Archives for July, 2016

Doctors in Leeds Carry Out the UK’s First Double Hand Transplant

July 26th, 2016

Doctors in Leeds have carried out the UK’s first double hand transplant. Chris King, 57, underwent surgery at Leeds General Infirmary last week. Mr King, from Doncaster, lost the fingers on both hands following a work accident three years ago. The procedure was carried out by a team led by Professor Simon Kay. Mr King […]

The Changing Face of the Cosmetic Treatments Industry

July 26th, 2016
The Changing Face of the Cosmetic Treatments Industry

Cosmetic surgery treatments were definitely on the rise in 2015. In the UK alone, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) released data showing that cosmetic procedures were up by 13% last year. It’s surprising data: the the economy’s slowdown has apparently no effect on the rising amount of money people are willing to […]

Experts Advise Public to Wash Salad After Two Die of E.coli

July 19th, 2016
Experts Advise Public to Wash Salad After Two Die of E.coli

Health experts are advising people to wash salad before eating after two people died from E. coli. Public Health England has issued advice to shoppers, encouraging them to wash bags of salad before consumption in a bid to reduce risk of E.coli infection. Officials believe that pre-packed bags of salad that include rocket leaves, could be the […]

Charity urges society to talk about ageing more

July 12th, 2016
Charity urges society to talk about ageing more

Independent Age, a charity, which provides support and advice for the elderly and their families, has called for open discussion about ageing in modern society. According to recent research, many older people are unwilling to discuss getting older, and this is reflective of attitudes in wider society. As a population we are reluctant to talk […]

NHS England confirms new HPV test for cervical cancer

July 5th, 2016
NHS England confirms new HPV test for cervical cancer

NHS England has confirmed that a new HPV (human papilloma virus) test for cervical cancer will be made available following a successful pilot scheme. Under the new programme, women who are invited to attend cervical screening will be provided with an HPV test in addition to a smear test. Previously, the HPV test was only […]

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