NHS to fund baby Oliver’s US heart operation

Image caption Oliver’s heart condition causes his pulse to race dangerously fast The family of a baby boy who have been fundraising for him to have life-saving heart surgery in the US has been told the NHS will now fund his treatment. Doctors in Boston have agreed to operate on Oliver Cameron, who was born […]

Third of men with poor mental health blame jobs, says Mind

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Women found home and work equally stressful Men are more likely than women to suffer mental health problems brought on by work and less likely to seek help, the charity Mind has said. Its survey of 15,000 employees found 1,763 had poor mental health. A third of men attributed […]

PKU funding battle: Family wins High Court challenge over drug

Image caption If the seven-year-old boy ate normally, protein would accumulate in his blood in dangerous concentrations The family of a seven-year-old boy whose condition could cause brain damage have won a High Court challenge over an NHS decision not to fund a life-changing drug. The child, “S”, has a rare condition that means he […]

UK rations hepatitis B vaccine amid global shortage

Image copyright Getty Images UK health officials are putting a temporary limit on who can have a hepatitis B vaccination because stocks are running low. The move is in response to the wider, global shortage of the jab caused by manufacturing issues. UK travellers are being told they may not be able to get it […]

Loose Women’s Stacey Solomon celebrates her ‘saggy boobs’

Image copyright @staceysolomon Loose Women panellist Stacey Soloman has been praised on social media for sharing a video celebrating her “muffin top, saggy boobs and stretch marks”. The former X Factor singer posted footage on Instagram in which she wears a white bikini and describes her body. She said she was “celebrating her society labelled […]

Bed found for suicidal girl after judge’s criticism

Image caption Sir James Munby, a senior judge, said there would be “blood on our hands” if the 17-year-old did not receive adequate supervision A bed has been found for a suicidal girl, a day after a judge criticised a lack of care provision available when she is freed from youth custody. Sir James Munby, […]

First hints Parkinson’s can be stopped

Image copyright Getty Images It may be possible to stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease with a drug normally used in type 2 diabetes, a clinical trial suggests. Current drugs help manage the symptoms, but do not prevent brain cells dying. The trial on 62 patients, published in the Lancet, hints the medicine halted the […]

Men’s sexist attitudes ‘shaped by first exposure to pornography’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Study finds the age a male first sees porn shapes their attitudes later towards women The age at which a male first sees pornography is associated with certain sexist attitudes later in life, according to a team of researchers from the University of Nebraska. Their survey revealed the […]

All Hampshire schools to offer Men ACWY meningitis vaccine

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Uptake of the Men ACWY vaccine through GP surgeries is “worryingly low” The meningitis ACWY vaccine is to be offered in all Hampshire secondary schools from January 2018. Currently the jab is offered through GP surgeries in the south of the county and school nurses in the north. NHS […]

South East Coast Ambulance Service report shows bullying culture

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A “boys club culture” where managers stick together was a key issue A damning report into an ambulance trust has revealed a culture of bullying and harassment with concerns over “toxic” atmospheres, sexual grooming and a fear of speaking out. When bullying claims at South East Coast Ambulance Service […]