Cycling does not harm men’s sexual health, study says

Cycling does not harm men’s sexual health, study says

Image copyright Getty Images Cycling does not negatively affect men’s sexual health or urinary function, a study has found. Researchers compared cyclists with runners and swimmers and found their sexual and urinary health was comparable. The findings contrasted with previous studies that suggested cycling could negatively affect men’s sexual function, the study’s authors said. They […]

‘UK should follow Wales’ lead on organ donation’

‘UK should follow Wales’ lead on organ donation’

Media captionEllie Lacey says she is now living life for her and her donor A woman who was hours from death waiting for a liver transplant wants other UK nations to follow Wales’ lead on presumed organ donation consent. Ellie Lacey, 31, was diagnosed with sudden and unexplained liver failure in 2016 and was told […]

Breast cancer gene mutation ‘doesn’t affect survival’

Breast cancer gene mutation ‘doesn’t affect survival’

Image copyright Getty Images Young women treated for breast cancer who carry faulty BRCA genes are not less likely to survive than those without them, research suggests. A study of nearly 3,000 British women also found that a double mastectomy straight after being diagnosed with this type of breast cancer did not improve survival over […]

Cycling does not harm men’s sexual health, study says

Cycling does not harm men’s sexual health, study says

Image copyright Getty Images Cycling does not negatively affect men’s sexual health or urinary function, a study has found. Researchers compared cyclists with runners and swimmers and found their sexual and urinary health was comparable. The findings contrasted with previous studies that suggested cycling could negatively affect men’s sexual function, the study’s authors said. They […]

Teenager dies after catching flu virus

Teenager dies after catching flu virus

Image copyright Bethany Walker Image caption Bethany Walker contracted the flu virus which developed into pneumonia An 18-year-old woman has died in hospital after catching the flu virus. Bethany Walker, from Applecross in Wester Ross, had been suffering from the virus at home before it developed into pneumonia. She was airlifted to Raigmore Hospital in […]

‘UK should follow Wales’ lead on organ donation’

‘UK should follow Wales’ lead on organ donation’

Media captionEllie Lacey says she is now living life for her and her donor A woman who was hours from death waiting for a liver transplant wants other UK nations to follow Wales’ lead on presumed organ donation consent. Ellie Lacey, 31, was diagnosed with sudden and unexplained liver failure in 2016 and was told […]

Reality Check: Is NHS funding worse in Wales?

Reality Check: Is NHS funding worse in Wales?

The claim: In this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions, Theresa May said health funding in Wales was being cut and targets not being met. Verdict: There have been cuts in the past, but funding has increased in real terms every year since 2013. Targets are not being met, but neither are they being met in England. […]

Patients ‘dying in hospital corridors’

Patients ‘dying in hospital corridors’

Image copyright Getty Images Patients are dying in hospital corridors as safety is compromised by “intolerable” conditions, doctors say. The warning has been made in a letter to the prime minister signed by 68 senior A&E doctors spelling out the danger patients are facing this winter. It comes as reports have emerged of people being […]

Most people who try one cigarette become daily smokers, study says

Most people who try one cigarette become daily smokers, study says

Image copyright Getty Images At least two-thirds of those who try cigarettes go on to become daily smokers, even if only temporarily, research suggests. Data from the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand found 60.3% of people had tried smoking and an estimated 68.9% of those progressed to a daily habit. The study’s authors said […]

Churchill Hospital chemotherapy treatment ‘unsustainable’

Churchill Hospital chemotherapy treatment ‘unsustainable’

Image copyright Steve Daniels Image caption A memo to staff at Oxford’s Churchill Hospital has been leaked Cancer care at an NHS specialist hospital is becoming “unsustainable” because of staff shortages, its boss has warned. A memo to Oxford’s Churchill Hospital staff, which was leaked to The Times, said chemotherapy cycles could be cut. The […]