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Fourteen hospitals to pilot new A&E targets

Fourteen hospitals to pilot new A&E targets

Fourteen hospitals have been chosen to pilot a new way to measure performance, which could pave the way for the end of the four-hour A&E target in England. NHS England . But the move is controversial, with some seeing it as an attempt to move the goalposts because the target […]

Ian Paterson: ‘Sheer volume‘ of victims delays breast surgeon report

Ian Paterson: ‘Sheer volume‘ of victims delays breast surgeon report

Victims of disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson are still coming forward two years after he was jailed following hundreds of botched operations. The “sheer volume” of patients giving evidence to an independent inquiry has pushed back a report into his malpractice, an official said. Paterson is serving a 20-year sentence […]

Countess of Chester Hospital says no to Wales‘ patients

Countess of Chester Hospital says no to Wales‘ patients

An English hospital has said it will no longer take in patients from Wales except emergencies and maternity cases. The Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust decision will impact on thousands of people in Flintshire who currently use it, with immediate effect. The decision follows a row over payments to […]

Parents being misled over kids‘ snacks, says child health expert

Parents being misled over kids‘ snacks, says child health expert

Parents are at risk of being misled by “manipulative marketing campaigns” and “crafty messaging” on children‘s snacks, a child health expert has said. Dr Max Davie said that given levels of obesity, it was crucial for parents to know what their children were eating. It comes as University of Glasgow […]

Even one drink a day increases stroke risk, study finds

Even one drink a day increases stroke risk, study finds

Even light-to-moderate drinking increases blood pressure and the chances of having a stroke, according to a large genetic study in The Lancet, countering previous claims that one or two drinks a day could be protective. The UK and Chinese researchers followed 500,000 Chinese people for 10 years. They say the […]

CU Boulder committee recommends expanding living-learning communities to all students

CU Boulder committee recommends expanding living-learning communities to all students

Provide your feedback To comment on the report, visit by April 21. To request an input session with Mary Kraus, email mary.kraus.edu between Friday and May 1. A University of Colorado Boulder committee has recommended that every first-year student take part in living-learning communities, known as residential academic programs. The […]

‘Godfather of Flamenco‘ René Heredia at Caffè Sole and other Boulder-area events April 5, 2019

‘Godfather of Flamenco‘ René Heredia at Caffè Sole and other Boulder-area events April 5, 2019

René Heredia and his Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theatre Maestro René Heredia has been called the “Godfather of Flamenco.” He founded the Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theatre in Denver decades ago and will bring an intimate performance of authentic music and dancing to Caffè Sole Friday. See the colorful musician, who told […]

Boulder County transportation plan update cycles is way to bicyclists‘ needs, wants

Boulder County transportation plan update cycles is way to bicyclists‘ needs, wants

If you go What: Cyclist-focused Transportation Master Plan meeting When: 5:30 p.m. Monday Where: Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St. More info: As Boulder County prepares to adopt its Transportation Master Plan update, a return to the region‘s sprawling multimodal roadmap first approved in 2012, officials are turning their focus […]

CU Boulder researchers part of international focus on ‘wild card‘ glacier

CU Boulder researchers part of international focus on ‘wild card‘ glacier

There‘s no question that ice is flowing rapidly out of western Antarctica‘s Thwaites Glacier, threatening to contribute to dangerously rising sea levels in coming decades that could swamp cities and irrevocably upend the lives of people around the globe. The key uncertainties surrounding the dynamic now unfolding there and making […]

Boulder man accused of sexually assaulting woman in September

Boulder man accused of sexually assaulting woman in September

A Boulder man has been arrested and accused of sexually assaulting a woman in September. Andre Alexander Waycott, 22, was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of sexual assault and criminal mischief, according to court records. According to an affidavit, a woman came to Boulder police on Dec. 12, 2018, and […]