Disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson struck off by tribunal

Disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson who carried out unnecessary cancer operations has been struck off. Paterson, 59, was sentenced in May to 15 years in jail for 17 counts of wounding with intent and three counts of unlawful wounding.Nottingham Crown Court heard he exaggerated or invented the risk
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Vaginal implants: Report recommends recording complications

An NHS England report on vaginal mesh implants has recommended better support and communication between patients and doctors over the devices.The Mesh Oversight Group report also said complications caused by the implants should be recorded so that experts fully understood the risks.Vaginal mesh impl
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HIV-prevention ring trial a success among US teens

A vaginal ring to prevent HIV infection is popular with teenage girls, US scientists say. Women and girls aged 15-24 account for a fifth of all new HIV infections globally. Nearly 1,000 are infected every day in sub-Saharan Africa.Infused with microbicides, the ring, which sits on the cervix, has b
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Scientists hope fish clues aid spinal cord injury treatment

Edinburgh scientists hope the results of a study into the nervous systems of a species of small exotic fish could hold clues to new therapies for people with paralysing spinal cord injuries.Edinburgh University researchers said they have uncovered a "vital mechanism" in the damaged spines of zebrafi
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NHS ‘does not need more money to improve’

The NHS does not necessarily need more money to improve care, the outgoing chief inspector of hospitals in England, Prof Sir Mike Richards, says. Sir Mike said there were more cost-effective ways of running the service, such as ending the use of what he called "very expensive" agency nurses. There
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Belfast medical students asked to wear ‘skin cancer tattoos’

Medical students have been asked to wear temporary tattoos designed to look like skin cancer to give them an insight into living with melanoma.The study by Queen's University, Belfast, involves students wearing the temporary transfers for 24 hours after hearing a real story from a patient."We want t
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‘Spaced out’

Depersonalisation disorder, sometimes known as DPD, leaves sufferers feeling like they're not part of the world they live in. "I feel spaced out a lot of the time. I feel like I'm not really here, like I'm living in a dream," says Dodie Clark, a 22-year-old musician and vlogger from London."I can't
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Food banks warn of school holiday hunger

As the school summer holidays get under way, food banks are urging people not to forget to donate supplies to their local centres.The Trussell Trust, which runs over 420 food banks across the UK, says many children risk going hungry over the six-week break from school.It says demand for emergency pa
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Drugs cocktail ‘cut HIV deaths by 27%’

More than 10,000 lives a year could be saved with a simple change to HIV medication, doctors say. HIV is often diagnosed late, when it has already ravaged the immune system, leaving people vulnerable. To counter this, researchers tried prescribing a cocktail of drugs at the start of HIV therapy to t
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Time, not material goods, ‘raises happiness’

Using money to free-up time is linked to increased happiness, a study says.In an experiment, individuals reported greater happiness if they used £30 ($40) to save time - such as by paying for chores to be done - rather than spending the money on material goods.Psychologists say stress over lack of
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