Healthcare Archive

Ian Paterson: Victims of disgraced surgeon get £37m: Disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson carried out hundreds of botched operations on
Litigation ‘threatening NHS finances’: Auditors are concerned the rising cost of clinical negligence is too high
Public ‘tricked’ into buying unhealthy food: “Upselling” is fuelling obesity by persuading people to buy larger portions, say
Anxiety over health ’caused by cyber-chondria’: Searching for symptoms online is causing people to obsess about aches and
‘Pen’ identifies cancer in 10 seconds: The technology could help surgeons ensure they remove all of a tumour.
Spiral drawing test detects signs of Parkinson’s: Australian researchers have developed software that measures writing speed and pen pressure.
Ebola patient arrives in London: Healthcare worker Pauline Cafferkey, who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning to
Prescription fraud plan criticised: Pharmacists strongly criticised plans to strengthen checks at the counter for entitlement
Right-to-die campaigner Purdy dies: Debbie Purdy, a woman with progressive multiple sclerosis who fought to clarify
Smoking rot highlighted in campaign: Smoking “rots” the body from within, warns this year’s quit smoking campaign