Latest NHS and Healthcare News

Latest NHS and Healthcare News

Here is the latest NHS and Healthcare News from the last week that our Team focused upon at Medical Solicitors!

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  • Hospitals warn over pressure of patient numbers

A third of hospital trusts in England issued alerts warning they needed urgent action to cope with the pressure of patient numbers last month. In the most serious cases – seven of the 50 trusts that issued alerts – the hospitals declared they were unable to give patients comprehensive care.

4 January 2017

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38526285

  • Woman dies after 35 hours on hospital trolley amid warnings of NHS ‘meltdown’

A woman died of a heart attack after waiting in a corridor for 35 hours while new figures show record numbers of ambulances being turned away from hospitals. Senior doctors warned that Accident & Emergency departments are in an “acute state of distress” as new figures show mounting pressures on hospitals across the country.

6 January 2017

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/01/nhs-crisis-fears-winter-vomiting-bug-cases-45-per-cent/

  • Theresa May rejects claims of ‘humanitarian crisis’ in NHS hospitals

Theresa May has said Britain’s hospitals are not facing a “humanitarian crisis”, as the British Red Cross has claimed. The Prime Minister acknowledged the health service was under pressure but rejected the charity’s description of the situation in overstretched NHS hospitals.

8 January 2017

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-nhs-humanitarian-crisis-sky-interview-hospitals-red-cross-justine-greening-jeremy-hunt-a7515801.html

 

GENERAL HEALTH NEWS:

  • New organ named in digestive system

A part of the digestive system has been reclassified as an organ, following research at the University of Limerick. The mesentery, which connects the intestine to the stomach, was previously thought to be made up of lots of separate parts.

4 January 2017

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-38506708

  • Give babies peanut-based foods early to prevent allergies, doctors suggest

Most babies should start eating peanut-containing foods well before their first birthdays, according to new guidelines that aim to protect high-risk tots and other youngsters from developing the dangerous food allergy.

5 January 2017

www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/05/babies-peanut-allergies-health-guidelines?CMP=twt_gu

  • Meet Toshio Tanahashi, the veg whisperer who’ll bring peace to your kitchen and leave you feeling healthier than ever

When I visit any country, the first thing I do is go to market to say hello to the vegetables,’ says Japanese chef Toshio Tanahashi. He’s not joking. ‘It’s very important. More important than meeting people.’

6 January 2017

www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/meet-toshio-tanahashi-veg-whisperer-wholl-bring-peace-kitchen/

  • Theresa May promises mental health care overhaul

Theresa May is pledging to help schools and companies in England deal with the “hidden injustice” of mental illness. In a speech, the prime minister will announce extra training for teachers, more online self-checking for those with concerns and a review of services for children and teenagers.

9 January 2017

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38548567

 

RESEARCH STORIES:

  • Diet drinks are not healthy and could trigger weight gain, say researchers 

Sugar-free and diet drinks are not helpful for weight loss and could even cause people to pile on the pounds, researchers at Imperial College have claimed.

3 January 2017

www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/01/03/diet-drinks-not-healthy-could-trigger-weight-gain-say-researchers/

 Is it healthier to live in the countryside?

Research suggesting that people who live close to major roads could have a higher risk of dementia has prompted thoughts of clean, traffic-free countryside living, then you are probably not alone. But what is the reality? Is a rural existence better for our health?

6 January 2017

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-38520092

 Scientists find link between depression and schizophrenia

A type of depression may affect people who are genetically at risk of schizophrenia, a new study has suggested. The University of Edinburgh research team said its findings could help to shed light on the causes of depression, which affects about one in five people.

9 January 2017

www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/scientists-find-link-between-depression-and-schizophrenia-a7516656.html

 

FROM AROUND THE WORLD:  

  • World’s Oldest Man’ Celebrates 146th Birthday And Says Key To Long Life Is ‘Patience’

A centenarian who claims to be the world’s oldest man says he recently celebrated his 146th birthday. According to his ID card, Mbah Gotho, from Indonesia, was born on 31 December 1870.

3 January 2017

www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/worlds-oldest-man-mbah-gotho-146th-birthday_uk_586b6bb2e4b0d590e44f420d?utm_hp_ref=uk-health-news

 ‘We had nothing to give him’: the human cost of malnutrition in Maharashtra

The most valuable thing in Devganga Sawra’s hut is a memory card wrapped in lined notepaper and hidden in an earthen pot by the family shrine. The card, barely the size of his fingernail, has the only four images of his youngest son, Vishwarnam.

9 January 2017

www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jan/09/nothing-to-give-human-cost-malnutrition-maharashtra-india

 

GOOD NEWS STORIES!

  • Salford woman donates kidney to NHS for saving husband’s life

A woman says she is donating a kidney to a stranger in order to repay the NHS for saving her husband’s life. Catherine O’Brien, 37, from Salford, Greater Manchester said she is having surgery to remove one of her kidneys and become a living donor next month.

5 January 2017

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-38516136

  • Wrinkles could be a thing of the past as scientists find way to regenerate fatty cells which keep skin looking youthful

Wrinkles could be a thing of the past as scientists find a way to regenerate fatty cells which keep the skin looking youthful. Scientist say the ground-breaking new discovery could not only lead to spectacular anti-ageing treatments, it may also pave the way to scar-free healing of wounds.

8 January 2017

www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/01/08/cure-wrinkles-regenerating-fatty-cells-scientists/

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