Hope for more than 150,000 migraine sufferers as NHS approves new wonder drug

Hope for more than 150,000 migraine sufferers as NHS approves new wonder drug The drug eptinezumab has been approved for use on the NHS for 164,000 adults Patients using it will have had 3 preventive migraine treatments fail already  This drug is given as an intravenous infusion every 12 weeks in hospital  By Kate Pickles … Read more

How many more people are dying than usual in YOUR area? Heat map reveals worst-hit areas

Parts of England logged 50 per cent more deaths than expected in December amid the NHS crisis, a resurgence in flu and the knock-on effects of the Covid pandemic, MailOnline analysis of official figures shows. Rutland in the East Midlands recorded 49 deaths last month, 17 (53.1 per cent) more than usually seen at that … Read more

Norovirus warning in NHS: Health bosses fear rocketing cases could cripple hospitals

A post-pandemic surge in norovirus cases could cripple hospitals, health chiefs fear. Hospital cases of the winter vomiting bug have risen by nearly a tenth in a week — with rates over a third higher than before the pandemic struck. An average of 371 beds were occupied by patients with tell-tale symptoms of the contagious … Read more

Norovirus warning in NHS: Health bosses fear rocketing cases of vomiting bug could cripple hospitals

The number of patients in hospital with norovirus has jumped by nearly a tenth in a week, as health chief warns the winter bug is piling pressure on the NHS. People suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea took up 371 beds per day, on average, in hospitals across England last week — up 7.8 per cent from … Read more

Covid-19 booster jab offer set to end

Covid booster vaccines for healthy people are being wound down as the Government moves away from its “pandemic emergency response” approach. Healthy people between 16 and 49 years of age are currently able to get three Covid jabs, two primary doses and a booster. However, amid dwindling uptake, the UKHSA is ending its evergreen offer … Read more

Excess deaths highest since pandemic second wave – and less than 5 per cent are from Covid

Prof Paul Hunter, professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia, told The Telegraph that Covid, flu, NHS wait times and, potentially, strike action had led to the high number of excess deaths. “Covid infections probably peaked around New Year’s Eve, or at least between Christmas and NYE, so you would expect deaths to … Read more

My bloating and stomach pain was ovarian cancer at 24

A graduate who ignored her own cancer symptoms for months is urging other young women to go and see a doctor if they are worried. Chloe Etheridge, 24, from Whitstable, Kent, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer seven months after she started feeling ill. She ‘ignored’ symptoms like bloating and difficulty with eating until her stomach … Read more

‘Orthrus’ now makes up one in THREE Covid cases … so is it in YOUR area?

Covid variant ‘Orthrus’ is now behind over a third of all reported cases in England, figures suggests.  Latest surveillance data shows how the strain, scientifically called CH.1.1, has swept across England, seemingly accounting for all new infections in the worst-hit regions.  Despite falling Covid cases nationally, its emergence has stoked concerns among UK health chiefs … Read more