Home for vulnerable people ‘inadequate’ in all areas

Home for vulnerable people 'inadequate' in all areas. Getty Images A care home providing accommodation to people with special needs has had its service downgraded from "good" to "inadequate" in all areas. Otterhayes in Devon has been put into special measures after the Care and Quality Commission (CQC) found it failed to ensure patients' safety. One epileptic patient was told to ring staff if needed, something "clearly" impossible during a seizure, the CQC said. The care home in Ottery St Mary was, at the [...]

Lily Wythe: ‘Brave’ teenager dies from ‘cruel’ brain tumour

Lily Wythe: 'Brave' teenager dies from 'cruel' brain tumour BRAIN TUMOUR RESEARCH Lily Wythe was diagnosed with brain cancer in September A 14-year-old girl for whom £300,000 was raised so she could undergo brain tumour treatment abroad has died. Lily Wythe, of Essex, was diagnosed with brain cancer in September. An online campaign was set up by her best friend Lillie Cotgrove to raise money to fund medical treatment at Seattle Children's Hospital. The fundraising target was met in January. Her family announced on Facebook the death [...]

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 [...]

Identity of man linked to 11 British coronavirus cases revealed

Identity of man linked to 11 British coronavirus cases revealed Steve Walsh has been named as the man who is believed to have spread coronavirus to 11 people. Pic: Servomex The British man who is believed to be a "superspreader" of coronavirus has been identified as businessman Steve Walsh. The 53-year-old's company said he has fully recovered after being diagnosed on 6 February with coronavirus. He contracted the virus in Singapore while at a business conference before going to the French Alps for [...]

Giving hormone therapy to pregnant women at high risk of miscarriage could save babies

Giving hormone therapy to pregnant women at high risk of miscarriage could save nearly 8,500 babies a year. NEARLY 8,500 babies a year could be saved by giving hormone therapy to mums-to-be with a history of miscarriage. Two daily doses of progesterone in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy improved chances of a live birth by up to 15 per cent, a study says. Almost 8,500 babies a year could be saved by giving hormone therapy to mums-to-be with a history of [...]