Dying patients waiting hours for pain relief in NHS funding shortfall

March 14, 2017 admin 0

Overworked district nurses struggling to care for dying patients, with one in seven posts cut in two years, warns King’s Fund Dying patients are waiting […]

Let NHS off £1,000 overseas doctors charge, urge unions

March 13, 2017 admin 0

Two leading health unions are calling on the home secretary to make the NHS exempt from a new charge which will be payable on overseas […]

Thousands could have Lyme disease without knowing – ITV News

March 6, 2017 admin 0

A campaign to raise awareness of Lyme disease has found that thousands of people could be living with the condition, having been diagnosed with something […]

Man with multiple sclerosis can walk again after radical stem cell

July 29, 2016 admin 0

A multiple sclerosis sufferer who lost the use of his legs can walk again after having radical stem cell therapy in Mexico. Eric Thomson, 50, who […]

Muscular dystrophy drug to be made available in Northern Ireland

July 26, 2016 admin 0

A drug to treat a particular form of Duchenne muscular dystrophy is to be made available in Northern Ireland. About 10 boys are believed to […]

Study links e-cigarettes to incurable disease called ‘Popcorn Lung’

July 26, 2016 admin 0

“Smokers who use e-cigs ‘are risking harm to their lungs’,” the Daily Mail reports after US researchers discovered some brands contained diacetyl, a buttery flavouring […]

‘Nine out of 10 strokes preventable,’ claims study

July 19, 2016 admin 0

“Nine out of 10 strokes preventable if people follow 10 health rules,” The Daily Telegraph reports. The news comes from a large study that found […]

NHS will be SAFER when we leave the EU, says top surgeon

July 19, 2016 admin 0

Clare Marx, the first woman President of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), said Brexit could give the NHS the impetuous to clamp down on […]

Cannabis-based drug shows promise in severe epilepsy

July 2, 2016 admin 0

Latest trial into the use of a cannabis-based drug for the treatment of a highly drug-resistant form of epilepsy has shown positive results. Earlier this year, Epidiolex, […]

NHS warns Antibiotic use in farm animals ‘threatens human health’

June 30, 2016 admin 0

“Farmers need to dramatically cut the amount of antibiotics used in agriculture, because of the threat to human health, a report says,” according to BBC […]