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Payout after hospital cyst error

Payout after hospital cyst error

29 January 2013 Last updated at 06:46 ET A mother of two has been given a multimillion-pound payout by a Birmingham hospital, after mistakes during an operation left her paralysed. Hazel Spence, 35, from Bilston, went to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for surgery to remove a benign cyst in 2006. Continue reading

Antidepressant heart risk confirmed

Antidepressant heart risk confirmed

30 January 2013 Last updated at 02:51 ET Some but not all antidepressant drugs known as SSRIs pose a very small but serious heart risk, say researchers. Citalopram and escitalopram, which fall into this drug group, can trigger a heart rhythm disturbance, a new study in the British Medical Journal shows. UK and US regulators have already warned doctors to be extra careful about which patients they prescribe these medicines to Continue reading

Antidepressant heart risk confirmed

Antidepressant heart risk confirmed

30 January 2013 Last updated at 02:51 ET Some but not all antidepressant drugs known as SSRIs pose a very small but serious heart risk, say researchers. Citalopram and escitalopram, which fall into this drug group, can trigger a heart rhythm disturbance, a new study in the British Medical Journal shows. UK and US regulators have already warned doctors to be extra careful about which patients they prescribe these medicines to Continue reading

Double arm transplant for soldier

Double arm transplant for soldier

29 January 2013 Last updated at 16:24 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Continue reading

Stiff upper lip ‘harms cancer fight’

Stiff upper lip ‘harms cancer fight’

29 January 2013 Last updated at 21:52 ET By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online The UK’s “stiff upper lip” culture may explain why it lags behind other countries when it comes to beating cancer, say experts. Researchers, who surveyed nearly 20,000 adults in six high-income countries, said they found embarrassment often stopped Britons visiting the doctor. Respondents in the UK were as aware of cancer symptoms as those in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, but more reluctant to seek help, they said Continue reading

The right massage can relax the body and improve health

The right massage can relax the body and improve health

Jan. 29, 2013 — Massage therapy can lower blood pressure, help prevent colds, enhance skin tone and more, according to an expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Licensed Massage Therapist Arnold Kelly, who provides massage therapy at the Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic at the UAB Spain Rehabilitation Center, said massage provides two types of benefits: immediate and cumulative Continue reading

Early menopause may occur in women with BRCA gene

Early menopause may occur in women with BRCA gene

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Carers’ needs assessed under bill

Carers’ needs assessed under bill

29 January 2013 Last updated at 03:27 ET More people who look after disabled, sick or frail relatives will have their needs assessed under a law proposed by the Welsh government. Continue reading