Humiliation Of Mixed-Sex Hospital Wards…
The number of patients enduring the humiliation of mixed-sex hospital wards has soared by almost 50% under Theresa May… More than 8,500 patients were put in such wards during the Prime Minister’s first year at No 10, up on 5,700 the year before.. Hospitals are fined £250 per patient per day for breaching rules on keeping patients on single-sex wards.. The Tories vowed to eliminate mixed-sex wards completely in both their 2010 and 2015 manifestos but the pledge had vanished when it came to this year’s election.. From July last year, when Mrs May first moved to Downing Street, until June this year there were 8,546 instances of mixed-sex ward use – up 49% on the 5,720 in the year before.
Shadow Health Minister Justin Madders said, “Patients expect dignity and respect in hospital but this Government is letting them down.”.. Norman Lamb, the Lib Dem health spokesman, added, “It’s an utter scandal and an affront to basic human dignity. We need to make sure the Tories start properly funding the NHS to end this intolerable practise.”
( An extract from an article by Andrew Gregory, 22.07.2017 )
Palm oil, used in crisps and chocolate, was found to cause the cancer protein CD36 to spread, says a study in the journal Nature.
( Metro, 08.12.2016 )
Duty NHS Doctors Treating Private Patients…
A surgeon claims his NHS Trust spent £1million fighting him after he blew the whistle on malpractice.. James Akinwunmi, 52, said emergency cases were turned away as duty doctors treated private patients and that some staff fraudulently claimed double pay.. But he was fired – his marriage collapsed and his kids became estranged.. The neurosurgeon at Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, spent £100,000 clearing his name.. Now the Trust has lost an appeal against an unfair dismissal ruling.
( Sunday Mirror, 23.07.2017 )
A Daily Aspirin Is Worth The Risk…
The benefits of an aspirin a day outweigh the risks , according to new research.
Although the drug raises the chance of stomach bleeding, the bleeds are less serious than those that can occur in people not taking the drug, said the study.. Aspirin is already known to cut heart disease and cancer.
Professor Peter Elwood, of Cardiff University, said he hoped the research will lead to wider use of aspirin among the elderly.
( Daily Mirror, 02.12.2016 )
Could Liquid Aspirin Fight Brain Tumours ?…
Aspirin is a very simple substance.. It’s chemical structure is so tiny that, compared to molecular monsters like proteins and carbohydrates, it can cross the ‘blood-brain barrier’ – an obstacle that has so far stopped cancer drugs reaching and attacking brain tumours.
Scientists say the results of early tests show a drink of liquid aspirin is ten times more effective than any existing chemotherapy drug at killing brain cancer cells and could save the lives of thousands of brain cancer patients.. The hope is liquid aspirin could be bolted on to cancer drugs to form powerful combinations to attack brain tumours.. This Portsmouth University research has been hailed as a ‘game-changer’ by experts.
( Dr Miriam Stoppard, 02.12.2016 )
More Children Suffer From ‘Obesity’ Disease…
Toddlers are being treated in hospital for a killer liver condition linked to obesity and fizzy drinks.. Alarming new figures show the number of under-18s admitted in England with fatty liver disease has more than doubled in five years.. Last year 185 kids were treated – including 27 not yet of school age.. The stats from NHS Digital likely show the tip of the iceberg, as only the worst cases end up in hospital.. Dr Jude Oben, a consultant liver specialist at London’s Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. said medics had an ‘epidemic’ on their hands.. The condition is caused by a build-up of fat in the liver that can lead to cirrhosis and raises the risk of heart attacks and strokes.. Dr Oben added, “You can be carrying the problem possibly for years before you start to feel unwell and by then you will have done some serious damage to your liver.”.. A recent study at the University of Southampton found children who consumed excessive amounts of fructose were more likely to have the advanced form of fatty liver disease.. Just one 500ml bottle of cola can contain double the recommended daily amount for children.. Jane DeVille-Almond, of the British Obesity Society, said, “It drives me mad that parents are so reluctant to see their kids are becoming obese because of what they are feeding them. Giving them treats like fizzy drinks is not kind, it is killing them.”
( An extract from an article by Nicola Fifield and Martyn Halle, 02.04.2017 )
Hidden Benefits Of Statins…
Several studies have suggested that statins may cut the chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease.. One in journal Neurology found taking them for at least two years reduced the risk by 15% for women and by 12% for men.
A study found statins could cut the chances of dying from breast cancer by 43%, prostate by 47%, bowel by 30% and lung by 22%.
Better Eye Health Research has found a link between statin use and a decreased risk of eye cataracts.
Studies have found patients who take statins significantly lower the chances of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
( Sunday Mirror, 07.05.2017 )