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Patients ‘left in pain’ by surgery delays

Image copyright stockvisual Thousands of patients in England have been left in “pain and discomfort” because of the decision to postpone operations, surgeons say. The Royal College of Surgeons said those waiting for hip and knee surgery had been the worst affected. Operations were put off this winter to free up beds for A&Es – […]

Isaiah Haastrup parents announce death of ‘brave baby boy’

Image copyright PA Image caption Isaiah, pictured with an aunt, suffered “catastrophic” brain damage due to being deprived of oxygen at birth Isaiah Haastrup, a baby at the centre of a legal row over his treatment, has died, his parents have confirmed. An appeal by the parents of the 12-month-old to continue his life-support treatment […]

Health ‘to start failing at 47’ in parts of Blackpool and Middlesbrough

Image copyright Getty Images Health will start failing at the age of 47 in some parts of England and Wales, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. From 2009 to 2013, males born in Bloomfield in Blackpool had a healthy life expectancy (HLE) of only 47.1 years, five months shorter than […]

Aberdeen scientists identify ‘club foot’ gene

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists at the University of Aberdeen believe they have identified a gene which may cause the most severe cases of club foot. The condition can require lengthy treatment, including putting the feet in a cast, surgery, and wearing specialised boots. In severe cases the foot can bend back again, requiring more […]

Health ‘to start failing at 47’ in parts of Blackpool and Middlesbrough

Image copyright Getty Images Health will start failing at the age of 47 in some parts of England and Wales, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. From 2009 to 2013, males born in Bloomfield in Blackpool had a healthy life expectancy (HLE) of only 47.1 years, five months shorter than […]

Alzheimer’s researchers win brain prize

Image copyright SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Image caption Alzheimer’s disease brain (left) compared to normal (right) Four dementia scientists have shared this year’s 1m Euro brain prize for pivotal work that has changed our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. Profs John Hardy, Bart De Strooper, Michael Goedert, based in the UK, and Prof Christian Haass, from Germany, […]

Energy drinks: UK supermarkets ban sales to under-16s

Image copyright PA Image caption Retailers will ban the sale of energy drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre Sales of energy drinks to children under 16 have been banned in most major UK supermarkets, amid concerns about high levels of sugar and caffeine. Boots is also joining supermarkets such as Asda, Waitrose, […]

Two critical after Salisbury substance ‘exposure’

Image caption The hospital’s A&E was closed on Monday while two people were treated Two people are in a critical condition after being exposed to an “unknown substance”. Wiltshire Police were called on Sunday afternoon to help a man and a woman in Salisbury who were subsequently taken to the city’s district hospital. A number […]

Is it wrong to be blunt about obesity?

Image copyright Getcomedy Image caption Comedian Sofie Hagen said Cancer Research UK’s campaign was “incredibly damaging” When Cancer Research this week revealed that millennials are set to become the most overweight generation since records began, there was a key message – after smoking, obesity is the second biggest cause of cancer. It called for a […]

Prostate test ‘breakthrough’ in NHS trial

Image caption A state-of-the-art MRI scan could reduce a man’s prostate cancer diagnosis by weeks The NHS plans to cut prostate cancer diagnosis times from six weeks to a matter of days, NHS England has said. Currently a test for men with prostate cancer requires an MRI scan and a biopsy where a dozen samples […]