Mother had preventative mastectomy but NHS won't test daughters

Cruellest twist of my mastectomy: Mother, 34, had preventative surgery after three women in her family developed cancer – but now she is so low risk the NHS won’t test her daughters Tara Huck, 34, has three daughters: Katie, 13, Tara, Molly, 11, and Emily, 15 Mother died of breast cancer aged 56 and grandmother diagnosed in her 50s Doctors […]

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Norovirus could spread through SHOPPING TROLLEYS, NHS staff warn

Norovirus could spread through SHOPPING TROLLEYS: NHS staff warn people to wash their hands amid hospital outbreaks of the winter vomiting bug A hospital in Swansea has recorded 75 cases of norovirus in two weeks Medics have warned people to wash their hands with soap and water to avoid it The virus causes vomiting and diarrhoea but usually clears up […]

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NHS hospital offers video goggles for local anaesthetic patients

Goggle-ops! NHS hospital becomes the first in the UK to give anxious patients headsets to watch movies and box sets during surgery The Royal Bournemouth Hospital is offering the new gadgets to its patients They can watch HD movies and box sets on NOW TV using the £1,000 headsets Staff will set up the gadget first and then give the […]

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NHS to trial Group B Strep infection screening in pregnant women

NHS to trial Group B Strep infection screening in pregnant women in a bid to protect newborns from deadly illnesses including pneumonia and sepsis A £2.8million study will compare the ECM test and ‘bedside test’ Currently, there is no routine screening for GBS, which is in one in five women But cases have risen by almost a third in 20 […]

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Matthew Wolfenden health: Emmerdale star admitted ‘I just got lower and lower and lower

Matthew’s rode to stardom was not easy as he started out as a member of the British gymnastics squad, however, that dream came to a screaming halt when he was practicing on the rings and broke his back. With gymnastics put on hold, Matthew set his focus on acting and appeared on shows such as Hollyoaks before moving to Emmerdale. […]

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DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Admit obesity’s an addiction or NHS is doomed

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Unless we admit that obesity’s an addiction the NHS is doomed Within ten years, it’s estimated that one in four hospital beds could be taken up by patients with type 2 diabetes.  Just think about that: a quarter of everyone in hospital will suffer from the condition. Shockingly, some experts say this is a conservative […]

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Amy Dowden health: ‘My body couldn’t cope’ Strictly star on her life-altering condition

Amy Dowden, 28, has regularly appeared on Strictly Come Dancing since 2017. the star has devoted her life to dancing but her passionate pursuit has not come easy. In may this year, Amy divulged on ITV’s This Morning that she’d been living with Crohn’s disease since she was a child. She revealed she first experienced symptoms of the condition aged […]

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When should NHS contact patients over faulty genes?

The NHS and health services worldwide need to develop policies on when patients should be “re-contacted” about faulty genes, as the current lack of guidance creates a dilemma for health services, experts have warned. Re-contacting happens when new information about a patient’s genes comes to light—such as when a certain gene mutation is reclassified as a cancer risk. A policy […]

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Rheumatoid arthritis: Maintaining ‘sufficient’ levels of this may help prevent the disease

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, which means the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own cells. This causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. The symptoms usually affect the hands, feet and wrists. Certain measures can be taken to reduce the risk of developing Rheumatoid arthritis, one study suggests a certain vitamin may help prevent the onset of […]

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Best supplements: What are the best supplements for vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods. Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in the gut and maintains adequate serum calcium and phosphate needed for bone growth and bone remodelling. Without sufficient vitamin D, bones can become thin, brittle, or misshapen. Vitamin D is obtained from sun exposure, food, and supplements. Which supplements can […]

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