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Dogs can sniff out stress on owner's breath

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 01:59
Four dogs successfully identified samples of sweat or breath taken from a stressed person.
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Dying patient should have been seen in person

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 01:49
A man died after four telephone consultations with his GP surgery but no face-to-face assessment.
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NHS app hits 30 million downloads in England

Wed, 09/28/2022 - 15:27
The health service says 448,000 people have used the app to make decisions on organ donations.
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Alzheimer's-slowing drug labelled historic

Wed, 09/28/2022 - 12:06
The drug appears to reduce the pace of the disease, in early data from clinical trials.
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Women's symptoms ignored by GPs - campaigners

Wed, 09/28/2022 - 06:16
Women are often misdiagnosed or have to push for a diagnosis, a women's health coalition says.
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Pumping weights could help you live longer

Wed, 09/28/2022 - 00:14
Muscle-strengthening exercises are important in weekly exercise in old age, research suggests.
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Flu and Covid could make this a hard winter for UK

Wed, 09/28/2022 - 00:12
People should prepare for a rampant flu season, say experts, based on what Australia has experienced.
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Wes Streeting speech: Labour promises face-to-face GP appointments

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 22:52
Shadow health secretary Wes Streeting will set out plans to improve access to GPs in England.
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Oxford Health: Cyber attack continues to hit NHS trust's services

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 12:54
The CEO of Oxford Health Foundation Trust says it has done all it can to maintain services.
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New children's palliative care service for the East launched

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 11:23
It will be run by Cambridge University Hospitals in partnership with several hospices in the region.
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Labour opposes junk food ban as living costs soar

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 09:51
The shadow health secretary says imposing food rules when costs were rising would be "tin-eared".
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Covid vaccine: 'Get the jab' says woman who nearly died while pregnant

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 06:28
A mother who got seriously ill with Covid after not having the vaccine urges women to get the jab.
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Star and Arthur: MPs' 'extreme' concern at councils over child deaths

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 06:16
A group of MPs writes to ministers following the deaths of Star Hobson and Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.
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Uganda's Ebola outbreak: Trainee doctors go on strike over safety fears

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 17:03
Trainee nurses, pharmacists and doctors at a Ugandan hospital fear their lives are being put at risk.
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Molly Russell: Instagram posts seen by teen were safe, Meta says

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 16:06
The 14-year-old girl viewed material about self-harm and suicide before she took her own life.
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Kevin Sinfield: Rugby league star to run ultra marathons for MND

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 15:53
The rugby league star aims to run 300 miles (482km) in a week to raise funds for motor neurone disease research.
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Hundreds recalled over shoulder op concerns at Walsall hospital

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 06:40
Some patients have lost the full use of their arm after surgery at Walsall Manor Hospital.
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NHS Scotland strikes are last resort, says union leader

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 06:17
Unite general secretary Sharon Graham warned that NHS union members are prepared to strike.
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Can the NHS learn from Germany’s health system?

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 03:30
Despite public support for the NHS, satisfaction levels have fallen, raising thoughts of reform.
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Covid: First rise in infections in UK since July

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 14:29
The largest rise was in secondary school children as the new term started, according to the ONS.
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