Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018
Category: Health

High level of E coli and bacteria found at Egypt hotel where couple died

Thomas Cook finds high level of staphylococcus bacteria, which can cause toxic shock Thomas Cook has found high levels of E coli and bacteria that can cause toxic shock syndrome at the Red Sea hotel in Egypt where two British tourists died suddenly last month. The tour operator carried out investigations at the Steigenberger Aqua […]

Goop to pay out over unproven health benefits of vaginal eggs

Gwyneth Paltrow’s company has agreed to pay $145,000 to settle allegations of unscientific claims Goop, the new age lifestyle and publishing company founded by the actor Gwyneth Paltrow, has agreed to pay a substantial settlement over unproven claims about the health benefits of its infamous vaginal eggs. Goop’s website still claims that inserting the eggs […]

Call for all university staff to get suicide prevention training

Guidance from Universities UK and charity Papyrus seeks to halt rise in student deaths All university staff who deal with students should receive training in suicide intervention and prevention, according to new guidelines. But the guidance – published by the Universities UK (UUK) group and the youth suicide prevention charity Papyrus – makes only brief […]

NHS to treat young cancer patients with expensive ‘game changer’ drug

Chief executive to announce use of CAR-T therapy drug Kymriah, which costs £282,000 per patient The NHS is to treat children and young people with an expensive new cancer drug which has the potential to transform how the disease is treated. Simon Stevens, the NHS England chief executive, will announce on Wednesday that a deal […]

Four million UK children too poor to have a healthy diet, study finds

Food Foundation finds poorest families cannot meet healthy food guidelines of government Almost four million children in the UK live in households that would struggle to afford to buy enough fruit, vegetables, fish and other healthy foods to meet the official nutrition guidelines, a groundbreaking food poverty study reveals. The research, by the Food Foundation […]

NHS bill for hiring non-UK staff could hit £500m post-Brexit, say doctors

Immigration costs for NHS workers will soar once freedom of movement ends, warns RCP The NHS could face a bill of almost £500m a year to hire overseas staff as a result of Brexit and the government’s immigration policies, hospital doctors have said. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has calculated that the costs of […]

Quarter of world’s population ‘not active enough to stay healthy’

Globally people are becoming less active, which is damaging their physical and mental health, says the World Health Organisation There is an urgent need to get people moving, according to research by the World Health Organisation which warns that a quarter of the global population, and more in wealthy countries, are becoming less and less […]

Rise in antibiotic resistance must be tackled, says top medic

Sally Davies fears medical advances like transplants are at risk from resistant bacteria The advances of modern medicine will be lost and the transplanting of organs abandoned if countries fail to tackle the rise in antibiotic resistance, Britain’s most senior medical adviser has warned. Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer for England, told MPs […]

California actions to lower dangerous maternal death rate may help rest of US

The US has an unusually high death rate, but in California collaborations between health experts helped rates drop Alisha Berry was at the doctor for what she thought was a normal check-up at 18 weeks pregnant. But she gradually realized that it wasn’t normal at all. “I could tell something was wrong,” she said. “They […]