Daily Echo: Health News

New hope for future of Bitterne Walk-in Centre

Daily Echo:

11:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

HEALTH Secretary Jeremy Hunt could overturn controversial plans to close a walk-in centre in Southampton.

Fluoride plans scrapped completely

Daily Echo: Fluoride gets green light after final challenge is thrown out

12:09pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to add fluoride to the drinking water of Southampton residents have been scrapped.

Teenager whose death prompted murder investigation suffered a heart attack after inhaling gases

Daily Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A TEENAGER whose death sparked a murder inquiry, suffered a heart attack after inhaling butane and propane gas, an inquest heard.

Breakthrough by Southampton doctors could boost diabetes detection rate

Daily Echo:

11:35am Tuesday 28th October 2014

IT IS the potentially fatal disease which has affected millions of people across Britain and costs the NHS billions of pounds to treat.

Nominations open for Sexual Health Awards

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

4:40pm Monday 27th October 2014

CHARITIES are calling for Southampton teachers, health workers and young people to put themselves forward for a prestigious award.

Time is precious for parents of boy with 'one-of-a-kind' condition

Daily Echo:

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A HAMPSHIRE couple are giving back to a charity that has helped their son who suffers from a one-of-a-kind genetic condition that has stifled his battle against cancer.

Plans unveiled to save at-risk walk-in centre

Daily Echo:

4:42pm Friday 24th October 2014

A BID to save an under-threat walk in centre from closure has been unveiled by a Southampton politician ahead of a public meeting tomorrow.

City scientists say sunlight could slow weight gain

Daily Echo:

5:06pm Friday 24th October 2014

FUN in the sun could help tackle weight gain and diabetes, according to Southampton scientists.

Cancer unit marks first anniversary

Daily Echo:

10:26am Friday 24th October 2014

A STATE-OF-THE-ART ward for young cancer sufferers paid for by the public has celebrated its first birthday.

Benali's Big Run to fight cancer for five years

Daily Echo: Francis Benali heads for home as his Big Run reaches it's conclusion.

3:43pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FRANNY Benali’s Big Run has raised enough money to help fund the fight against cancer for the next FIVE years.

Police come up with imaginative new use for tax disc holder

Daily Echo: John Anyon        14/10/14    42147296

PC David Wise from Malvern Police Station with his Emergency Contact Disc designed to fit into the soon to be redundant car tax holder (11483610)

11:52am Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE have dreamt up a new use for the licence disc holders that every car carries on its windscreen - one which could save lives.

Cruise industry serious about Ebola threat

Daily Echo: Health workers in protective gear wait to carry a body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola not in frame   Monrovia ,Liberia. Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Some nurses in Liberia defied calls for a strike on Monday and turned up for work at hospitals am

6:37pm Friday 17th October 2014

UK cruise liners are taking the threat of deadly Ebola ''very seriously'', the UK's association of cruise liners has said, after a US healthcare worker was quarantined on board a ship.

Life-saving teachers win national award

Daily Echo:

5:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A HAMPSHIRE school has won a pair of awards after quick-thinking staff saved the life of a pupil.

Emergency healthcare fears over new town plans

Daily Echo:

3:23pm Friday 17th October 2014

RESIDENTS say they are 'shocked' at the lack of detail about emergency healthcare in the plans for a new 6,000 home town in Hampshire.

Care home fails second inspection

Daily Echo: St Cross Grange Care Home

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

WINCHESTER'S St Cross Grange retirement home has failed another inspection into the care it provides for the elderly who pay around £1,000 per week to live there.

Hundreds of children Run For Fun and combat obesity

Daily Echo:

11:56am Friday 17th October 2014

HUNDREDS entered a fun run staged as part of a campaign to tackle childhood obesity.

Hampshire troops fly to Africa to help fight Ebola epidemic

Daily Echo:

8:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

Up to 100 Hampshire troops have arrived in West Africa to help in fight against the Ebola epidemic.

Wet start to refurbished unit at hospice

Daily Echo:

HEAVY rain did little to dampen spirits as a newly refurbished inpatient unit was opened at a Hampshire hospice.

Hampshire leading the fight against Ebola

Daily Echo:

9:52am Saturday 11th October 2014

The Ebola outbreak has claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people and infected more than 7,000 others in West Africa - now a Hampshire company is helping in the global effort to combat the deadly disease.

Thousands of hospital staff to walk out on strike

Daily Echo: UNISON members stage a picket outside Belle Vue Mills, Skipton

4:00am Friday 10th October 2014

UP TO 15,000 nurses, paramedics and other medical staff in Hampshire will walk out as part of a bitter dispute over pay.

Future of city walk-in centre at risk

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

A SOUTHAMPTON walk in centre is to close - with fears it could be a permanent move.

Hundreds to March on Cancer

Daily Echo:

10:23am Friday 10th October 2014

HUNDREDS of people are expected to take the fight to cancer out on to the streets of Hampshire this weekend.

Major review of city mental health services launched

Daily Echo: Antelope House.

5:00am Friday 10th October 2014

THE FIRST-ever major review of Southampton's mental health services launches today (Oct 10).

Ebola advice issued to universities

Daily Echo: Handout photo issued by the MoD of a medical exercise which took place by 22 Field Hospital at the Army Medical Services Training Centre near York, before more than 100 Army medics are sent to Sierra Leone to help tackle the Ebola crisis. PRESS ASSOCIATIO

5:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

UNIVERSITIES in Hampshire have been issued with guidance over what to do if a student contracts Ebola.

Baby died 'after chances to protect her were missed'

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

4:23pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

HEALTH professionals missed opportunities to protect a child who later died from multiple brain haemorrhages and skull fractures inflicted by her father.

New research reveals 'out-of-body' experiences

Daily Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

THEY are spooky and mysterious events that leave people wondering if they have crossed over to “the other side”.

Public to have say on autism care

Daily Echo: Keith Mans

9:14am Tuesday 7th October 2014

FAMILIES are being urged to have their say on a new approach to helping youngsters with autism.

Mum says hospital failed her teenage son before he took his own life

Daily Echo:

4:43pm Monday 6th October 2014

THE mum of a depressed 15-year-old schoolboy who stepped in front of a train say a Hampshire hospital failed to warn of any risks of a strong anti-depressant he had been given, a coroner was told today.

Did hospital fail boy, 15, who was killed by train hours after being released?

Daily Echo:

5:40am Monday 6th October 2014

 HOW and why a 15-year-old boy was released from a Hampshire psychiatric hospital only to be killed when he stepped in front of a high speed train hours later, will be laid bare today.

Drugs warning following manager's death after taking cocaine

Daily Echo: Four jailed after Essex's largest ever cocaine seizure

6:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

A CORONER has issued a stark warning of the dangers of drugs misuse following the inquest of a Southampton shop manager, who died after sharing 20 lines of cocaine.

Hospital brings in army of nurses after intense summer

Daily Echo: Southampton General Hospital, 2014

10:17am Thursday 2nd October 2014

AN ARMY of nurses has been recruited at a Hampshire hospital after its busiest summer in a decade.

Technology crisis at hospital

Daily Echo:

5:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

SOUTHAMPTON hospital staff claim they are facing a technology crisis due to ageing computers and out-of-date hardware.

Southampton General Hospital wins NHS award for exercise bike initiative

Daily Echo: Southampton General Hospital.

11:58am Thursday 2nd October 2014

HOSPITAL bosses in Southampton have scooped an award for an innovative exercise scheme.

Blood donor sessions in Eastleigh

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:55am Thursday 2nd October 2014

BLOOD donors are being urged to give life-saving blood at a clinic in Hampshire on Friday, October 10.

New emergency hospital 'will provide 24-hour consultant care'

Daily Echo: The Royal Hampshire County Hospital, where Mr Webley died

11:27am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A NEW emergency hospital set to be built between Winchester and Basingstoke will provide unprecedented 24-hour consultant care, a meeting heard.

One in ten Southampton three-year-olds has tooth decay

Daily Echo:

7:57am Tuesday 30th September 2014

ONE in ten three-year-olds in Southampton suffer from tooth decay.

Why I can't wait to wear a purple wig on my taxi rounds

Daily Echo:

5:04pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

FOR most taxi drivers, the thought of a Saturday night shift wearing a purple wig would fill them with dread.

Solent NHS Trust in running for medical award

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

10:41am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A HAMPSHIRE health trust is in the running for glory at a prestigious medical awards.

Dozens of school children struck down by mystery illness

Daily Echo:

4:01pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

DOZENS of Hampshire schoolchildren have been struck down by a mystery illness after a visit to one of the county's most popular attractions.

New air ambulance which can fly at night

Daily Echo: Air ambulance warning to horse riders

11:10am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

HAMPSHIRE and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) has today announced it will be introducing a second helicopter equipped with night flying technology.

A raw food diet has changed my life

Daily Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

JORDAN Price changed to a raw food diet after a shock diagnosis forced him to re-evaluate his lifestyle.

Kidney donation is "ultimate wedding gift"

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A HAMPSHIRE man has received the "ultimate wedding gift" from his fiance - her kidney.

Cyclists complete mega charity ride

Daily Echo:

12:45pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A GROUP of cyclists have used their grief at losing loved ones to fuel them on in a 110-mile charity cycle ride.

Care home celebrates £1m revamp

Daily Echo:

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

A CARE home is celebrating the completion of a major improvement scheme that cost more than £1m.

Woman in £1m compensation claim after surgery "wrecked dreams" of police career

Daily Echo:

4:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A HAMPSHIRE woman has launched a £1m compensation bid after claiming laser surgery wrecked her dreams of a police career – and left her eyes so sensitive to light she has to wear sunglasses in the shower.

Woman died after fall at care home

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

1:52pm Friday 19th September 2014

A WOMAN died after injuries suffered in a residential home fall, an inquest heard.

Charity concert will help hospital radio

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A CHARITY event in aid of Southampton Hospital Radio is being held this month.

New support group to be launched for lung disease sufferers

Daily Echo: Southampton General Hospital, 2014

8:09pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A NEW support group is being launched for people suffering from lung disease in Hampshire.

Ashya undergoes first session of proton beam treatment

Daily Echo:

1:12pm Monday 15th September 2014

British boy Ashya King has undergone his first proton beam therapy session for a life-threatening brain tumour in Prague, a week after the five-year-old boy was flown in from Spain.

Karaoke crown is just what the doctor ordered

Daily Echo:

7:45am Monday 15th September 2014

A WINCHESTER doctor has been named Britain’s female karaoke champion – and is now heading to Sweden to fight for the world crooner’s crown.



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