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Housebound Parkinson’s patients have movement restored

[ad_1] Image caption Gail Jardine is walkikng with her husband, Stan, for the first time in more than two years, following her treatment two months ago A treatment that has restored the movement of patients with chronic Parkinson's disease has been developed by Canadian researchers. Previously housebound patients are now able to walk more freely as a result of electrical stimulation to their spines.A quarter of patients have difficulty walking
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Nottingham midwife saves best friend’s life

[ad_1] A Nottingham midwife saved her friend's life when she popped round for coffee.Aimee Summers recognised the signs of a potentially fatal blood clot and gave emergency first aid.She has become one of three nurses to get the Cavell Star Award, which recognises people in the caring profession who go above and beyond in their role. [ad_2] Source link
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Learning disability ‘trapped’ in hospitals as NHS target missed

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images An NHS target to reduce the number of people with learning disabilities being treated in long-stay hospitals has been missed, resulting in more than 2,200 remaining in-patients in England.Charities say they are at risk of abuse and neglect in hospital units and should be cared for in homes in the community, close to their families.NHS England committed to halving the numbers in hospitals, but achieved
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Pembrokeshire GP job ad admits ‘the hours stink’

[ad_1] Image copyright Dave Wilson Image caption Dave Wilson tweeted "you make a difference and so despite it all this is why we're still plodding" A GP has tweeted a job advert for his surgery saying: "I won't sugarcoat it... we're heavily undermanned and the hours stink."Dave Wilson, from Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, said his surgery, Argyle Medical Group, had just eight GPs looking after 22,500 patients.Retirements and a lack of
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Salon opens ‘safe space’ for breastfeeding mums in Dereham

[ad_1] A beauty salon owner has invited mums to use her business as a place to breastfeed their babies, after her sister was made to feel "uncomfortable" doing it in public.Kay Willmott, who runs Elle Belle's Beauty Studio in Dereham, Norfolk, said: "You've got no control over when your child needs to feed, and you shouldn't need to feel you're going to be objectified by doing that, so I think
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Mother of 14-year-old who killed herself at the Priory speaks out

[ad_1] Amy El-Keria was a patient at Ticehurst House Psychiatric Hospital, which has been fined £300,000 over her death in 2012.In 2016, an inquest found her death may have been prevented if she had received proper care at the hospital in East Sussex. She was found hanged in her room.Priory Healthcare has admitted breaching health and safety law and repeated its sincere and profound apologies to Amy's family, adding that
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Technology to keep dementia patients out of hospital

[ad_1] Image copyright Imperial College London Sensors small enough to fit in the ear, robotic devices and sleep monitors could all become standard technology in the homes of people with dementia, scientists say.The idea is to keep people safe and independent in their own homes, rather than needing to go to hospital.Scientists, engineers and doctors are working to develop the technology at Imperial College London.They say much of it is
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‘Circumcision caused my son’s suicide’

[ad_1] Image copyright Lesley Roberts Image caption Alex Hardy sent his mum Lesley Roberts an email explaining his decision "Know that I went peacefully and am now in a state of peace that was impossible following this mutilation. I died in 2015, not now."Lesley Roberts was stunned as she read the devastating final email from her beloved son Alex Hardy.The email had been timed to arrive on 25 November 2017,