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Incontinence implant problems ‘rare’

Incontinence implant problems ‘rare’

Independent experts are reassuring women a common type of surgery for urinary incontinence is safe and effective. The Scottish government had suggested hospitals consider a temporary suspension of the “mesh”…

E-cigarette ban recommended offshore

E-cigarette ban recommended offshore

The report advises that e-cigarettes should be banned unless, and until, they become medically regulated Industry body Oil and Gas UK is advising companies not to allow e-cigarettes to be…

Children’s ward to partially close

Children’s ward to partially close

The ward at St John’s Hospital will be closed to in-patients over the summer A children’s ward at a West Lothian hospital is to close to in-patients over the summer…

Families speak out over Tawel Fan

Families have spoken out for the first time about the “deplorable” care their loved ones received at a Denbighshire mental health ward. The damning report into the Tawel Fan ward…

Bowel surgery death rate ‘too high’

Bowel surgery death rate ‘too high’

Too many patients are dying following emergency bowel surgery, experts who have done a comprehensive audit of care across England and Wales warn. One in 10 patients dies within 30…

NHS wants negligence legal costs capped

NHS wants negligence legal costs capped

The government intends to put strict limits on the “excessive fees” some lawyers claim in medical negligence cases against the NHS in England. Officials want a defined limit on legal…

Drone flies abortion pills to Poland

Drone flies abortion pills to Poland

The drone flew the pills into Poland, where they were immediately taken by two Polish women Dutch campaigners have used a drone to fly abortion pills into Poland. The group,…

Online game ‘may control snacking’

Online game ‘may control snacking’

A computer game may help some people control their unhealthy snacking habits, suggests a small study from the University of Exeter. The game trained participants’ brains to cut out calories…

Sun cream labelling ‘confuses buyers’

Sun cream labelling ‘confuses buyers’

There is huge confusion over the labels on sun creams, and manufacturers should all use the same rating system, says the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. A survey of 2,000 UK adults…

Cancer centres receive £15m boost

Cancer centres receive £15m boost

The new research intends to bridge the gap between laboratory work and its benefits to patients Cancer Research UK is investing £15m in its research hubs in Oxford, Cambridge and…