107911173 landdpics - Luton house transformed to help parents of sick children
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Luton house transformed to help parents of sick children

Image copyright Luton & Dunstable University Hospital Image caption The scaffolding was put up in March A former 1930s council house is being transformed into accommodation for parents whose babies are being cared for at a neo-natal unit. About 70 different trades people have volunteered to help renovate the building in Luton for the Luton […]

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'We need to know more on surgery for war-zone children'

The effect of a bomb attack on a child can be devastating, both physically and psychologically. Now a new guide for medical staff on how to treat children injured by bomb blasts is being used to save the lives, and limbs, of young people in war zones. Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC Two […]

107886641 gettyimages 816207308 - Menstrual cups 'as reliable as tampons'
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Menstrual cups 'as reliable as tampons'

Image copyrightGetty Images Women can be assured that menstrual cups are as leakproof as tampons and pads, say researchers who have carried out the first, large scientific review of sanitary products. Menstrual cups collect rather than absorb period blood. They fit into the vagina but, unlike tampons, are reusable. Although they have been gaining in […]

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Tafida Raqeeb: Parents bid to get daughter treated in Italy

Image copyright Family Handout Image caption Tafida Raqeeb’s mother said her daughter was “completely healthy” before her sudden brain injury The parents of a five-year-old girl in a coma have begun a legal challenge after doctors said it was in her best interests to be allowed to die. Royal London Hospital doctors have said there […]

107896665 p07h0qx4 - Conjoined twins: how doctors separated twins joined at the head
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Conjoined twins: how doctors separated twins joined at the head

Safa and Marwa were born joined at the skull, they’ve never been able to see each other’s faces. There are no official figures for how often this happens, but one estimate says craniopagus conjoined twins are born once in every 2.5 million births. Most do not live longer than a day. To separate them required […]

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Scotland's drug deaths set to top 1,000

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There are estimated to be more than 60,000 problem drug users in Scotland New figures released later are expected to show that more than 1,000 people died as a result of drugs in Scotland last year. Scotland already has the worst record for reported drug deaths in Europe but […]

90802944 000206563 1 - Essex doctor struck off for writing fake prescriptions
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Essex doctor struck off for writing fake prescriptions

Image copyright PA Image caption Dr Khan said he had a “storm of turmoil going on inside of me” when he worked at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford A doctor was caught writing fake prescriptions when he ordered menopause medicine for a pregnant woman. Dr Mohammad Khan admitted accessing patient information and writing prescriptions under randomly selected […]

107879801 055062322 1 - Ebola in DR Congo: Case confirmed in Goma
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Ebola in DR Congo: Case confirmed in Goma

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Ebola virus has spread to the city of Goma which has a population of more than a million people The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, home to more than a million people. The health ministry confirmed that […]

107875830 p07gwh28 - Using archaeology as therapy for veterans
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Using archaeology as therapy for veterans

Servicemen and women trying to overcome the effects of war are digging at the Battle of Waterloo site. Do you have a view about this post? Leave a comment on our Facebook page Credited Source link

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Ministers may advise on how much sleep people need

Image copyright Damir Khabirov / Getty Images Image caption The report suggests many adults could be risking their health due to a lack of sleep Ministers are reportedly planning to issue guidance on how much sleep people should be getting every night. The recommendations are expected as part of a series of proposals aimed at […]

107850481 gettyimages 875550906 - Warning issued over adrenaline pen fault
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Warning issued over adrenaline pen fault

Image copyright Getty Images Allergy patients are being warned of a potential fault with Emerade adrenaline pens. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said some have blocked needles, so cannot deliver adrenaline. Around two in every 1,000 pens are thought to be affected. Patients are advised to follow the existing advice to carry […]