Friday Five

Winter crisis, health wealth & vape warnings – Friday Five

NHS facing its worst winter crisis This could be the worst winter the NHS has experienced according to the British Medical Association (BMA). They estimate that more than 1 million NHS patients could face long waits in emergency departments, while the service will struggle to meet demand from patients waiting to be seen in A&E….

Friday Five

Creepy crawlies, too many treats and terrifying trade deals – a freaky Friday Five!

What kind of doctors are like spiders? Spin doctors (and now surgeons) While you have been frantically sticking ghoulish decorations up with sticky tape for Halloween, scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed a spider-inspired double-sided tape to stick body tissue together after surgery. The sticky tape, which they hope will replace sutures, absorbs…

Friday Five

Obesity, cancer and mental health – this week’s Friday Five

Royal family launches “Every Mind Matters” campaign Public Health England and the NHS have launched a new online initiative, Every Mind Matters, to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health. A recent PHE survey revealed that 83% of people have experienced early signs of poor mental health in the last 12 months. It’s…