Warnings despite upturn in NHS finances

Warnings despite upturn in NHS finances

Health bosses are warning the NHS in England is still in a precarious position despite an upturn in its financial performance in recent months. Last year NHS trusts recorded their biggest ever overspend, but accounts for the first quarter of 2016-17 suggest they have started getting their finances back on track. A deficit of £461m […]

‘Unsafe’ Stafford hospital A&E closed to children

‘Unsafe’ Stafford hospital A&E closed to children

Image caption Stafford County Hospital’s accident and emergency service for children closed at 10:00 BST on Thursday Children’s accident and emergency services at a scandal-hit hospital have been suspended after senior staff said it was “not clinically safe”. A shortage of staff with the right specialist training at Stafford’s County Hospital had forced the closure […]

Barbecued rare burgers ‘pose food poisoning risk’

Barbecued rare burgers ‘pose food poisoning risk’

Image copyright rez-art/ Thinkstock The Food Standards Agency is warning people not to eat burgers that are pink in the middle, to avoid the risk of food poisoning at summer barbecues. It says cases of food poisoning double in summer months – in part due to undercooked meat. Officials say burgers must be cooked until […]

Rotavirus infections ‘greatly reduced’ since vaccine

Rotavirus infections ‘greatly reduced’ since vaccine

Image copyright DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Rotavirus infections fell by 84% in England since a vaccine for babies was introduced in 2013, figures from Public Health England suggest. Recorded cases dropped from an average of 14,510 a year in the decade before the vaccine was introduced to just 2,287 between July 2015 and June […]

Depression: A revolution in treatment?

Depression: A revolution in treatment?

Image copyright Hayley Mason It’s not very often we get to talk about a revolution in understanding and treating depression and yet now doctors are talking about “one of the strongest discoveries in psychiatry for the last 20 years”. It is based around the idea that some people are being betrayed by their fiercest protector. […]

Brain Scans of Brazilian Babies Show Array of Zika Effects – New York Times

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The Senator’s Daughter Who Raised Prices on Anti-Allergy EpiPen – Bloomberg

Members of Congress are in an unusual position as they demand an explanation for Mylan NV’s 400 percent price hike for the EpiPen and focus attention squarely on its CEO: Heather Bresch. If lawmakers follow the usual script, Bresch could get called up to Capitol Hill next month to explain her company’s justification for raising the […]

Sepsis is a medical emergency, CDC says. It can be stopped if caught in time. – Washington Post

Sepsis is a medical emergency, CDC says. It can be stopped if caught in time. – Washington Post

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared sepsis a medical emergency, reporting Tuesday that about 72 percent of patients with this fast-moving and deadly illness have recently been seen by doctors and nurses, representing missed opportunities to catch it early or prevent it. The most common illnesses leading to sepsis include pneumonia and […]

Boy with double-hand transplant’s next goal: Play football – Fox News

It’s been just over a year since 9-year-old Zion Harvey received a double-hand transplant, and he said Tuesday what he really wants to do is play football. “I feel happy about my new hands, and I don’t feel different. I like now that I can throw a football further than when I didn’t have […]

Job satisfaction in your 20s and 30s may impact your health later – CBS News

Job satisfaction in your 20s and 30s may impact your health later – CBS News

Everybody has bad days at work, but 20- and 30-somethings who are generally unhappy with their jobs may experience some health backlash by the time they reach their 40s​, new research suggests. A number of previous studies have found links between job satisfaction​ and physical and mental health. Now researchers from The Ohio State University say their work shows that happiness on the […]