Autism detectable in brain long before symptoms appear

Autism detectable in brain long before symptoms appear

Image copyright Thinkstock Brain scans can detect autism long before any symptoms start to emerge, say scientists. The earliest that children tend to be diagnosed at present is at the age of two, although it is often later. The study, published in the journal Nature, showed the origins of autism are much earlier than that […]

Football headers ‘linked to brain damage’

Football headers ‘linked to brain damage’

Image copyright Thinkstock Repeated headers during a footballer’s professional career may be linked to long-term brain damage, according to tentative evidence from UK scientists. The research follows anecdotal reports that players who head balls may be more prone to developing dementia later in life. The Football Association says it will look at this area more […]

Abortion pill online sales ‘increasing in Britain’

Abortion pill online sales ‘increasing in Britain’

Image copyright Thinkstock The number of abortion pills being bought online in Britain is increasing, data shown to the Victoria Derbyshire programme suggests. Government figures show 375 doses, sent to addresses in England, Wales, and Scotland, were seized in 2016, compared with just five in 2013. Taking the pills while pregnant without medical approval is […]

Early deaths among care leavers revealed

Early deaths among care leavers revealed

Image caption Daniel found it hard to adjust after leaving care Young people who have grown up in care are far more likely to die in early adulthood than other young people, Freedom of Information figures reveal. They show 90 people who left care in the UK between 2012 and 2016 died in the years […]

Action call over South East Coast Ambulance ‘bullying’

Action call over South East Coast Ambulance ‘bullying’

Image copyright SECAMB Image caption A newspaper report said there was “an endemic culture of bullying” Bullying claims at South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb) have led the GMB union to call on the government to intervene. The Daily Telegraph described a “culture of bullying”, with workers subjected to abuse and harassment. The GMB described […]

Faye Burdett meningitis petition family ‘ignored by government’

Faye Burdett meningitis petition family ‘ignored by government’

Image copyright PA Image caption Faye’s family remember her as being happy, bright and determined The father of a two-year-old girl who died from meningitis B has accused the government of doing nothing to raise awareness of the disease. Neil Burdett’s daughter Faye fought the disease for 11 days but died last year. When the […]

Scottish schools ‘lacking’ mental health provision

Scottish schools ‘lacking’ mental health provision

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Cosla said there was a shortage of mental health workers following budget cuts A lack of mental health provision for young people in Scotland is leaving them in distress and at serious risk, according to key children’s charities. The Scottish Children’s Services Coalition, said urgent action was needed to improve […]

Asthma sufferers ‘struggling with their sex lives’

Asthma sufferers ‘struggling with their sex lives’

Image copyright Callie-Anne Image caption Callie-Anne said her husband was scared to initiate sex as it could set off her symptoms Many asthma sufferers are struggling with how the condition affects their sex lives, according to Asthma UK. Over two-thirds (68%) of people with asthma who responded to a survey by the charity said their […]

Cosmetic surgery procedures ‘fell by 40% in 2016’

Cosmetic surgery procedures ‘fell by 40% in 2016’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Britons are now more likely to opt for non-surgical procedures, such as facial injections, surgeons say The number of people having cosmetic surgery in the UK in 2016 dropped by 40% compared with 2015, figures show. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons said 30,750 procedures had been done – […]

Surgeons ‘kicking their heels’ as bed shortage delays operations

Surgeons ‘kicking their heels’ as bed shortage delays operations

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The Royal College of Surgeons and NHS Providers said there was a “shocking waste” of surgeons’ time Surgeons at hospitals in England are being left “kicking their heels” because operations are being cancelled due to bed shortages, NHS leaders say. Royal College of Surgeons president Clare Marx said […]

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