Health

Covid care home restrictions in Scotland caused harm, says report

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 08:05
Scottish Covid Inquiry researchers say lockdown restrictions may have contributed to some deaths.
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Milton Keynes maternity ward open for just three weeks in a year

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 06:14
One Milton Keynes Hospital ward was closed for much of 2021 "due to insufficient staffing".
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Plague: Ancient teeth reveal where Black Death began, researchers say

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 03:50
Researchers say they finally know the origin of the plague that killed tens of millions in the 1300s.
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Ambulance waits: 'Can you please tell them to hurry up or I shall be dead'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 00:07
As the health safety watchdog warns on ambulance delays, the BBC investigates the case of 94-year-old Ken Shadbolt.
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Warning food prices to rise quickly over summer

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 00:00
There will be a spike in food prices this summer, the Institute of Grocery Distribution predicts.
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Disappointment over 5% pay offer to Scottish NHS staff

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 14:10
The government's offer has been described as a real-terms pay cut for health service workers.
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Heatwaves: What do they do to the body and who is at risk?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 12:57
What impact do high temperatures have on our bodies?
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UK heatwave: How does sunscreen work?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 12:51
Do you know your UVA from your UVB?
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NHS racism making doctors 'anxious and depressed'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 08:27
The doctors' union warns institutional racism harms medics' mental health and therefore patient care.
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More children develop diabetes linked to obesity

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 01:15
Rates of type-2 diabetes are rising and experts are concerned the situation may only deteriorate.
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'Normal birth' term makes women feel failure, midwives' report says

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 01:13
A midwives' report into language used during labour and childbirth finds it should be less judgemental.
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Cancer: High Street pharmacists to make referrals

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 00:13
Hundreds of pharmacists in England are being given powers to send patients for cancer scans and tests.
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Monkeypox to get a new name, says WHO

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 17:34
There is an urgent need for a non-discriminatory and non-stigmatising name, scientists agree.
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Archie Battersbee vigil after judge rules treatment should stop

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 10:04
People join the family of Archie Battersbee,12, after a judge rules life support can be withdrawn.
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Ian Paterson: Improvements should be done at pace, says victim

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 07:15
Ian Paterson was jailed in 2017 after carrying out needless operations on patients.
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HIV: Easier PrEP and condom access in Wales' plans to end infections

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 06:13
Better access to preventative drugs are also among proposals to stop new HIV cases in Wales by 2030.
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Huge plan to map the DNA of all life in British Isles

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 00:02
Scientists are planning to sequence the genomes of all species, including plants, animals, fungi, found in Britain and Ireland.
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Vaping - is it a risk-free option?

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 23:53
Colourful gadgets and fruity flavours are popular, but what is really known about their health effects?
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House of Commons to be 'menopause friendly', Speaker Lindsay Hoyle vows

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 23:50
Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle signs a pledge to actively support staff going through the menopause.
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