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Asthma sufferers ‘struggling with their sex lives’

Asthma sufferers ‘struggling with their sex lives’

Image copyright Callie-Anne Image caption Callie-Anne said her husband was scared to initiate sex as it could set off her symptoms Many asthma sufferers are struggling with how the condition affects their sex lives, according to Asthma UK. Over two-thirds (68%) of people with asthma who responded to a survey by the charity said their […]

Cosmetic surgery procedures ‘fell by 40% in 2016’

Cosmetic surgery procedures ‘fell by 40% in 2016’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Britons are now more likely to opt for non-surgical procedures, such as facial injections, surgeons say The number of people having cosmetic surgery in the UK in 2016 dropped by 40% compared with 2015, figures show. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons said 30,750 procedures had been done – […]

Mental health therapy for Muslims embraces religion

Mental health therapy for Muslims embraces religion

Muslims with mental health issues could be helped by re-embracing their beliefs and religious teachings, it is claimed. Traditionally, therapists have shied away from talking about religion as part of treatment – and can often see it as part of the illness. But an NHS project based on research by Leeds University is “showing some […]

NHS Health Check: The 10 ‘longest’ hospital delays exposed

NHS Health Check: The 10 ‘longest’ hospital delays exposed

Image copyright kupicoo Some patients in England face delays of months – and in one case over a year – to leave hospital, the BBC has learnt. Hospital records suggest nearly three-quarters of NHS trusts had seen patients stranded for more than 100 days in the past three years. Those caught up in the problem […]

MRI pioneer and Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield dies

MRI pioneer and Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield dies

Image copyright University of Nottingham Image caption Professor Sir Peter Mansfield pioneered MRI technology A Nobel laureate who failed his school exams before going on to pioneer body scanning technology has died aged 83. Sir Peter Mansfield led a team in the 1970s that developed Magnetic Resonance Imaging, one of the most important breakthroughs in […]

Can I trust a fertility app to stop me getting pregnant?

Can I trust a fertility app to stop me getting pregnant?

Sexual health experts say more research is needed into the effectiveness of fertility tracking apps in preventing pregnancy. The warning comes after the first such app – Natural Cycles – was given an official approval as a method of contraception. In 2015 a clinical study showed that the app was as effective as the pill. […]

NHS doctors call on prime minister to increase spending

NHS doctors call on prime minister to increase spending

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Senior doctors say they feel “exasperated and demoralised” working in the NHS About 2,000 senior NHS doctors have written to Prime Minister Theresa May to urge her to increase spending on health and social care. The letter – read and signed by NHS consultants, associated specialists and GPs – is […]

The 10 ‘longest’ hospital delays exposed

The 10 ‘longest’ hospital delays exposed

Image copyright kupicoo Some patients in England face delays of months – and in one case over a year – to leave hospital, the BBC has learnt. Hospital records suggest nearly three-quarters of NHS trusts had seen patients stranded for more than 100 days in the past three years. Those caught up in the problem […]

NHS ‘failed’ spinal cancer death woman

Media captionMrs Whitehouse said the NHS had “failed” her The NHS “failed” a woman whose fatal spinal cancer went undiagnosed for months, it has been claimed. Patricia Ann Whitehouse visited her GP seven times in two months complaining of back pain, her family said. She also went to hospital but was discharged with Paracetamol. The […]

Leicester couple’s ‘desperate’ IVF online fundraising bid

Leicester couple’s ‘desperate’ IVF online fundraising bid

Image copyright Stacey Oswin Image caption Leigh and Stacey Oswin said they were unable to fund private IVF treatment “without causing extreme hardships” A couple has set up an online fundraising campaign in a “desperate” bid to raise £5,000 for a second cycle of private fertility treatment. Stacey and Leigh Oswin said they were “disgusted” […]