The first-ever human head transplants could be achieved within the next decade, claims a former UK’s National Health Service (NHS) neurosurgeon who believes he knows how the feat of moving a person’s consciousness to another body could be made to work.
Patients have been delayed inside ambulances for at least 30 minutes almost 1.5 million times over the past three years due to waiting for hospital handovers, information provided to Labor has shown, with the party saying it was ‘damning evidence’ of a crisis in the National Health Service (NHS).
More than 100 million plastic straws, cups and cutlery items will be cut per year by NHS England, an executive non-departmental public body of the UK Department of Health and Social Care, as it reduces single-use plastic usage from its canteens.
When Dr Miranda Roland, an A&E registrar, was held hostage by a patient brandishing a pair of steel surgical scissors in a cubicle, she didn’t panic. Moments earlier, she had gone in to check on the young patient, who was having a mental health episode after taking drugs, and had closed the door behind her. Although she was alone, Roland thought she was safe — all sharp and dangerous objects had been removed. Unfortunately, the patient had managed to hide a pair of scissors, which she pulled out before backing the doctor into a corner. “I was able to keep calm and talk her out of stabbing me,” Roland recalled. “I was lucky. It was that tense, it could have gone either way.”
Adding vitamin D to wheat flour would prevent 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency in England and Wales and save National Health Service (NHS) £65 million (€70.9 million) over the next 90 years.
Type 2 diabetes affects over four million people in the UK and those numbers are growing every day. Lifestyle plays a huge role in developing the condition and with obesity at an all time high, a new UK National Health Service (NHS) backed app hopes to get Britons healthier and reduce their risk of developing the condition.