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A&E pressure causes ‘critical incident’ in Nottingham

A hospital trust has declared a “critical incident” because of the “exceptional” pressure on A&E. Nottingham University Hospitals Trust (NUH) runs the Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) and City Hospital and has been on OPEL 4 – previously known as black alert – since Monday morning. On Wednesday it raised the level further. Some routine operations… Read More »

Medical News Today: Both blood pressure numbers may predict heart disease

According to new research, both high systolic and high diastolic blood pressure can lead to heart attack and stroke. New research suggests that both blood pressure readings are equally important. Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death worldwide. In the United States, more than 600,000 people die of heart disease every year.… Read More »