Pilot areas announced for NHS app to book appointments

Image caption The app will also allow users record their organ donation and end-of-life care preference Patients in five areas of England will begin a trial of the new NHS app from October. Patients in Liverpool, Hastings, Bristol, Staffordshire and South Worcestershire will be able to download and use the app. Users will be able […]

Dementia patients ‘come alive’ in singing classes

A 90-year-old woman “comes alive” during singing classes for dementia patients, her daughter has said. Pauline Goodger said the sessions in Wollaton, Nottingham, help her mother Alma to access memories of songs she knew in her youth. Patients appear to show improvements in their condition during the classes, according to their families. Research by the […]

‘Gross failure’ in Kayden Urmston-Bancroft death

Image caption Kayden was 20 months old when he died There was “gross failure” in the care of a toddler who died while awaiting emergency surgery, a coroner has said. Serious and basic failings led to an “unacceptable delay” in Kayden Urmston-Bancroft’s operation on a diaphragmatic hernia, an inquest heard. Coroner Angharad Davies concluded the […]

Don’t send vapers to use smoking shelters, MPs suggest

Image copyright Getty Images Vapers trying to quit cigarettes should not be made to use smoking shelters, MPs have heard. Organisations should consider having a separate vaping room or area instead, a debate on the science and technology committee’s e-cigarettes report heard. Putting vapers and smokers together had been likened to “an alcoholic being put […]

Top Cancer Researcher Fails to Disclose Corporate Financial Ties in Major Research Journals

Board of Directors ■ Aura Biosciences* (cancer startup) ■ Bristol-Myers Squibb ■ Foghorn Therapeutics (cancer startup) ■ Grail* (cancer testing startup) ■ Infinity Pharmaceuticals* (cancer startup) ■ Varian Medical Systems (radiation equipment)   Scientific or Clinical Advisory Board ■ ApoGen Biotechnologies (cancer startup) ■ Aura Biosciences (cancer startup) ■ Grail (cancer testing startup) ■ Juno […]

‘Urgent action’ at Shrewsbury and Telford hospital trust

Image caption The chief executive of the hospital trust said staff would continue to work hard to reassure the CQC and patients “Urgent enforcement action” has been taken against a hospital trust after an inspection highlighted safety fears. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspected Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust last week amid claims of staff […]

Theranos Is Shutting Down – The New York Times

The Silicon Valley startup is expected to shutter its operations after it failed to deliver revolutionary lab-testing amid allegations of fraud. ImageElizabeth Holmes, founder and chief executive of Theranos in 2015. She has been barred from serving as an officer or director of any public company for 10 years.CreditCreditDavid Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Theranos […]