Health

Man died ‘in agony’ after stroke amid ambulance delays

Picture copyright Michelle Lane Picture caption Michelle Lane stated her husband, a G4S guard, had “a tricky exterior however was actually delicate like a marshmallow inside” A lady has described how her dying husband was left “in agony” from a stroke after she was advised it might take as much as an hour to get an ambulance. Michelle Lane now has post-traumatic stress dysfunction and will get flashbacks of husband

Some HRT tablets ‘linked to greater blood clot danger’

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Ladies taking sure forms of hormone substitute remedy (HRT) tablets could possibly be extra in danger from severe blood clots – though the general danger is low, BMJ analysis suggests. It discovered tablets containing equine oestrogen had been linked with a barely greater danger than different tablets. And patches and gels for HRT had been the most secure however had been underused. GPs’ leaders stated HRT

Tremendous-gonorrhoea unfold causes ‘deep concern’

Picture copyright Getty Photos Two ladies within the UK have been contaminated with super-gonorrhoea, sparking deep concern from sexual well being medical doctors. A European “celebration vacation spot” is one line of inquiry and well being officers are attempting to contact subsequent sexual companions within the UK. Each ladies have since been cured of their infections, which have been immune to the primary remedy. Public Well being England inspired individuals

Low cost widespread medicine could assist psychological sickness

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Low cost and broadly used medicine for diabetes and coronary heart well being have potential for treating extreme psychological sickness, a examine hints. It confirmed the variety of instances sufferers wanted hospital remedy fell by as much as a fifth after they took the medicine. The researchers at College Faculty London say their findings have “monumental potential”. However they, and unbiased specialists, say the outcomes now

Sponge affords hope of ‘much less poisonous’ chemotherapy

Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption Chemotherapy is a therapy for most cancers that saves lives however it might additionally result in extreme side-effects Scientists imagine they could have discovered a approach to make most cancers chemotherapy therapy much less poisonous to the physique. They’ve begun testing a tiny sponge that sits inside a vein and removes extra chemo medicine from the blood as soon as they’ve attacked the goal

Anorexic woman ‘would relatively die than eat’, inquest hears

Picture caption Ellie Lengthy was described as an clever woman anticipated to do effectively in her exams A 15-year-old woman who needed to be a health care provider took her personal life after being given Prozac to assist along with her anorexia. Ellie Lengthy, from Wymondham, Norfolk, had a “two-year historical past of low temper” and had as soon as written a suicide word, an inquest in Norwich heard. The

Shropshire midwives’ misconduct costs proved

Picture caption Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Belief’s maternity providers are being reviewed Misconduct costs in opposition to two midwives over the care of a mom and her child, who died, have been discovered proved. Three Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Belief (SaTH) staff appeared earlier than the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) after the demise in 2015. The panel discovered Laura Jones and Hayley Lacey didn’t talk sufficient to

Workers suspended at Middlesbrough psychological well being hospital

Picture copyright Google Picture caption Tees, Esk and Put on Valley NHS Basis Belief has launched an investigation Seventeen members of workers have been suspended at a hospital that treats younger individuals with psychological well being wants. It follows studies some nurses and healthcare assistants used non-approved strategies to maneuver sufferers at Middlesbrough’s West Lane hospital. Tees, Esk and Put on Valley NHS Basis Belief stated it took the allegations

Templepatrick: Care employee who damage sufferers avoids jail

Picture copyright Pacemaker Picture caption Tracey Balantine attended Antrim Courtroom on Tuesday as her sentence was lowered A care employee who mistreated three psychological well being sufferers at a residential unit in Templepatrick, County Antrim, is not going to be despatched to jail. Tracey Balantine, 29, of Backyard Village, Antrim, was convicted final Could of the ill-treatment or wilful neglect of a person and two ladies on the Broadacres residential

Girl given impotence cream for eye downside

Picture copyright Getty Photographs A lady has suffered chemical accidents after she was mistakenly prescribed erectile dysfunction cream for a dry eye situation. The lady, from Glasgow, needed to be handled at A&E after she was given Vitaros cream as a substitute of the attention lubricant VitA-POS. Her expertise is detailed in December’s BMJ Case Reports journal. The report requires docs to make use of block capitals in handwritten prescriptions