Up to 4.7 million visits to hospital accident and emergency units in the past year may have been due to people being unable to see their GP, an official study suggests. Research by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found almost one in five A&E patients surveyed had resorted to emergency departments because they couldn’t get advice or treatment elsewhere. Of those, the research found, around one third (35 per cent) said there were no appointments available and 30 per cent said they were not able to get through to or access the service. Not all of those who sought help before going to A&E tried their GP, with slightly more opting to phone the NHS ’s 111 line. But those who did seek help were almost twice as likely to say they had not managed to see, speak to or chat online with a health worker as those who rang 111. The CQC’s findings were based on interviews with 422 patients just before Christmas at two A&Es in East London – King George … [Read more...] about Patients made 4.7million trips to A&E because they couldn’t get advice or treatment from their GP, UK’s health watchdog suggests
Painkillers: Doctor on effectiveness of opioids for chronic pain Sign up for FREE health tips to live a long and happy life SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Around 14 million people in the UK, close to one in seven, currently live with chronic pain. This is a significant proportion of the population and one doctors are working hard to treat through the development of new pain-relieving medicine. One medication currently undergoing a feasibility study by LVL Health is cannabis-based product aiming to treat non-cancer chronic pain. Express.co.uk spoke to Managing Director of LVL Health, Tony Samios, about the study and chronic pain. Related articles High cholesterol: The warning signs of ‘excess cholesterol’ … [Read more...] about ‘Game changer’ medication could relieve chronic pain but it faces challenges
Lorraine: Sally Dexter discusses Faith Dingle’s health Sign up for FREE health tips to live a long and happy life SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info When on-screen great-granddaughter Sarah Sugden (Katie Hill) was suffering from heart failure , Faith resorted to drastic measures to try and convince her to undergo a life-saving heart transplant. The storyline was not only touching for viewers but for Dexter herself, who revealed at the time that both her father and brother had heart problems which sadly led to the end of their lives. Speaking about the heart wrenching storyline which aired a few years ago, Dexter said: “It's directly because she overhead me just venting, because she was so disappointed about the other transplant … [Read more...] about Sally Dexter: Soap star on family’s history of heart problems- ‘not what you want to hear’
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 2 HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — John Fetterman, Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor and a top Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, is recovering from a stroke he said was caused by a heart condition called atrial fibrillation. Fetterman said in a statement Sunday that doctors believe he's on his way to making “a full recovery.” A look at what happened, the diagnosis, the future of Fetterman's campaign and what can cause A-fib. WHAT HAPPENED? It was on Friday morning when Fetterman's campaign first canceled an event. The campaign's communications director, Joe Calvello, told scores of people waiting to see Fetterman at Millersville University that he hadn't been feeling well that morning and had to cancel. The campaign canceled more events Friday and through the weekend, saying nothing about his condition or whereabouts. They revealed Sunday afternoon that he had suffered a stroke and was … [Read more...] about EXPLAINER: What do we know about John Fetterman’s diagnosis?
Lysette Anthony says Billy Connelly sparked Parkinson's realisation Sign up for FREE health tips to live a long and happy life SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info While there are few treatments and no cure for Parkinson’s disease, there are several signals that could indicate whether someone has the condition. Although a lot of these involve the ability of an individual to move their limbs, scientists say the skin can also provide signs. The American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) says Seborrheic Dermatitis is “commonly found in people” with Parkinson’s disease. The condition causes “patches of scaly, red skin, and dandruff, primarily on the scalp and on the oily parts of the face such as the sides of the nose”. … [Read more...] about Parkinson’s disease symptoms: Skin condition ‘commonly found in people with the condition’
Online traders are cashing in on the HRT shortage by selling vital treatments over the ‘dark web’, analysis reveals. Unauthorised sellers based in Russia, Thailand and Brazil are capitalising on the UK’s HRT crisis by advertising crucial products at up to four times the price of an NHS prescription. Research commissioned by the Daily Mail reveals a one-month supply of Oestrogel, which many women are desperate to get their hands on, is available on a hidden collective of internet sites. A single NHS prescription for HRT costs £9.35. However, Russian sellers are advertising the equivalent – an 80g tube – at £37.65, and Thai dealers are offering it for £19.05. The analysis also revealed there are nine different options for Oestrogel to be bought on the dark web, with the majority of products being sold from Thailand. The cheapest option cost twice as much as an NHS prescription. Unauthorised sellers based in Russia, Thailand and Brazil are capitalising on the UK’s … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Now dark web dealers cash in on HRT crisis: Vital treatments being sold at FOUR times the NHS price
Lady Louise Windsor: Commentators on ‘big moment’ Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top royal stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Lady Louise , 18, is unlikely to become a senior member of the Royal Family, according to royal commentator Ian Lloyd. And this could be beneficial to the teenage daughter of Prince Edwar d and Sophie, Countess of Wessex , as it would give her more freedom to pursue the path she wants and cultivate her passions, the expert said. Related articles Frenzy over Andrew photographer as mystery thumb appears in snap Meghan and Harry break silence with charity gesture Louise is known to be a skilled carriage driver, a passion she shared with Prince … [Read more...] about Lady Louise tipped to follow in artistic passion she shares with royal relative