The doctor who worked at Spire Hospital accused of botched operations

The doctor who worked at the same firm as Ian Paterson accused of botched operations. Exclusive: Michael Walsh treated patients at a hospital run by Spire, which employed rogue breast surgeon Spire sacked Michael Walsh after colleagues and numerous patients raised concerns. Photograph: David Jones/PA A doctor who worked at the same private healthcare firm as the rogue breast surgeon Ian Paterson has been accused of subjecting scores of his patients to unnecessary operations that left many in pain, traumatised and unable to work, [...]

Coronavirus – How to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19

Coronavirus - How to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19 Both the NHS and World Health Organisation are advising on how to protect yourself and others from getting coronavirus. Tips on how to avoid catching and spreading viruses The risk to the UK public posed by the new coronavirus has been raised from low to moderate by chief medical officers, although they stress the risk to individuals remains low. Both the NHS and World Health Organisation (WHO) have issued guidance on how to protect [...]

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop series on Netflix slammed by NHS chief

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop series on Netflix slammed by NHS chief. NETFLIX Gwyneth Paltrow's new Netflix series poses a "considerable health risk" to the public, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has said. The Goop Lab, filmed at the headquarters of the actress's wellness brand, Goop, explores the effectiveness of alternative therapies for physical and mental illnesses. Netflix says the series is "designed to entertain, not provide medical advice". Mr Stevens accused it of spreading "misinformation". A spokeswoman for Goop said it was "transparent when we [...]

Magic mushroom compound provides anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects

Magic mushroom compound provides anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects lasting years, study finds. Single dose of psilocybin leads to decreased demoralisation and improved spiritual wellbeing among cancer sufferers, long-term research indicates. A glimmer of hope? A compound found in magic mushrooms has had a "significant" positive impact on the lives of cancer sufferers in a long-term US study ( Getty ) A single dose of psilocybin, a compound found in psychedelic mushrooms, can result in “significant improvements” in reducing stress and anxiety in cancer patients for as long [...]

Breast cancer: Patient creates app to help with treatment

Breast cancer: Patient creates app to help with treatment. Medics say it is helping more women be ready for radiotherapy on time A mobile app designed by a patient is helping people with breast cancer prepare for the start of radiotherapy. The treatment requires them to raise their arm above their head, but patients often find that difficult or painful after breast surgery. Exercises are important but Karen Bonham said leaflets giving details did not help her enough. So she helped create the app [...]