Doctors need to stop moaning and take responsibility for improving NHS, leading medical chief says

Doctors need to stop moaning and take responsibility for improving the NHS, the leader of Britain’s medics warns Professor Carrie MacEwen said ministers had given NHS substantial sum of cashDoctors must take advantage of ‘once in a generation opportunity’ given to themGovernment has pledged to pump an extra £33.9 billion into NHS over five years By Lizzie … Read more

Finding cure for rare form of brain cancer in dogs may be key to treating humans, study suggests

Brain cancer treatment for DOGS could offer hope for humans with the rare, aggressive tumor that killed John McCain, study suggests Researchers compared glioblastoma samples from dog patients and both adult and children patients The rare, aggressive form of brain cancer has a five-year survival rate of only 5% Similarities were seen in the cancer’s gene mutations and … Read more

Iran’s deputy health minister diagnosed with coronavirus

Iran‘s deputy health minister has tested positive for coronavirus amid a rapidly worsening outbreak in the Islamic republic today.  Iraj Harirchi was taken into quarantine just a day after sweating heavily at a press conference where he insisted that the outbreak was not as bad as feared.   The virus’s spread into the health ministry is … Read more

Top CDC official says parents need to prepare for tele-schooling if coronavirus becomes pandemic

It’s no longer ‘a question of if…but when’ the coronavirus will spread in the US, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials said on Tuesday as they told parents to prepare their children for the possibility of school closures.  The CDC said Americans may need to prepare for ‘tele-schooling’ should the virus continue to … Read more

DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions

My eyes have been weepy for a year and every morning they are stuck together with a crusty discharge. The optician says I have dry eyes, but I have tried drops, hot pads, massages and eye baths with no improvement. Carolyn Williamson, Swansea. While it may sound paradoxical that your ‘weepy’ eyes are dry, the … Read more

‘I can really be hard on myself’: Shakira’s struggles with perfectionism

Type the word ‘perfectionism’ into Google and these are some of the news stories you might find: ‘Perfectionistic students get higher grades, but at what cost?’, ‘Why businesses should reject perfectionism in 2020’, and ‘Why is it so hard to change perfectionism?’ As a mental health issue, it’s being increasingly talked about. And when Shakira, … Read more