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Surgeons Circumcised Man By Mistake Because Of Medical Notes Mix-Up

A man in UK who was supposed to receive a cystoscopy was accidentally circumcised by doctors instead. The National Health Service said the patient's medical notes were mixed with those of another person before surgery.

Medicine March 27, 2019

Number Of Children Facing Mental Health Problems Continues To Grow

A new survey found that the number of children and late teens facing mental health problems is increasing. This came on the heels of a commissioner lambasting the agency for slow services.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 23, 2018

Study Yields Promising Results For Treating Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

A new study has proven that the combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy has enabled the immune system to attack triple-negative breast cancer in patients. Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of cancer that affects young women.

Public Health October 22, 2018

Breast Cancer Patients Face Shortage Of Specialist Nurses

The Breast Cancer Care charity found that there is a significant lack of specialist nurses in the United Kingdom to care for patients suffering from terminal cancer. The government promised access to dedicated nurses to everyone who needs them.

Public Health October 15, 2018

Donald Trump Goes After UK Health Service, Prime Minister Fights Back

President Donald Trump's love of using Twitter to attack political opponents is well-known. While throwing his latest attack at the Democrats, he went after the UK Health Service and Prime Minister Theresa May wasn't having it.

Public Health February 6, 2018

Global Cyberattack Targets Over 70 Countries, UK Hospitals Held At Ransom

UK’s National Health Service was severely hit by a cyberattack that targeted over 70 countries. The latest cyberattack stamps the medical industry as a vulnerable target.

Public Health May 13, 2017

Surgeon Convicted Of Intentionally Harming Patients With Unnecessary Surgeries

A UK court convicted surgeon Ian Paterson of intentionally harming patients with unneeded surgeries. Paterson made many of his patients believe that they had breast cancer and operated on them.

Public Health April 29, 2017

Crowding In UK Hospitals A Humanitarian Crisis: Red Cross

The British Red Cross described overcrowding and shortage of beds in UK hospitals as a humanitarian crisis. The charity asked the government for more budget in caring for the sick and the elderly.

Public Health January 7, 2017

Pfizer Fined $107M for 2,600 Percent Price Hike On Epilepsy Drug Phenytoin Sodium

Britain's Competition and Markets Authority slapped pharmaceutical company Pfizer with a fine equivalent to about $107 million for hiking the price of phenytoin sodium capsules. The epilepsy drug is used by about 48,000 patients in the UK.

Public Health December 8, 2016

Why Are 27,000 UK Women Being Denied Affordable Breast Cancer Treatment?

Thousands of women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Unfortunately, a significant portion of them are not receiving affordable but effective treatment they are eligible for.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 22, 2016

Google DeepMind And NHS To Fight Blindness With AI Machine Learning

Google’s DeepMind and the UK's National Health Service have signed a partnership that will help ophthalmologists plow through huge amounts of data. This would make eyesight-impairing diseases easier to detect and counter early on.

Apps/Software July 6, 2016

Brexit Leads To Drug Price Surge, Denies Patients NHS Life-Saving Drugs

Thousands of UK patients could suffer delays in the purchase of medicine and services that could save their lives due to the post-Brexit drug price surge. This raised concerns that the NHS might not be able to buy some medicines.

Medicine July 4, 2016

Woman Who Never Wanted A Baby Wins Battle With NHS To Get Sterilized

A woman who never wants to have children won the battle against NHS. She was finally sterilized, something she had been fighting for in the last four years.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2016

Correct Patient Treatment Could Have Prevented 33,000 Heart Attack Deaths

Nearly 33,000 heart attack-related deaths could have been prevented if doctors followed the correct patient treatment based on the National Health Service guidelines. The missed intervention places patients at risk of having another heart attack in the future, even death.

Public Health May 10, 2016

Google Strikes Deal With NHS That Gives AI Unit Access To 1.6 Million Patient Records

Details of Google’s DeepMind data-sharing agreement with the UK NHS revealed that the AI system would have access to millions of patient records. The agreement, according to the NHS, is for direct clinical use only.

Google May 1, 2016

NHS Recruits Doctors From India To Plug Staffing Crisis

Doctors in India were offered a tempting job opportunity. The United Kingdom is in need of more general practitioners to address the country's staffing crisis.

Life April 9, 2016

Watch People 'Zombified' On Legal Highs On This CCTV Footage Released By Police In UK

A footage was released over the Internet showing some men fighting and collapsing after taking 'legal highs.' Police had warned users that they will be pursued. Health officials, on the other hand, said that health problems associated with it is still unknown.

Society March 25, 2016

NHS Publishes Advice To Address High Stillbirth Rates

The National Health Service has released new guidelines for maternity units and expectant mothers in order to address the high stillbirth rates in the United Kingdom. It is the first time that guidance is advised to reduce stillbirth rates, experts said.

Life March 21, 2016

NHS To Offer Doctors, Nurses Dance And Fitness Classes To Boost Health

The National Health Service will provide a £600 million fund to hospitals so staff can take fitness classes to boost their well-being. The initiative is part of the agency's measures against obesity.

Life March 7, 2016

NHS Watchdog Approves New Sickle Cell Disease Treatment

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends a new treatment for sickle cell disease. The said therapy is faster and requires less frequent sessions, which is beneficial for patients and the National Health Service as well.

Life March 2, 2016

UK Green-Lights New Drug For Advanced Skin Cancer

UK's National Health Service - through the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - has approved drug Opdivo for use in skin cancer. The drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb has been deemed as a potential key tool in the lineup of therapies against advanced skin cancer.

Life January 23, 2016

EU Nurses, Midwives Need To Prove English Language Skills To Work In Britain

European nurses and midwives are now required to prove high-standard English skills before they can work in Britain. They will be required to take an English language test to prove that they can practice safely in the UK.

Life January 19, 2016

How Much Sugar Is In Your Drink? This Free App Can Tell

A new free app by Public Health England and National Health Service can track how much sugar food and beverage contain. Parents are urged to use it to determine the sugar content of their children’s food and drink.

Life January 5, 2016

NHS Hospital Trusts Accused Of Taxing The Sick

NHS hospital trusts have been accused of taxing the sick through parking charges by a Press Association study. High parking fines is a problem because they add to the concerns patients and their loved ones have when visiting hospitals.

Life December 22, 2015

NHS Hooks Up With Tinder TO Raise Awareness On Organ Donation

NHS and Tinder team up to raise awareness on organ donation via The Wait campaign. Three famous British personalities signed up on Tinder to remind users if only finding an organ donor can be as quick and easy as a few swipes on Tinder.

Life December 15, 2015

One In Ten Patients On Organ Transplant Waiting List Dies Due To Shortage Of Donors

Waitlisted transplant patients continue to be 'in limbo' despite surge in number of organ donor signatures. NHS plans to launch a 14-hour film to raise awareness about the life-saving potentials of donating organs.

Life November 20, 2015

Amgen Cholesterol Drug Repatha Turned Down By UK Cost Watchdog

Amgen's Repatha has been turned down for NHS funding by NICE. The UK cost watchdog said that analyses presented for the anti-cholesterol drug exhibited a high level of uncertainty, and thus cannot be recommended for use in Britain's state health.

Life November 19, 2015

NHS Sets Up 'Stem Cell Factory' To Treat Kidney Problems Caused By Diabetes

A “stem cell factory” will be set up in Liverpool, UK to treat patients suffering from kidney problems caused by diabetes. Health officials hope that it will reduce the need for dialysis and transplant.

Life October 21, 2015

Study Says UK Is The Best Place To Die: Here's Why

UK tops the ranking in the 2015 Quality of Death Index with the Economist Intelligence Unit ranking its end-of-life service as the best among 80 countries in the world. The U.S. is number 9 on the list.

Life October 6, 2015

Study Shows 'Dementia Epidemic' Not As Dangerous As Previously Thought

Studies conducted in the 1980s support the notion of a continuing dementia epidemic but the data are already out of date. The prevalence of dementia already stabilizes and even decreases in some western European countries.

Life August 23, 2015

Study Says England Is Lagging Behind When It Comes To Cancer Survival

England is making great headway into improving survival rates for cancer, but its efforts still pale in comparison to what other countries have achieved.

Life August 8, 2015

Synthetic Blood May Be Available In As Little As 2 Years

If all goes according to plan, the NHS Blood and Transplant will be starting a clinical trial to test synthetic blood in humans in just two years.

Life June 25, 2015

NHS In Need Of Reforms To Cater To Health Service Demands

Change, change and change. These are the three things the NHS needs to address health service demands in the UK and ensure quality health care for all.

Life June 5, 2015

UK Medics Who Handled Ashya King Speak Out After "Outpouring Of Hatred"

Months after they were subjected to an “outpouring of hatred,” medics at the Southampton General Hospital open up about Ashya King and the incident, sharing their side of the story.

Life April 10, 2015

100,000 Genomes Project in UK to Help War Against Cancer, End Chemo Treatment

UK NHS' 100,000 Genome Project will collect and decode human genome to battle diseases such as cancer. Chemo therapy may get obsolete in the next two decades.

Life December 23, 2014

UK Scientists to Sequence 100,000 Genomes to Cure Diseases

The 100,000 Genomes Project seeks to create a massive database of the human genetic code. What do researchers hope to find?

Life December 22, 2014

30 patients die every day because of acute kidney injury in UK hospitals: Report

Although such injuries are avoidable, more than 30 people die needlessly from such incidents per day. The high death toll is largely attributed to poor hospital care, the study says.

Life April 23, 2014

Heavy drinkers in need of liver transplant may have hope in new NHS scheme

The NHS Blood and Transplant Service will recruit 20 individuals with severe alcohol-caused liver disease. Some donors, however, are reluctant to donate to patients whose condition was due to excessive drinking.

Life April 6, 2014

UK hospitals incinerate 15,000 aborted and miscarried fetuses, helpless parents in shock

Losing an unborn baby may already be unbearable for some women but the agony is compounded knowing that the body of their dead child is not treated with human dignity.

Life March 25, 2014

Meningitis B vaccine will be available for free in Britain

JCVI has previously advised against a new vaccine against the the deadly meningitis B being included in in government vaccinations but the Department of Health is reversing the recommendation.

Life March 21, 2014

Can chocolate and red wine beat diabetes? Not so fast, says NHS

The National Health Service (or NHS) in the UK said the study published in the Journal of Nutrition did not prove that flavonoid - found in chocolates and red wine - can reduce the risks of diabetes.

Life January 21, 2014

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