Key Quotes - Health

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Last update: Tuesday 18th December
 
Patients who smoke are being “discriminated against” with a 75% decline in stop smoking aids being prescribed by GPs and pharmacists in England, according to analysis by a charity. The British Lung Foundation claims Clinical Commissioning Groups are “prioritising saving money over saving lives”. But it said that as people who smoke are likely to be frequent users of NHS services, it will eventually lead to a greater burden and any savings will only be in the short term.
HealthThe Sentinel - 16th July 2018
 
The number of stillbirths in England and Wales has fallen to a record low, according to official figures. There were 2,873 stillborn babies in 2017 compared with 3,112 in 2016, a decrease of 7.7%. This is the lowest number since records began in 1927, the Office for National Statistics said. The rate decreased from 4.4 per 1,000 births in 2016 t0 4.2 in 2017, the lowest in 90 years. In 1927, there were 26,021 babies stillborn and 38.3 per 1,000 births.
HealthThe Sentinel - 19th July 2018
 
The rapid rise in referrals for gender dysphoria among children has led the Equalities Minister to demand an inquiry to determine what is behind it. Penny Mordaunt MP is keen to understand why there has been a 4,400 per cent rise in the number of girls being referred for treatments in the past nine years.
HealthThe Christian Institute - 17th September 2018
 
The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy recently published 'guidance' on who is a woman, saying we shouldn't assume "that being a woman necessarily involves being able to bear children, or having XX sex chromosomes, or breasts”.
HealthChristian Concern - 26th July 2018
 
The Californian Bill AB 2943, that could have banned therapy for those wanting counselling for gender or sexual orientation issues, has been halted - for one year at least. Even promotions or descriptions of such therapy, like Bible verses, could have been made illegal.
HealthChristian Weekly News - 7th September 2018
 
Argentina's Senate has voted against a bill attempting to legalise abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Although Argentina allows abortion in certain cases, the new proposed legislation would have removed all restrictions on abortions up to 14 weeks.
HealthChristian Concern - 16th August 2018
 
This week a Public Bill Committee considered and accepted several minor Government amendments to the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill. If passed, the legislation would see an opt-out system of organ donation introduced across England, with sources indicating it would be in operation by spring 2020.
HealthCARE- 14th September 2018
 
A recent YouGov survey showed that fewer than one in five think people should be allowed to legally change sex without a doctor’s approval.
HealthThe Christian Institute - 16th August 2018
 
The government has revealed that women in England will be able to take abortion pills at home by the end of the year.
HealthChristian Weekly News - 31st August 2018
 
The British Medical Association recently sent draft guidelines to doctors arguing that doctors should be able to turn off food and nutrition for patients suffering from dementia and other degenerative diseases who are unable to feed themselves. Families’ opinions would not have a veto, giving doctors the final call.
HealthChristian Concern - 17th August 2018
 
Approximately 10 per cent of the population is affected by dyslexia to some degree, with around 4 per cent severely impacted.
HealthYouth and Children's Work - September 2018
 
The Home Secretary has rejected calls for buffer zones to be introduced outside abortion clinics saying they "would not be a proportionate response" to pro-life activity, which is mostly prayer, displaying banners and handing out leaflets.
HealthChristian Concern - 17th August 2018
 
Sleeping longer than the recommended seven or eight hours a night has been linked with a higher risk of premature death, according to new research. Researchers looked at data from 74 studies involving more than three million people and found those who slept for 10 hours were 30% more likely to die prematurely than those who slept for eight.
HealthThe Sentinel - 8th August 2018
 
Hormone therapy for people attempting to ‘transition’ from male to female carries major health risks, a new study published in July suggests. Published by the American College of Physicians, it indicated that men who took female hormones for two years were over five times more likely to develop a potentially dangerous clot than men who didn’t.
HealthEvangelicals Now – September 2018
 
Patients suffering from brain damage have lost an “important safeguard” that protects their lives, say campaigners in response to a Supreme Court decision. Yesterday, judges at the UK’s highest court ruled that if families and doctors agree to withdraw food and fluids, they can do so without a court’s permission.
HealthThe Christian Institute - 3rd August 2018
 
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