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Mercedes F1 team develops new breathing device for use in hospitals

April 1st, 2020
Mercedes F1 team develops new breathing device for use in hospitals

The Mercedes Formula 1 team has responded to the government’s call for help with manufacturing emergency medical equipment to treat coronavirus patients. The team has developed a new breathing aid, which could help to keep patients out of intensive care units. Engineers from University College London worked with the F1 team and clinicians from UCLH […]

Doctors encourage vulnerable groups to have flu jabs before Christmas to counteract increased risks-1029-4785

December 17th, 2019
Doctors encourage vulnerable groups to have flu jabs before Christmas to counteract increased risks-1029-4785

Doctors in England are encouraging vulnerable groups to have a flu jab as Christmas approaches and the risk of developing the illness rises.  Experts say that the flu season has hit earlier than usual this year, with over 7,500 patients arranging GP consultations linked to flu symptoms in the week ending on the 8th December. […]

New study suggests cancer survivors have higher risk of cardiovascular disease-0975-8416

November 26th, 2019

A new study has found that cancer survivors have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Researchers examined data from 3.2 million US patients, analysing information related to 28 different types of cancer collected over a period of 40 years. More than 10 percent of patients died from cardiovascular disease, rather than cancer.  The findings […]

Supermarkets issue hummus recall notice amid Salmonella scare-4877-2680-6218

November 5th, 2019

Several leading UK supermarkets have issued a recall notice after concerns were raised over the safety of hummus products. Zorba Delicacies, a well-known dip manufacturer, has encouraged Asda, Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Morrison’s and Aldi to recall pots of hummus following a salmonella scare. The first batch of recall products was marked with a sell-by date of […]

NHS bosses raise concerns over the safety and efficacy of homoeopathy-2492-5827-6529

October 29th, 2019
NHS bosses raise concerns over the safety and efficacy of homoeopathy-2492-5827-6529

NHS bosses have raised concerns over the safety and efficacy of homoeopathy, amid discussions about the reaccreditation of the Society of Homeopaths.  There is a possibility that the Society of Homeopaths, the UK’s largest body of registered homoeopaths, could be reaccredited despite the fact that NHS England encouraged GPs to stop providing homoeopathy in 2017. […]

Could virtual reality ease the pain of childbirth?-8355-5522-8428-9414-6465

August 13th, 2019

Women in Wales are being given access to virtual reality headsets as part of a trial to determine the effects of VR on pain management during labour.  University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff is currently trialling a programme, which involves offering expectant mothers the chance to use a VR headset. The aim is to see […]

New research suggests noise levels on the Tube could impact hearing-6325

January 30th, 2018
New research suggests noise levels on the Tube could impact hearing-6325

The findings of a new study, which have been presented to the BBC, have suggested that noise levels on London’s underground network could impact hearing. According to an academic from University College London, parts of London’s Tube network are so loud that passengers could sustain hearing loss as a result of regular use. According to […]

NHS crippled by widespread cyber attacks-3497

May 16th, 2017

Hundreds of patients have had procedures cancelled and there have been major disruptions across the country as a result of vicious cyber-attacks. Hospitals and GP surgeries across the UK are trying to recover after attacks, which hit companies and organisations across the world, left computer systems paralysed on Friday (12th May). Computers were on lock […]

Theresa May promises reforms to improve mental health care and tackle societal stigma-9029

January 10th, 2017
Theresa May promises reforms to improve mental health care and tackle societal stigma-9029

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has pledged to reform mental health care in bid to improve services and tackle the stigma attached to mental health in society. Speaking on Monday 9th January, the Prime Minister set out plans to “transform” the way we view mental health in society. She spoke about targeting young and vulnerable […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2016-7295

May 16th, 2016
Mental Health Awareness Week 2016-7295

About Mental Health Awareness Week Mental Health Awareness Week will run from the 16th to the 22nd of May 2016. It is a campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation and aims to raise awareness of mental health problems and reach out to those affected by psychological conditions. This year’s campaign This year, the theme […]

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