Drug and alcohol treatment sees rise in deaths in England

Changes to support and access during lockdowns are likely to be factors, a report says. Source link

Mental health: Western Trust sees rise in children treated for depression

Dr Raymond Nethercott, the officer for Ireland at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said all children’s wards across Northern Ireland had been seeing more children and young people “requiring place of safety admissions for mental distress, illness and harm”. Source link

Pandemic sees big rise in obese children in England

Levels of obesity rise to 25% in primary school year six and 14% in reception year in England. Source link

Lockdown screen time sees rise in short-sightedness

Optometrists across the country say they are diagnosing higher numbers of children with short-sightedness (myopia) since the start of the pandemic. They put this down to less time spent outside due to Covid restrictions, more time spent on screens, and a drop-off in numbers of eye tests carried out during the pandemic. The College of… Continue reading Lockdown screen time sees rise in short-sightedness

NHS blunder sees wrong woman given invasive procedure

She was checked in at the reception desk at the same time as another patient, who had arrived for a colposcopy appointment. This is a procedure to look at the cervix, the lower part of the womb at the top of the vagina, often carried out if cervical screening finds abnormal cells in the cervix.… Continue reading NHS blunder sees wrong woman given invasive procedure

Bird flu: China sees first human case of rare H10N3 strain

It’s unclear how the man caught the H10N3 strain but human transmission is thought to be unlikely. Source link

Covid: India sees world's highest daily cases amid oxygen shortage

The country records 314,835 new daily cases as Delhi hospitals fear running out of oxygen in hours. Source link

UK sees further drop in coronavirus numbers

The number of new infections in the community has decreased in all regions, latest data shows. Source link