Health

Take a look at might spot glaucoma earlier than signs start, examine says

Picture copyright College Faculty London Picture caption Every white spot is a “sick” retinal nerve cell behind an eye fixed broken by glaucoma It is likely to be doable to deal with the principle reason behind everlasting blindness earlier than individuals discover any lack of imaginative and prescient, say College Faculty London researchers. They’ve developed a brand new form of eye examination that may spot glaucoma a decade earlier than

Plain tobacco packaging ‘might lower people who smoke by 300,000 in UK’

Picture copyright ASH Picture caption Packs bought within the UK should now have an ordinary color, form and font, plus well being warnings Plain cigarette packaging may result in 300,000 fewer people who smoke within the UK over the subsequent 12 months, a significant evaluation suggests. Standardised packs may additionally scale back the enchantment of tobacco and enhance calls to give up helplines, consultants behind the Cochrane Overview stated. UK

Postpartum haemorrhage: Low-cost lifesaver ‘cuts deaths by a 3rd’

Picture copyright Getty Pictures An affordable drug has been proven to cease ladies bleeding to demise, in a discovery that ought to change observe world wide, say researchers. Yearly, 100,000 ladies die from huge bleeding within the moments after giving delivery. However a world research, in the Lancet, suggests “tranexamic acid” might lower that by a 3rd. Postpartum haemorrhage is the most important reason for demise throughout being pregnant and

‘Thrilling’ blood check spots most cancers a yr early

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Docs have noticed most cancers coming again as much as a yr earlier than regular scans in an “thrilling” discovery. The UK group was in a position to scour the blood for indicators of most cancers whereas it was only a tiny cluster of cells invisible to X-ray or CT scans. It ought to permit docs to hit the tumour earlier and enhance the possibilities of

Councils and well being boards dispute £250m care prices

Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption 5 legislation lords are contemplating the case involving Welsh councils and well being boards A £250m dispute over who pays for nurses delivering social care in residential properties in Wales is lastly being heard by the Supreme Court docket. The NHS pays for 24-hour healthcare, whereas basic care wants are funded privately or by the council. However well being boards and Welsh councils can’t

Actuality Test: How a lot will Labour’s NHS plans price?

Labour has begun setting out its plan for the NHS in England if the get together wins in June. This features a pay enhance for workers, placing into regulation the necessary minimal variety of workers per affected person and funding coaching for well being professionals. Chatting with BBC Radio four’s In the present day programme, Labour’s shadow well being secretary Jon Ashworth stated the cash for these pledges could be

Air air pollution: ‘Coronary heart illness hyperlink discovered’

Picture copyright PA Extraordinarily small particles of air pollution have the potential to evade the lungs’ protecting filter system and find yourself deep within the physique, scientists recommend. Researchers speculate the particles may then construct up in blood vessels and lift the chance of coronary heart illness. They are saying their early examine – based mostly on extraordinarily small particles of gold – brings them a step nearer to cracking

Basic election 2017: Labour guarantees pay rises for NHS workers

Picture copyright Science Photograph Library NHS workers will get greater pay and there shall be no tuition charges for scholar nurses and midwives underneath a Labour authorities, the get together is promising. Labour stated the insurance policies would assist tackle staffing shortages in England that had turn into a “risk to sufferers”. The guarantees mark the primary of what are anticipated to be a sequence of coverage bulletins on the

Alcohol binge can upset coronary heart’s rhythm, say researchers

Picture copyright Getty Photos Consuming a lot of alcohol in a brief house of time is not going to solely get you drunk however can also upset your coronary heart rhythm, say researchers. They did a subject experiment in Germany with three,000 adults at Munich’s well-known annual Oktoberfest. The chances of coronary heart arrhythmia elevated as beer consumption went up. A lot of the arrhythmias had been “apparently innocent” sinus

Psychological well being care cuts in England ‘to complete £four.5m’

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption NHS England stated in February 2016 it had recognized the necessity to make investments a further £1bn in psychological well being providers Psychological well being spending is being reduce by £four.5m in 5 English areas this 12 months, new figures point out. The biggest reduce, of £1.9m or three.6% , might be made in Walsall, within the West Midlands, Pulse journal data exhibits. Two