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Manchester baby death investigated over 'possible manslaughter'

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 12:26
"Possible gross negligence manslaughter" is being investigated after a baby died, police say.
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Doctors failed to spot cancer 'red flags' - report

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 07:31
Charlie Puplett first went to her GP with common signs of colon cancer, but was not diagnosed for a year.
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Sudan conflict: Caesarean by phone light - giving birth in a warzone

Sun, 06/04/2023 - 00:04
Women in Sudan's few remaining maternity wards are having babies to the sound of gunfire.
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Frimley Park Hospital apologises over girl's cancer diagnosis delay

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 06:16
Olivia Maunder's family say she has just months to live after her tumour was initially missed.
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Breast cancer: Woman's reconstruction delayed three times

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 06:08
Women say they are facing "soul-destroying" waits for reconstructive surgery after breast cancer.
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Multi-cancer blood test shows real promise in NHS study

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 00:08
The Galleri test revealed the correct site of a tumour 85% of the time in a study with 5,000 patients.
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Eating disorder group pulls chatbot sharing diet advice

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 22:32
The US National Eating Disorder Association is investigating reports the chatbot shared harmful advice.
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'Living with bigger boobs made me want to hide'

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 10:57
As the number of breast reductions rises, women open up on their experience of having bigger breasts.
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Boris Johnson says he has handed over Covid WhatsApps

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 08:32
The head of the pandemic inquiry is demanding that the government releases the unredacted messages.
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Organ donation rules change in NI as Dáithí's Law takes effect

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 07:20
Most adults in NI will now be considered potential organ donors but there are some exceptions.
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Daniel Knott: Mum's heartbreak at online video of son's body

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 06:35
Daniel Knott's mother says her grief has been amplified by a video of his body being shared online.
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Health alert system aims to cut heatwave deaths

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 04:24
The aim is to protect the most vulnerable as high temperatures become more common due to climate change.
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Argentina allows morning-after pill to be bought over counter

Wed, 05/31/2023 - 23:59
The health ministry says making the pill more easily available "removes an important barrier".
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Every Canadian cigarette will soon carry a health warning

Wed, 05/31/2023 - 20:18
Canada will be the first country to have warning labels on the tipping paper of individual cigarettes.
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Menopause and periods guidance is a 'magnificent step forward'

Wed, 05/31/2023 - 19:58
A new workplace standard for women with periods or the menopause has been published.
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Mental health services that fail to improve could be shut, says watchdog

Wed, 05/31/2023 - 17:00
The Care Quality Commission warning comes after Priory Group's biggest hospital is told to improve.
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NHS backs new wafer to prevent migraines

Wed, 05/31/2023 - 14:34
Rimegepant will be available only to adults who have tried at least three other preventative drugs.
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'Appalling' NI gynaecology waits under rapid review

Wed, 05/31/2023 - 08:16
Independent inspectors have been called in to look at how to improve the service, BBC News NI learns.
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Researchers find oldest evidence of the plague in Britain

Wed, 05/31/2023 - 06:16
Scientists discover 4,000 year-old plague DNA - the oldest evidence of the disease in Britain.
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Southampton researchers design app to help treat lazy eye

Wed, 05/31/2023 - 06:08
Lacie wears an eye patch to treat her condition and says the new app helps her want to keep it on.
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