NHS boss: Tax bills could mean ‘loss of 60 doctors’

A major NHS trust could lose the equivalent of 60 consultants because of doctors’ refusal to work overtime, its chief executive fears. Dr David Rosser, of University Hospitals Birmingham, said pension tax changes mean consultants fear extra earnings will trigger large bills. One senior doctor covered shifts, which would otherwise have gone More...

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By SLPundit On Friday, July 19th, 2019
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Plant-based milks on the rise: A quarter of Britons are drinking them

Whether it’s almond, soy or coconut it seems more people are ditching cow’s milk for the plant-based stuff. A quarter of British people are now drinking non-dairy milks, according to market research More...

By SLPundit On Friday, July 19th, 2019
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Say no to juice or soda, even one small glass can increase cancer risk, study says

Scientists have warned against drinking too much soda or juice. Now they believe even one small glass can pose possible dangers, according to a new report. Researchers from health institutions in France recently More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Music ‘calms nerves before surgery’ as well as sedative

Listening to the “world’s most relaxing song” before an operation could be just as good at calming patients’ nerves as medication, US researchers say. The song, written to reduce anxiety, More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Parents of sick and premature babies should get more leave – PM

It is “not fair and not right” that some parents have to return to work before their newborn leaves hospital, Theresa May has said as she launched a consultation on parental leave. Under government More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Skin cancer risk ‘not just from holiday sun’

Skin cancer rates have “soared” in the UK over the last decade, particularly in men and younger adults, Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has warned. Incidence of melanomas rose in men by 53% – from More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Child mental health unit referrals ‘up nearly 50%’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Referrals to child mental health units from UK primary schools for pupils aged 11 and under have risen by nearly 50% in three years, the BBC has learned. Replies More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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This is the only sunscreen guide you need

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, and this number on a product reveals the level of protection you’re getting against UVB—the rays that cause sunburn. The number is determined in a standardized way in More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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My partner wants to have less sex than me. What do I do?

In The Kit’s monthly Sex Talk column, we consult the experts to answer your I-would-only-whisper-this-to-a-friend sexual health questions. “My partner has a low libido, and being expected to initiate sex More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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Children with gender identity issues ‘need help from all sides’

Solving gender identity issues in children is complicated, and is not always going to be the answer to everything, says NHS England’s gender identity development service. They need help “from all More...