Stuart Woodmansey, from Market Weighton in Yorkshire, claims he hasn’t been able to get an appointment ‘for years’. Meanwhile, his Brazilian-born wife Kedma, who moved to Britain in 2017, can’t even register herself or their son Jacob with a local NHS dentist. It means they have no option but to combine trips to see Mrs Woodmansey’s family in Sao Paulo with check-ups. Security consultant Mr Woodmansey said it works out ‘much cheaper’ than paying privately, despite flights costing up to £700. It comes amid an NHS dentistry crisis which has left desperate patients resorting to ‘DIY’ procedures.

Using over a thousand tiny electrodes, the chip would translate the image into electrical signals for the brain to process, effectively letting the blind person ‘see’ an object, place, or person. The glasses, which are being developed by a consortium of Dutch institutions, including the Eindhoven University of Technology. Although we usually think of vaccines as preventing diseases, the term can also be applied to drugs that harness the power of the immune system to treat them. There have been around 350 cases of ‘severe hepatitis of unknown origin’ in children in 21 countries since April. Scientists say it could be months before they work out the outbreak’s cause. Campaigners have warned that thousands entitled to help from the Continuing Healthcare fund, which covers the costs of long-term social care, are being turned down by Clinical Commissioning Groups.

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The charity Asthma and Lung UK said more than three million people in the UK have lung conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are at risk of attacks or flare-ups. A young model who spent her teenage years sunbaking with tanning oil only to end up with a deadly melanoma has shared the scar that’s left behind from her major surgery to remove it. When Oceana Strachan, who lives in Wollongong on the NSW south coast, first noticed a small bump on her right shin in late 2019, she brushed it off as a pimple or hair follicle. She got it checked by a doctor who assured her it was nothing to worry about. Then Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdowns hit, and Ms Strachan wasn’t able to get another skin check for months. By March 2021 the 26-year-old told Daily Mail Australia that she noticed the mole was getting darker and after pushing a different doctor to perform a biopsy, her worst fears came true.

  • But Dutch scientists are already experimenting on expanding this technology to go further and create a bionic eye.
  • Dutch researchers are working on a brain implant for blind people that could translate phots taken from a camera on a pair of glasses into an image they can see.
  • In an experiment involving 100 rodents, Chinese scientists forced a third to listen to six hours of screams a day for three weeks to mimic stress.
  • In the lead up to Christmas NHS Health Scotland is encouraging Scotland’s S1 school children to learn about the HPV vaccine being provided to boys and girls this academic year…
  • Abigail Beck, 15, from Tucson, Arizona, was last month diagnosed with aquagenic urticaria – a condition that causes hives when skin comes into contact with water.

In the coming months, the jab will be offered in a number of NHS hospitals as part of a landmark trial that will assess whether a single injection can stop cases caused by the common bacteria E. An NHS target says 75 per cent of patients should be diagnosed or have the disease ruled out within 28 days of an urgent referral by their GP. Dutch researchers are working on a brain implant for blind people that could translate phots taken from a camera on a pair of glasses into an image they can see. These Star Trek-esque glasses would go one step further then currently available models which use a speaker to audibly describe an image taken from the camera. Blind musician Stevie Wonder has already backed the currently available glasses, using a pair created by company Envision at a disability trade fair in the US back in March.

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Winnie was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia, a cancer of the blood cells, at just 11-months-old after being taken to hospital with jaw ache. Her mother, Lucy, 35, who works as a teacher, initially sought help after noticing Winnie’s tooth was growing at a strange angle but tests eventually revealed a shocking cancer diagnosis last June. Despite initial success after several rounds of gruelling chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and even a bone marrow transplant the cancer returned last month. Now Winnie’s family have been given the devastating news the NHS can no longer offer treatment to cure her, only to prolong her life. Her parents are now desperately trying to raise £500,000 to afford CAR-T therapy treatment in Singapore privately and are considering re-mortgaging their home to help cover as much of the cost as they can. This is the same kind of treatment that cured Oscar Saxelby-Lee, the British boy who won the nation’s heart as he battled a rare form of leukaemia following a diagnosis in 2018.

‘Our hours are completely at odds with any sort of family life – so we continue haemorrhaging the GP workforce,’ she said. She argued a reduction in opening hours would not deny patients access to care but would make them safer as more GPs would want to stay in work rather than retiring for a better work-life balance. However, Dr L-J Evans urged her fellows to reject the motion, saying it would make a the situation worse. ‘Patients are really struggling to see their GPs, they’re not happy, there are just not enough GP appointments,’ she said. The family of one-year-old Winnie Impey, from Mapperley in Nottingham are hoping to raise £500,000 to get her pioneering cancer treatment in Singapore.

The number of safety incidents logged by ambulance trusts in England has skyrocketed 77 per cent in the last year compared to before the pandemic, official figures show. Probe chairwoman Baroness Heather Hallett wrote to the PM outlining the key areas under scrutiny – including pandemic preparedness, lockdowns, testing, PPE and care homes. Dr Marty Makary told that there is a massive disconnect between health leaders and regular citizens.