Hearing aids and cataract surgery may prevent dementia

Wearing a hearing aid or undergoing cataract surgery could prevent dementia (stock)

  Wearing a hearing aid or undergoing cataract surgery could prevent dementia, two major studies suggest. Cognitive decline, which affects both memory and thinking skills, is slowed after a patient’s hearing and sight improve. The rate of decline is halved following cataract surgery and is reduced by 75 per cent …

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NHS waiting list is the longest for 11 years

At the end of August, 530,112 people had already been waiting longer than 18 weeks, and 3,407 had been waiting for a year or more

  The NHS waiting list in England is the longest it has been in 11 years, official figures have revealed today. A staggering 4,154,559 people – around six per cent of the entire UK population – were waiting to start hospital treatment at the end of August. This number is …

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15cm-long parasitic worm is removed from an eye

The unnamed patient, from India, complained of both pain and itching in his eyes and decided to seek medical help (pictured: the worm in the man

  Stomach-churning video shows a live 15cm-long parasitic worm being removed from a man’s EYE (and he’s also got them crawling through his blood) The unnamed Indian man complained of both pain and itching in his eyes Amazed doctors spotted the parasite squirming around in one of his eyeballs Further …

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WannaCry cyber attack cost the NHS £92 MILLION

The WannaCry cyber attack crippled computers at 81 hospital trusts and hundreds of GP surgeries in May last year, demanding £230 from every employee who was locked out of their computer with this warning screen

  The WannaCry computer hacking scandal which crippled the NHS last year cost the health service £92 million, a report revealed today. Around £72 million was spent on IT support in the wake of the virus, while a further £20 million was added to the bill from ‘lost output’. In …

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