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Shrewsbury trust warned over baby heart monitoring in 2007

Shrewsbury trust warned over baby heart monitoring in 2007

Image caption Abbie died aged 17 months in 2006 after being left with life-limiting injuries after her birth The trust at the centre of an investigation into a cluster of baby deaths during labour was warned a decade ago that its maternity services had to improve. In 2007, the NHS regulator told the Shrewsbury and […]

Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals

Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals

Image copyright SPL WHSmith, Marks & Spencer, Subway and Greggs have all agreed to cut the proportion of sugary drinks they sell in their hospital shops in England. NHS England has asked all retailers with hospital outlets to limit the drinks to no more than 10% of the total beverages they sell by next April. […]

‘Phenomenal’ progress in fighting tropical diseases

‘Phenomenal’ progress in fighting tropical diseases

Image copyright RTI International/Louise Gubb Image caption More people are now getting treatment for lymphatic filariasis which makes limbs swell There has been a record-breaking achievement in distributing tablets to fight neglected tropical diseases, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says. The effort has ramped up since a key meeting in London five years ago. […]

Most teenagers happy with life, study finds

Most teenagers happy with life, study finds

Image copyright Getty Images Most 15-year-olds report being happy with their lives, an international study of students’ well-being suggests. The report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development found an average satisfaction score of 7.3 on a scale from nought to 10. UK teenagers had a below average satisfaction score of seven. But anxiety […]

Vaginal mesh implants: Hundreds sue NHS over ‘barbaric’ treatment

Vaginal mesh implants: Hundreds sue NHS over ‘barbaric’ treatment

Image caption Kate Langley has been left in permanent pain by her vaginal mesh implant More than 800 UK women are taking legal action against the NHS and the makers of vaginal mesh implants, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned. The implants are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence after childbirth, but some […]

Housing problems causing mental illness, says charity

Housing problems causing mental illness, says charity

Image copyright Shelter Image caption Brenda, pictured with her daughter and granddaughter, says she considered ending her life when she was faced with eviction Housing problems in England are causing people to suffer anxiety, depression and panic attacks, says Shelter. Of people who had experienced housing worries within the past five years, 69% said their […]

Vaginal mesh implants: Hundreds sue NHS over ‘barbaric’ treatment

Vaginal mesh implants: Hundreds sue NHS over ‘barbaric’ treatment

Image caption Kate Langley has been left in permanent pain by her vaginal mesh implant More than 800 UK women are taking legal action against the NHS and the makers of vaginal mesh implants, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned. The implants are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence after childbirth, but some […]

Medics use video to help parents of neo-natal babies

Medics use video to help parents of neo-natal babies

Image caption Medics use a tablet to record short video clips of their infant patients Medics treating infants at a Scottish hospital are using video technology in a new scheme helping parents keep in touch with their babies. Staff are able to send short films of their patients to parents when they are away from […]

‘Touchscreen-toddlers’ sleep less, researchers say

‘Touchscreen-toddlers’ sleep less, researchers say

Image copyright Getty Images Toddlers who spend time playing on smartphones and tablets seem to get slightly less sleep than those who do not, say researchers. The study in Scientific Reports suggests every hour spent using a touchscreen each day was linked to 15 minutes less sleep. However, those playing with touchscreens do develop their […]

Parents’ anger at baby deaths NHS trust

Parents’ anger at baby deaths NHS trust

Image copyright Kotchkiss family Image caption Sophiya Hotchkiss was born prematurely An NHS trust at the centre of an investigation into its maternity services has been accused of failing to properly investigate the deaths of at least two babies. Jack Burn and Sophiya Hotchkiss died within six months of each other. Both families say their […]

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