Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Health

Health

Don't knock the flu jab – it’s a modern miracle

Vaccines and immunisation As the flu season begins to ramp up, so too do the annual complaints about the vaccine Varying rates of flu vaccine effectiveness are to be expected, but shouldn’t stop you getting...

I survived sepsis eight times. But can care workers spot this deadly illness?

Social care network: leadership, learning and development hub Care staff are increasingly likely to see sepsis, but there is no standard training to make them aware of the symptoms to look out for in...

Gene editing – and what it really means to rewrite the code of life

We now have a precise way to correct, replace or even delete faulty DNA. Ian Sample explains the science, the risks and what the future may hold Gene editing has the potential to treat...

Medical students urged to volunteer as NHS winter crisis worsens

Medical students are being urged to help relieve the NHS winter crisis because hospitals are so short-staffed they are struggling to cope with the surge in patients, the Guardian can reveal. Despite their lack...

Doctors and nurses: ‘When May and Hunt tell the public the NHS is not...

An 81-year-old woman with chest pains dies while waiting three hours and 45 minutes for an ambulance. Patients are photographed lying on the floor of an A&E unit that has run out of...

When private meets public sector: the history of a tangled relationship

Interaction between the private and public sectors can be a politically charged process in the UK, not least when the contracts that underpin such a partnership go wrong. Here are some recent examples...

Everything you've ever wanted to know about my colonoscopy (but never dared to ask)

The thing about writers – the thing that makes us hated and occasionally liked – is that very often we have our heads up our asses. There are two ways that people in...

Workplaces 'should cater for menopause as they do for pregnancy'

Workplaces should start catering for the menopause in a comparable way to pregnancy, according to one of Britain’s leading women’s health experts. Myra Hunter, emeritus professor of clinical health psychology at King’s College London...

NHS crisis: ‘I live in fear I’ll miss a seriously ill patient and they...

This winter crisis has hit the NHS, with hospitals having to cancel appointments and extend a ban on non-urgent surgery until the end of the month. The pressure, caused by flu, bad weather and...

Pounds to shed: the rise of the luxury workout

There’s one new year’s resolution that always seems to top the list: get fit. New exercise gear is purchased, fitness regimes carved out, and diets started (however temporary they may be). But while...

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New funding site for homeless 'changing lives'

A new crowdfunding platform has been set up to help homeless people pay for job skills and training. ...