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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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’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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'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
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
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 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 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
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'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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