Measles: ‘My baby’s eyes were swollen shut’

Measles: ‘My baby’s eyes were swollen shut’

Media captionJilly Moss’s one-year-old daughter contracted measles weeks before she was due to be vaccinated The mum of a baby who had measles so severely that “her eyes were swollen shut for four days”, says “parents should know what can happen to vulnerable babies”. Jilly Moss’s daughter Alba spent eight days seriously ill in hospital. […]

Measles: 500,000 UK children missed jab

Measles: 500,000 UK children missed jab

Image copyright LOWELL GEORGIA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY More than half a million children in the UK were not given a crucial measles jab between 2010 and 2017, an analysis by children’s charity Unicef reveals. It comes as NHS chief, Simon Stevens, warned measles cases had almost quadrupled in England in just one year and urged families […]

‘Exhilarating’ implant turns thoughts to speech

‘Exhilarating’ implant turns thoughts to speech

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Electrodes read the electrical activity in the brain Scientists have developed a brain implant that can read people’s minds and turn their thoughts to speech. The team at the University of California, San Francisco says the technology is “exhilarating”. They add that their findings, published in the journal Nature, could […]

No sedentary screen time for babies, WHO says

No sedentary screen time for babies, WHO says

Image copyright Getty Images Babies and toddlers should not be left to passively watch TV or other screens, according to new World Health Organization guidelines. Sedentary screen time, including computer games, should not happen before a child is two, the WHO says. The limit for two- to four-year-olds is an hour a day and less […]

‘My hands and legs needed to go when I got meningitis’

‘My hands and legs needed to go when I got meningitis’

Image copyright Family handout / PA Image caption Mike Davies said he accepted his hands and legs “needed to go” A man who almost died from meningitis has revealed how he began to look forward to having his limbs amputated. Mike Davies, 60, from Brighton, spent 70 days in intensive care with meningococcal meningitis and […]

Coventry neurosurgeon gave patient ‘appalling’ surgery

Coventry neurosurgeon gave patient ‘appalling’ surgery

Image caption Judith Mills says she is incontinent and virtually unable to walk A woman struggling to walk after an operation by a neurosurgeon had unacceptable treatment, doctors say. Since 2014, the care of Hussien El-Maghraby has been scrutinised, with an inquiry ruling three years later he should no longer perform complex procedures without further […]

Campaign to tackle ‘botched’ cosmetic procedures

Campaign to tackle ‘botched’ cosmetic procedures

Image copyright Rachael Knappier Image caption There have been calls for more regulation of non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such as lip fillers A campaign to tackle “botched” cosmetic procedures is to be launched shortly by the government in England. It follows a rise in people seeking surgeries such as a “Brazilian butt lift” abroad, which has […]

Parkinson’s results beyond researchers’ wildest dreams

Parkinson’s results beyond researchers’ wildest dreams

Media captionGail Jardine: “I can walk, I can turn… it’s really helped me” A treatment that has restored the movement of patients with chronic Parkinson’s disease has been developed by Canadian researchers. Previously housebound patients are now able to walk more freely as a result of electrical stimulation to their spines. A quarter of patients […]

Older women exploited by IVF clinics, says fertility watchdog

Older women exploited by IVF clinics, says fertility watchdog

Image copyright Science Photo Library Older women are being exploited by IVF clinics “trading on hope”, the fertility watchdog has warned. Sally Cheshire, chairwoman of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), told the Daily Telegraph some private clinics were using “selective success rates” to target older women. IVF is less likely to be successful […]

The profoundly deaf girl who found her voice after brain surgery

The profoundly deaf girl who found her voice after brain surgery

Image copyright Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Seven-year-old Leia Armitage lived in total silence for the first two years of her life, but thanks to pioneering brain surgery and years of therapy she has found her voice and can finally tell her parents she loves them. “We were told you could put a bomb behind […]

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