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  • NHS flu panic: New strain could hit thousands this winter, under-pressure hospitals fear

    October 28, 2017 2:15 PM 46

    A NEW strain of flu could strike thousands of elderly people, under-pressure hospitals fear as the NHS prepares for winter. Hospitals are concerned they will be unable to cope amid fears an aggressive strain of flu could hit Britain. And patients could be turned away from hospitals as NHS trusts struggle with under-staffing issues. The new health crisis

  • NHS told to act on cyber security or face 'worse' hack

    October 27, 2017 12:50 AM 44

    The health service is being told to "get its act together" to ensure better protection against future, more damaging, attacks. It comes from the head of the National Audit Office (NAO) after they carried out an independent investigation into a cyber attack that crippled parts of the NHS in England in May. On Friday 12 May, hundreds of computers were infected

  • Airbnb-style stays for recuperating patients labelled `terrifying´

    October 25, 2017 11:01 PM 38

    A trial scheme to move recuperating NHS patients into Airbnb-style accommodation to free up hospital beds has been labelled “terrifying” by Labour’s shadow social care minister. Barbara Keeley warned there were “clear safety risks” with placing responsibility for patients with strangers and said the pilot project was a sign social care is in crisis

  • Cancer treatment news: New thermotherapy development is ‘game changer’, claims scientist

    October 24, 2017 3:12 PM 56

    CANCER could be one step closer to having a cure after scientists discovered a new way to kill cancerous cells. Cancer kills around 450 people a day in the UK, and there are around 2.5 million living with the deadly condition. While there is not yet a cure, scientists may be a step closer after developing ‘intelligent’ nanoparticles which can heat up to a temperature

  • Carly Goff contracts parasite from uncooked fish in Fiji

    October 24, 2017 1:12 PM 30

    A teenage girl has revealed the excruciating pain she lived with after contracting a flesh-eating parasite that fed off her insides for six years. Carly Goff was on a family holiday in Fiji when she at undercooked fish contaminated with the flesh eating parasite, Gnathostomiasis. Breaking her silence for the first time on Tuesday, Carly said she lived

  • Three hospitals in Nottinghamshire charge disabled patients and visitors to park

    October 23, 2017 9:00 PM 23

    'If some hospitals in the county can provide the space free of charge, why can't the others?' Three Nottinghamshire hospitals charge disabled patients and visitors for parking, it has been revealed. King's Mill Hospital, Mansfield Community Hospital and Newark Hospital - all part of Sherwood Forest Hospitals (SFH) NHS Foundation Trust - charge an average

  • Experts urge women not to use Vicks' VapoRub to 'tingle and cleanse' their vaginas as they warn bizarre internet trend could lead to infections

    October 23, 2017 1:58 PM 16

    Experts are urging women not to clean their vaginas with Vicks' Vaporub after a bizarre internet trend has spurred many to experience tingling in their genitalia. Online forums and blogs claim the ointment, intended to soothe an irritating cough, can boost women's sex lives, clean the intimate area, cure thrush and even maintain a pleasant odour on the vagina

  • How to get a Kim Kardashian bum: Woman reveals exactly how she sculpted her bubble butt

    October 20, 2017 10:00 AM 19

    Charlotte Webb grew up as a skinny teen but always longed for a curvy body. In a bid to hone her physique, the 18-year-old started following fitness models on social media. She began to discover ways to build muscle and managed to transform her size 4 frame into a bodacious size 6-8. The youngster never used to exercise and ate over 2,000 calories per day but now she frequents

  • Antibiotic drug use in NI 'highest in UK'

    October 20, 2017 7:41 AM 36

    Antibiotic use is higher in Northern Ireland than the rest of the UK and NI's top doctor has warned overuse poses the "greatest danger" to health. Using antibiotics unnecessarily leads to bacteria becoming "resistant" to existing drugs and medics fear infections will become untreatable. NI's antibiotic usage was 30% higher than England's, with 1.9m prescriptions

  • America has hit a 'dreamlessness epidemic', sleep specialist claims: Widespread lack of sleep means fewer of us dream at night

    October 19, 2017 9:33 PM 20

    Americans are missing out on sleep and dreams to the detriment of our health, a sleep and dream expert claims. Throughout the night, we pass through four stages of sleep several times. We do the majority of our dreaming during the fourth stage, called the 'rapid-eye movement' (REM) phase. Research has found that about one in three American adults don’t