A doctor removed her ovaries because they were ‘in the way.’ Her family says it led to her death.

(E+/iStock) The removal of her ovaries never came up during her surgery consultations. Lucinda Methuen-Campbell was considering treatment for a bowel disorder at the Spire Hospital in Bristol, England, in 2016. A surgeon there, Anthony Dixon, had gained international recognition for fixing patients’ bowel problems with vaginal mesh implants. Methuen-Campbell went ahead with the surgery […]

Teething-pain remedy dangers – Harvard Health Blog

Teething can be hard on babies. It can hurt as teeth break through the gums. While some babies weather it fine, others are downright miserable. It’s hard to watch a baby be miserable, so it’s understandable that some parents and caregivers reach for one of the products that contain benzocaine, which can numb the gums […]

Support after Suicide – Key to Suicide Prevention

Suicide has a devastating impact on families, friends, communities and work colleagues. Those bereaved by a suicide are at increased risk of mental health and emotional problems so receiving the right support is essential. The impact of suicide Sadly, in 2016 alone, 4575 people died by suicide.   Depending on the situation of the individual, estimates […]

5 Herbs for a Healthy Energy Boost

  Across the globe, more than a billion cups of coffee are consumed on a daily basis.  Some people drink coffee for an energy boost to make it through the day, while others drink it simply because it tastes good.  While coffee can be an effective substance for providing energy, too much caffeine can lead to […]

118 pounds fentanyl, enough to kill 26 million people, is seized in Nebraska

In a record-breaking drug bust in Nebraska, state troopers seized 118 pounds of fentanyl — containing enough lethal doses to kill tens of millions of people. Nebraska State Patrol Col. John Bolduc announced Thursday that a massive amount of suspected opioids seized last month in the state have tested positive for fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine […]

118 pounds fentanyl, enough to kill 26 million people, seized in Nebraska

In a record-breaking drug bust in Nebraska, state troopers seized 118 pounds of fentanyl — containing enough lethal doses to kill tens of millions of people. Nebraska State Patrol Col. John Bolduc announced Thursday that opioids seized last month have tested positive for fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “I’m […]

Duncan Selbie’s Friday message – 25 May 2018

Dear everyone On Tuesday, we published our first independent assessment of how far the food and drinks industry has gone towards meeting the initial 5% sugar reduction challenge set out in the 2016 Childhood Obesity Plan. This is the most comprehensive analysis of its kind and has shown an encouraging start, but with obviously much […]