Rein in the cosmetic surgery cowboys: NHS chief calls for new laws to overhaul 2.3bn industry and protect patients Review by Sir Bruce Keogh warns of lack of controls on certain proceduresHis report has said the practice was a 'crisis waiting to happen'Review calls for compulsory registration and better training in industryAlso demands banning 'distasteful' cut-price deals and offersCelebrity culture's 'hidden advertising' said to 'trivialise' procedures By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 23:09 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:51 GMT, 24 April 2013 Medical director Sir Bruce Keogh is calling for new laws to overhaul the booming 2.3billion cosmetic surgery sector Patients turning to cosmetic surgery must be protected from cowboy surgeons and dangerous treatments, said the head of the NHS. Medical director Sir Bruce Keogh is calling for new laws to overhaul the booming 2.3billion sector, with the first as early as next year.
A nation suffering from 'fat blindness': Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13st 10lbsAverage 'trigger' weight has risen more than a stone in a decade, according to Weight Watchers Unflattering photographs are a key weight loss trigger A quarter of the population are classified as obese By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:57 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:05 GMT, 22 February 2013 Many overweight people are suffering from 'fat blindness', say experts Britons are increasingly suffering from 'fat blindness' and are failing to lose weight until they are obese, experts have warned. Only when the scales tip 13st 10lb does the average person decide that enough is enough, new figures show. And seeing unflattering photographs is the first things that stirs us into action
UK drug that boosts immune cell could halt childhood diabetesPioneering work could bring us a 'step closer to a world without diabetes' By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 03:33 GMT, 6 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:33 GMT, 6 February 2013 Although Type 1 diabetes most commonly develops in childhood, it can strike at any time A drug that could stop children from developing diabetes is being tested by British scientists. In future, youngsters could be screened for vulnerability at school, then given the drug to keep them healthy. Even delaying the onset of childhood, or Type 1, diabetes could have huge benefits in terms of long-term health.
Eight patients a week maimed by hospital blunders: Official NHS figures reveal shocking number of serious injuries caused by medical incompetenceIn 2010-2011 eight patients a week were left brain-damaged, blind or missing a limb30million in compensation was paid out to those injuredAmputation payouts alone cost 18million | UPDATED: 10:57 GMT, 31 December 2012 Malpractice: Eight patients a week in 2010-2011 suffered serious injury, such as the amputation of a limb, because of NHS incompetence.
The revolutionary 'contact lens' loaded with stem cells that restores sight – by helping the eye heal itself naturally Biodegradable implant is loaded with stem cells These then multiply in the eye, allow the body to heal the eye naturallyIt's hoped the implant will help millions of people across the world retain or even regain – their sight | UPDATED: 18:25 GMT, 6 December 2012 A ‘contact lens’ loaded with stem cells could be a way to naturally repair or retain sight.