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A&E volunteer students ‘will work within capabilities’

A&E volunteer students ‘will work within capabilities’

Image copyright PA Image caption The BMA said hospitals were resorting to “desperate measures” to cope with increased demand Medical students who volunteer to relieve winter pressure on A&Es will not work beyond their capabilities, say health bosses. The British Medical Association said it was “extremely worrying” two medical schools had urged students to help […]

More children having teeth out in hospital in England

More children having teeth out in hospital in England

Image copyright Getty Images Dentists have accused the government of having a “short-sighted” approach to tooth decay in England after hospital operations to remove children’s teeth increased to nearly 43,000. There were 42,911 operations in 2016-17 – up from 40,800 the previous year and 36,833 in 2012-13, NHS figures show. The British Dental Association said […]

Hospital operations for child teeth removal increase in England

Hospital operations for child teeth removal increase in England

Image copyright napatcha/Getty Dentists have accused the government of having a “short-sighted” approach to tooth decay in England after hospital operations to remove children’s teeth increased to nearly 43,000. There were 42,911 operations in 2016-17 – up from 40,800 the previous year and 36,833 in 2012-13, NHS figures show. The British Dental Association said England […]

Breast cancer survival ‘unaffected by faulty gene’

Breast cancer survival ‘unaffected by faulty gene’

Image copyright Getty Images Young breast cancer patients with faulty BRCA genes have the same survival chances as those without, a study has found. The researchers, who looked at almost 3,000 women, also found outcomes were the same whatever kind of treatment women had – including mastectomies. Experts say it means women can take time […]

Cycling does not harm men’s sexual health, study says

Cycling does not harm men’s sexual health, study says

Image copyright Getty Images Cycling does not negatively affect men’s sexual health or urinary function, a study has found. Researchers compared cyclists with runners and swimmers and found their sexual and urinary health was comparable. The findings contrasted with previous studies that suggested cycling could negatively affect men’s sexual function, the study’s authors said. They […]

‘UK should follow Wales’ lead on organ donation’

‘UK should follow Wales’ lead on organ donation’

Media captionEllie Lacey says she is now living life for her and her donor A woman who was hours from death waiting for a liver transplant wants other UK nations to follow Wales’ lead on presumed organ donation consent. Ellie Lacey, 31, was diagnosed with sudden and unexplained liver failure in 2016 and was told […]

Teenager dies after catching flu virus

Teenager dies after catching flu virus

Image copyright Bethany Walker Image caption Bethany Walker contracted the flu virus which developed into pneumonia An 18-year-old woman has died in hospital after catching the flu virus. Bethany Walker, from Applecross in Wester Ross, had been suffering from the virus at home before it developed into pneumonia. She was airlifted to Raigmore Hospital in […]

Flu cases: Surge in hospital admissions

Flu cases: Surge in hospital admissions

Image copyright Getty Images Hospitals in England are now seeing very high rates of patients with flu, according to Public Health England figures. A sharp rise in cases seen by GPs in the past week – up 78% on the week before – suggests it could be the worst flu season for seven years. But […]

CES 2018: Willow and Freemie breast pumps offer mums freedom

CES 2018: Willow and Freemie breast pumps offer mums freedom

Image copyright Willow Image caption Willow’s breast pumps are designed to be worn unobtrusively Two firms have launched portable pumps to help breastfeeding mums collect their milk on the move. Women who use breast pumps often apply them several times a day and for periods of about 20 minutes or more. However, generally they have […]

Car share: Driving away depression

Jarlath McCreanor has had depression for 30 years. He was tired of people talking about the illness in whispers. So he took his little car, made it bright yellow and now drives it around Northern Ireland to get people to open up. At Like Minds we’ve been asking why it can feel difficult to talk […]