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Another 112 victims of the NHS’ tainted blood scandal will DIE

Another 112 victims of the NHS' tainted blood scandal will DIE before a public inquiry discusses if they should get extra support money2,500 have died as a result of being given the blood in the 1970s and 1980sOfficials have said they will look at financial support given to patients in 2020Victims in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can get as little as £5,000 a yearBut patients in Scotland can get a further £37,000 in yearly support paymentsTainted Blood has asked for the delay in discussing payments to be addressedBy Stephen Matthews Assistant Health Editor For Mailonline
Published: 09:48 EDT, 22 October 2018 | Updated: 10:03 EDT, 22 October 2018
Scores more victims of the contaminated blood scandal will die before an inquiry discusses if support payments will rise, angry campaigners claim.
At least 2,500 have already died as a result of being infected with HIV or hepatitis C after being given blood products or transfusions in the 1970s and 1980s.
But Tainted Blood argue ..

NHS trusts braced for winter worse than last year

NHS fears this winter could be 'more difficult than the last' as patients are hit by staff shortages and worsening A&E performanceNHS Providers said last year trusts made 'extraordinary efforts' to maintain careHowever it said, nevertheless, for many patients the quality of care fell short And the body said the challenges this winter are likely to be even more severeBy Stephen Matthews Assistant Health Editor For Mailonline
Published: 19:03 EDT, 21 October 2018 | Updated: 09:51 EDT, 22 October 2018
The coming winter is likely to be even more difficult than the last for the NHS, a report has warned.
NHS Providers said last year trusts made 'extraordinary efforts' to maintain care for patients in spite of unprecedented demand.
But it said that, nevertheless, for many patients the quality of care fell short of what is expected from the health service.
And the body, which represents health service acute, ambulance, community and mental health services, war..

Heart disease patients should get up and move every 20 MINUTES ‘to avoid an early grave’

Heart disease patients should get up and move every 20 MINUTES 'to avoid an early grave'Being active three times a day helps a person burn 770 calories a dayThis is the number of calories patients need to burn to prevent an early deathEvery 20 minutes, patients should had a seven-minute bout of light activity By Alexandra Thompson Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 09:43 EDT, 22 October 2018 | Updated: 09:47 EDT, 22 October 2018
Heart disease patients should get up and move every 20 minutes in order to avoid an early grave, research suggests.
Canadian experts claim being active around three times an hour for seven minutes helps burn 770 calories each day.
This is the amount of calories a heart disease patient needs to burn to reduce their risk of an early death, scientists believe.
Heart patients should move every 21 minutes in order to live a long life, study suggests (stock)
The University of Alberta researchers analysed 132 patients with coronary artery..

This Morning viewers slam ‘weight loss expert’ for blaming ‘fat parents’ for childhood obesity

'He has no kids and no idea!' This Morning viewers slam weight loss expert for blaming 'fat parents' for the childhood obesity crisis – despite not having children himselfWeight loss expert Steve Miller blamed 'fat parents' for childhood obesityOn This Morning Miller said a child's weight is solely a parent's responsibilityHis comments were slammed by viewers, saying he had 'no kids and no idea' By Molly Rose Pike For Mailonline
Published: 07:59 EDT, 22 October 2018 | Updated: 09:43 EDT, 22 October 2018
A weight loss expert faced backlash from viewers when he blamed 'fat parents' for the childhood obesity crisis.
This Morning was debating the recommendation issued by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, which indicates that children should be weighed once a year at their school in a bid to stop them from becoming overweight or obese.
Miller, who does not have children, said that the 'health and weight&#..

Parents urge officials to approve drugs to treat the condition crippling their five-year-old son 

Parents beg officials to approve the life-saving £450,000 drug which can treat the rare condition crippling their five-year-old sonFinley Newell, from Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, has spinal muscular atrophy A drug already exists which could improve his life but the NHS can't buy itIn August regulators said the £450,000 drug was not value for money Finley's mother, Rosie Davies, says it is 'an abomination' it is being denied By Sam Blanchard Health Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 07:11 EDT, 19 October 2018 | Updated: 09:29 EDT, 22 October 2018
The parents of a five-year-old boy being denied a life-saving drug for a rare condition which is crippling him have urged health officials to approve the medication.
Finley Newell, from Haddenham in Buckinghamshire, has spinal muscular atrophy, which means he can't walk and a common cold could be enough to kill him.
The condition causes muscle wasting and means the schoolboy is unable to swallow food and struggles t..

NHS saves £288million by using a price comparison tool

NHS saves £288million by buying everyday items in bulk thanks to a new price comparison tool – and managed to shave £106,000 off the price of LOO ROLLThe health service has saved millions on everyday items like gloves and syringesPrice comparison allows trusts to see what others are paying and how to saveAnd comparing prices between hospitals means they can haggle with suppliers By Sam Blanchard Health Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 19:03 EDT, 21 October 2018 | Updated: 09:28 EDT, 22 October 2018
The NHS has managed to save £288million in the past year after hundreds of trusts teamed up to buy everyday supplies in bulk.
Toilet rolls, temporary shoes, syringes, gloves, couch rolls and even devices to be put into people's hearts are among the items secured for lower prices.
NHS trusts have made the savings thanks to a price comparison tool, which shows them what nearby trusts are paying and highlights the cheapest available options.
In some cases, trusts can be charged nearl..

Man, 33, nearly loses his penis after getting steel ball bearings wedged on it

Man, 33, nearly loses his penis after it became wedged inside two steel ball bearings during a bizarre attempt to pleasure himself before it was saved by doctors using a SAWHe left the bearings on his penis for two weeks before seeking medical help He had developed pre-gangrene, meaning the flesh was starting to dieConventional medical treatments didn't work so doctors used a marble sawThey called it a 'desperate measure' and recommended others avoid doing itBy Sam Blanchard Health Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 09:03 EDT, 22 October 2018 | Updated: 09:03 EDT, 22 October 2018
A man who got two ball bearings stuck on his penis after putting them there for sexual pleasure nearly lost his member when it started to rot.
The unnamed 33-year-old had left the rings on the shaft of his penis for two weeks before visiting the hospital with pain and swelling.
After normal treatment failed, doctors resorted to using an industrial stone-cutting saw to hack off the metal ring..

Middle-aged people have MORE cancer-causing mutant cells than normal ones, shock study reveals

Middle-aged people have MORE cancer-causing mutant cells than normal ones, shock study revealsUp to 80% of cells in the oesophagus have mutations that could cause cancer Where a person is in their 20s, they have a few hundred mutations per cellThis can rise to more than 2,000 with age, making them 'riddled with mutations' By Alexandra Thompson Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 09:00 EDT, 22 October 2018 | Updated: 09:01 EDT, 22 October 2018
Middle-aged people have more mutant cells than normal ones, researchers claim.
Scientists found up to 80 per cent of cells contain mutations that could cause cancer – even if they seem healthy under a microscope.
In their examination of the oesophageal tissue of dead people, they also discovered people in their twenties have a few hundred mutations in some cells.
However, this can rise to more than 2,000 as they get older, leading to healthy tissue being 'riddled with mutations'.
Middle-aged people have mor..

Leading medical journal is accused of having a ‘pro-BUTTER bias’

Leading medical journal is accused of having a 'pro-BUTTER bias' as more than 160 academics demand its editor stops publishing 'odd' studiesClaim journal publishes studies based on the personal views of its editorJournal said it had no rebuttals, but one from 168 scientists was published laterScientists demand editor stop publishing studies based on shaky evidence By Alexandra Thompson Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 07:21 EDT, 22 October 2018 | Updated: 08:29 EDT, 22 October 2018
More than 160 scientists have accused a leading medical journal of having a 'pro-butter bias'.
The British Journal of Sports Medicine is encouraging people to eat fatty foods based on the personal views of its editor rather than robust evidence, they claim.
At the time the study was published in August last year, the journal claimed it had received no rebuttals questioning the evidence.
However, it has since emerged a rebuttal from 168 scientists did not come..

Why to be wary of eating ‘pink’ lamb

22 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Salmonella food poisoning is normally something that people associate with undercooked chicken or eggs.
But The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is reminding the public that eating some types of “pink” lamb or mutton can also pose a risk.
Since June, 165 people in England have become ill with Salmonella typhimurium bacteria traced back to meat from affected sheep.
Lamb chops and steaks are fine to have pink, but mince isn't, says the FSA.
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