Charlie Gard: Judge to decide where baby’s life will end

Charlie Gard: Judge to decide where baby’s life will end

Image copyright PA Image caption Connie Yates and Chris Gard accept Charlie should be moved to palliative care A High Court judge is set to decide later where Charlie Gard’s life will end after another dispute between his parents and hospital bosses. Chris Gard and Connie Yates want permission to take the 11-month-old home for […]

New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK

New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK

Image copyright Getty Images New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government has announced. Ministers have also unveiled a £255m fund to help councils tackle emissions, including the potential for charging zones for the dirtiest vehicles. The £3bn clean […]

More than 86,000 NHS posts vacant, says report

More than 86,000 NHS posts vacant, says report

Image copyright Science Photo Library More than 86,000 NHS posts were vacant between January 2017 and March 2017, figures for England suggest. Statistics from NHS Digital, which collates data, shows the number of vacancies climbed by almost 8,000 compared to the same period in 2016. Nurses and midwives accounted for the highest proportion of shortages, […]

More than 80,000 NHS posts vacant, says report

More than 80,000 NHS posts vacant, says report

Image copyright Science Photo Library More than 86,000 NHS posts were vacant between January 2017 and March 2017, figures for England suggest. Statistics from NHS Digital, which collates data, shows the number of vacancies climbed by almost 8,000 compared to the same period in 2016. Nurses and midwives accounted for the highest proportion of shortages, […]

HIV-prevention ring a hit with teen girls

HIV-prevention ring a hit with teen girls

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 been shown to cut infections […]

Charlie Gard: ‘Last precious moments’ for parents with their son

Charlie Gard: ‘Last precious moments’ for parents with their son

Media captionChris Gard: “We are so sorry we could not save you” Charlie Gard’s parents are spending their “last precious moments” with their terminally ill son after ending their legal fight to take him to the US for treatment. Chris Gard and Connie Yates want to spend the “maximum amount of time they have left […]

NHS ‘does not need more money to improve’

NHS ‘does not need more money to improve’

Media captionChief Inspector of Hospitals Sir Mike Richards tells Today care can be improved without “extra funds” 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 […]

Cervical smear tests: ‘Concerning’ delays on results letters

Cervical smear tests: ‘Concerning’ delays on results letters

Image copyright Science Photo Library Almost half of women in England screened for cervical cancer are waiting more than the two-week target for their results. NHS England said based on its latest data 54% of women screened are getting their results on time. Delays are being blamed on cytology labs struggling to keep staff as […]

Injections ‘next revolution’ in HIV – study

Injections ‘next revolution’ in HIV – study

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Injections every few weeks worked as well as daily pills, the study found The “next revolution” in HIV could see daily drugs replaced with just six doses a year, say scientists. Injections that slowly and continuously release HIV medication into the blood are being tested. Early trial data from […]

Women ‘unsure how much to eat while pregnant’ – survey

Women ‘unsure how much to eat while pregnant’ – survey

Image copyright PA Most women do not know how much they should be eating while pregnant, a survey has suggested. The National Charity Partnership found only a third of the expectant mothers questioned got the correct answer. Health watchdog NICE advises that in the first six months of pregnancy women do not need any extra […]