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Children 'should be weighed up to age 18', report says

A report by child health experts warns England is falling behind other countries unless policies change. ...

Surviving a stroke helped me find my vocation in care work

After I recovered, I knew I wanted to help others in the way I had been helped Guardian Jobs: see the latest vacancies in social care I never imagined I would work in care – when it was first suggested, I laughed at the idea. But I’ve gone from learning t ...

Dance lessons for the lonely- on the NHS

GPs in England are to prescribe "social" activities, such as dance and cookery lessons, to tackle loneliness. ...

Policies to limit marketing of unhealthy foods to children fall short of protecting their health and rights

A new WHO/Europe report finds that many existing policies and regulations aimed at tackling food marketing to children are markedly insufficient, meaning children continue to be exposed to commercial messages promoting foods high in fats, salt and sugar. ...

Where are our irreplaceable graduation photos?

Ede & Ravenscroft failed to send them within six weeks – and won’t give me a refund ...

Sink traps in ICU harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Researchers in Israel said they contained a prolonged outbreak of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae, or CPE, in a hospital ICU after discovering that sink traps were the source of repeated infections in patients. The outbreak included 32 cases of ...

CervicalCheck patient support group meet for first time

A support group set up for the women and families affected by the CervicalCheck crisis is meeting for the first time today. ...

Latarjet yielded better outcomes vs distal tibia allograft for recurrent anterior shoulder instability

CHICAGO — Although patients with recurrent anterior shoulder instability experienced high levels of satisfaction, return to sport and improvement in clinical outcomes after glenoid reconstruction with either distal tibia allograft or a latarjet procedure, ...

Three researchers to be honored at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Three highly regarded researchers will be honored at this year’s San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, scheduled for Dec. 4-8. Ian Smith, MD, FRCP, FRCPE, will receive the William L. McGuire Memorial Lecture Award. Smith, professor of cancer medicine at The ...

The High Stakes of Surfing’s Wave-Pool Arms Race

won community approval to replicate their pool just outside of Tokyo. According to a Japanese news ...

Laser technique may become alternative to finger stick for blood glucose testing

A potential alternative to the finger prick test for measuring blood glucose levels has been developed by a researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Missouri School of Medicine, according to a press release from Univer ...

VIDEO: A fellow's reaction to hands-on learning at TCT 2018

SAN DIEGO — In this video exclusive, M. Chadi Alraies, MD, interventional cardiology fellow at Wayne State University, Detroit Heart Hospital, discusses his highlights from TCT 2018, including didactic sessions that provided useful tips and tricks for dail ...

The teen battling cancer and 'living every day as it comes'

Billy White, 16, has cancer for the third time, but he's not letting it get him down. ...

A day in the life of a 10-year-old patient at Alder Hey

She has cystic fibrosis and shared a day in her life to show what it's like for her. ...

New checks to crack down on free prescription fraud

Checking eligibility before drugs are issued could halve false claims in England, the government says. ...

Steep fall in home help despite rise in the number of old people

Half of English councils surveyed in Freedom of Information request have reduced care packages for the elderly since 2015 The number of old people receiving social care support in their homes has fallen sharply over the last three years, despite a rapid r ...

Activists occupy Airbnb to protest housing crisis

Activists from the Take Back The City movement have occupied the Airbnb office in Dublin to protest against what they say is the company's role in the housing crisis and its tax policy. ...

When Beryl, 86, met Scarlett, four – love and affection across the ages | Yvonne Roberts

The C4 show about a retirement village in Nottingham shows both young and old flourishing Lily, aged four, is clear on the chronology of ageing. “How old is very old?” she is asked. “Thirty-seven,” she replies firmly. Scarlett, also four, knows what to ex ...

Less than half of prisoners with HIV retained in care 3 years after release

Less than half of people with HIV who are incarcerated are retained in care 3 years after their release, according to results of a study conducted in Connecticut. “Few prior studies had described long-term retention in HIV care (RIC) or viral suppression ( ...

Indomethacin may increase the risk of heterotopic ossification after distal biceps repair

CHICAGO — Patients treated with indomethacin after a two-incision distal biceps repair experienced eight-times greater odds of developing heterotopic ossification, according to results presented here. Raffy Mirzayan, MD, and colleagues recorded demographic ...