Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Health

08/09/2018 - 13:48

A project spearheaded by OBGYN Consultant Dr. Leon Dupuch, Consultant in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, Princess Margaret Hospital has resulted in the department’s senior staff overseeing renovations to the hospital’s Labour Ward.

08/06/2018 - 06:00

The number of deaths in England and Wales due to the synthetic opioid fentanyl rose by 29% in 2017, Office for National Statistics data shows (UK).

Forms of the drug - used to treat cancer pain - are often imported illegally from Chinese laboratories and sold to users via the dark web.

Deaths from psychoactive substances like spice or mephedrone halved.

08/06/2018 - 05:57

Women are being warned against risky cosmetic "rejuvenating" procedures to reshape and tighten the vagina. Experts say the "therapies", offered by some private clinics in the UK and the US, pose a serious risk of burns, scarring and recurring pain.

Typically during these procedures, a probe is inserted into the vagina to heat or laser the vaginal tissue.

07/30/2018 - 00:19

The family of only the second person in the UK to have ME recorded on their death certificate say they feel "vindicated" by the ruling.

Merryn Crofts from Rochdale died in May last year, 10 days after her 21st birthday.

07/30/2018 - 00:11

Specialist doctors in the UK will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products by autumn, the home secretary has announced.

Those that meet safety and quality standards are to be made legal for patients with an "exceptional clinical need", Sajid Javid said.

07/22/2018 - 17:21

A drug to treat malaria - the first such pill to get approval in 60 years - has been given the green light by authorities in the United States.

The medicine is specifically for the recurring form of malaria, which makes 8.5 million people ill each year.

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