Managing Long-Term Conditions

Tafida Raqeeb: Parents bid to get daughter treated in Italy

Tafida Raqeeb: Parents bid to get daughter treated in Italy. Image copyright FAMILY HANDOUT Tafida Raqeeb's mother said her daughter was "completely healthy" before her sudden brain injury The parents of a five-year-old girl in a coma have begun a legal challenge after doctors said it was in her best interests to be allowed to die. Royal London Hospital doctors have said there is no hope Tafida Raqeeb will recover from the traumatic brain injury she suffered in February. But clinicians at a hospital [...]

Third of women may suffer from bladder weakness, poll finds

Third of women may suffer from bladder weakness, poll finds. 'The more we speak openly, the better, so women don’t feel alone and silenced by something that can be managed,' says gynaecologist, Dr Anita Mitra. Women would rather talk about money worries, relationship woes, weight gain or mental wellbeing than the common problem of bladder weakness, according to a new poll. A survey of 2,000 revealed seven in 10 have lost control of their bladder in the past, but many do not seek medical help. While the problem is traditionally associated with [...]

Cancer Research advert criticised for ‘comparing smoking to obesity’

Cancer Research advert criticised for 'comparing smoking to obesity'. The new advert is designed to look like a packet of cigarettes but instead warns people about the risks of obesity. The campaign advert is designed to look like a cigarette packet. Pic: Cancer Research UK Cancer Research UK has been criticised for a new campaign advert featuring a mocked-up packet of cigarettes to warn of the shared dangers of smoking and being obese. The image plays on the health guidance usually seen on [...]

NHS North East partners with Health Call to deliver digital healthcare

NHS North East partners with Health Call to deliver digital healthcare. IHC NE self-testing NHS organisations across the UK have welcomed a new collaboration to harness innovative digital healthcare and technology, with the aim of improving patient health and care. Led by the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of six NHS organisations in the North East, a three-year licensing contract has been agreed with Inhealthcare, a UK leader in digital healthcare and remote patient monitoring. Benefitting from a range of [...]

Select batches of Parkinson’s and epilepsy medicines recalled

Select batches of Parkinson's and epilepsy medicines recalled. Certain batches of three medicines for Parkinson's, epilepsy and blood clots are being recalled in the UK, and patients are being asked to arrange a new prescription via their GP. The affected prescription-only medicines are Neupro, Vimpat and Clexane with a B & S Healthcare label, the UK's medicine regulator said. The drugs may not have been stored correctly before reaching patients. But the risk of the drugs not working properly is very low, it [...]