‘Dangerous complacency’ to global HIV epidemic risks resurgence

Image copyright Getty Images A “dangerous complacency” in the response to the global HIV pandemic is risking a resurgence of the disease, according to a report. Experts said a stalling of HIV funding in recent years was endangering efforts to control the illness. As things stand, the world is no longer on course to end […]

Alternative cancer therapies linked to reduced survival

Image copyright Getty Images Cancer patients who use alternative therapies may be more likely to shun conventional treatments and risk their chances of survival, research suggests. A study of 1,290 patients in the US found people who received such therapies often refused life-saving care such as chemotherapy or surgery. Fewer of them survived five years […]

Blind dog gave autistic woman 'hope in life'

Emma Barker, 18, who has autism and depression, says adopting a dog “saved her life”. Source link

Model: ‘My Brazilian butt lift gave me septicaemia’

A model who travelled to Turkey for a “Brazilian butt lift” has told 5 live that she “could have lost her leg” after the surgery went wrong. 21-year-old Darcie Russell hoped the procedure would help her in the competitive modelling industry, but was rushed into hospital after noticing her hip was red and inflamed. This […]

Belfast barber offers haircuts to Liverpool dementia patients

A barber from Belfast has travelled to a care home in Liverpool to offer haircuts to people with dementia. Lenny White says he enjoys “a good bit of banter” while trimming his customer’s locks, after being invited over by Jane Davies from Mariners’ Park Care Home. “It’s not something we’ve found in this area, so […]

Low NHS morale is ‘heartbreaking’ says Matt Hancock

Image copyright Getty Images Seeing how NHS staff feel “undervalued” is “heartbreaking”, the new Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. In his first speech since taking the job, Mr Hancock said he was horrified at the level of bullying reported by staff. The British Medical Association welcomed the sentiment but said it needed to be […]

What is the sex 'superbug' STD MGen?

What do you need to know about mycoplasma genitalium, the emerging sexually transmitted “superbug”? Source link

Egg donation: ‘Will they look like me?’

Ashleigh Kelso, 27, donated some of her eggs to a couple to help them start their own family. Source link

Zara Holland on Love Island: 'Like being in a posh prison'

Former contestant Zara Holland talks about being on the show and how the experience impacted her health. Source link

IVF: NHS couples ‘face social rationing’

Image copyright PHANIE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY The parents of the world’s first IVF baby – born 40 years ago next week – would not have got the procedure on the NHS in most of England today because of “social rationing”, a charity has said. NHS IVF is unavailable to couples in many areas if either of […]

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