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GPs refuse to make referrals for suspected cancer

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
Interviews with GPs revealed many were afraid of being viewed by health bosses as having a high referral rate and were ‘reluctant’ to send patients to hospital if they had any doubts they had cancer.

Shock figures show teens are struggling with depression

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
Nearly one in four teenage girls suffers from depression as they struggle to cope with the pressures of life. 24 per cent of 14-year-old girls and 9 per cent of boys that age were depressed.

AA Gill cancer drug available on the NHS at last

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
It is one of a revolutionary class of drugs called immunotherapy which work by teaching the body’s immune system to fight cancer. But it was initially turned down by officials last year.

World is running out of antibiotics, health leaders warn

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that 'antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency' after health leaders warned that we are running out of antibiotics.

Seven steps to take to rid yourself of eczema

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
Journalist Vanessa Chalmers (pictured) lived by the rules of a new book that provides a nine-week plan for curing eczema. Here, she shares the results of the plan for National Eczema Week.

PTSD increases your risk of lupus

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
Women who have PTSD are almost three times as likely to develop lupus, according to a new Harvard study. Mental healthcare could help reduce risk for autoimmune diseases.

NHS will face a 'winter of woe', surgeons warn

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
The Royal College of Surgeons said hospitals and local authorities need to improve the handover of patients. A total of 181,692 'bed days' were lost to delayed discharges in July.

Blackpool residents are more at risk of liver disease

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
Some 30.1 per 100,000 people from the north-west seaside town die from the condition before the age of 75. This is compared to just 3.9 per 100,000 in south Norfolk, according to Public Health England.

Record 90,000 complaints on GPs and dentists

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
The figures from NHS Digital show that in 2016/17 there were 72,668 complaints about GPs in 2016/17 and 11,867 for dentists.

Artificial sweeteners could raise risk of diabetes

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
Experts at the University of Adelaide in Australia found that people who consumed lots of artificial sweeteners for two weeks showed a significantly reduced ability to control glucose absorption.

Even poor families who eat clean have more heart trouble

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
A new report from Emory University School of Medicine has found that low-income individuals have higher risks of developing cardiovascular disease even if they eat clean.

Pharmacists and care staff will be trained to spot sepsis

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
The Health Secretary wants to boost the awareness of sepsis, which kills 37,000 in England a year. He is also publishing guidelines showing how to recognise warning signs in children.

Jeremy Hunt says computers could replace doctors

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
At the Expo conference in Manchester, Mr Hunt said: 'The changes in medical innovation are likely to transform humanity by as much in the next 25 years as the internet has in the last 25 years.'

Hi-tech patch could end needle pain for diabetics

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
Health bosses announced the Freestyle Libre patch will be available on NHS prescription for the first time. The device automatically reads blood sugar levels from the cells just below the skin.

NHS bracing for the 'worst flu season in history'

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, said that the virus had already caused huge problems in Australia with some A&E units having 'standing room only.'

The metal springs that can give failing hearts a boost

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
A tiny metal spring that is implanted into the heart could revolutionise treatment of heart failure, a condition that affects almost a million people.

Women who miscarry 'more likely to conceive second time'

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
Experts said the findings could offer hope to couples considering whether to continue treatment after the devastating loss of an unborn child.

'Shocking' disregard for safety in US meningitis case

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
Glenn Chin, a former supervisory pharmacist at New England Compounding Center, oversaw the production in filthy conditions of tainted steroids, a court in Boston heard on Tuesday.

Canadian woman mistook a stroke for an intense migraine

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
Carly White (left), 27, from Carmanville, Canada, thought she had a migraine on July 30. Her husband Nathanael (right) took her to the hospital the next day. He soon learned his wife had had a stroke.

Maternity ward errors as common as they were 20 years ago

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
Maternity wards have done ‘very little’ to prevent serious errors in the past 20 years, a report warns. Babies are just as likely to suffer brain damage through blunders as they were during the late 90s.