Latest Liam Donaldson Stories

2011-07-22 13:25:00

The World Health Organization said on Thursday that millions of people die each year from medical errors and infections linked to health care, and going into hospital is far riskier than flying.

2009-07-09 13:55:39

The British government says 14 people infected with the H1N1 influenza virus, or swine flu, have died in Britain to date. Liam Donaldson, Britain's chief medical officer, said while all 14 people did have the potentially deadly disease, swine flu was not directly responsible for all of the deaths, the BBC reported Thursday. Donaldson said epidemic levels regarding the influenza strain have nearly been reached in both London and the West Midlands. The United Kingdom currently trails only...

2008-10-02 00:00:05

By Sophie Morris WILL THE anti-smoking hecklers never give up? They have already banned smoking in all public places (a move with significant merit) and now they're trying to sneak their browbeating way into the most private of places, our handbags.

2008-07-24 00:00:47

By Beverley Rouse Doctors will face annual assessments so that licences can be removed from poor performers, under proposals drawn up by the Chief Medical Officer.

2008-07-18 09:01:12

By Jeremy Laurance Health Editor Teenagers are sobering up - but the improvement is marginal, according to the latest survey of drinking, smoking and drug-taking by young people.

2008-07-16 00:00:32

YOUNG drivers should face a zero legal blood alcohol limit, the country's top doctor said yesterday. Chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson said that, although the measure for motorists aged 17-20 might prove unpopular it would reduce road deaths among young people.

2008-07-14 09:01:10

By Jeremy Laurance Health Editor More than one operation a month is on 'wrong site' EXCLUSIVE Study reveals litany of surgical blunders The cases of 14 brain surgery patients who were the victims of catastrophic errors when neurosurgeons operated on the wrong side of the head are to spearhead a government drive to make operations safer.

2006-04-09 11:50:00

A bird flu pandemic among humans could kill 100,000 children in Britain, said a government health adviser who recommended schools draw up plans to close in the event of an outbreak, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.