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Hundreds more surviving heart failure in hospital, study shows

Hundreds more surviving heart failure in hospital, study shows

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Fewer patients are now dying from heart failure in hospitals in England and Wales Hundreds more people are surviving heart failure through better treatment after being admitted to hospital in England and Wales, a study suggests. The National Heart Failure Audit found that 8.9% of patients had died […]

Surgeon had no consent for boy’s genital op

Surgeon had no consent for boy’s genital op

Image caption Anthony Lambert admitted he should not have carried out the operation without consent from the boy’s parents A decorated military surgeon operated on a 12-year-old boy’s genitals without the consent of his parents. Cdr Anthony Lambert OBE admitted carrying out the procedure during an unrelated operation at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Devon. Cdr […]

Children consuming online time ‘like junk food’

Children consuming online time ‘like junk food’

Image copyright PA Parents must intervene to stop their children overusing social media and consuming time online “like junk food”, the children’s commissioner has said. In an interview with the Observer, Anne Longfield criticised the ways social media giants use to draw children into spending more time. She said parents should be proactive in stopping […]

Loose Women’s Stacey Solomon celebrates her ‘saggy boobs’

Loose Women’s Stacey Solomon celebrates her ‘saggy boobs’

Image copyright @staceysolomon Loose Women panellist Stacey Solomon has been praised on social media for sharing a video celebrating her “muffin top, saggy boobs and stretch marks”. The former X Factor singer posted footage on Instagram in which she wears a white bikini and describes her body. She said she was “celebrating her society labelled […]

Bed found for suicidal girl after judge’s criticism

Bed found for suicidal girl after judge’s criticism

Image caption Sir James Munby, a senior judge, said there would be “blood on our hands” if the 17-year-old did not receive adequate supervision A bed has been found for a suicidal girl, a day after a judge criticised a lack of care provision available when she is freed from youth custody. Sir James Munby, […]

First hints Parkinson’s can be stopped

First hints Parkinson’s can be stopped

Image copyright Getty Images It may be possible to stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease with a drug normally used in type 2 diabetes, a clinical trial suggests. Current drugs help manage the symptoms, but do not prevent brain cells dying. The trial on 62 patients, published in the Lancet, hints the medicine halted the […]

Only 30-35s to get IVF treatment under new plans

Only 30-35s to get IVF treatment under new plans

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption IVF has the greatest chance of success between the ages of 30 and 35, NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire healthcare leaders said NHS providers might restrict fertility treatment to women aged 30-35 only in the future, under new proposals. GP-led groups in Bristol, North Somerset and South […]

Bed found for suicidal girl after judge’s criticism

Bed found for suicidal girl after judge’s criticism

Image caption Sir James Munby, a senior judge, said there would be “blood on our hands” if the 17-year-old did not receive adequate supervision A bed has been found for a suicidal girl, a day after a judge criticised a lack of care provision available when she is freed from youth custody. Sir James Munby, […]

First hints Parkinson’s can be stopped

First hints Parkinson’s can be stopped

Image copyright Getty Images It may be possible to stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease with a drug normally used in type 2 diabetes, a clinical trial suggests. Current drugs help manage the symptoms, but do not prevent brain cells dying. The trial on 62 patients, published in the Lancet, hints the medicine halted the […]

Men’s sexist attitudes ‘shaped by first exposure to pornography’

Men’s sexist attitudes ‘shaped by first exposure to pornography’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Study finds the age a male first sees porn shapes their attitudes later towards women The age at which a male first sees pornography is associated with certain sexist attitudes later in life, according to a team of researchers from the University of Nebraska. Their survey revealed the […]