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Under 16s ‘shut out of safe havens’

Under 16s ‘shut out of safe havens’

unable to retrieve full-text contentChildren suffering a mental health crisis in England are being forced into police custody because 35% of NHS “places of safety” ban under 16s, figures suggest. Continue reading

Warning over bowel cancer screening

Warning over bowel cancer screening

unable to retrieve full-text contentBowel cancer screening uptake needs to improve, campaigners say, after figures showed just half of people eligible in England come forward for the test. Continue reading

‘Terror’ of patient’s op wake-up

‘Terror’ of patient’s op wake-up

unable to retrieve full-text contentA patient who awoke from an anaesthetic minutes before major surgery speaks of the “terrifying” experience. Continue reading

‘Care failings’ over man’s op death

‘Care failings’ over man’s op death

unable to retrieve full-text contentA health board admits ‘failures’ in the care of a man who died following routine surgery for cancer, an inquest hears Continue reading

‘Care failings’ over man’s op death

‘Care failings’ over man’s op death

unable to retrieve full-text contentA health board admits ‘failures’ in the care of a man who died following routine surgery for cancer, an inquest hears Continue reading

Crohn’s patient loses fertility case

Crohn’s patient loses fertility case

unable to retrieve full-text contentA woman who has Crohn’s disease loses a legal challenge against a decision to refuse her NHS funding to freeze her eggs before chemotherapy. Continue reading

Crohn’s patient loses fertility case

Crohn’s patient loses fertility case

unable to retrieve full-text contentA woman who has Crohn’s disease loses a legal challenge against a decision to refuse her NHS funding to freeze her eggs before chemotherapy. Continue reading

Whooping cough bacterium evolving in Australia, research shows

Whooping cough bacterium evolving in Australia, research shows

The bacterium that causes whooping cough, Bordetella pertussis , has changed in Australia — most likely in response to the vaccine used to prevent the disease — with a possible reduced effectiveness of the vaccine as a result, a new study shows. A UNSW-led team of researchers analyzed strains of Bordetella pertussis from across Australia and found that many strains no longer produce a key surface protein called pertactin Continue reading

Whooping cough bacterium evolving in Australia, research shows

Whooping cough bacterium evolving in Australia, research shows

The bacterium that causes whooping cough, Bordetella pertussis , has changed in Australia — most likely in response to the vaccine used to prevent the disease — with a possible reduced effectiveness of the vaccine as a result, a new study shows. A UNSW-led team of researchers analyzed strains of Bordetella pertussis from across Australia and found that many strains no longer produce a key surface protein called pertactin Continue reading

MRI pinpoints region of brain injury in some concussion patients

MRI pinpoints region of brain injury in some concussion patients

Researchers using information provided by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique have identified regional white matter damage in the brains of people who experience chronic dizziness and other symptoms after concussion. The findings suggest that information provided by MRI can speed the onset of effective treatments for concussion patients. The results of this research are published online in the journal Radiology Continue reading