Nearly HALF of NHS hospitals are low of stroke specialists

Thousands of lives ‘are at risk’ from strokes because nearly HALF of NHS hospitals don’t have enough specialist consultants, charity warns Stroke consultants positions are at a ‘worryingly low level’, a report warns A lack of consultants means decisions may not be made quickly Data also shows almost every hospital is also lacking psychologists Three quarters of stroke survivors suffer poor […]

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In defence of thongs … and science

A recent article in The Age advised against wearing thongs. It stated that thongs lead to poor joint alignment that damages joints; and damaged joints require surgery. The reality is that wearing thongs is just fine, and most damaged joints do acceptably well without surgery. Go ahead, they’re fine.Credit:Virginia Star Thongs are a trivial challenge for the body because, unlike […]

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Chris Packham claims measles 'is there to regulate our population'

Wildlife TV presenter Chris Packham claims measles, smallpox and malaria ‘are there to regulate the world’s population’ Packham is best known for presenting The Really Wild Show in the 80s and 90s  He said the world’s population is increasing too fast and damaging the Earth He appears to blame global warming on Westerners’ polluting lifestyles Measles, mumps, malaria and smallpox […]

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Colorado teen, 18, severely brain-damaged after breast implant surgery gone wrong, family says

Fox News Flash top headlines for Dec. 22 Fox News Flash top headlines for Dec. 22 are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com A Colorado teenager suffered cardiac arrest during a breast implant procedure in August and is now severely brain-damaged, according to her family, who filed a lawsuit against her plastic surgeon and nurse last week. Emmalyn Nguyen, […]

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Study links marijuana use in pregnancy to infant health risks

Researchers in Minnesota and Iowa have found greater risks of social and emotional problems in infants whose mothers consumed marijuana during pregnancy. Using results of a developmental screening tool for 1-year-olds, the researchers found that 9.1% of babies from marijuana users were at risk, compared with 3.6% of babies whose mothers didn’t consume the drug while pregnant. Researchers said the […]

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Researchers find minimally invasive procedure to treat chronic Achilles tendon disorder

A minimally invasive procedure to treat a common foot and ankle disorder can reduce pain, recovery time, and postsurgery complications while improving functional outcomes, according to a report published in the journal Foot and Ankle Surgery. The procedure treats insertional Achilles tendinopathy, a common and chronic orthopedic disorder in which patients experience pain at the Achilles tendon. The chronic degenerative […]

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