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Vaginal mesh op ‘should be last resort’ in Wales

[ad_1] Image caption Jemima Williams, founder of the Welsh Mesh Survivors support group, says the group's recommendations do not go far enough A woman who has suffered chronic pain since having vaginal mesh implants wants them banned, as experts say they should only be used as a "last resort".A group set up by the Welsh Government has recommended different ways of treating patients with incontinence or prolapsed pelvic organs.Some mesh
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Failings in learning disability deaths, report finds

[ad_1] Image copyright HSE/PA Wire Image caption Connor Sparrowhawk, who had learning disabilities and epilepsy, died in 2013 after being left alone in a bath A review into the deaths of people with learning disabilities by NHS England has highlighted significant concerns surrounding their care.Some 1,311 cases were passed for review between July 2016 and November 2017, with only 103 (8%) finished so far.Of these, the Learning Disability Mortality Review
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Obesity and BMI: ‘If I wasn’t this size I wouldn’t have a job’

[ad_1] "Sometimes bigger is better."The majority of adults in the UK are classified as overweight or obese according to national health surveys.But a plus-size model, a professional rugby player and one of the UK's strongest women tell Newsbeat it doesn't bother them that they are classed as obese or morbidly obese.They say being bigger helps them in their life and they need to be bigger for their jobs.There are question
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Thousands of calls made to breast screen error helpline

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Breast cancer screening is offered once every three years to women aged 50 to 70 More than 8,000 calls have been made to a helpline since it was revealed that 450,000 women were not invited to routine breast cancer screening due to a computer error.Public Health England says it was not aware of a national problem with the screening programme until January.But the
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Xanax: Children as young as 11 taking anxiety drug

[ad_1] Image copyright Tictoc Image caption The US-style bar-shaped version of the drug is the form that is most commonly traded among teenagers - but there are many counterfeit versions Children as young as 11 are being treated for abusing the anxiety drug Xanax, the BBC has found.Drugs charity Addaction said it was also aware of 13-year-olds "dealing" the tranquiliser on school premises. The BBC has seen a number of
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‘She was bandaged from head to toe with eczema’

[ad_1] Image copyright Magali Redding Image caption Gaelle struggled at school because of her eczema, which spread all over her body "Her eczema was so bad she had to be bandaged from head to toe."Magali Redding runs the charity Eczema Outreach Support, which she set up after spending years battling her daughter Gaelle's eczema. "My daughter was diagnosed with eczema at two months old. It started on her cheeks as
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New peanut allergy blood test developed

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library Scientists have developed a blood test for peanut allergies that they say is less risky and more cost-efficient than other tests.The skin-prick test used currently can result in people being diagnosed with an allergy when they do not have one.And the new test could be used after inconclusive skin-prick tests instead of tests that involve eating nuts.The Medical Research Council team says new the
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Dying woman’s family witnessed Tawel Fan ward ‘chaos’

[ad_1] Image copyright Christine Henderson Image caption Joyce Dickaty died in 2012 on the Tawel Fan ward at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Denbighshire A mental health unit treating the elderly was "like a circus", relatives of one patient who died on the ward have said.Speaking for the first time, the family described patients roaming naked around Glan Clwyd Hospital's Tawel Fan unit in Denbighshire. The family spoke as the latest
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Bath additives for child eczema ineffective, study finds

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Experts said there was a "good case" to spend NHS money on other eczema treatments Bath oils used to help treat eczema in children offer no meaningful benefit as part of their care, a trial has found.Emollient bath additives are estimated to make up as much as a third of the cost of treating eczema in the UK.But a new trial, published in