Cancer survivor thanks his hairdresser for saving his life, after she spots cancerous mole

A Northampton hairdresser who spotted a lumpy mole on her first-time client's face has been praised for speaking up after it turned out to be a stage 3 melanoma

Cancer survivor thanks his hairdresser for saving his life, after she spots cancerous moleA hero hairdresser saved a customer’s life after finding a lump on his head which was diagnosed as cancer days later. Erinna Lindfield, 42, urged Adam Statford to get the mole checked out by doctors after discovering it under his left sideburn Driving instructor Adam Shatford, 54, popped in for a quick trim when one […]

Medical detection dogs can help diabetics manage insulin levels, finds study

Detection dogs spotted 83 per cent of more than 4,000 episodes of unacceptably high or low blood sugar during trial, and provided a quicker alert than other monitors in some cases

Medical detection dogs can help diabetics manage insulin levels, finds studyNew research by the University of Bristol in collaboration with Medical Detection Dogs has found that the best trained alert dogs have the potential to vastly improve the quality of life of people living with Type 1 diabetes. Tradition has it that dogs are our best friends, and researchers have been putting this special connection […]

Shocking! How a curved nail lead to cancer diagnosis for this woman

Clubbing in the nails, which occurs when fingertips swell and cause the nail to curve downward, and in rare cases could be an early sign of lung cancer

Shocking! How a curved nail lead to cancer diagnosis for this womanMost people know to schedule an appointment with their doctor ASAP if they feel a strange lump on their breast or neck. But signs of cancer can be less obvious, too – some, like a pimple that doesn’t go away, a hoarse voice, or a ‘foreign body sensation’ in your throat, can seem completely random. […]

Obesity and late pregnancies major contributing factor behind C-sections, say doctors

Maternity figures given by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists show the numbers of both elected and emergency Caesarean sections have gone up despite a fall in the overall number of births

Obesity and late pregnancies major contributing factor behind C-sections, say doctorsNew figures recently published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists indicate that cases of rising obesity and older mothers are behind thousands of extra cases of Caesarean births. Maternity figures given by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists show the numbers of both elected and emergency Caesarean sections have gone up despite […]

Are doctors diagnosing too much and prescribing too often?

This has been a question asked frequently in medical circles of many countries

Are doctors diagnosing too much and prescribing too often?The issue does not just focus on doctors. Patients have responsibilities too. Excessive demands for unnecessary treatments are getting out of hand, feel some medics. Researching conditions and diseases on the Internet can lead to patients putting pressure on doctors to agree to interventions. With the finances of the National Health Service (NHS), UK, under […]

Woman uses crowdfunding for wheelchair so she could work as a doctor

She was offered a standard NHS-issue wheelchair - but at 20kg (3st 2lb) it would have been too heavy for her and potentially dangerous, given her condition. As the only alternative she to crowdfunding and within 24 hours had raised enough to buy a fairly basic wheelchair for just over £2,000

Woman uses crowdfunding for wheelchair so she could work as a doctorHannah Barham-Brown was studying at medical school when she was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome two years ago The inherited condition leaves her joints weak and susceptible to dislocation. It means she has to rely on a wheelchair a lot of the time. But when she was given the diagnosis she quickly realised the NHS was […]

Ransomware attack affects NHS hospitals in the UK

Health workers reported being locked out of their systems and seeing messages demanding ransom payments to regain access. NHS England described the incident as a "ransomware" attack

Ransomware attack affects NHS hospitals in the UKBritish Prime Minister Theresa May says a cyberattack initially believed to be targeting only hospitals in the UK has now gone beyond, involving potentially dozens of countries. “We are aware that a number of NHS (National Health Service) organizations have reported they have suffered from a ransomware attack,” May said, while speaking on the campaign […]