100532136 spine - Hospital backlog: The boy who waited 47 weeks for spine surgery
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Hospital backlog: The boy who waited 47 weeks for spine surgery

Image copyright Ryan Mcnamara Image caption Keilan’s curved spine became so bad that it affected his breathing Keilan, a 12-year old boy with scoliosis, a severe curvature of the spine, waited 47 weeks before being admitted to hospital for surgery. Keilan’s story is revealed in Hospital, the award-winning BBC Two series, which was filmed in […]

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The man who has to crawl through his front door

Since Richard’s leg was amputated, his two-storey house has become very difficult to get around. His wheelchair does not fit through the front door, so he has to drag himself along the ground to get to his car. After several years he’s still waiting for a home both he and the council agree is appropriate. […]

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We learn nothing about nutrition, claim medical students

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The health effects of nutrition and diet are not part of traditional training for medical students Medical students say they currently learn almost nothing about the way diet and lifestyle affect health – and they should be taught more. They say what they are taught is not practical or […]

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Tuberculosis rates in England fall by third in six years

Image copyright Science Photo Library New figures show rates of tuberculosis (TB) in England have declined by a third in six years, and are currently at their lowest level in 35 years. The data from Public Health England shows a 38% fall since 2012, with a 9.3% decline in cases in 2017 alone. Improved diagnosis, […]

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Woman dies after having bee-sting therapy

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Apitherapy is the use of substances from honeybees to treat medical conditions A woman has died after undergoing bee-sting therapy, a form of treatment backed by Gwyneth Paltrow. The 55-year-old Spanish woman had been having live bee acupuncture for two years when she developed a severe reaction. She […]

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'Wobbly head' woman fundraising for lifesaving surgery

A woman, whose friends call her “the girl with the wobbly head”, lives with the fear that the slightest bump could kill her. Nadine Turnbull, from Milton Keynes, has a rare condition called Elhers-Danlos syndrome and is hoping to raise £100,000 for surgery in America. Source link

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MS drug hope for secondary-progressive stage

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Siponimod is a pill taken once a day A study of a new drug to treat advanced cases of multiple sclerosis suggests it may be possible to delay progression of the disease in the short term, although the effects were small. In a trial of 1,327 people, in […]

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Four in 10 online GP firms not safe, say inspectors

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A system where patients can submit symptoms to a doctor electronically was piloted in 36 practices Four in 10 online GP firms are not providing safe care, inspectors say. The Care Quality Commission has been investigating the private online market over the past 18 months, identifying 35 companies running […]

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Rise in cancers 'caused by weight'

Image copyright PA Image caption Being overweight or obese is the second leading cause of preventable cancer, the data suggests Being overweight or obese is a growing cause of cancer in the UK while cases caused by smoking are falling, according to a large study. Cancer Research UK found more than a third of all […]