chewing tobacco and other smokeless tobacco products are often promoted as safer than cigarettes because they aren’t linked to lung cancer. However, these products have some of the same risks as cigarettes. And…