The athletes starving themselves for success

The athletes starving themselves for success

Image copyright Kenza Barton Schlee Image caption Anna Boniface ignored the warning signs of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport Anna Boniface seemed to have the world at her feet when finishing as the 2017 London Marathon’s fastest amateur female runner. Her performance earned her an England team place in that autumn’s Toronto Marathon. The then […]

No-deal Brexit: Disruption at Dover ‘could last six months’

No-deal Brexit: Disruption at Dover ‘could last six months’

Image copyright PA Image caption Queues of lorries left residents near the Port of Dover unable to get out to buy basic supplies in 2015 Dover and other Channel ports face disruption for up to six months if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, ministers have said. The warning comes after analysis of […]

Xanax: Treatment for addiction rises sharply in children

Xanax: Treatment for addiction rises sharply in children

Image copyright Tic Toc Image caption Xanax slows down the functions of the brain, but serious side-effects can occur The number of children being treated for addiction to tranquilisers has doubled in a year, to more than 300, according to Public Health England. The drug Xanax, and copies of it, accounted for the sharpest rise […]

Zainab Mughal: Toddler with cancer spurs hunt for rare blood

Zainab Mughal: Toddler with cancer spurs hunt for rare blood

Image copyright OneBlood Image caption Zainab Mughal was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancer A two-year-old US girl who needs several blood transfusions to fight cancer has spurred a global campaign to search for compatible donors. Zainab Mughal has one of the rarest blood types in the world, which makes it difficult to […]

One in three children ‘not active enough’, finds sport survey

One in three children ‘not active enough’, finds sport survey

Image copyright Getty Images One in three children in England does fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a day – half the amount recommended by government guidelines, a report by Sport England suggests. Girls are less likely to be as active as boys, with 13 to 16-year-olds the least active age group. The online […]

Mental health: The NHS patients who are ‘abused and ignored’

Mental health: The NHS patients who are ‘abused and ignored’

Image copyright Getty Images New rights should be given to severely ill mental health patients detained in hospital to stop abuse and neglect of this vulnerable group, a review says. The 1983 Mental Health Act is outdated and needs an overhaul, sectioning is being misused and does not properly protect patients’ rights, it says. The […]

St George’s Hospital: CQC report reveals details of heart unit feud

St George’s Hospital: CQC report reveals details of heart unit feud

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption NHS Improvement is overseeing the actions taken by the hospital (library image) Feuding surgeons at a troubled cardiac unit worked in a culture of hostility, tribalism and mistrust, inspectors say. Complex heart operations were moved out of London’s St George’s Hospital in September after a leaked document revealed a […]

Woman’s Botox party warning after lip filler swelling

Woman’s Botox party warning after lip filler swelling

Image copyright Rachael Knappier Image caption Rachael Knappier did not leave her house for more than a week after her lips swelled dramatically as a result of lip filler being “incorrectly administered” A woman’s lips swelled up so much they touched her nose after she had filler injected at a Botox party. Rachael Knappier, from […]

First baby born after deceased womb transplant

First baby born after deceased womb transplant

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The baby was delivered by Caesarean section on 15 December 2017 A healthy baby girl has been born using a womb transplanted from a dead person. The 10-hour transplant operation – and later fertility treatment – took place in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2016. The mother, 32, was born without […]

Breast milk donors help premature babies

Lily Gordon was born 16 weeks early and is being looked after at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow. She is one of hundreds of babies who have been helped this year by Scotland’s breast milk donor bank. The bank, based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, wants to recruit more donors […]