Women told they aren't thin enough for eating disorder treatment, MPs told

Media playback is unsupported on your device Patients who fear they have eating disorders are being told by GPs they aren’t “thin enough for treatment”, according to a woman who was denied help. The woman’s MP, Wera Hobhouse, highlighted her story during an emotional debate in Westminster Hall. In some cases, More...

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By SLPundit On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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When to take your dog to the dentist

Caring for your dog’s teeth is not only an important part of grooming and keeping up appearances, it is an integral part of keeping your dog healthy on a greater scale. You should brush your dog’s More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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I saved my dad's life with CPR

“I heard my mam shout my name. You know when someone shouts your name and it frightens you? I ran downstairs and there’s my dad on the couch, blacked out, blue lips, blue ear lobes, his fingers – More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Bill Turnbull: Having prostate cancer is 'relentlessly boring'

Bill Turnbull has described dealing with cancer every day as “relentlessly boring” and admitted he asked doctors to stop his “unbearable” chemotherapy. The former BBC Breakfast anchor, More...

By SLPundit On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Crackdown on painkillers amid addiction fears

Two painkillers are to be reclassified as class C controlled substances amid concerns people are becoming addicted to them and misusing them. The drugs – pregabalin and gabapentin – are also used More...

By SLPundit On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Children 'should be weighed up to age 18', report says

Children and young people up to 18 should have their weight and body mass index (BMI) recorded every year, says a report by child health experts. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health says England More...

By SLPundit On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Dance lessons for the lonely – on the NHS

GPs in England are being given permission to prescribe patients “social” activities, such as dance classes, to tackle loneliness. The strategy, announced by Prime Minister Theresa May, will also More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, October 14th, 2018
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Teaching kids to be allies for disability inclusion

By Sally LindsayUniversity of Toronto Sun., Oct. 14, 2018 Social inclusion is a key social determinant of health. Without it, people are more susceptible to anxiety, depression and poor health outcomes. Young More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, October 13th, 2018
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New checks to crack down on free prescription fraud

Patients claiming free prescriptions face checks before medicine is issued in an effort to stamp out fraud. Prescription fraud currently costs the NHS an estimated £256m a year in England. A new digitised More...

By SLPundit On Friday, October 12th, 2018
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Terminal breast cancer patients 'abandoned' in nurse shortage

Thousands of incurable breast cancer patients are being denied a dedicated specialist nurse, according to Breast Cancer Care. The figures show almost three-quarters (72%) of NHS Trusts across the UK are not More...