Daily Echo: Health News

Health workers to vote on strike action

Daily Echo: Empty beds in a ward at Hythe Hospital

2:16pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

HEALTH services across the south could be hit by industrial action after a union agreed to ballot staff for strikes and other forms of industrial action in a bitter dispute with the Government over pay.

World first to help ease pain for amputees

Daily Echo: A prosthetic leg

10:45am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SOUTHAMPTON experts have developed a world first that could ease pain for thousands of amputees and prevent dangerous sores.

Diabetics’ quality of life gets a lift

Daily Echo: An insulin pump

11:10am Monday 14th April 2014

IT’S a revolutionary new service that could help thousands of people battle a potentially life- threatening disease.

City beats back scarlet fever trend

Daily Echo: An increase in scarlet fever cases - with numbers more than doubling in Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire - is being reported by Public Health England

3:23pm Sunday 13th April 2014

CASES of scarlet fever in Southampton have fallen despite a significant rise in other parts of the country.

Classes held to stop elderly suffering falls

Daily Echo: Image for Avalon Construction

3:44pm Sunday 13th April 2014

CLASSES are being held to try to prevent elderly people from falling.

Sign up for Women's 10K race

Daily Echo: Walk on Southampton Common

3:34pm Sunday 13th April 2014

IT’S the event that will see thousands of women sprinting through the city this summer.

Race night nets £3,500 for children's ward

Daily Echo: Race night for Ben Voller G4 Fund

11:01am Friday 11th April 2014

A GALA race night raised more than £3,500 for a children’s ward at Southampton General Hospital.

Will you jump for hospital?

Daily Echo: Tracy Gardener braves her skydive for the Piam Brown ward at Southampton General Hospital

10:45am Friday 11th April 2014

SOUTHAMPTON Hospital Charity is on the hunt for daring fundraisers to take to the skies.

Coroner backs doctors after baby's death

Daily Echo: TRAGIC: Mahir Chowdhury

12:20pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A CORONER has backed Southampton doctors after a baby died during a vital heart operation.

Air ambulance given all clear to carry blood

Daily Echo: Cash boost to help air ambulance

5:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

THEY are the high-flying emergency vehicles that deal with the most serious of incidents.

Southampton solicitors pedal for city's hospital

Daily Echo: ON THEIR BIKES: To raise money for their local hospital

12:31pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A TEAM of solicitors took on a cycling challenge to raise money for Southampton General Hospital’s cardiac patients.

Parents lack concern over Vitamin D

Daily Echo: In an ideal world, we’d all get all the vitamins and minerals we need from our diets

11:18am Thursday 10th April 2014

SOUTHAMPTON parents are not concerned about the risks related to low levels of vitamin D for their children, research has found.

Baby died after complications in surgery

Daily Echo: 11-month-old Mahir Chowdhury with parents Tofazzul Chowdhury and Fatima Begum.

4:31pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

AN eleven-month-old baby died after complications during a surgery that was meant to extend his life, an inquest heard.

Mum 'kicked out of surgery' due to sick child making too much noise

Daily Echo: ‘HUMILIATED’: Donna Galliott and daughter Lily.

11:20am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A HAMPSHIRE mum is demanding an apology after claiming she was thrown out of a doctor’s waiting room because her daughter was crying.

Judge gives rehabilitation order to drug user

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6:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A JUDGE gave a Southampton man the opportunity to tackle his drugs problem with a rehabilitation order.

Hythe optician's 'light' warning

Daily Echo: Dawkins & Lodge Opticians in Hythe

10:15am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A HAMPSHIRE optician "turned its practice blue" yesterday as part of a national campaign to highlight the risks of potentially harmful light.

New provider for wheelchair service

Daily Echo: A new "wheel-spin" fitness class is open to wheelchair users at Hereford Leisure Centre.

12:41pm Monday 7th April 2014

NHS wheelchair services for patients in Southampton and other parts of Hampshire will now have a new provider.

Free drop-in service to help smokers stop

Daily Echo: UGLY TRUTH: Smoking ages you.

5:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

STOP smoking using a free drop-in service.

'Mental illness' led to woman's death

Daily Echo: Coroner Keith Wiseman

3:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

MYSTERY surrounds how a Hampshire woman’s mental health deteriorated in the months leading up to her death, an inquest heard.

Free health event next Tuesday

Daily Echo: Royal Hampshire County Hospital

3:53pm Friday 4th April 2014

HAMPSHIRE patients can learn how to slash the risks of developing a blood clot after surgery at a free open event on Tuesday (April 8).

Worker crushed by digger at depot

Daily Echo: Solent Waste Service's depot in Eastleigh

5:30am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A COMPANY has been fined after a worker was crushed by a digger at its depot.

Woman who lost husband in road accident climbing mountain to help disabled children

Daily Echo: Michelle Barfoot with nine-year-old son Harry, who is severely autistic

7:30am Thursday 3rd April 2014

SHE is determined to bring brightness to the lives of disabled children – despite suffering her own personal tragedy just months ago.

Blind artist launches £1m court battle against GP who 'failed to spot illness'

Daily Echo: Julie Coakley has launched a £1m High Court battle against a GP she claims 'failed to spot' her meningitis

6:30am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A HAMPSHIRE artist left blind after a “catastrophic” bout of meningitis which nearly killed her has launched a £1m High Court battle against the GP she claims failed to spot her illness.

Multi-million pound nursing home opens today

Daily Echo: Linden House is the new site for Colten Care in Lymington

4:30pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A MULTI-million-pound nursing home that aims to provide specialist care for dementia sufferers was officially opened in Hampshire today.

Dirty dentist struck off after bullying patients

Daily Echo: The General Dental Council has struck Leslie Thomas Cookson off its register

4:00am Friday 28th March 2014

A DENTIST has been struck off after bullying patients and failing to follow basic hygiene practices.

Gold-medal winning athlete may have had a heart problem, inquest hears

Daily Echo: Athletics golden girl Donna Murray dies

4:09pm Friday 28th March 2014

A GOLD-medal winning athlete who died while sunbathing may have had a heart problem, an inquest heard.

Centenarian died after hip operation

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

9:47am Friday 28th March 2014

A HUNDRED-year-old woman died five months after a fall left her in need of a hip operation, an inquest heard.

Two people catch TB from cats

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1:09pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Two people have developed tuberculosis (TB) after contact with a cat in the first ever recorded cases of cat-to-human transmission, officials have said.

Restaurant closes after 'unsatisfactory' inspection

Daily Echo: A KFC sign

5:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

A FAST food restaurant in Southampton closed after “unsatisfactory” levels of cleaning were identified during an inspection.

School invests in life-saving equipment after 16-year-old's heart attack

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6:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

A HAMPSHIRE school has thrown its weight behind a Daily Echo campaign and invested in life-saving medical equipment after a schoolboy nearly died.

500 toddlers have teeth removed under general anaesthetic in just one year

Daily Echo: PUBLIC ANGER: Marching against fluoridation through Southampton city centre in May 2013

10:05am Wednesday 26th March 2014

More than 500 city youngsters a year, aged one to four, are undergoing operations under general anaesthetic to have teeth extracted, the Daily Echo can reveal today.

Gene test to predict childhood obesity

Daily Echo: PREVENTION: The test can be carried out when a child is five years old

10:13am Wednesday 26th March 2014

SCIENTISTS have developed a simple DNA blood test which they claim can predict obesity levels in children as they grow up, it has been revealed.

'Everyday' infections pose great risk to Alzheimer's sufferers

Daily Echo: Time For A Cuppa with Dementia UK

5:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

SOUTHAMPTON scientists have discovered that every day chest and water infections can cause dementia patients to decline quicker.

Hospital heroes honoured in Southampton

Daily Echo: Daily Echo Hospital Hero winner nurse Gemma pearson

7:28am Wednesday 26th March 2014

THEY are the unsung heroes who go above and beyond to make life better for patients being treated in our city’s hospitals.

Fluoride in water 'improves children's dental health'

Daily Echo: The General Dental Council has struck Leslie Thomas Cookson off its register

12:15pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Adding fluoride to water can improve the dental health of the Southampton's children, a new report suggests.

£75m and 1,000 deaths: Huge cost of smoking for city

Daily Echo: Someone smoking a cigarette

10:27am Tuesday 25th March 2014

THE true cost of tobacco use can be laid bare today after it was revealed smoking sets Southampton back by a massive £75m a year.

'Get off that horse - you're too fat'

Daily Echo: 'Get off that horse - you're too fat' - the insult that drove woman to shed half her size

7:25am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A SOUTHAMPTON woman is half the size she used to be and has a new lease of life after losing six stone to avoid being confined to a wheelchair.

DNA blood test predicts childhood obesity levels

Daily Echo: The DNA helix

3:20pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

SCIENTISTS in Southampton have helped develop a simple DNA blood test which they claim can predict obesity levels in children as they grow up.

'Mediterranean diet' could help couples using IVF

Daily Echo: Spanish olives marinated in pomegranate, harissa paste and sage

12:18pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Scientists in Southampton are launching a trial to establish whether a Mediterranean diet could help boost the fertility of couples undergoing IVF.

Death of man killed by elephant was 'one-in-a-million chance'

Daily Echo: Colin Manvell

6:18pm Monday 24th March 2014

A retired teacher died in a ''one-in-a-million'' accident after he was trampled by an elephant as he pursued his love of photography during a holiday in India, an inquest has heard.

Fraud costs NHS £5 billion

Daily Echo: Empty beds in a ward at Hythe Hospital

11:18am Monday 24th March 2014

More money should be set aside for tackling fraud in the NHS, a leading figure has said, as new figures showed that scams are costing the health service an estimated £5 billion a year, according to a report by Hampshire experts.

Social worker cleared of slur on woman who killed herself

Daily Echo: Hannah Groves

4:00am Monday 24th March 2014

A SOCIAL worker has been cleared of calling a mentally ill woman a “waste of space” just hours before she killed herself.

Paramedics back defibrillator campaign

Daily Echo: Mark Ainsworth-Smith shows Daily Echo reporter Rebecca Pearson how to use a defibrillator

9:00am Sunday 23rd March 2014

PARAMEDICS across the south are backing the Daily Echo’s campaign to have defibrillators installed in every school in the county.

Leaders back Echo's defibrillator campaign

Daily Echo: Mountbatten School’s welfare officer Janet Barratt with a defibrillator

10:49am Friday 21st March 2014

EQUIPPING schools with life saving defibrillators is set to be top of the agenda for head teachers across Southampton.

Appeal close to dad's heart after losing son 27 years ago

Daily Echo: Andrew and Fay Fleming

11:52am Friday 21st March 2014

THEY lost their baby to a heart condition when he was just eight days old.

Hospital completes £8m refurb

Daily Echo: Wessex Nuffield Hospital, Chandler's Ford

2:17pm Friday 21st March 2014

A PRIVATE Hampshire hospital is celebrating the completion of a multimillion pound refurbishment.

Businessman died after falling into a moat while going to the toilet

Daily Echo: London to Paris with Eurostar for a dazzling weekend in the City of Lights

2:25pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A HAMPSHIRE businessman died after he fell into a 10ft deep dry moat while stopping to urinate during some late-night sight-seeing in Paris, an inquest has heard.

Bid to stop smokers from lighting up in city parks

Daily Echo: Chloe Fish, Tia Douglas and Jack Charlston meet Callum Chambers with their anti-smoking posters

5:20am Thursday 20th March 2014

“PLEASE don’t smoke in our parks.” That is the plea from two Southampton schoolgirls as the city takes one step closer to becoming smoke-free.

Son tried to kill his terminally ill mother

Daily Echo: Winchester Crown Court

11:46am Thursday 20th March 2014

A MAN has admitted trying to murder his terminally ill mother.

Saints stars put smiles on faces of kids in hospital

Daily Echo: Saints stars put smiles on faces of kids in hospital

6:49pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

IT WAS a special visit that helped put the smiles back on the faces of some of Hampshire's poorly children.

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