Sunday, 14 January 2018

Health

08/16/2017 - 22:35

Ministers are being urged to make Scotland a world leader in fighting "period poverty" by making sanitary products free for those who need them.

Labour MSP Monica Lennon says access to the products should be "a basic right".

She wants schools, colleges and universities to be required to provide free items in their female toilets.

08/13/2017 - 00:06

A judge who said society should be "ashamed" for not protecting a suicidal girl has approved a care plan for her.

The girl, known as X, will be moved to a special unit on Thursday after doctors managed to find her a place.

08/13/2017 - 00:04

A very small number of eggs contaminated with a toxic insecticide reached the UK earlier this year.

Some of the eggs, which originated from the Netherlands, were also found in France, the country's agricultural ministry said.

08/13/2017 - 00:02

The most genetically modified animals in existence have been created to help end a shortage of organs for transplant, say US researchers.

The scientists successfully rid 37 pigs of viruses hiding in their DNA, overcoming one of the big barriers to transplanting pig organs to people.

08/06/2017 - 03:34

It may be possible to stop the progression of Parkinson's disease with a drug normally used in type 2 diabetes, a clinical trial suggests.

Current drugs help manage the symptoms, but do not prevent brain cells dying.

The trial on 62 patients, published in the Lancet, hints the medicine halted the progression of the disease.

08/06/2017 - 03:32

A breast surgeon who intentionally wounded his patients has had his 15-year jail term increased to 20 years.

Ian Paterson, 59, who appeared at the Court of Appeal via video link, was told his current sentence was "not sufficient" to reflect the seriousness and the totality of his offending.

Paterson was found guilty in April at Nottingham Crown Court of 17 counts of wounding with intent.

Jurors also convicted him of three further wounding charges.

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