PMQs: Tonia Antoniazzi asks PM about medical cannabis

A Labour MP asked the prime minister why families were still waiting for medical cannabis to treat children with severe epilepsy. Tonia Antoniazzi reminded the prime minister she promised the family of Alfie Dingley, to sort out access to the drug after he was given a licence for it one year ago. Theresa May said […]

Campaign girl ‘ineligible’ for muscle wasting drug

Image copyright Katie Prescott Image caption Heidi Prescott-Booth had campaigned for the drug Spinraza to be approved for use on the NHS The family of a girl who campaigned for a drug to treat her muscle-wasting disease to be made available on the NHS said they understand she is not eligible to receive it. Heidi […]

Pregnant and obese: The clinic trying to help

Carrying too much weight in pregnancy can increase the risk of miscarriage, high blood pressure and gestational diabetes. But one clinic in Scotland is trying to help pregnant women who are overweight or obese by bringing specialist care together in one place. Source link

Immunisation: Why we do it and how 'herd immunity' works

This is how vaccines work, why they’re important and what the phrase “herd immunity” actually means. Source link

Danniella Westbrook: Drug-free EastEnders star ‘to train as therapist’

Danniella Westbrook says she is drug and alcohol-free for the first time in years. The ex-EastEnders star tells Victoria Derbyshire she is now looking to train as a therapist, and help open a treatment centre. Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC Two and BBC News Channel, 10:00 to 11:00 BST – and see more […]

Hyponatraemia whistleblower and health service ‘failed’

Image caption The 14-year inquiry into hyponatraemia-related deaths was set up to examine the deaths of the children – Adam Strain, Raychel Ferguson, Claire Roberts and Conor Mitchell. Lucy Crawford’s family chose not to release a photograph An investigation into how a whistleblower’s hyponatraemia concerns were handled by officials has found the wrong conclusions were […]

The ‘brutal reality’ for alcohol-damaged children

Image copyright Judith Knox Image caption Judith Knox said it took years for her son to be diagnosed A mother has laid bare the “brutal reality” of bringing up her adoptive son after he was left damaged by exposure to alcohol in the womb. Judith Knox says her 12-year-old son has a range of behavioural […]

Lives ‘destroyed by NHS eating disorder failures’

Image copyright Getty Images Lives are being lost and destroyed by the failure of the NHS in England to provide care for people with eating disorders, MPs and campaigners say. They say more than a million people have an eating disorder, but specialist help is often difficult to access. It leaves patients relying on GPs […]

The gay men breaking blood donation rules

Image copyright Getty Images Men who have sex with men are barred from giving blood in England, Scotland and Wales for three months after sexual activity – but some are deciding to break the rules. “It galls me every time I hear an advert on the radio asking for people to give blood, when there’s […]

Listeria outbreak: More affected hospitals named

Image copyright Getty Images Eight hospitals in seven NHS Trusts have reported cases of listeria linked to pre-packed sandwiches and salads eaten by patients, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed. The list includes Leicester Royal Infirmary and two hospitals in Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, along with hospitals in Derby, Liverpool, Manchester and Wexham. Nine […]

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