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Charities call for NHS to stop rationing critical care

Charities call for NHS to stop rationing critical care

Theresa May has been urged by charity chiefs to stop the NHS rationing treatment for seriously ill patients and to find more money for their care in the budget next month. About 30 health charities, including the Teenage Cancer Trust, National AIDS Trust

18 February 2017 in Health
 
Tony Blair's Brexit speech 'not helpful', says Jeremy Corbyn

Tony Blair's Brexit speech 'not helpful', says Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn has criticised Tony Blair’s call for pro-Europeans to form a new cross-party movement to oppose Brexit, urging the former prime minister to “respect the result” of the referendum and to put his energy towards building relations in Europe. C

18 February 2017 in Health
 
Hope for Hanoi? New bus system could cut pollution … if enough people use it

Hope for Hanoi? New bus system could cut pollution … if enough people use it

From his high-rise office building in Hanoi, Tran Dung can barely see his city’s skyline behind the thick layer of smog. Before leaving work, the 25-year-old executive assistant checks the pollution reading on his AirVisual app, which provides real-time

18 February 2017 in Health
 
What I’m really thinking: the woman trying for a baby

What I’m really thinking: the woman trying for a baby

I’m 33, and my husband and I have been trying to conceive for three years. When we were ready, we threw caution to the wind and decided that if it happened naturally, it would be wonderful. Then as the months passed, we began to wonder if there was somet

18 February 2017 in Health
 
It’s painful watching the male crisis onscreen – more painful in real life

It’s painful watching the male crisis onscreen – more painful in real life

Had Moonlight not come along, hard on its heels, Manchester By the Sea might have seemed like the most emotionally revealing film about a man to have been released in years. But since Moonlight is probably one of the most emotionally revealing films abou

18 February 2017 in Health
 
Sarfraz Manzoor: Our long, hard battle to have a second child

Sarfraz Manzoor: Our long, hard battle to have a second child

One morning at breakfast our daughter, Laila, looked up from her cornflakes and said: “Why am I the only child in this family?” We had always known we wanted more than one child. Laila was born in 2011, a year after Bridget and I married. I loved being a

18 February 2017 in Health
 

The death of Karen Batts: the homelessness case that shocked Portland

Supported by About this content The maintenance worker found the woman just before 2pm. She had made her way inside the parking garage in downtown Portland, Oregon, and now stood in the corner of the second floor, mumbling something the worker could not

17 February 2017 in Health
 
Understanding Trump’s narcissism could be the key to deposing him

Understanding Trump’s narcissism could be the key to deposing him

The debate around Donald Trump’s mental health and his fitness to continue as US president rages on. Most recently Prof Allen Frances, the psychiatrist who wrote the book (or at least the diagnostic criteria) on narcissistic personality disorder has penn

17 February 2017 in Health
 
A moment that changed me: my psychiatrist told me I could be one too

A moment that changed me: my psychiatrist told me I could be one too

During my years of medical training I was tense and wound up almost all of the time. Then, just before my finals, things got very much worse. I began to draw up a complex revision timetable, which I obsessed over. I was as fearful of failing as I had bee

17 February 2017 in Health
 
Antibiotics, not surgery, could treat appendicitis in children, study suggests

Antibiotics, not surgery, could treat appendicitis in children, study suggests

Antibiotics could be an effective alternative to surgery for treating children with appendicitis, research suggests. According to the NHS, appendicitis affects an estimated one in 13 people at some point in their life, with appendix removal the most comm

17 February 2017 in Health
 
Alarming number of cancer medics suffering burnout and stress

Alarming number of cancer medics suffering burnout and stress

Alarming numbers of cancer doctors experience high levels of burnout, stress, sleep problems and depression, with some resorting to alcohol or sedatives to cope, research suggests. Meta-analysis of 43 existing studies, published on Friday in Psycho-Oncol

17 February 2017 in Health
 
House vote paves the way for states to defund Planned Parenthood

House vote paves the way for states to defund Planned Parenthood

The House on Thursday approved a resolution that would permit states to withhold federal family-planning funds from affiliates of Planned Parenthood and other healthcare providers that offer abortions. Abortion foes immediately hailed the measure, which

16 February 2017 in Health
 
Portable brain-scanning helmet could be future for rapid brain injury assessments

Portable brain-scanning helmet could be future for rapid brain injury assessments

A transportable brain-scanning helmet that could be used for rapid brain injury assessments of stroke victims and those felled on the sports pitch or battlefield is being tested by US scientists. The wearable device, known as the PET helmet, is a miniatu

16 February 2017 in Health
 
Leaflet says Tory win in Copeland will 'cost mums their children'

Leaflet says Tory win in Copeland will 'cost mums their children'

A graphic Labour pamphlet warns voters in Copeland that a Tory victory in the by-election will “cost mums their children” in an open letter aimed at highlighting the risks of NHS cuts in the constituency. The handwritten letter in support of Labour candi

16 February 2017 in Health
 
Unhappily married? You’re not alone

Unhappily married? You’re not alone

The marriage between Tini Owens and her multimillionaire mushroom farmer husband, Hugh, doesn’t sound like one that most of us would relish. She tried to divorce him last year, but was told by a judge that she couldn’t, because they hadn’t lived apart fo

16 February 2017 in Health
 
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