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'Terror' of patient's op wake-up

15th April 2014

BBC News - Health

A patient who awoke from an anaesthetic minutes before major surgery speaks of the "terrifying" experience.

'Care failings' over man's op death

15th April 2014

BBC News - Health

A health board admits 'failures' in the care of a man who died following routine surgery for cancer, an inquest hears

Crohn's patient loses fertility case

15th April 2014

BBC News - Health

A woman who has Crohn's disease loses a legal challenge against a decision to refuse her NHS funding to freeze her eggs before chemotherapy.

Baby in Alessandra Pacchieri forced caesarean case adopted

15th April 2014

Society: Mental health | guardian.co.uk

Judge announces adoption in UK of child born to Italian woman who was forced to undergo a C-section in 2012The daughter of an Italian woman who had a forced caesarean section while in the UK has been adopted by "good and loving people", the country's top family judge has announced.The case, which first unfolded in secrecy, was later reported and commented on around the world and led to Sir James Munby, president of the family division of the high court, calling for "radical changes" and greater transparency in the family courts. Continue reading...

Eating chocolate probably won't save your marriage

15th April 2014

NHS Choices: Behind the headlines

“As blood glucose levels plummet, aggression levels rise, and people take it out on those closest to them,” The Daily Telegraph reports. This news is based on an American study into blood glucoses levels and aggression.Researchers aimed to find out whether people’s blood glucose levels predicted aggressive impulses and aggressive behaviour in married couples. The thinking behind the study is that as people’s energy levels fall, so does their self-control, making them more likely to lash out (either verbally or physically) to those closest to them. The study included 107 couples, who had their blood sugar measured over 21 days. ...

AUDIO: RNIB: UK needs sight loss advisors

15th April 2014

BBC News - Health

Every eye clinic in the UK should provide access to a sight loss advisor, the RNIB has claimed.

Salt cuts have 'saved lives,' says study

15th April 2014

NHS Choices: Behind the headlines

"Cutting back on salt does save lives," is the good news on the front page of the Daily Mail. The headline is based on a study of data obtained from the Health Survey for England, the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, and the Office for National Statistics between 2003 and 2011. The researchers chose 2003 as the start date because this is when the Department of Health launched its salt reduction programme. This consisted of a range of measures, of which possibly the most influential was persuading food manufacturers to reduce the amount of salt put into processed foods. Salt ...

Teachers left to pick up pieces from cuts to youth mental health servicess | Mary O'Hara

15th April 2014

Society: Mental health | guardian.co.uk

Schools are struggling to cope with pupils' problems as council spending on therapy and counselling dries upBergistra on staff under stressAs the headteacher of large primary school in the west of England, Joan Cunningham is accustomed to the demanding aspects of managing an intake from a mainly disadvantaged area. However, for the past couple of years, she says, one issue has escalated so dramatically that it is nearly at crisis point. "There is so much more pressure on schools and teachers to deal with children's mental health and behavioural problems," she says. "We provide as much support as we can ...

GP out-of-hours care 'diabolical'

15th April 2014

BBC News - Health

GP out-of-hours health care in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan is "diabolical" with people waiting too long to be seen and assessed, a patient watchdog says.

VIDEO: Inside the 'celeb' rehab centre

15th April 2014

BBC News - Health

The Priory Hospital wants to shake off its 'quick fix' image