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Unprofessional TikTok medical videos ‘not the norm’

[ad_1] Image copyright Rose Marie Leslie Image caption TikTok videos featuring doctors giving health information are popular on the social media platform Viral videos made by US doctors and nurses made headlines this week after they were accused of being unprofessional and spreading misinformation.One now-deleted TikTok (a social media platform popular with teens) video featured a nurse telling her followers that the way to avoid STIs was to abstain from
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Susan Warby death: Whistleblower letter to husband ‘revealed blunders’

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Media Image caption Jon Warby's wife Susan died at West Suffolk Hospital on 30 August 2018 A former police officer whose wife died five weeks after bowel surgery said he was "knocked sideways completely" when he received an anonymous letter highlighting blunders in her treatment.Susan Warby, 57, died at the West Suffolk Hospital on 30 August, 2018.During an inquest into her death, it was heard she
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Fake drugs: How bad is Africa’s counterfeit medicine problem?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Government officials taking away fake drugs in Abidjan, Ivory Coast The proliferation of fake medicines in Africa is a public health crisis that can no longer be ignored, according to a UK charity.There's a meeting of seven African countries, in Togo, this week, to combat the problem.Congo, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Uganda, Ghana and The Gambia will discuss measures to clamp down on trafficking
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Stroke consultant shortage ‘hurtling towards crisis’

[ad_1] Image caption Alison Brown struggled for a diagnosis - and was at one stage told she had a migraine Almost half of hospitals have a shortage of specialist stroke consultants, new figures suggest. One charity fears "thousands of lives" will be put at risk unless action is taken, with others facing the threat of a lifelong disability.In 2016, Alison Brown had what is believed to have been at least
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Social media data needed for ‘harm’ research, say doctors

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Data from social-media companies would help research into mental-health risks, the report says Leading UK psychiatrists say they will never understand the risks and benefits of social media use on children's mental health unless companies hand over their data to researchers.Tech companies must be made to share data and pay a tax to fund important research, they say in a report.There is growing
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Newcastle children talk mental health thanks to puppets

[ad_1] Children are being encouraged to talk about their mental health through puppets.The show Curious Beasts, developed by charity Action For Children, visits schools to identify early signs of psychological and emotional issues in a bid to prevent them from developing in the future.During this performance at Newburn Manor Primary School in Newcastle, youngsters were able to compare the characters' thoughts and feelings to their own. [ad_2] Source link
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A snapshot of what it’s like to be autistic or dyspraxic

[ad_1] As part of a wider revamp of office culture at Universal Music UK, the label has commissioned research into neurodiversity. Neurodivergence - also known as neurodiversity - refers to the community of people who have dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, are on the autism spectrum or have other neurological functions.Nat Miller from recruitment agency Exceptional Individuals, gives workshops to show employers how to make their work environment more neurodiverse friendly. He
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Plan to regulate ‘wild west’ beauty filler industry

[ad_1] Image caption Thousands of people have dermal filler injections each year Non-healthcare professionals will need a licence to carry out cosmetic procedures under proposals being put forward by the Scottish government.Treatments, such as dermal fillers or lip enhancements, are currently available in premises ranging from hairdressers to pharmacies.But ministers want to overhaul the existing system, which has been compared to the "wild west". A public consultation has been launched
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Deaf children: ‘We fundraised to communicate with Lola’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDeaf children: 'They let us down over our daughter' Parents of a toddler who is deaf hope they will finally be able to communicate with her after being forced to fundraise for sign language lessons.Ros and Josh Hannam, from Caldicot, were told after Lola was born that they would have to pay £6,000 for a British Sign Language (BSL) course.They raised