Health

Meningitis jab uptake ‘worryingly low’

Picture copyright Getty Photos College-leavers are placing themselves prone to lethal meningitis if they do not take up the supply to be vaccinated in opposition to the illness, nurses are warning. Folks residing in England who’re aged 17 and 18 are eligible for the free jab. The Royal Faculty of Nursing says solely a 3rd took up the supply final yr. Charlotte Hannibal, now 21, misplaced each her legs and

Time spent frail in previous age ‘doubles’

Picture copyright Getty Photos The period of time spent needing each day care on the finish of life has doubled in England over the previous 20 years, a research suggests. The Newcastle College research discovered males spent 2.four years on common needing common care and girls three years. This contains every part from assist with washing and dressing every day to round the clock care. Researchers mentioned it prompt there

Drug deaths in Scotland rose by 23% in 2016

Media playback is unsupported in your system Media captionFather-of-two Graham Biggley died of a medicine overdose earlier this yr The variety of drug-related deaths in Scotland final yr totalled 867, an increase of 23% on 2015. Numbers have been steadily rising since 1995, when 426 deadly overdoses had been recorded. The latest statistics from the National Records of Scotland confirmed greater than 70% of deaths had been amongst individuals aged

Apology over Indian blood donation ’embarrassment’

Picture caption The Blood Transfusion Service has now clarified its malaria testing guidelines for Indian-born blood donors The Blood Transfusion Service has apologised after 120 members of the Indian group have been turned away from giving blood. The blood drive was organised particularly for the Indian group final yr, however confusion over standards meant many were unable to donate. Group leaders mentioned they have been left feeling “massively embarrassed”. The

Child field scheme rolled out throughout Scotland

Picture copyright Scottish Authorities Picture caption The infant field comprises a variety of important merchandise for new child infants Child bins containing important gadgets resembling garments, books and blankets are to be delivered to new moms throughout Scotland for the primary time. The cardboard bins additionally embrace a mattress and can be utilized for infants to sleep in as a substitute for a crib. The Scottish authorities hopes the bins

Vegetation ‘hijacked’ to make polio vaccine

Picture copyright John Innes Centre Picture caption An in depth relative of tobacco has been became a polio vaccine “manufacturing facility” Vegetation have been “hijacked” to make polio vaccine in a breakthrough with the potential to remodel vaccine manufacture, say scientists. The staff on the John Innes Centre, in Norfolk, says the method is affordable, straightforward and fast. In addition to serving to get rid of polio, the scientists consider

Japanese fungus spreading in UK hospitals

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Greater than 200 sufferers in England have been contaminated or contaminated with a drug-resistant fungus first present in Japan, well being officers have confirmed. Hospitals are looking out for additional circumstances and are putting in measures to assist management any additional unfold of the fungus, Candida auris. Public Well being England says in some circumstances sufferers could have no signs, however the an infection could cause

‘Fats however match’ nonetheless threat coronary heart illness

Picture copyright Getty Pictures People who find themselves chubby or overweight are at elevated threat of coronary heart illness even when they seem medically wholesome, specialists are warning. The work, within the European Heart Journal, is further evidence towards the concept folks will be “fats however match”. The researchers studied well being information on greater than half 1,000,000 folks in 10 European nations, together with the UK. Regular blood stress,

NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins pleads not responsible in US

Picture caption Marcus Hutchins was arrested by the FBI on 2 August A British cyber-security researcher has pleaded “not responsible” to fees of making and promoting malware that snooped on victims’ banking logins. Marcus Hutchins, 23, appeared in courtroom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A trial has now been scheduled for October. He shot to fame after serving to to stall the WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack that struck the NHS and affected many

Anger and hatred could make us really feel completely satisfied, says examine

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption Research finds the key to happiness could lie in feeling extra destructive feelings Persons are happier if they’re able to really feel feelings they need – even when these feelings are disagreeable, akin to anger and hatred, a examine suggests. The outcomes of the examine, compiled by a world workforce of researchers, discovered happiness is “greater than merely feeling pleasure and avoiding ache”. Researchers