Children unable to understand ‘lifelong implications’ of puberty blockers, court hears

The “experimental” drugs can also have “significant” side effects, lawyers argued for two women who want it made illegal for them to be given to under-18s without court supervision. The case against the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, which runs the Gender Identity Development Service in London, has been brought by Keira Bell, 23, who began gender reassignment at 16, […]

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Doctors fear vital NHS tests could run out ‘in days’

Doctors are being told to “think carefully” before ordering any tests for their patients, amid shortages caused by a supply chain failure at a major diagnostics company. Swiss pharmaceutical firm Roche said problems with a move to a new warehouse had led to a “very significant” drop in its processing capacity. A spokesman said Covid-19 tests would be prioritised. But […]

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Hospitals see rise in patients being treated for DIY mishaps during COVID-19 lockdown

Oxford Eye Hospital has seen it’s records for trauma operations by DIY smashed in the last week. The hospital usually sees one serious injury of it’s kind every two weeks. In the last seven days, six patients have needed urgent medical attention from the optical hospital. The eye hospital is now urging everyone to wear eye protection while carrying out […]

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Coronavirus UK advice: How to self isolate? Top tips and advice from the NHS

Coronavirus cases are on the rise across the world with more than 100,000 cases confirmed. You may need to self-isolate if you have been in contact with someone confirmed to have the illness, or if you have travelled to an area affected by coronavirus. Health services are trying to trace people who have been in contact with someone who has […]

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NHS doctor MAX PEMBERTON reveals health secrets to transform your life

Learn to juggle, avoid handrails on public transport… and eat a clove of garlic a day: The Mail’s own NHS doctor MAX PEMBERTON reveals the health secrets to transform your life As a nation we’ve become enormously reliant on medication to manage our health.  We happily reach for statins or blood pressure tablets, while the number of anti-depressant prescriptions in […]

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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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