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Last update: Sunday 19th January
 
Millions of drivers suffer stress when taking their vehicle for an MOT, a new survey suggests. Some 59% find the test stressful, a poll of 2,001 UK motorists commissioned by Co-op Insurance indicated.
HealthThe Sentinel
 
The NHS is paying private firms an “eye-watering” £181m a year to look after people with serious mental health problems in units often hundreds of miles from their homes. A shortage of NHS mental health beds in England means it is being forced to hand companies such as the Priory and Cygnet Health Care larger sums each year, official figures show.
HealthThe Guardian
 
The NHS is unable to train enough GPs and nurses to meet demand and the situation is at crisis point, leading health experts have warned.
HealthThe Sentinel, 21st March 2019
 
A major consultation is set to be ordered into NHS-funded IVF treatments offered to couples desperate for a child – to end one of the health service’s most controversial postcode lotteries.
HealthThe Sentinel, 20th March 2019
 
Smoking potent forms of cannabis greatly increases the risk of serious mental illness, a major study has found. Taking any version of the drug daily was found to triple the chances of developing psychosis. Scientists carried out the study at 11 sites in five countries across Europe, as well as one in Brazil.
HealthThe Sentinel, 20th March 2019
 
'Pink drink' brain cancer treatment rolled out across NHS could save thousands of lives. A liquid, known as 5-ALA, uses a fluorescent dye to make cancerous cells show up under a blue light. This enables surgeons to more precisely target brain tumour tissue during surgery to remove it, and helps to spare healthy brain cells.Research suggests a whole tumour can be successfully removed in 70% of cases where 5-ALA is used.
HealthSky News
 
Thousands of new mothers could be spared painful infections by being given antibiotics as a matter of course after birth, a study finds. Oxford University scientists say all women who undergo assisted birth should be provided the drugs, after research found the policy almost halved the maternal infection rate. The study found that only about one in 10 women suffered an infection if given antibiotics, compared with about one in 20 of those given a placebo drug.
HealthThe Telegraph 13th may 2019
 
Drinking a bottle of wine per week increases the lifetime risk of cancer by the equivalent of smoking five to 10 cigarettes, research suggests. This is due to the risk of cancer in parts of the body such as the bowel, liver and oesophagus, according to the team of researchers from the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Bangor University and University of Southampton.
HealthThe Sentinel, 28th March 2019
 
It has been revealed that NHS prescriptions for antidepressants has doubled over the past decade. Last year 70.9 million prescriptions were issued for drugs that combat serious mental health issues. That's up from 36 million in 2008.
HealthChristianity May 2019
 
Millions of drivers suffer stress when taking their vehicle for an MOT, a new survey suggests. Some 59% find the test stressful, a poll of 2,001 UK motorists commissioned by Co-op Insurance indicated.
HealthThe Sentinel, 18 March 2019
 
Cervical cancer could effectively be eliminated from the UK in around three decades, saving thousands of lives, experts claim. Scientists made the prediction after plotting the long-term effects of high levels of smear test screening and vaccination.
HealthThe Sentinel, February 20th 2019
 
An extra 290,000 operations could be carried out on the NHS every year if the way theatre lists are managed was improved, a review has found. The study, from NHS Improvement and supported by the Royal College of Surgeons, found delayed starts and early finishes to operations left gaps that could be filled with treating more patients.
HealthThe Sentinel, February 4th 2019
 
Hundreds of pupils across England will take part in daily breathing techniques and mindfulness exercises as part of a major government trial to boost youth mental health. Up to 370 schools will join what is expected to be the world’s largest trial in mental health and wellbeing among pupils to see what works best to support them.
HealthThe i Paper, 4th February 2019
 
The obesity epidemic is driving a surge in numbers of young people diagnosed with cancers that threatens to reverse decades of progress in lowering such deaths.
HealthThe i Paper, 4th February 2019
 
Scientists have identified genetic changes that may predict the likelihood of breast cancer relapse in women who take a type of hormone therapy. It is believed the findings could help to identify those at risk so they can be given alternative treatments which could lower the chances of developing incurable secondary breast cancer.
HealthThe Sentinel - 21st January 2019
 
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