Concerns raised over teenage pregnancy ‘magic dolls’

Concerns raised over teenage pregnancy ‘magic dolls’

Image copyright Associated Press Image caption Some teenage pregnancy education programmes involve ‘magic dolls’ being looked after for a weekend Teenage pregnancy prevention programmes which use “magic dolls” to simulate the needs of a new baby do not work, according to a study in The Lancet. More than 1,000 teenage girls who took part in […]

NHS cuts ‘planned across England’

NHS cuts ‘planned across England’

Image copyright Thinkstock Plans are being drawn up that could see cuts to NHS services across England. The BBC has seen draft sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) which propose ward closures, cuts in bed numbers and changes to A&E and GP care in 44 areas. There have been no consultations on the plans so far. […]

Concerns raised over teenage pregnancy ‘magic dolls’

Concerns raised over teenage pregnancy ‘magic dolls’

Image copyright Associated Press Image caption Some teenage pregnancy education programmes involve ‘magic dolls’ being looked after for a weekend Teenage pregnancy prevention programmes which use “magic dolls” to simulate the needs of a new baby do not work, according to a study in The Lancet. More than 1,000 teenage girls who took part in […]

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 […]