Terrorism ‘first-aid training needed’

Media captionCitizenAID aims to help the public save lives before the professionals arrive People need to learn lifesaving skills in case they are caught up in a terror attack in the UK, a team of senior military and civilian medics has said. They say people need to know how to help each other because it […]

Terrorism ‘first-aid training needed’

Media captionCitizenAID aims to help the public save lives before the professionals arrive People need to learn lifesaving skills in case they are caught up in a terror attack in the UK, a team of senior military and civilian medics has said. They say people need to know how to help each other because it […]

Private Ambulance Service: Staff ‘lack training’

Media caption‘An hour’s training to drive an ambulance’ Some staff at a private ambulance firm say they had only an hour’s training to drive under blue lights, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned. The Private Ambulance Service in Basildon, Essex, provides emergency cover for the East of England Ambulance Service. Current staff members have also […]

Asthma patients ‘missing out on basic care’

Asthma patients ‘missing out on basic care’

Image copyright SPL Millions of asthma patients in the UK are not getting basic care they need to manage their condition, a charity says. Asthma UK, which questioned more than 4,500 patients, said two-thirds miss out on yearly check-ups, tailored advice and lessons in how to use their asthma inhalers. It says it is a […]

Doctors issue new year detox health warning

Doctors issue new year detox health warning

Image copyright SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Doctors have issued a warning about the potential harms of undertaking a radical new year detox. They highlight the case of a woman they treated last year who became critically ill after taking herbal remedies and drinking too much water. The 47-year-old needed intensive care at Milton Keynes hospital. She […]

Dentists call to end ‘workplace cake culture’

Dentists call to end ‘workplace cake culture’

Image copyright ColorBlind Images Image caption Sharing cake and biscuits at work is hitting the health of the UK, according to academics Dentists have criticised “workplace cake culture”, saying the sharing of sweet treats in the office is contributing to health problems. The Faculty of Dental Surgery said eating cake and biscuits at work was […]

Dentists call to end ‘workplace cake culture’

Dentists call to end ‘workplace cake culture’

Image copyright ColorBlind Images Image caption Sharing cake and biscuits at work is hitting the health of the UK, according to academics Dentists have criticised “workplace cake culture”, saying the sharing of sweet treats in the office is contributing to health problems. The Faculty of Dental Surgery said people should cut down on eating cake […]

Honour for 83-year-old Samaritans volunteer

Honour for 83-year-old Samaritans volunteer

Image copyright Thinkstock An 83-year old volunteer charity worker who has been helping vulnerable people for 57 years has been appointed MBE. Alan Woodhouse, a former teacher who helped set up the Samaritans’ Liverpool branch in 1960, says everyone should volunteer because “it will enrich your life.” In other honours, Sir David Behan, chief executive […]

Ice, Zika and babies from three people – health in 2016

Media captionInnovations that will change people’s lives This year has seen the birth of the first three-person baby, a dangerous Zika epidemic and a huge injustice overturned by medical science. There were also breakthroughs in a range of deadly diseases. Zika virus Image copyright AP Image caption Dejailson Arruda and his daughter Luiza, who was […]

Food poisoning alert as salmonella found in Aldi king prawns

Food poisoning alert as salmonella found in Aldi king prawns

Image copyright Aldi Supermarket chain Aldi is recalling a king prawn product after two batches were found to contain salmonella. The bacterium, which can cause food poisoning, was detected in Specially Selected Tikka King Prawns which are only on sale in Scottish stores. Food Standards Scotland (FSS) urged anyone who had bought the frozen prawns […]