Man Who Mistook Sepsis Symptoms For Flu Has Both Legs Amputated

A sports fan was forced to have both of his legs amputated after discovering symptoms he’d mistaken for flu were actually signs of sepsis. James Mackey began feeling unwell in October but initially dismissed the symptoms for the common seasonal illness. But when his condition deteriorated, the father-of-three visited his GP. The doctor immediately called…

‘Music On Prescription’: How One Family Is Turning The Tragedy Of Suicide Into Something Wonderful

Maureen and Iain O’Kelly are on a mission to cut suicides rates and boost global mental health by harnessing the power of music.   The couple, both 49 and from Glasgow, are raising money to launch a free music service called ‘Music On Prescription’ which will provide people with mental health problems access to over 35…

Universities Slammed For Turning A Blind Eye To Drink, Drugs And Lad Culture

Sir Anthony Seldon, vice-chancellor of the University of Buckingham, has pledged to become Britain’s first “positive health” institution in a bid to tackle the “scandal” of students’ mental health problems. The private university head is taking the preventative approach to combat the “crisis” of mental health in higher education institutions. “The core problem is that…

This London University Is Holding Open Days For Refugees

A university in London is holding open days for refugees in order to provide information about legal aid, access to education, recognition of qualifications and career advice. The free sessions form part of Queen Mary University London’s Refugee Welcome programme, and aim to bring together organisations, lawyers and charities working with refugees. The days, organised…

Face Transplant Recipient Looks Unrecognisable Two Years After Life-Changing Surgery

Warning: article contains images of a medical nature. A woman whose face was disfigured by benign tumours looks unrecognisable after undergoing a face transplant. The woman, known only as Joanna, appeared at a recent press conference to reveal her new face two years after the life-changing surgery took place. Joanna suffers from neurofibromatosis, which caused…

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