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Teachers call for ban on energy drinks in schools

Teachers call for ban on energy drinks in schools

Image copyright iStock One of the UK’s largest teaching unions is calling for schools to ban energy drinks from their premises. The NASUWT is warning about caffeine levels in the drinks, describing them as “readily available legal highs” which can contribute to poor behaviour. It follows a report by academics, seen by 5 live investigates, […]

Vaginal mesh ban ‘a retrograde step’, surgeons say

Vaginal mesh ban ‘a retrograde step’, surgeons say

Image caption The mesh is made of a type of plastic and surgeons routinely use it in hernia repairs Banning vaginal mesh implants would remove an important treatment for some women suffering from a prolapse, says the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Some women benefit from the implants and should have a choice, it […]

Mental health: Jeremy Hunt says the NHS needs to ‘be better’ at dealing with crisis patients

Mental health: Jeremy Hunt says the NHS needs to ‘be better’ at dealing with crisis patients

The health secretary says the NHS must be better at dealing with mental health crisis cases. Jeremy Hunt, who’s in charge of the health service in England, was speaking to Newsbeat about our iPlayer documentary My Mind and Me. He watched Radio 1 listener Bex talk about failures when she needed urgent help after a […]

Ian Paterson: Independent inquiry into breast surgeon

Ian Paterson: Independent inquiry into breast surgeon

Image copyright PA Image caption Ian Paterson is serving a 20-year sentence for wounding patients An independent inquiry is to be held into the malpractice of breast surgeon Ian Paterson, who carried out hundreds of botched operations. It will aim to learn lessons from the case and improve care, the Department of Health said. Paterson […]

Warning over eating raw dough due to E. coli risk in flour

Warning over eating raw dough due to E. coli risk in flour

Image copyright Getty Images The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned against eating raw dough, batter or cake mixture because of the risk of E. coli from flour. The FDA updated its guidelines following an investigation into an E. coli outbreak in the US in 2016 where flour was found to be the […]

‘I beat type 2 diabetes with 200-calorie drinks’

‘I beat type 2 diabetes with 200-calorie drinks’

Image copyright James Gallagher Image caption Isobel Murray no longer thinks of herself as diabetic Nearly half of patients have reversed type 2 diabetes in a “watershed” trial, say doctors in Newcastle and Glasgow. People spent up to five months on a low-calorie diet of soups and shakes to trigger massive weight loss. Isobel Murray, […]

Nappy sacks ‘should carry death warnings’

Nappy sacks ‘should carry death warnings’

Image copyright Beth Amison Image caption Maison was seven months old when he died Retailers are being asked to put warning signs on packs of nappy sacks about the dangers of suffocation. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (Rospa) says it is aware of at least 17 baby deaths, including the tragic case […]

Why some people can hear this silent gif

Skip Twitter post by @lisadebruine End of Twitter post by @lisadebruine Can you hear this gif? Remember the white and gold dress that some internet users were certain was actually blue and black? Well, this time the dilemma being discussed online is whether you can hear anything in a silent animation of skipping pylons. Some […]

DVLA addresses letter to ‘multiple sclerosis Caron’

DVLA addresses letter to ‘multiple sclerosis Caron’

Image caption Caron Garrod said it was an insensitive and negligent act by the DVLA A woman applying for her driving licence received a letter from the DVLA addressed to “multiple sclerosis Caron Garrod”. Ms Garrod from Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex, had told agency staff about her medical condition when reporting that she had not received […]

One in five patients regularly misses GP appointments

One in five patients regularly misses GP appointments

Image copyright Magnum Photos Up to one in five patients is regularly missing GP appointments in Scotland, new research reveals. A study of more than 500,000 people in the country found poorer patients living in affluent areas were the most likely to miss an appointment. “No-showers” tended to be aged 16 to 30, or older […]

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