Health

Young Afghan migrant deported for being mentally disabled

Young Afghan migrant deported for being mentally disabled

It was recently reported that a young child Afghan migrant has been locked up in Coquelles detention center near Calais. He was left without care and without monitoring by the Social Aid for Children while in post-traumatic stress disorder. He was previously imprisoned twice before his psychiatric disorders were diagnosed and where he was then placed under guardianship. He filed[Read More...]

Sick children benefit from Reiki treatment at UK hospital

Sick children benefit from Reiki treatment at UK hospital

A hospital in Brighton is offering Reiki as a complementary treatment for sick children. The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital has a fundraising charity called Rockinghorse, which helps to raise money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment. It has donated the money needed to provide four specialist Reiki therapists. The therapists had previously been providing voluntary treatment to children in 2012,[Read More...]

UK homes affected by water parasite

UK homes affected by water parasite

Homes in Lancashire were forced to boil their water after a parasite was found in the supply. More than 300,000 households have been affected after routine tests by United Utilities found traces of cryptosporidium at Franklaw water treatment works outside Preston. Some customers said they were not told quickly enough and suffered from stomach cramps, diarrhea and sickness as a[Read More...]

Govt considers proposals to introduce healthcare fees in the NHS

Govt considers proposals to introduce healthcare fees in the NHS

The government is considering proposals which could spell the end of free healthcare in the UK. An inquiry has been launched quietly by the Conservative government which will look into ways to introduce charges into the service. The review entitled ‘Under Secretary of State for NHS Productivity’ will examine ways in which the NHS could be funded through user charges[Read More...]

75% of babies fall ill after receiving vaccinations in Mexico

75% of babies fall ill after receiving vaccinations in Mexico

Two babies fell died and 37 fell sick after receiving vaccinations in Mexico, it has been reported. The incident happened in the southern state of Chiapas after the children suffered what was deemed to be ‘allergic reactions’ to the injections. This equates to 75% of those who received the injections falling ill. A state health official claimed: “The Chiapas Health[Read More...]