Health

Lacking GP information in Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk ‘complete 9,000’

Picture copyright Science Picture Library Picture caption A BBC survey of 78 GP practices has discovered that 9,009 information have been lacking for greater than two months Greater than 9,000 sufferers’ information in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex have gone lacking since a personal agency took on transferring recordsdata, a BBC survey reveals. Capita took on the nationwide contract from the NHS for delivering sufferers’ information, when individuals transfer from one

College playground smoking ban in public well being plan

Plans to ban smoking in class and hospital grounds and playgrounds in Wales might be launched on Monday. However this second try to usher in the Public Health Bill doesn’t embrace a controversial ban on e-cigarettes in some enclosed locations. The Welsh Authorities plans, first outlined in 2014, nonetheless embrace tattooing and piercing regulation. Public our bodies will even must assess the consequences on bodily and psychological well being of

Thalidomide: NI victims ask Arlene Foster for assist

Picture copyright Kim Fenton Picture caption Ms Fenton, pictured together with her sons, says her well being wants have grow to be extra complicated in her 50s A lady disabled by Thalidomide has mentioned she believes survivors of the drug scandal are near a breakthrough in securing compensation from Germany. Kim Fenton, a former mayor of Castlereagh, is amongst these assembly Northern Eire’s First Minister Arlene Foster later to ask

Over-65s suggested to eat sizzling meals to deal with winter

Picture copyright PA Picture caption A public well being marketing campaign gives tricks to the over-65s on find out how to deal with the chilly climate Consuming sizzling meals and protecting energetic are efficient methods for the over-65s and people with well being points to deal with winter, say public well being our bodies. NHS England and Public Well being England have launched a marketing campaign to assist the weak

Contraceptive challenge to assist weak ladies prolonged

Picture copyright Thinkstock A challenge aimed toward decreasing the variety of kids taken into care by providing contraception to weak ladies is to increase its work throughout England. The Pause challenge, which started in London in 2013, is to obtain £6.8m from the federal government. It really works with ladies susceptible to repeated pregnancies, providing sensible and emotional assist and asking them to make use of a contraceptive implant or

Intestine micro organism ‘could assist medicine battle most cancers’

Picture copyright SPL Micro organism dwelling deep contained in the digestive system appear to change how most cancers medicine work, a research suggests. Immunotherapies – which harness the physique’s personal defences to battle tumours – can clear even terminal most cancers in a small proportion of sufferers. Nonetheless, a small research by the College of Texas discovered these harbouring a extra numerous neighborhood of intestine bugs usually tend to profit.

Thoughts’s eye

Picture caption Rosie Edge cannot visualise her marriage ceremony – or her youngsters Think about a horse. You possibly can in all probability image one in your head. However for those who’re one of many 2% of people that endure from “aphantasia” you then’ll see nothing. You already know what a horse is, it’s got 4 legs, however you simply cannot visualise one. Aphantasia is a phenomenon which has solely

‘Struggle on superbugs’ like E.coli introduced by authorities

Picture copyright Science Picture Library Picture caption There have been 40,000 circumstances of E.coli in England final 12 months, a rise of 20% in 5 years The federal government has introduced a brand new battle towards superbugs, resembling E.coli, as a result of they’re rising in quantity. Whereas lethal strains resembling MRSA and C.diff have decreased considerably during the last decade, circumstances of E.coli are on the rise in England,

Horrible information

Picture copyright AP Picture caption Michael Buble’s son, Noah, is having remedy within the US Singer Michael Buble and his actress spouse Luisana Lopilato have revealed their three-year-old son has most cancers. The couple mentioned they had been dropping all work commitments. However how do different dad and mom dealing with this devastating information go about telling their youngster? Every year, 1,691 youngsters within the UK are recognized with most

Self-care may minimize want for hundreds of thousands of GP visits

Picture copyright Thinkstock Picture caption Coughs and colds will be managed and not using a GP appointment, advises the LGA Easy self-care measures may finish the necessity for hundreds of thousands of visits to GPs yearly, in accordance with the Native Authorities Affiliation. It says one in 5 appointments are for minor illnesses akin to runny noses and colic in kids. The LGA says going to the pharmacist for recommendation