GPs fail to identify osteoporosis sparking fears of a hidden epidemic of brittle bones

GPs fail to identify osteoporosis sparking fears of a hidden epidemic of brittle bones MPs have said too many people learn they have the condition only after a fall Around 3.5million people suffer from it in the UK, including half of women Broken bones caused by osteoporosis are extremely painful and debilitating By Shaun Wooller Health … Read more

Hospital team that’s slashing surgery backlog by treating its operating theatre like an F1 pitstop 

Dr Imran Ahmad was pedalling away on his spin bike one Saturday morning last year when he had a big idea — one that could help save the NHS. A consultant anaesthetist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, he suddenly envisaged a team of surgeons and theatre staff who could tackle the backlog … Read more

GP ‘working from home’ more than 250 miles away from her surgery

A GP has been working from home more than 250 miles away from her surgery after relocating to the Cornish seaside, The Telegraph can reveal. Dr Justine Hall is one of three doctors listed as working at Rudgwick Medical Centre in Horsham, West Sussex. Her name appears in bold lettering on the gold nameplate outside … Read more

NHS England to fast-track prostate drug which can prolong survival by years

A prostate cancer drug which can extend survival by years will be fast-tracked by the NHS. Around 9,000 men with advanced disease will be eligible for darolutamide when the health service in England becomes the first in Europe to offer the drug.  The deal has been made possible because of an international partnership set up … Read more

A mash made in heaven! POTATOES can help you lose weight, scientists say

Those looking to lose weight have long been told to avoid carb-heavy foods.  But though it may seem counter-intuitive, scientists now believe starchy potatoes could be the secret to shedding pounds.  This is because, at mealtimes, people tend to eat the same weight of food in order to feel full, regardless of how many calories … Read more

Neglected feet are not just a nuisance – they can be a threat to life

Onychogryphosis is an exotic name for a gruesome condition, also known as “ram’s horn” nails. It is characterised by abnormally thick and curved toenails, sometimes curling around to dig into the feet, causing pain and infection and, in extreme cases, making walking impossible.  In my experience such toenails are usually to be found in the … Read more

Fast-track drug brings prostate cancer hope as it could extend life expectancy for patients

Fast-track drug brings prostate cancer hope as it could extend life expectancy for patients whose disease has spread Chance of longer life could be increased by a third, according to trials NHS will begin to offer the drug to eligible patients within coming weeks  Drug already available on NHS for patients with localised prostate cancer … Read more