Nerf guns can lead to serious eye injuries, doctors warn

September 18, 2017 9:34 pm0 comments
Nerf guns can lead to serious eye injuries, doctors warn

Bullets from Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries, doctors from a London eye hospital are warning. They treated three people with internal bleeding around the eye, pain and blurred vision after they were shot with the toy guns by children. Writing in BMJ Case reports, the doctors recommended wearing […]

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'Kinder treatments in pipeline' for child brain cancer

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'Kinder treatments in pipeline' for child brain cancer

Researchers have found there are seven types of the most common malignant child brain cancer – paving the way for more precise, “kinder” treatments. Medulloblastoma affects about 70 to 80 children a year in the UK and requires intensive treatment including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. That can leave children with […]

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Every childhood vaccine may go into a single jab

September 16, 2017 10:47 am0 comments
Every childhood vaccine may go into a single jab

A technology that could eventually see every childhood vaccine delivered in a single injection has been developed by US researchers. Their one-shot solution stores the vaccine in microscopic capsules that release the initial dose and then boosters at specific times. The approach has been shown to work in mouse studies, […]

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Roger Bainton: Surgeon struck off for harming patients

September 15, 2017 11:00 pm0 comments
Roger Bainton: Surgeon struck off for harming patients

Media playback is unsupported on your device A facial surgeon has been struck off the medical register to “protect the public” after harming his patients. Roger Bainton carried out dozens of unnecessary operations and “experimental procedures” while working at Royal Stoke University Hospital from 2005 to 2013. In the 1990s […]

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Type 2 diabetes plan targets those at high risk

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Type 2 diabetes plan targets those at high risk

People with the very highest risk of developing type 2 diabetes are being prioritised for places on NHS lifestyle change programmes. Updated guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said this would cover 1.7m people in England. The programmes help people to change their diet and […]

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NHS workers demand 3.9% pay rise

September 14, 2017 11:25 pm0 comments
NHS workers demand 3.9% pay rise

Unions representing nurses and other NHS staff have written to the chancellor to demand a 3.9% pay rise and an extra £800 to make up for the “cut” they have seen in recent years. Fourteen unions have joined together to ask for the increase, saying pay has fallen by 15% […]

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