March 20, 2018A girl who was told she was ‘paralysed from the skull down’ is defying doctors by frequently getting out of her wheelchair to run, rock-climb, dance and swim. Seattle Lennox, nine, of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, lost her ability to walk after suffering a spinal cord injury. Castor News.

March 20, 201824 hours from death: TV celebrity and entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne's daughter reveals she is lucky to be alive after mistaking signs of sepsis for a 'hangover'. Mother-of-two Abi thought she had partied too hard when she woke up shivering. Within 24 hours she was rushed to hospital where medics battled to find a bed. The 34-year-old had a temperature so high it could have caused brain damage. Tests revealed she had sepsis after antibiotics failed to combat a water infection. Ms Bannatyne, of Middlesbrough, is now speaking about her near-death ordeal. Mail.

March 20, 2018The Daily Express leads on news that a new stem cell-based treatment has been hailed a major breakthrough for treating a common cause of sight loss. The paper claims the hour-long operation could benefit 600,000 people with age-related macular degeneration. Papers.

March 20, 2018. News of the potential breakthrough in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration is also the lead story in the Daily Mail. The paper adds that two patients who were treated with the stem cell operation can read again after barely being able to read a word. Papers.

March 20, 2018. Two people with severe sight loss can now see well enough to read after receiving tissue grown from human embryonic stem cells. A man in his 80s and a woman in her 60s received the treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition which leads to a rapid loss of central vision. Vision saved by first induced pluripotent stem cell treatment. The two people went from not being able to read at all, to reading 60 to 80 words per minute with normal reading glasses. They were monitored for 12 months after the procedure and reported no severe side effects.The results are a positive step in creating a treatment for AMD, which affects more than 600,000 people in the UK. “The results suggest that this new therapeutic approach is safe and provides good visual outcomes,” says Lyndon da Cruz, consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. “The patients who received the treatment had very severe AMD, and their improved vision will go some way to enhance their quality of life.”. New Scientist.

March 19, 2018I woke up on the operating table: A.A.G.A. Accidental Awareness under General Anaesthesia: One in nineteen thousand cases where people wake up during an operation. There are three reasons for it. 1, when a patient is so unwell, that the doctor deliberately gives them a little anaesthetic, because we don't want to give too much as it may be unsafe, the second reason is, some patients are resistant to the normal dose of anaesthetic - they are usually fit young adults, people who drink a lot, or are on any other drugs. 3. When someone makes a mistake, where something has become disconnected or something has generally gone wrong. Dr Richard Marks. Vice president of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. ITV This Morning.

March 19, 2018KFC have their blend of 11 herbs and spices and they have two different suppliers. One company blends half the herbs and the other company blends the other half, so nobody knows what's in their end product. They also have the only notation of their secret recipe in full. It's a handwritten version which is kept in a safe in Kentucky, U.S with two feet of concrete around it, surveillance and security to protect it. The Food Chain. BBC Radio 4.

March 19, 2019Mum who had two miscarriages and lost two newborns gives birth to conjoined twins fused at abdomen, says “Devil’s eye” affects her family. A young Pakistani  is devastated with the birth of her conjoined twin boys attached at the abdomen and claims the “devil’s eye” is affecting her family. Kanza Karam, 27, from Kokarai, Swat in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, gave birth to twin boys, Muhammad Ismail and Muhammad Idrees, through caesarean delivery at a private nursing home 10 days ago. Castor news.

March 19, 2019Man left looking like an alien after face swells and he is temporarily blinded in one eye from reaction to hair dye. A man was left looking like an ALIEN after a reaction to hair dye that swelled his face and left him temporarily blinded him in one eye. Jordan Vaines, 22, noticed his scalp become itchy and his neck enlarging a mere 30 minutes after using the product. Papers. CastorNews.

March 19, 2019Food on sale in shops is widely-tainted with potentially dangerous airborne plastic particles, according to the Daily Mail. The paper said its investigation found the issue affected produce on sale in open counters, such as fish. Papers.

March 18, 2018Make-up wipes are pointless for washing your face - and could even do more harm than good, experts warn. Experts break down ways make-up wipe removers could be damaging your skin. These cloths can leave behind residue, dehydrate skin, and cause allergic reactions. They said make-up wipe removers shouldn't be a substitute for facial cleansing. These wipes can often cause irritation, breakouts and premature ageing. Furthermore, these wipes also leave behind chemical residue or film that can irritate the skin and cause allergic reactions. Mieloch added that these pre-moistened wipes should be thought of as a first step to a skin care routine and should be followed by a cleanser that is less saturated with chemicals. Mail.

March 18, 2018People are being warned not to travel anywhere today unless ‘absolutely necessary’ as more snow and ice is expected to hit the UK. Hundreds of flights have been cancelled, some homes evacuated and dozens of cars stranded in snow across the country as Amber and yellow ‘be aware’ weather warnings remain in place across England this morning. Metro. Severe weather has resulted in a reduced Heathrow Express service operating between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport until the end of the day. Trains will run every 30 minutes in either direction. National Rail.

March 17, 2018Mini-Beast from the East' brings hail blizzard to northern England. High winds and hail battered Cleethorpes in North East Lincolnshire on Saturday as the so-called 'Mini-Beast from the East' hit the UK and will be worse tomorrow. NewsFlare.

March 17, 2018. Russian Scientist Who Helped Create The Toxin That Poisoned A Spy In Britain. The U.S. has joined Britain, France and Germany in condemning Russia for the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England. They’re still in the hospital. The British government concluded they were exposed to a nerve agent called “novichok”, developed by the Soviet Union. Liveleak.

March 17, 2018A life-changing drug that could help a desperately sick 14-year-old boy has been declined to him on the NHS because it costs too much. Joe Barnes suffers with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), an inherited condition that causes sticky mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive system. Tragically, he also has an older brother with the same disease. The condition means that his lung function has now declined to 38-42% meaning that he struggles to breath, can’t eat and spends a lot of time in hospital. Now, a petition to get Orkambi made available on the NHS has reached over 115,000 signatures and CF families have won a debate in Parliament. Vertex have announced that they are currently  working on a new drug that could treat up to 90% of the CF population, meaning a deal is vital for the survival of people suffering with CF. NICE have said they ‘remain open to a further approach from the company’. Metro.

March 17, 2018NHS and nurse leaders have urged people to take steps to help elderly and vulnerable patients stay “warm and well” during cold weather due over the next few days, to avoid unnecessary admissions. With forecasts of heavy snow and temperatures set to plummet, NHS England has today issued a joint statement with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and the Royal College of Nursing. They are also urging people to stock up on their medicines over the next few days in case they cannot leave their homes due to adverse weather conditions. Nursing Times.

March 17, 2018Singapore healthcare services provided close to where people live will undergo a sea change with nurses and pharmacists set to play a bigger role, and the Government studying future housing developments that come with care services for residents.The ministries of Health (MOH) and National Development (MND) are studying potential sites for assisted living developments in the public and private residential markets, said Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor. Today.

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