Fear wrong metal plates used to fix fractures

The wrong metal plates may have been inserted into patients who have broken bones, the NHS has admitted. Hospitals have been asked to review the X-rays of patients treated with metal plates for the fracture of long bones, such as arms and legs, in the past year. Patients at one trust had a flexible plate meant for reconstruction inserted instead More...

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By SLPundit On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Lyme disease can be diagnosed by 'bull's eye' rash alone

Lyme disease can be diagnosed by the rash alone, new advice for the NHS says. People with the “bull’s eye” circular rash do not need a blood test and should be treated immediately to avoid complications, More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Baking a loaf that lessens the impact of carbs and gluten

Ah, bread. Whether they love it or hate it, everyone seems to have an opinion about it. There are whole diets built around avoiding carbs and gluten in bread – sometimes by choice, sometimes by medical necessity. More...

By SLPundit On Monday, February 11th, 2019
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Young people told – become a care worker

Young people in England are being targeted by the government in a bid to recruit thousands of more care workers. The Every Day is Different campaign will be promoted on social media and online platforms to get More...

By SLPundit On Monday, February 11th, 2019
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Teen kickboxer Scott Marsden's death 'tragic fluke'

A 14-year-old kickboxer died when a blow to his chest caused cardiac arrest in a rare medical “fluke”, an inquest has heard. Scott Marsden, from Sheffield, collapsed during a kickboxing bout in Leeds More...

By SLPundit On Monday, February 11th, 2019
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Is young people's mental health getting worse?

Poor mental health among children and young people has been described as an epidemic and an “escalating crisis”. The number of children seeking help from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services More...

By SLPundit On Monday, February 11th, 2019
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Breast cancer: Scan younger women at risk, charity says

Younger women with a family history of breast cancer should receive annual screenings to pick up the disease earlier, a charity says. Breast Cancer Now funded a study which found cancers were detected sooner More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, February 9th, 2019
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Knife crime: 1,000 young victims hospitalised last year

More than 1,000 10 to 19-year-olds were admitted to hospital with knife wounds in 2017/18. The figure, from NHS England, reveal a 54% rise in the number of children and teenagers treated for injuries from knives More...

By SLPundit On Friday, February 8th, 2019
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Instagram vows to remove all graphic self-harm images from site

Media playback is unsupported on your device All graphic images of self-harm will be removed from Instagram, the head of the social media platform has told the BBC. The move comes after the father of 14-year-old More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, February 7th, 2019
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Beer before wine? It makes no difference to a hangover

“Beer before wine and you’ll feel fine, wine before beer and you’ll feel queer” – many of us may swear by this time-honoured tip when “mixing” our drinks. But a new study More...