Health

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Doctor on new NHS ‘friendly’ language: ‘I don’t want to see words like poo and pee’

Doctor on new NHS ‘friendly’ language: ‘I don’t want to see words like poo and pee’

Doctor on new NHS ‘friendly’ language: ‘I don’t want to see words like poo'

Dr Laurence Gerlis has dismissed the NHS push to use more ‘user-friendly’ language on its website, saying that he does not want medical terms to be replaced with words “like poo and pee”.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

Nimco Ali

FGM is about 'patriarchy not culture', says campaigner

FGM is about 'patriarchy not culture', says campaigner

Female Genital Mutilation should not be singled out as a cultural issue, according to the director of anti-FGM charity Daughters of Eve. 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

UK does not ‘spend enough’ on the NHS

UK does not ‘spend enough’ on the NHS

UK does not ‘spend enough’ on the NHS

The chairwoman of the Royal College of GPs has said that the UK does not “spend enough” on the NHS, after a survey revealed that public satisfaction with the NHS has fallen to the lowest level in more than a decade.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Loose Women's Christine Lampard backs cervical cancer campaign

Loose Women's Christine Lampard backs cervical cancer campaign

Loose Women's Christine Lampard backs cervical cancer campaign

The government has launched its first cervical screening campaign in the hope of reversing a 20-year low in women going for smear tests.

HIV

London patient cleared of HIV after stem cell transplant

London patient cleared of HIV after stem cell transplant

A UK man has become the second person in the world to be cleared of the Aids virus after receiving a stem cell transplant, doctors have reported.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

‘If smoking was invented today, it would be banned’

‘If smoking was invented today, it would be banned’

‘If smoking was invented today, it would be banned’

Chief executive of Action on Smoking and Health has said that the legal age of smoking should be raised to 21, adding “if smoking was invented today, it would be banned”.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

MP claims father found ‘bruised and bleeding’ at London care facility

MP's father found ‘bruised and bleeding’ at care facility

MP's father found ‘bruised and bleeding’ at care facility

An MP has spoken of finding her dementia-suffering father with “brutal injuries” in a care home facility in south London.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

GP surgery

One in four Brits currently on waiting list for medical appointment, study finds

One in four Brits currently on waiting list for medical appointment, study finds

A new study has found that one in four people are currently on a waiting list for a medical appointment.

Junk Food

Sadiq Khan's ban on junk food adverts comes into force

Sadiq Khan's ban on junk food adverts comes into force

Adverts for products high in fat, salt or sugar are now banned across the London Underground and Overground as well as buses and bus shelters.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Sepsis test

New sepsis test could save 'thousands of lives'

New sepsis test could save 'thousands of lives'

A new rapid test for sepsis which can give a result within three minutes has been developed by scientists.

Matt Hancock

Shadow health minister slams Matt Hancock's endorsement of private companies

Shadow health minister slams Matt Hancock's endorsement of private companies

Labour MP Justin Madders has said it is "wrong" for the Health Secretary to be endorsing private health companies, such as GP at Hand.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A&E waiting times at worst level since NHS records began in England

A&E waiting times at worst level since NHS records began

A&E waiting times at worst level since NHS records began

A&E waiting times in England have reached their worst level since records began, data shows.

Fizzy Drink

Diet drinks could increase stroke and heart disease risk, study finds

Diet drinks could increase stroke and heart disease risk, study finds

Two or more diet drinks a day increase the risk of stroke, heart disease and the likelihood of an early death, new research suggests.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

More than a quarter of working Brits admit they are ‘married to their job’, study finds

More than a quarter of working Brits admit they are ‘married to their job’, study finds

More than a quarter of working Brits are ‘married to their job’, study finds

More than a quarter of working Brits admit they are ‘married to their job’, a study has found.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Sunlight

Carlisle set to be city with lowest vitamin D levels in UK in February

Carlisle set to be city with lowest vitamin D levels in UK in February

Residents of Stirling, Carlisle and Manchester are most likely to have low levels of vitamin D this February, according to scientists.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

‘Extreme weather’ could cause portions of chips to ‘disappear’, says climate change expert

‘Extreme weather’ could cause portions of chips to ‘disappear’, says climate change expert

‘Extreme weather’ could cause portions of chips to ‘disappear’, says WWF expert

Gareth Redmond-King, Head of Climate Change at WWF, has said that “extreme weather” is posing a threat to the British classic of a portion of chips.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

Love Island’s Sam Bird: Celebrities selling fad diet products give young fans ‘false hope’

Love Island’s Sam Bird: Celebrities selling fad diet products give young fans ‘false hope’

Love Island’s Sam Bird: Celebrities selling diet products give fans ‘false hope'

Love Island’s Sam Bird has said that celebrities who post on social media selling fad diet products are giving their followers “false hope” because the products do not always work.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Mother becomes first person found guilty of female genital mutilation in UK

Mother becomes first person found guilty of female genital mutilation in UK

Mother becomes first person found guilty of female genital mutilation in UK

The mother of a three-year-old girl has become the first to be found guilty of Female Genital Mutilation in the UK, after a failed bid to "shut up" her accusers with witchcraft.

Channel 4’s new plastic surgery reality show described as ‘despicable’ by leading cosmetic surgeon

Channel 4’s new plastic surgery reality show described as ‘despicable’ by leading cosmetic surgeon

Channel 4’s new plastic surgery reality show is ‘despicable’, says surgeon

Gerard Lambe, a leading cosmetic and plastic surgeon has described the new Channel 4 reality show, which sees a panel voting on whether young people get plastic surgery, as “despicable”.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Doctor accidentally donates over 40 patients’ confidential medical files to charity shop

Doctor accidentally donates over 40 patients’ confidential medical files to charity shop

Doctor accidentally donates confidential medical files to charity shop

Dozens of highly sensitive medical files were accidentally donated by doctor to staff at a charity shop in Essex.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Men would rather 'shop the dark web' than seek help for erectile dysfunction, study finds

Men would rather 'shop the dark web' than seek help for erectile dysfunction, study finds

Men would rather shop 'dark web' than seek medical help, study finds

British men admit a health concern would need to be “severe” before they sought help, with men admitting they would rather shop on the dark web before seeking medical help, a study finds. 

Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Cinema

Brits consume 13,000 calories each year at the cinema, survey finds

Brits consume 13,000 calories each year at the cinema

The average Brit consumes around 13,000 calories each year while watching films at the cinema, according to a survey.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

 New shipping routes needed for ‘no-deal’ Brexit medicine supplies

New shipping routes needed for ‘no-deal’ Brexit medicine supplies

New shipping routes needed for ‘no-deal’ Brexit medicine supplies

UK’s largest supplier of insulin has warned that new shipping routes will be needed as an alternative to Dover, if the Government wants medicine stockpiles to be maintained in the case of no-deal Brexit.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Plan to double NHS charges for migrants is ‘double taxation’, says charity CEO

Plan to double NHS charges for migrants is ‘double taxation’, says charity CEO

Plan to double NHS charges for migrants is ‘double taxation’, says charity CEO

The chief executive of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants has said that the Home Office doubling the charge for migrants using the NHS is “double taxation” because many immigrants are also paying tax.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

Linking obesity to willpower 'damages young women', says Badass Women presenter

Linking obesity to willpower 'damages young women', says Badass Women presenter

Linking obesity to willpower 'damages young women', says Badass Women presenter

Harriet Minter of the Badass Women's Hour clashed with a nutritionist over their views on obesity

Friday, January 4, 2019

Friday, January 4, 2019

University Hospital

Swedish hospital investigating suspected Ebola case

Swedish hospital investigating suspected Ebola case

A suspected case of the deadly Ebola virus has been reported by a Swedish hospital, officials said, adding the patient has been isolated.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Crutches

NHS spending millions on replacing missing crutches

NHS spending millions on replacing missing crutches

Hospitals are being forced to spend millions of pounds each year replacing unreturned, broken or missing crutches, an investigation has found.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Call for action on cancer risk of processed meats such as bacon and ham

Call for action on cancer risk of processed meats such as bacon and ham

Call for action on cancer risk of processed meats such as bacon and ham

A senior food scientist and top NHS doctor have joined politicians from across Parliament to demand action on the cancer risk from processed meats like bacon and ham.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Clinical waste firm ceases operations amid pile-up controversy

Clinical waste firm ceases operations amid pile-up controversy

Clinical waste firm ceases operations amid pile-up controversy

A disposal company facing a probe over a pile-up of waste from the health service has ceased operations.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

More than four in ten hospitals increased parking charges in the last year

More than four in ten hospitals increased parking charges in the last year

More than four in ten hospitals increased parking charges in the last year

More than four in 10 NHS hospitals have increased their prices for car parking in the last year, an investigation has found.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

Mike Graham: ‘Drinking to excess is not about healthcare, it is about idiocy’

Mike Graham: ‘Drinking to excess is not about healthcare, it is about idiocy’

Mike Graham: ‘Drinking to excess is not about healthcare, it is about idiocy’

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham has described drinking in excess as “idiocy” and suggested that those who become so intoxicated should be charged to use the NHS’s new ‘drunk tanks’.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

‘Lack of self-control’ contributes to type-2 diabetes amputations, says doctor

People's lack of 'self-control’ contributes to type-2 diabetes amputations, says doctor

Lack of 'self-control’ contributes to type-2 diabetes amputations, says doctor

Dr Laurence Gerlis has said that people having no “self-control” and the availability of food contribute to type-2 diabetes, after latest figures show 169 amputations are happening every week due to diabetes.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Fax machines to be banned across the NHS by 2020

Fax machines to be banned across the NHS by 2020

Fax machines to be banned across the NHS

Fax machines will be banned across the NHS under plans to modernise the outdated technology and IT systems in the institution.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

GPs are being ‘bogged down’ by admin as patients wait 3 weeks for appointments, says doctor

GPs ‘bogged down’ by admin as patients wait weeks for appointments, says doctor

GPs ‘bogged down’ by admin as patients wait weeks for appointments

Dr Mike Smith has said that GPs are being “bogged down” by administrative work, as new figures suggest some patients are waiting three weeks for GP appointments.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Baby

Doctors can take money from cigarette companies and don't have to tell anyone about it, says Dr Chris van Tulleken

Doctors 'not legally obliged' to declare conflicts of interest

Dr Chris van Tulleken has claimed that babies are wrongly being diagnosed with milk allergies because of the influence of the baby formula industry on medical professionals.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

UK to carry out biggest ever lung cancer screening trial in London

UK to carry out biggest ever lung cancer screening trial in London

UK to carry out biggest ever lung cancer screening trial in London

The biggest ever lung cancer screening trial will take place next year involving 50,000 people.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Labour MP tells House of Commons he is HIV positive because he felt 'a duty' ahead of World AIDS Day

Labour MP reveals to House of Commons he is HIV positive because he felt 'a duty' ahead of World AIDS Day

Labour MP reveals he is HIV positive because he felt 'a duty'

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle has revealed to the House of Commons that he is HIV positive ahead of World AIDS Day on Saturday.

Burger

UK has made 'no progress' on obesity, global report finds

UK has made 'no progress' on obesity, global report finds

The UK has made no progress - or is worsening - when it comes to obesity, a global report on nutrition has found.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NHS chief warns MPs no-deal precautions need to start before Christmas

NHS chief warns MPs no-deal precautions need to start before Christmas

NHS chief warns MPs no-deal precautions need to start before Christmas

The NHS will need to start implementing some emergency preparations before Christmas if there is a no-deal Brexit, in order to be ready for leaving the European Union in March, MPs have been warned.

NHS volunteer scheme is not about ‘amateurs doing bypass surgery’

NHS volunteer scheme is not about ‘amateurs doing bypass surgery’, says former NHS Trust chairman

NHS volunteer scheme is not about ‘amateurs doing surgery’, says ex-NHS chair

Roy Lilley, a former NHS Trust chairman has said that everyone knows the NHS is “under pressure” but encouraging volunteers to help out is not about “amateurs doing bypass surgery”.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

UK faces social care crisis as 400,000 workers are set to quit

UK faces social care crisis as 400,000 workers are set to quit

UK faces social care crisis as 400,000 workers are set to quit

The UK is set to face a social care crisis as the sector is estimated to be 400,000 workers short by 2028, due to low pay and poor working conditions.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Pharmacy

There's an 'awful lot of work' to do to keep medicine flowing in event of no-deal Brexit, says Matt Hancock

There's 'a lot of work to do' to keep medicine flowing in case of no-deal Brexit

The health secretary has claimed there is an "awful lot of work" to do in order to ensure an "unhindered supply of drugs" in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Stopping people from smoking in their own homes is ‘unreasonable’, says CEO of health charity

Stopping people from smoking in their own homes is ‘unreasonable’, says CEO of health charity

Stopping people from smoking in their homes is ‘unreasonable’, says charity CEO

Deborah Arnott, Chief Executive of Action on Smoking and Health has said it is “unreasonable” to stop people from smoking in their own homes, but more has to be done to reduce smoking in social housing and privately-rented properties.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Disabled children are ‘always at the bottom of the greasy pole of priorities’, says disability campaigner

Disabled children are ‘always at the bottom of the greasy pole of priorities’, says disability campaigner

Disabled children are ‘always at the bottom' of priorities, says campaigner

Campaigner Dan White from Department of Ability has said that disabled children always end up at the “bottom of the greasy pole of priorities” and a Minister for Disabled Children is a “necessity” to change this.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Coca-Cola Christmas trucks to make fewer stops amid sugary drinks backlash

Coca-Cola Christmas trucks to make fewer stops amid sugary drinks backlash

Coca-Cola Christmas trucks to make fewer stops amid sugary drinks backlash

Coca-Cola has reduced the number of stops on its annual Christmas truck tour as a charity claimed resistance was growing to the company giving out free sugary drinks.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Child medics call for Primary schools to teach the meaning of words such as lesbian and gay

Medics call for Primary schools to teach the meaning of words such as lesbian and gay

Medics call for primary schools to teach the meaning of words such as gay

Children should be taught the meaning of terms such as gay, lesbian and bisexual in primary schools, leading medics have said.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

Norman Lamb MP: An ‘age tax’ would ‘protect young people who are already squeezed’

Norman Lamb MP: An ‘age tax’ would ‘protect young people who are already squeezed’

Norman Lamb: An ‘age tax’ would ‘protect young people who are already squeezed'

Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb has said that an “age tax” is an option because it “protects young people” from additional costs.

Cat

British traveller dies from rabies after being bitten by a cat in Morocco

British traveller dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco

A Briton who died after being bitten by a rabid cat while abroad in Morocco "did not receive the vaccine until it was too late", it has emerged.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Insulin pen

Diabetes prescriptions costing NHS over £1bn a year

Diabetes prescriptions costing NHS over £1bn a year

Prescriptions for diabetics are now costing the NHS in England more than £1 billion a year, new figures show.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

 The ‘meat tax’ is not about ‘punishing individuals’, says cancer policy expert

The ‘meat tax’ is not about ‘punishing individuals’, says cancer policy expert

The ‘meat tax’ is not about ‘punishing individuals’, says cancer policy expert

Louise Meincke has said that the ‘meat tax’, which would increase the cost of processed meat by 79% was not about “punishing individuals”, but about encouraging governments to improve the affordability of healthy foods.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Early risers are less likely to develop breast cancer, study claims

Early risers are less likely to develop breast cancer, study claims

Early risers are less likely to develop breast cancer, study claims

Women who are at their best early in the morning are less likely to develop breast cancer than those who are not, a study has found.

‘Nothing terrible will happen’ if children don’t get their tonsils out, says professor

‘Nothing terrible will happen’ if children don’t get their tonsils out, says professor

‘Nothing terrible will happen’ if children don’t remove tonsils, says professor

Professor Tom Marshall has said that “nothing terrible is going to happen” if children do not get their tonsils removed, after a report found that thousands of children are having “unnecessary” surgery.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

NHS

Matt Hancock: People need to take 'greater personal responsibility' for their own health

People need to take 'greater personal responsibility' for their own health

The health secretary, Matt Hancock, has said that people need to take "greater personal responsibility" for managing their own health.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

NHS nurse attacked on mental health unit: ‘I still have nightmares’

NHS nurse attacked on mental health unit: ‘I still have nightmares’

NHS nurse attacked on mental health unit: ‘I still have nightmares’

Sharon Morris, a former mental health nurse has said she was diagnosed with PTSD and still has nightmares after being attacked by a patient two years ago.

Matt Hancock: A&E nurses to wear body cameras to prevent ‘shocking’ violence against NHS staff

Matt Hancock: A&E nurses to wear body cameras to prevent ‘shocking’ violence against NHS staff

Matt Hancock: A&E nurses to wear cameras to prevent violence against NHS staff

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said violence against NHS staff is “shocking” but body cameras and higher penalties are being brought in to dissuade people from being violent.

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