Breast surgeon Ian Paterson inquiry pledge from Tories

Breast surgeon Ian Paterson inquiry pledge from Tories

Image copyright SWNS Image caption Ian Paterson was convicted of intentionally wounding nine women and one man The Conservatives have pledged to hold an inquiry into the actions of disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson, if the party is returned to power. Paterson, 59, who exaggerated or invented cancer risks in patients, was convicted of 17 […]

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $110m in US talc cancer case

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $110m in US talc cancer case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption J&J says it defends the safety of its baby powder product Pharmaceutical firm Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been ordered by a US court to pay more than $110m (£85m) to a woman who says she developed ovarian cancer after using its talcum powder. Lois Slemp, 62, from Virginia, […]

Student mental health costs should be free, according to the Royal College of GPs

Student mental health costs should be free, according to the Royal College of GPs

Charges for mental health prescriptions for students should be scrapped, the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has told Newsbeat. If you’re 19 or over and study in England you must pay £8.60, the prescription rate, for each item. According to official figures, one in 50 students in England has registered a mental health condition with […]

Prostate cancer: Blood test could help target treatment

Prostate cancer: Blood test could help target treatment

Image copyright PA Image caption MRI scanners are used to detect prostate cancer A blood test has been developed that could help target treatment for men with advanced prostate cancer. Cancer researchers in Europe analysed blood from 265 men with the disease. They found those with multiple copies of a particular gene did not respond […]

Baby deaths cluster: Trust paid out millions in compensation

Baby deaths cluster: Trust paid out millions in compensation

Image caption Olivia Morris was left with cerebral palsy after suffering a brain injury at birth An NHS trust facing a review into maternity errors has paid out millions in compensation after similar mistakes led to babies born with brain injuries. The health secretary has ordered a review into the deaths of at least five […]

Female shop mannequins are ‘medically unhealthy’ and ‘unrealistic’

Female shop mannequins are ‘medically unhealthy’ and ‘unrealistic’

The bodies of female shop mannequins are “unrealistic”, a new study in the Journal of Eating Disorders suggests. Researchers looked at the displays in female fashion shops in two UK cities. They concluded that if people were the same size as the mannequins they would be “considered medically unhealthy”. “There is clear evidence showing that […]

Charlie Gard: Parents to appeal withdrawal of life support

Charlie Gard: Parents to appeal withdrawal of life support

Image copyright PA Image caption Charlie’s rare disease has left him unable to cry and made him deaf Parents of a baby with a rare condition are appealing against a High Court decision to withdraw life support. Specialists at Great Ormond Street say eight-month-old Charlie Gard is unable to move and has significant irreversible brain […]

HIV doctor alert prompts recall of patients

HIV doctor alert prompts recall of patients

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Testing for HIV involves a small blood test and results are offered within 24 hours An appeal has gone out to retest 400 patients treated by a doctor who was later diagnosed with HIV. NHS officials said the locum was employed at three hospital trusts between June 2010 and […]

Patient dies after 54 years in same Airdrie hospital

Patient dies after 54 years in same Airdrie hospital

Image copyright Caters News Image caption James Morris was admitted to Wester Moffat Hospital when he was just 21 years old A former soldier thought to be the UK’s longest-serving patient has died after spending 54 years at the same hospital. James Morris was admitted to hospital with a broken leg in 1962 but never […]

Priory’s care plan for anorexic teen Pippa McManus ‘inadequate’

Priory’s care plan for anorexic teen Pippa McManus ‘inadequate’

Image copyright McManus Family Image caption Pippa McManus stepped in front of a train five days after being released from a psychiatric hospital No adequate care plan was in place for an anorexic teenager who killed herself five days after being released from a psychiatric hospital, an inquest found. Pippa McManus, 15, weighed about 4st […]