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Is America developing a ‘crack-like addiction’ to Botox beauty?

Is America developing a ‘crack-like addiction’ to Botox beauty?

A remarkable new study of the use of Botox in America has revealed that some women suffer a “crack-like” addiction to the process, as they attempt to top up previous treatments. The number of women aged between 19 and 34 having the cosmetic procedure has

8 January 2017 in Health
 
Theresa May cannot ignore NHS crisis or brush off critics

Theresa May cannot ignore NHS crisis or brush off critics

Most months, and most weeks during winter, the openness the NHS claims to practise yields an array of statistics showing how the service has performed against a range of targets. The figures usually tell a grim story. Whether it’s ambulance response time

7 January 2017 in Health
 
Theresa May urged to get a grip on NHS as winter sickness grows

Theresa May urged to get a grip on NHS as winter sickness grows

Theresa May is under intense pressure to announce an emergency NHS rescue plan to parliament – amid a chorus of warnings that hospitals and GP services across England have finally reached breaking point. NHS crisis: Corbyn calls on May to face urgent Com

7 January 2017 in Health
 
NHS boss rejects claim of 'humanitarian crisis' in hospitals

NHS boss rejects claim of 'humanitarian crisis' in hospitals

The NHS has rejected claims it is facing a “humanitarian crisis” as it deals with winter pressures after it emerged that two patients had died on trolleys in one accident and emergency department in the last week. The Red Cross said it had stepped in to

7 January 2017 in Health
 
My partner bought me a Fitbit but I’m a couch potato – is it worth trying?

My partner bought me a Fitbit but I’m a couch potato – is it worth trying?

Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper. This week’s question: I’ve been given a Fitbit Flex by my partner. I’m a bit of a cou

7 January 2017 in Health
 
NHS sports protheses fund fires starter gun for future Paralympians

NHS sports protheses fund fires starter gun for future Paralympians

Children who are missing an arm or leg are being helped to run, swim and play sport after getting prosthetic sports limbs on the NHS. The roll-out of sports prostheses on the NHS is part of a £1.5m fund to help child amputees and others across England ge

7 January 2017 in Health
 
NHS faces 'humanitarian crisis' as demand rises, British Red Cross warns

NHS faces 'humanitarian crisis' as demand rises, British Red Cross warns

The NHS is facing a “humanitarian crisis” as hospitals and ambulance services struggle to keep up with rising demand, the British Red Cross has warned, after the deaths of two patients after long waits on trolleys in hospital corridors. Worcestershire Ro

6 January 2017 in Health
 
The Guardian view on AI in the NHS: not the revolution you are looking for

The Guardian view on AI in the NHS: not the revolution you are looking for

The news that two healthcare trusts in London are to experiment with a system to look up symptoms by text message, to triage the kind of non-urgent queries at present handled by the NHS 111 service, raises many questions. They may not seem urgent when pe

6 January 2017 in Health
 
Andrew Ward obituary

Andrew Ward obituary

My fiance, Andrew Ward, who has died aged 38, was born with cystic fibrosis. The life expectancy of someone born today with CF is 41, but for Andy it was a triumph to reach adulthood. Throughout his life he defied the odds. Andy was born and brought up i

6 January 2017 in Health
 
'It was manic': patients describe meltdown at Worcestershire hospital

'It was manic': patients describe meltdown at Worcestershire hospital

The ambulance arrived swiftly, and within an hour of suffering a stroke, 66-year-old Pauline Freeman was on a hospital trolley at the Worcestershire Royal hospital. From then on it went less smoothly. “My wife woke me up at 4.30am and said she couldn’t f

6 January 2017 in Health
 
How do we fix air pollution? It's simple but it needs political will

How do we fix air pollution? It's simple but it needs political will

Cutting toxic levels of city air pollution to safer levels is simple, but not easy – it requires resolve. Yet, despite the key culprit in the UK being well known – diesel vehicles – the government has been asleep at the wheel for years. Levels of nitroge

6 January 2017 in Health
 
French authorities gas thousands of ducks after bird flu outbreaks

French authorities gas thousands of ducks after bird flu outbreaks

Workers wearing masks and protective clothes have gassed thousands of ducks in south-west France, in a massive cull that was ordered in an attempt to prevent a spread of the H5N8 bird flu virus. At one farm in the village of Latrille, in the heartland of

6 January 2017 in Health
 
My swimming odyssey: ‘It felt like a last chance to prove what I was capable of’

My swimming odyssey: ‘It felt like a last chance to prove what I was capable of’

I had always thought I could swim. It may have been because I could run. It may have been because I wanted to swim. Or because I only ever did 10 minutes of breaststroke at a time, or splashed off a warm beach. But I really couldn’t swim. It took 12 mont

6 January 2017 in Health
 
Three die at Worcestershire hospital amid NHS winter crisis

Three die at Worcestershire hospital amid NHS winter crisis

Extreme pressures facing NHS accident and emergency departments have been thrown into stark relief by the revelation that two patients died after lengthy waits on trolleys in corridors while a third was found hanged on a ward at the same hospital. It has

6 January 2017 in Health
 
NHS on brink of winter crisis after increase in patient numbers

NHS on brink of winter crisis after increase in patient numbers

The NHS is on the brink of winter crisis after a larger than expected increase in patient numbers caused a third of hospital trusts in England to warn they needed urgent action to cope last month. The BBC commissioned the Nuffield Trust health thinktank

6 January 2017 in Health
 


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