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Batten Disease: Parents to celebrate 'last Christmas' with daughter

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 12:45
Addy Clarke's parents are making the most of time with the seven-year-old, who has Batten Disease.
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Infected blood: Tory rebellion expected on payouts amendment

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 16:02
Up to 30,000 people were given contaminated blood in the 1970s and 1980s. Thousands have died.
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NHS doing everything to avoid winter crisis, says Atkins

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 10:33
New health secretary Victoria Atkins says planning for winter "started much earlier" this year.
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Why Naga Munchetty is asking: ‘How are your periods?'

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 00:26
The Radio 5 Live presenter finds out that the answer could help many women like her.
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Baby formula soaring costs: 'I struggle, but I won’t buy a cheaper brand'

Sat, 12/02/2023 - 23:56
Why struggling parents aren't choosing cheaper brands when it comes to infant formula milk.
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Boris Johnson to apologise to Covid Inquiry but say he got big calls right

Sat, 12/02/2023 - 01:02
But the former PM will argue robustly his government got many big pandemic calls right.
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UK human swine flu case: Why now, and what's next?

Sat, 12/02/2023 - 00:26
What you need to know about the first confirmed case of a new type of flu, found in North Yorkshire.
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Covid inquiry: Some local leaders put politics ahead of public health, says Hancock

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 13:06
The ex-health secretary says plans for local Covid restrictions were hindered by Manchester politicians.
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Strictly Come Dancing: Amy Dowden's blood clot after chemo

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 11:01
The dancer, 33, says her "nightmare seems to be never ending" after a blood clot on her lung.
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Darlington Hospital launches new camera-based weight loss surgery

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 06:08
A hospital in north-east England has become the first outside London to offer the pioneering surgery.
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Head teacher says autistic student died despite family's plea for support

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 01:24
Isaac Uzoegbu was hit by a car when he ran from home. His head teacher says it could have been prevented.
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Covid inquiry: Lockdown should have been three weeks earlier - Hancock

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 20:24
The ex-health secretary also said a "toxic culture", driven by Dominic Cummings, hindered the Covid response.
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Norovirus: Winter vomiting virus cases rising

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 11:43
Hundreds of people are now in hospital with norovirus, the latest NHS England figures show.
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Covid: Cardiff man had death threats after losing family

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 06:07
Francis Goncalves lost his mum, dad and brother within the space of seven days in 2021.
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PrEP: Preventative HIV drug highly effective, study says

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 00:39
The largest ever real-world study found PrEP to work extremely well as a preventative treatment.
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Patient saw eight GPs before cancer spotted

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 00:34
Safety watchdog highlights case as it warns a lack of continuity of care in England puts people at risk.
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Elfbar: Top vape firm drops sweet flavours over appeal to kids

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 00:01
Leading vape brands Elfbar and Lost Mary call for tighter restrictions on vape sales ahead of government clampdown.
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The Covid kids starting school unable to speak

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 17:02
Children with speech problems could not access therapy during Covid - but now some are getting expert help.
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Southmead Hospital tackling emergency waits as winter arrives

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 11:39
It is investing millions to get patients in and out quicker as colder weather arrives.
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Finding happiness after the Clutha helicopter crash

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 06:38
A decade since disaster struck a busy Glasgow pub, survivor Michael Byrne speaks of the impact the tragedy had on him.
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