News archive from 6 August 2013, page 17

Warning over high charity wages

Disproportionate salaries for charity executives risk bringing the wider charitable world into disrepute, the Charity Commission's chairman has warned. William Shawcross said it is a matter for trustees to decide if high wages are appropriate and fair...

 

Junior doctors raise time concerns

Almost three quarters of junior doctors feel that they are so rushed off their feet they do not have time to properly care for patients, a poll suggests. Seventy-three per cent of trainee hospital doctors said that they did not have enough time to...

 

The instant blood test to tell if you REALLY need antibiotics

A simple three-minute blood test could tell GPs whether a patient needs antibiotics. Not only could this help avoid patients suffering nasty side-effects from taking unnecessary drugs, but it could also tackle one of the greatest threats to modern...

Daily Mail, 02:06 in Health
 
Reserve fire crews needed in Goole

Reserve fire crews needed in Goole

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service wants people from the Courier region to become reserve fire crew to help keep people safe in the event of strike action by firefighters. The decision to recruit reserves follows the Fire Brigades Union’s (FBU)...

 

Never mind the food you eat... what you drink could be making you fat (and that includes those cups of TEA)

Many people follow a healthy diet and try to watch what they eat, but when it comes to what they drink, they aren't so careful. Yet the fluids you consume can have as much impact on your health - and your waistline. A study earlier this year found...

Daily Mail, 02:40 in Health
 

The instant blood test to tell if you REALLY need antibiotics

A simple three-minute blood test could tell GPs whether a patient needs antibiotics. Not only could this help avoid patients suffering nasty side-effects from taking unnecessary drugs, but it could also tackle one of the greatest threats to modern...

Daily Mail, 02:40 in Health
 

Alex Rodriguez Vows To Fight Doping Suspension

The New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez says he will appeal against a decision to ban him for doping, adding that he plans to keep playing for the Yankees until he is cleared. Major League Baseball (MBL) has suspending the game's highest paid player for...

 

I reversed my diabetes in just 11 days - by going on a starvation diet

A family bereavement, high blood pressure, an unavoidable job change. I thought everything came in threes - but I was wrong. There was more bad news around the corner. I was a fit 59-year-old and had just had an annual health check at my GP surgery....

Daily Mail, 02:40 in Health
 

Why are so many cancer patients needlessly dying from blood clots?

Sophiya Haque was about to star in a new West End show last December when, on the eve of opening night, she was struck by terrible back pain. Most people would have gone to the doctor. But the 41-year-old actress, singer and dancer, best known for her...

Daily Mail, 02:40 in Health
 

Now you can have a good death: The radical new scheme that is putting patients in charge of their last days

Anne Turner knows she is dying. She doesn't fear death, but what does worry her is how and where it will happen. Anne was diagnosed with malignant melanoma - the most dangerous form of skin cancer - on her right arm in 2010. It was removed, along with...

Daily Mail, 02:40 in Health
 

Me and my operation: The laser gun that burns away floaters from your vision

Around 75 per cent of the over-60s suffer from floaters - spots and lines that hover in our line of vision. For some they are a mild annoyance, but for others they can severely affect vision. Company director Neil Simpson, 58, from Ashford, Middlesex,...

Daily Mail, 02:40 in Health
 

A dip in the British briny? It may add years to your life!

Ask an octogenarian about the secret of their robust rude health and chances are they'll put it down to their daily tot of whisky - or even the occasional cigarette. Not exactly what the health police want to hear, and possibly pretty unlikely, too....

Daily Mail, 02:40 in Health
 

Never mind the food you eat... what you drink could be making you fat (and that includes those cups of TEA)

Many people follow a healthy diet and try to watch what they eat, but when it comes to what they drink, they aren't so careful. Yet the fluids you consume can have as much impact on your health - and your waistline. A study earlier this year found...

Daily Mail, 02:51 in Health
 

Painful, stiff shoulder? Why it's the menopause that could be to blame

When I stumbled on a slippery slope at a fireworks party in November, I was surprised when an electric shock of pain shot down my arm, despite it receiving only the smallest of bumps. The pain disappeared almost as quickly as it came, but within a...

Daily Mail, 02:51 in Health
 

The instant blood test to tell if you REALLY need antibiotics

A simple three-minute blood test could tell GPs whether a patient needs antibiotics. Not only could this help avoid patients suffering nasty side-effects from taking unnecessary drugs, but it could also tackle one of the greatest threats to modern...

Daily Mail, 02:51 in Health
 


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