Tag : Medical News

Patients unable to see GPs face-to-face are piling pressure on A&E departments

GPs’ failure to see patients face-to-face is ramping up the pressure on accident and emergency units, Sajid Javid has told MPs. The Health Secretary said people were turning up at A&E departments “because they’re not able to get through to their primary care services in the usual way”. Mr Javid was being questioned by MPs on the Commons health and ...

Booster vaccine rollout slowed because of ‘hesitancy over mixing jabs’

Vaccine hesitancy over mixing different types of jab is partly fuelling the slow uptake, care home leaders have warned. The National Care Forum said that even care home staff who had both vaccinations were concerned about having a third jab. In September, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised that Moderna and Pfizer sho...

TikTok 'causing tics in teens'

Teenage girls across the world have been seeking medical help for unexplained physical tics - and experts now believe the use of TikTok is to blame. At first, movement-disorder doctors struggled to explain the rise in those seeking treatment for strange physical jerking movements that had become prevalent in adolescent patients over the last few ye...

Julia Bradbury to have a mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer

The Countryfile presenter Julia Bradbury will have a mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer. The 51-year-old said she felt like she was losing a part of the “experience of motherhood” as she prepared to lose the breast that fed her three children as newborns. She has a son, now 10, and twin daughters, aged six. Bradbury has already und...