Half of British psychotherapists turn away patients after cases rise by 10%, poll reveals

Half of British psychotherapists turn away patients after cases rise by 10%, poll reveals – as three quarters see decline in patient mental health Half of UK psychotherapists have stopped seeing new patients research shows Three-quarters of the therapists said they saw decline in patients’ mental health 90% of highlighted patients’ finances worries about were … Read more

Woman from Maidstone helps others after beating four-year anorexia battle

A woman who had anorexia has described how she was compelled to walk 70,000 steps a day at university during her four-year battle with the eating disorder. Emily Hale, from Maidstone, celebrated after successfully completing her treatment programme and securing a job at a Cygnet Health Care hospital – where exactly one year ago she … Read more

How ‘nuclear Tipp-Ex’ kills skin cancer as NHS patients could be saved from surgery in new trial

How drop of ‘nuclear Tipp-Ex’ kills skin tumours as thousands of NHS cancer patients could be saved from painful surgery in new trial ‘Radioactive Tipp-Ex’ could save thousands from painful surgery in new trial It is rubbed on cancerous skin melanomas and forms a hard crust in seconds A UK trial is underway to see if it … Read more

Is it worth spending £500 on a high-tech skin cancer check or could you do it with a smartphone?

I am standing in a harshly lit, windowless, overly air-conditioned room wearing nothing more than a paper thong to protect my modesty, waiting to undergo a cutting-edge body scan. Apart from feeling chilly, I’m somewhat apprehensive. I’ve had medical scans of my bones and joints before, including MRIs, X-rays and CTs, after suffering various sports … Read more

Reusable contact lens users are nearly four times more likely to develop serious eye infection

People who wear reusable contact lenses are nearly four times more likely to develop a rare eye infection that could rob them of their sight, a study has found. The British scientists behind the research also warned that wearing lenses in the shower, swimming pools and while sleeping raised the risk too. In the study, … Read more

Oxford study: One in eight people might have blood pressure without knowing

Why you could have high blood pressure and not even know it! One in eight adults suffer spikes at NIGHT that are missed by daytime readings, study suggests Fifteen per cent of adults aged 40 to 75 had high blood pressure in evening Oxford University experts say they would be missed by daytime screening Hypertension … Read more

Dr Michael Mosley: How to have a longer and healthier life thanks to these simple lifestyle changes

At 65-and-a-half years old, I am rapidly approaching retirement age (for men and women of my vintage, it’s 66). While I’m happy to continue doing what I am doing (writing, making TV documentaries and podcasts), lots of my friends are retiring — and most seem content with their new, less affluent but more relaxed lives. … Read more

ALS: Motor neurone disease breakthrough as drug helps wheelchair-bound sufferer walk again

A new drug for motor neurone disease allowed one wheelchair-bound man to walk again, researchers declared today. Tofersen slowed the progress of the debilitating condition in some patients with no other options. The drug works by turning off a faulty gene which can cause the incurable disease, which affected physicist Professor Stephen Hawking. University of … Read more

Even SLIM type 2 diabetics can reverse their condition

Even SLIM type 2 diabetics can reverse their condition with ‘game-changing’ soup and shake diet: Top experts say patients just need to lose 10% of their body weight This is the equivalent of someone with a 13st (83kg) frame losing 1st 4lbs (8kg)  Newcastle Uni scientists presented findings at a medical conference in Sweden They … Read more

Scientists discover way to repair axon fibers in the nerves of a damaged spine

A future cure for paralysis? Scientists discover way to repair axon fibers in the nerves of a damaged spine that do not regenerate naturally Scientists have discovered a molecule that can repair damage in the spine after a severe injury Called TTK21, it can stimulate repair in axons with no regenerative abilities – opening the door … Read more