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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...]

BLOG: How safe is the flu jab?

BLOG: How safe is the flu jab?

Every year, a national campaign is introduced urging people to get the flu jab. Those thought to be particularly vulnerable, such as people with asthma, diabetes and other conditions are encouraged to get the vaccine in order to prevent them from getting the flu. This year is no exception and a great many more people are lining up for the[Read More...]

Maisy Vignes

Girl born without blood survives all odds

In many ways, Maisy Vignes is like any four year old girl. However, there is one thing that makes her slightly different from all of the other children her age and that is – she has no blood. Vignes’s entire blood supply was absorbed by her mother, Emma Vignes, 31, during pregnancy. Her survival was described as ‘miraculous’ by medical[Read More...]

Five amazing health benefits of strawberries

Five amazing health benefits of strawberries

It is that time of year again, when the weather is finally getting warmer and soups and hot drinks are swapped for ice-teas and strawberries on cream. And yes I do have a soft spot for iced-tea – and strawberries for that matter. With the summer season producing so many juicy, and delicious strawberries, it is perhaps comforting to know[Read More...]