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August 26, 2018 8:30 AM Maternity unit welcomes delegation

VISITORS from China enjoyed a fact finding tour of the fetal medicine and maternity facilities at Southend University Hospital. The group wanted to learn about UK healthcare services for infants and pregnant women, especially methods on how to prevent birth defects and lower mortality rates. The group was led by Liu Yibing, Director for Women and Infants 59

August 21, 2018 8:03 AM Sudden infant death numbers rise for first time in three years

Spike in sudden infant deaths as 219 babies die before their first birthday from unexpected causes, according to fresh data – and it is the first rise in three years The number of babies dying from unexplained causes has risen for the first time in three years, new figures show. There were 219 deaths caused by sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or without 101

July 23, 2018 10:07 AM Review: Great Yorkshire Fringe, Stephen K Amos, Bread And Circuses, The Turn Pot, Parliament Street, York, July 20

STEPHEN K Amos gave a masterclass in stand-up comedy when he played the Great Yorkshire Fringe last Friday, a repeat visit after coming here in 2017. Amos, a 48-year-old black British man from a large Nigerian family, held the 300-strong (white) audience in the palm of his hand with routines about Trump, puberty and race. "Any Nigerians in the house 38

July 19, 2018 9:04 AM REVEALED: 1,200 avoidable deaths in Swindon since 2014

Data from the Department of Health and Social Care shows between 2014 and 2016, more than 1,207 people’s deaths were deemed avoidable. Statisticians believe they could have been treated by doctors or their deaths could have been prevented by public health measures, such as anti-smoking campaigns. Of the 1,207 avoidable deaths in 2014-2016, 729 were men and 478 were women 26

June 26, 2018 5:25 AM US approves UK-grown marijuana-based epilepsy drug

The drug uses cannabidiol which unlike THC does not produce a high and will be used to treat rare forms of childhood epilepsy. Nasdaq-listed GW Pharmaceuticals, which grows its own marijuana plants in glass houses in Britain, hopes the drug will be approved in the UK next year. The company's chief executive Justin Gover told Ian King Live last week: "This 186

May 12, 2018 10:34 AM Firm raises cash for cancer charity with a football themed day

STAFF at an accountancy firm wore football kits to raise cash for a cancer charity. Workers from Platt Rushton LLP, Leigh wore their football shirts for Football Shirt Friday in order to raise money for The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK. As well as wearing their shirts, some of the staff have also taken part in a cracker eating competition 49

February 20, 2018 5:00 AM Increasingly high mortality rates at Southend Hospital 'a concern'

An independent review into increasingly high mortality rates at Southend Hospital has identified inconsistent monitoring of the problem. A report was commissioned by Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group to review how deaths are monitored at Southend Hospital after more deaths were recorded than expected. The report stated that documents 36

December 21, 2017 12:09 PM Sickening undercover footage shows the horrific cramped conditions rabbits bred for their fur are kept in before being skinned and used for luxury clothing in France

Shocking footage exposes the horrific conditions of rabbit farms allegedly used by some of the most famous luxury brands in the world. The video has been shot by an animal rights group who went undercover to gain access to three rabbit farms and a slaughter house in southwestern France. It shows hundreds of rabbits being kept in tiny cages with many suffering 21

November 27, 2017 1:59 PM Glasgow has UK´s highest death rate

Glasgow has topped the list of places with the highest mortality rate in the UK, new data has revealed. The city recorded 1,389.1 deaths per 100,000 people last year, against a UK average of 982.5. The Scottish council areas of West Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire also ranked high up the list, with 1,300.9 and 1,300.6 deaths per 100,000 respectively 20

October 31, 2017 11:10 PM Health Ministry reforms its approach to tuberculosis treatment as it steps up its bid to WIPE out the disease by 2025

In a bid to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) by 2025, the Union Health ministry has launched a scheme to give sufferers across India daily dosages of drugs to fight the disease. It is an initiative of the Revised National Tuberculosis Programme and a shift from an earlier regimen where people were dosed with the drug on alternate days. The move follows findings 16