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Daughter’s death from sepsis ‘will stay with me forever’

Daughter’s death from sepsis ‘will stay with me forever’

Image copyright Welsh Ambulance Service A mother has described the harrowing moment she had to perform CPR on her daughter, who died of sepsis. Chloe Christopher, 17, from Cwmaman, Rhondda Cynon Taff, had been laughing with friends before being struck by the illness on New Year’s Eve 2014. The condition happens when the body fights […]

What is ‘Aussie’ flu and should we be worried?

What is ‘Aussie’ flu and should we be worried?

Image copyright Getty Images The NHS is preparing itself for a bad flu season. One of the strains circulating this year – H3N2 – has been dubbed Aussie flu because it is the same strain that recently caused big problems for Australia. Australia’s 2017 flu season was the worst the country had experienced in nearly […]

Heart attack care dangerously unequal for women, study finds

Heart attack care dangerously unequal for women, study finds

Image copyright Getty Images Fewer women who suffer a heart attack would die if they were given the same treatments as men, according to researchers. They analysed the outcomes of 180,368 Swedish patients who suffered a heart attack over a 10-year period. Women were two times more likely to die from the most serious type […]

Sharp focus on Alzheimer’s may help target drugs

Sharp focus on Alzheimer’s may help target drugs

Image copyright Getty Images Abnormal deposits that build up in the brain during Alzheimer’s have been pictured in unprecedented detail by UK scientists. The team at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology says its findings “open up a whole new era” in neurodegenerative disease. Their work should make it easier to design drugs to stop […]

Women graduates ‘desperately’ freeze eggs over ‘lack of men’

Women graduates ‘desperately’ freeze eggs over ‘lack of men’

Image copyright Getty Images Professional women are freezing their eggs due to a “dearth of educated men to marry”, a US study has claimed. Yale University researchers suggested an “oversupply” of graduate women left them struggling to find a partner and “desperate” to preserve fertility. They said the “man deficit” was worse in countries where […]

Grenfell Tower fire: Three hospitals fail fire safety checks

Grenfell Tower fire: Three hospitals fail fire safety checks

Image copyright Getty Images Three hospitals in England have failed fire safety checks ordered in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire. Buildings at London’s King’s College Hospital, Sheffield’s children’s hospital and the North Middlesex Trust have been found to have combustible cladding. Those three trusts along with another 16 have also introduced 24-hour fire […]

FGM: More than 5,000 new cases in England

FGM: More than 5,000 new cases in England

Image copyright MShep2/Getty The NHS in England recorded 5,391 new cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the past year, data reveals. Almost half involved women and girls living in London, NHS Digital found. A third were women and girls born in Somalia, while 112 cases were UK-born nationals. The practice is illegal in the […]

Bereaved parents warn teenagers over meningitis risk

Bereaved parents warn teenagers over meningitis risk

Image copyright Julia Styles Image caption Emily Styles, with her mum Julia, had plans to become a special needs teacher Parents who lost a teenager to meningitis are warning other parents to ensure their children are vaccinated against the disease. The Men ACWY vaccine is offered free to all 17- and 18-year-olds and first-time university […]

Google DeepMind NHS medical trial broke UK privacy law

Google DeepMind NHS medical trial broke UK privacy law

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The records collected by DeepMind went back over the past five years A UK hospital did not do enough to protect the privacy of patients when it shared data with Google, the UK’s Information Commission (ICO) has ruled. The ICO censured the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust about data […]

Charlie Gard parents given more time to say goodbye to terminally ill son

Charlie Gard parents given more time to say goodbye to terminally ill son

Image copyright PA Image caption Charlie Gard’s rare disease has left him unable to cry Charlie Gard’s parents have been told they will be able to spend more time with their terminally ill baby. Chris Gard and Connie Yates had been expecting their 10-month-old’s life support to be turned off on Friday. Great Ormond Street […]