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‘Ban tackling in school rugby’ for safety, experts demand

‘Ban tackling in school rugby’ for safety, experts demand

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s chief medical officers (CMOs) are being urged to protect children from the risks of rugby injuries by removing contact from the school game. Prof Allyson Pollock, from Newcastle University, is presenting new evidence that banning tackling would reduce concussion, head and neck injuries. A spokesman for World Rugby said […]

Doctors warn of rare but serious liposuction complication

Doctors warn of rare but serious liposuction complication

Image copyright Science Photo Library Doctors are highlighting a rare but serious complication of liposuction, which can lead to fat globules entering the lungs. They reported on the case of a 45-year-old woman who developed respiratory failure after fat was sucked out of her lower legs and knees. She recovered from the life-threatening condition, the […]

Bath Spa University ‘blocks transgender research’

Bath Spa University ‘blocks transgender research’

Image copyright Getty Images A therapist says he is “astonished” by a university’s decision to stop him studying people who decide to reverse gender reassignment operations. James Caspian wanted to write a thesis on “detransition” as part of his master’s degree in counselling and psychotherapy at Bath Spa University. He said it was rejected by […]

£1.4m mental health project to help school pupils

£1.4m mental health project to help school pupils

Image copyright Getty Images Pupils who are showing early signs of anxiety, depression or self-harm will be able to receive specialist help at school. A pilot scheme is being launched in Wales where NHS staff will be on hand to give better mental health support. They can help spot problems early and ensure a child […]

Abortion should not be a crime, says doctors’ body

Abortion should not be a crime, says doctors’ body

Image copyright SGO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Abortions should be treated as a medical issue and not a crime, the UK’s leading pregnancy doctors say. Currently in England, Wales and Scotland it is illegal to have a termination without approval from two doctors and could mean a prison term. Abortions should be regulated in line with other […]

Alarm as ‘super malaria’ spreads in South East Asia

Alarm as ‘super malaria’ spreads in South East Asia

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Malaria is caused by a parasite spread by blood-sucking mosquitoes The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning. This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs. It emerged in Cambodia but […]

‘My baby is allergic to milk’

Tammy Morris says she felt like she was “on her own” when her baby Ila refused to breastfeed, and then had a severe allergic reaction to milk formula. It took several weeks for Ila to be diagnosed with cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA). Around 2% of babies have the allergy. Doctors say it can be […]

Epilepsy drug warnings ‘not reaching women’, survey shows

Epilepsy drug warnings ‘not reaching women’, survey shows

Image copyright Science Photo Library Almost 70% of women surveyed about a powerful epilepsy drug have not received new safety warnings about the dangers of taking it during pregnancy, the BBC has been told exclusively. Sodium valproate, known as Epilim, carries a 10% risk of physical abnormalities in unborn babies. About 20,000 children have been […]

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

Image copyright SPL Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus – making it harder for HIV to resist its effects. The work is a collaboration between the US National Institutes of Health and the […]

Mental health staff on long-term stress leave up 22%

Mental health staff on long-term stress leave up 22%

Image copyright PA Image caption Some trusts saw the number of staff taking long-term leave double in five years The number of NHS mental health staff who have had to take sick leave because of their own mental health issues has risen by 22% in the past five years. Those taking long-term leave of a […]

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