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Women doctors ‘best for female heart patients’

Women doctors ‘best for female heart patients’

Image copyright Getty Images Women who have a heart attack are more likely to survive if they are treated by a female doctor in hospital, a major US study suggests. An analysis of 580,000 heart attack cases over 19 years found 13.3% died after being treated by a man compared with 12% who were cared […]

NHS-funded homeopathic treatment to end in Bristol

NHS-funded homeopathic treatment to end in Bristol

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The British Homeopathic Association said it demonstrated a lack of long-term decision-making by NHS bosses The last place in England to offer publicly-funded homeopathy is to stop providing the practice on the NHS. Bristol’s clinical commissioning group (CCG) has decided to end NHS-funded homeopathic treatment except in exceptional circumstances. […]

Bid to end NHS-funded homeopathic treatment in Bristol

Bid to end NHS-funded homeopathic treatment in Bristol

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The British Homeopathic Association said it demonstrated a lack of long-term decision-making by NHS bosses The last place in England to offer publicly-funded homeopathy could stop providing the practice on the NHS. Bristol’s clinical commissioning group (CCG) is meeting to discuss ending NHS-funded homeopathic treatment except in exceptional circumstances. […]

The battle against skin-whitening cream

The battle against skin-whitening cream

Image caption YouTubers Mariam Omotunde and Arlene Dihoulou used skin-lightening cream when they were younger, without knowing about the health consequences High Street shops that were prosecuted for selling illegal skin-whitening creams are continuing to do so, the BBC has found. Trading Standards acknowledged “it’s a really big problem” and more could be done to […]

Safety concerns over websites selling prescription drugs

Safety concerns over websites selling prescription drugs

Media captionNicki and Eleanor both managed to buy prescription-only drugs through online doctor sites England’s healthcare regulator is calling for a change in the law to protect patients using online doctor sites selling prescription-only drugs. It comes after a BBC Panorama investigation exposed safety concerns relating to websites using doctors from companies based outside England. […]

Girls admitted to hospital for self-harming nearly doubles

Girls admitted to hospital for self-harming nearly doubles

Image copyright Kay Ska Image caption Kay says there’s still a lot of stigma around seeking help for self-harm Kay Ska self-harmed for two years and one of the reasons was because she didn’t know how to deal with her feelings “in a healthy way”. “I think it was just a lot of confusion, hormones […]

NHS England’s most senior GP resigns over anonymous online posts

NHS England’s most senior GP resigns over anonymous online posts

Image copyright PA England’s most senior GP has resigned after admitting he posted anonymous comments on an online medical forum. Dr Arvind Madan, director of primary care at NHS England, is thought to have posted with the name “Devil’sAdvocate”. It comes after a group of more than 8,000 GPs called for Dr Madan’s resignation, after […]

Vaginal thrush ‘a growing problem worldwide’

Vaginal thrush ‘a growing problem worldwide’

Image copyright Getty Images The common vaginal infection thrush can make life “hell” for millions of women worldwide, particularly if it keeps coming back, scientists are warning. According to University of Manchester research, recurrent thrush is a growing problem which can feel “like torture” if it isn’t treated. Three out of four women are thought […]

Surgeons’ ‘toxic’ rows added to mortality rate, says report

Surgeons’ ‘toxic’ rows added to mortality rate, says report

Image copyright Getty Images A “toxic” row between surgeons at a cardiac unit contributed to a higher mortality rate, according to a leaked document. The report into the unit at St George’s Hospital in London – seen by the Times – says the team was consumed by a “dark force” and patients were put at […]

Arrests over packages sent to hospitals

Arrests over packages sent to hospitals

Image copyright Getty Images Two men have been arrested after packages containing liquid were sent to a number of hospitals across the UK, the Met Police has confirmed. The force said a 29-year-old man from Brent and a 37-year-old man from Harrow, both in north-west London, were arrested by counter-terror officers on Thursday on suspicion […]