Kick in the teeth for patients as dental charges rise 5 (and prescription charges go up another 25p)

Kick in the teeth for patients as dental charges rise by up to 5 (and prescription charges go up another 25p) Price rises will be in force from April 1 Gritted teeth: Band 3 work, such as crowns, dentures and bridges, will increase 5 to 209 Patients in England are facing care costs rising yet again this April, with the cost of complex dental work going up by 5.

Katie Piper: Acid attack survivor has eye-sight restored after stem-cell surgery

Brave acid attack survivor Katie Piper has eye-sight restored after stem-cell surgery A former model and television presenter who was left partially blind in one eye after an acid attack has had her sight restored following stem-cell surgery.

Number of patients picking up life-threatening infections has doubled in just two years

Hospital bugs hit an all-time high: Number of patients picking up life-threatening infections has doubled in two years”Extremely concerning” rise from 22,488 to 42,712 cases in 24 monthsPoor hygiene on the wards thought to be behind the increase Many affected are elderly, reducing chances of recovery from illness or surgery A record number of patients picked up life-threatening infections in NHS hospitals last year, alarming figures show. Poor hygiene on the wards has resulted in those with hospital-acquired infections doubling from 22,488 to 42,712 in just two years