Health

Well being regulator to research care residence rape cover-up claims

Picture copyright CQC Picture caption Sir David Behan mentioned motion ought to have been taken “extra speedily” The physique which regulates well being and social care in England admits it might have acted extra rapidly after a rape was reported at a house for individuals with studying disabilities in north London. The rape is alleged to have occurred in November 2015 and the house closed a yr later. An article

Remorse ‘improves youngsters’s decision-making’

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption Experiencing remorse at a younger age could also be vital in serving to youngsters to make higher selections Frank Sinatra, Edith Piaf, and even Robbie Williams are amongst the singers who’ve exhorted us to not get slowed down in remorse, however may this emotion really be helpful for us? In keeping with analysis from Queen’s College, Belfast, the reply is sure, within the case

Slimy slugs encourage ‘doubtlessly lifesaving’ medical glue

Picture copyright SPL Picture caption Slugs had been the inspiration for a brand new sort of super-sticky bio glue A defensive mucus secreted by slugs has impressed a brand new sort of adhesive that might remodel medication, say scientists. The “bio-glue” is extremely sturdy, strikes with the physique and crucially, sticks to moist surfaces. The crew at Harvard College have even used it to seal a gap in a pig’s

Consuming just a few instances every week ‘reduces diabetes threat’

Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption Elevating a glass to the findings of the Danish research? Individuals who drink three to 4 instances every week are much less prone to develop sort 2 diabetes than those that by no means drink, Danish researchers counsel. Wine seems to be significantly useful, in all probability because it performs a task in serving to to handle blood sugar, the research, printed in Diabetologia,

Charlie Gard mother and father ‘denied closing want’ to spend longer with son

Picture copyright Featureworld Picture caption Charlie has encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome Terminally-ill Charlie Gard shall be moved to a hospice and have his life assist withdrawn quickly after, a Excessive Court docket choose has determined. Nice Ormond Avenue Hospital (GOSH) stated it was not in his greatest pursuits to spend a very long time in a hospice. His mother and father wished a non-public staff to look after Charlie

Charlie Gard: Deadline passes for care resolution

Picture copyright Featureworld Picture caption Charlie has been in intensive care since October The deadline for reaching an settlement over the end-of-life take care of terminally-ill Charlie Gard has handed. Charlie’s dad and mom need a non-public medical crew to care for his or her son in a hospice to allow them to have days with him earlier than his life assist ends. However Nice Ormond Avenue Hospital (GOSH) mentioned

Must you end a course of antibiotics?

Picture copyright Getty Photographs It’s time to rethink the widespread recommendation that folks ought to all the time full a whole course of antibiotics, specialists within the BMJ say. They argue there may be not sufficient proof to again the concept that stopping drugs early encourages antibiotic resistance. As a substitute, they counsel, extra research have to be finished to see if different methods – equivalent to stopping as soon

Psychological well being disaster companies in England ‘beneath strain’

Picture copyright Getty Photos Companies for people who find themselves suicidal or self-harming are dealing with unprecedented demand in England, a BBC Radio 5 dwell investigation has discovered. Out of 39 psychological well being trusts that supplied figures for his or her disaster groups, 27 had seen their workload improve – 70%. And a few had seen referrals rise by as a lot as 60% – however with out a

Diabetic sight loss lower by screening, analysis exhibits

Picture caption There are nonetheless 20% of diabetics who don’t take up the supply of annual eye screening The proportion of diabetics who go blind or endure sight loss has virtually halved since a brand new nationwide retinopathy screening programme began in 2007. Swansea College analysis over eight years has now been published in the British Medical Journal. New certifications for extreme sight impairment have fallen from 31.three to 15.eight

Charlie Gard dad and mom maintain non-public talks about his finish of life care

Picture copyright Featureworld Picture caption A specialist physician has volunteered to provide Charlie finish of life care in a hospice The dad and mom of terminally-ill Charlie Gard have agreed he ought to spend his ultimate days in a hospice. Connie Yates and Chris Gard initially requested to be allowed to take their son residence to die, after ending their authorized case on Monday to hunt remedy overseas. For sensible