Head injuries: Cheap drug ‘could save thousands of lives a year’

Image caption Pam Foley took part in the trial after a head injury in a road accident A cheap and widely available drug could save hundreds of thousands of lives a year worldwide if it was routinely given to people brought into hospital with head injuries, UK doctors say. Tranexamic acid helps stop bleeding in […]

More than half of A&Es ‘not good enough’

Image copyright Getty Images Half of A&Es in England are not good enough – and there are no guarantees services will get better despite the extra money going into the NHS, the regulator says. The Care Quality Commission said people were turning to A&E in a crisis because of a lack of support in the […]

Children illegally sold vaping products

Image caption Georgia, Sydney and Casey all began using e-cigarettes aged 16 Almost 40% of sellers targeted by councils in England have been caught illegally allowing children to buy e-cigarette products, a report has found. Ninety of the 227 premises tested sold vaping goods to under-age teenagers in 2018-19, data from 34 councils showed. Trading […]

Slow walking at 45 ‘a sign of faster ageing’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Slow walkers have ‘older’ brains and bodies, the study found How fast people walk in their 40s is a sign of how much their brains, as well as their bodies, are ageing, scientists have suggested. Using a simple test of gait speed, researchers were able to measure the ageing […]

Questions remain over puberty-blockers, as review clears study

Over the past year, there have been mounting criticisms of a study into the effects of puberty-blocking drugs when used to treat young people with gender dysphoria – including concerns raised by Newsnight. The study was carried out at the Gender Identity Development Service (Gids) at London’s Tavistock Clinic – England’s only NHS youth gender […]

Slow walking at 45 ‘a sign of faster ageing’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Slow walkers have ‘older’ brains and bodies, the study found How fast people walk in their 40s is a sign of how much their brains, as well as their bodies, are ageing, scientists have suggested. Using a simple test of gait speed, researchers were able to measure the ageing […]

Slow walking at 45 ‘a sign of faster ageing’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Slow walkers have ‘older’ brains and bodies, the study found How fast people walk in their 40s is a sign of how much their brains, as well as their bodies, are ageing, scientists have suggested. Using a simple test of gait speed, researchers were able to measure the ageing […]

Slow walking at 45 ‘a sign of faster ageing’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Slow walkers have ‘older’ brains and bodies, the study found How fast people walk in their 40s is a sign of how much their brains, as well as their bodies, are ageing, scientists have suggested. Using a simple test of gait speed, researchers were able to measure the ageing […]

Slow walking at 45 ‘a sign of faster ageing’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Slow walkers have ‘older’ brains and bodies, the study found How fast people walk in their 40s is a sign of how much their brains, as well as their bodies, are ageing, scientists have suggested. Using a simple test of gait speed, researchers were able to measure the ageing […]

Batten disease girl given custom-made drug

Image copyright Boston Children’s Hospital A girl with a deadly brain disease has been given a unique drug that was invented from scratch just for her and in a fraction of the normal time. Mila Makovec, now aged eight, was diagnosed with fatal and untreatable Batten disease. In less than a year, doctors at Boston […]

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