Hospital ‘abused’ vulnerable adults in Durham

The abuse and mistreatment of vulnerable adults at a specialist hospital has been uncovered by the BBC’s Panorama programme. Undercover BBC filming shows staff intimidating, mocking and restraining patients with learning disabilities and autism at Whorlton Hall, County Durham. Experts said the culture was deviant at the privately-run NHS-funded More...

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By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Aspirin ‘safe’ for brain-bleed strokes

Patients who have had a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain can safely take aspirin to cut their risk of future strokes and heart problems, according to a new study. Aspirin thins the blood and so doctors More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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NHS can beat sepsis, says quadruple amputee

A man who woke from a coma to discover both his arms and legs had been amputated and part of his face removed has called for mandatory training on sepsis for NHS staff. Sepsis, or blood poisoning, is a rare but More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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Don’t be complacent over laughing gas risks, say nurses

The public is too complacent about the risks of laughing gas, nurses are warning. The gas – nitrous oxide – is the second most commonly used recreational drug in England and Wales after cannabis. But More...

By SLPundit On Monday, May 20th, 2019
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‘Broken’ care system for most vulnerable

Patients with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities are being let down by a “broken” care system, a report warns. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) says it knows of at least 62 More...

By SLPundit On Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Heart scan ‘could pick up signs of sudden death risk’

Scientists say a new scan technique could identify people at risk of collapsing and dying suddenly from a hidden heart condition. Normally, in people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, signs of structural changes More...

By SLPundit On Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Artificial intelligence diagnoses lung cancer

Artificial intelligence is better than specialist doctors at diagnosing lung cancer, a US study suggests. The researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois and Google hope the technology could boost the More...

By SLPundit On Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Liposuction rise linked to gym wear trend

More women are seeking liposuction, possibly to get a body that looks good in trendy gym clothing, according to a leading cosmetic surgeon. Rajiv Grover, from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, More...

By SLPundit On Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Too many children in mental health hospitals, says report

Too many children in England are being admitted to mental health hospitals unnecessarily, according to a report. Research for the Children’s Commissioner for England found children were often unable to More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, May 19th, 2019
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Staff shortages ‘abusing good will of nurses’

The good will of nurses in England is being abused by politicians who have failed to get to grips with a desperate shortage of staff, nurse leaders say. Royal College of Nursing general secretary Dame Donna Kinnair More...