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Social care crisis: Woman, 92, waited four months to be discharged

Sun, 10/24/2021 - 08:03
Dementia patient Esme Hanson was left stranded in hospital because of a lack of home care.
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Long Covid forces Norfolk nurse of 25 years to quit beloved job

Sat, 10/23/2021 - 08:03
Illness has left Kathryn Crofts with badly-damaged lungs and a possible heart problem.
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'I. Am. So. Sorry': Talking about my pregnancy losses

Sat, 10/23/2021 - 00:49
The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar has reported on maternal health and the issues women face across the world. Here she reflects on her own experiences of pregnancy and baby loss.
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Ros Atkins on… Rising Covid cases in the UK

Sat, 10/23/2021 - 00:07
Ros Atkins looks at why Covid infections are rising in the UK – and what should happen next.
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Woodbridge quadruplets follow mother into NHS careers

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 15:39
Three daughters are now qualified nurses like their mother, and one is a physiotherapist.
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Delta 'Plus' Covid variant may be more transmissible

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 14:51
It may be more contagious than Delta, but there is no evidence yet that it causes worse illness, experts say.
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Prepare to trigger Covid Plan B curbs, say scientists

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 13:32
Advisors say early action could save later, tougher measures to stop the spread of Covid.
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Covid: Brits increasingly lax on masks and social mixing

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 11:57
Fewer adults are practising social distancing than think it is important, figures for Great Britain show.
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NHS 111 'failed' Horsham teen who died following delays

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 08:39
There is a "real risk" that people "are being misled over the capability" of 111, a coroner warns.
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'We knew something was wrong when mum shrank'

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 06:23
Alison McDonald was diagnosed with a blood cancer after she lost several inches in height.
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Sex and relationship lessons ‘help pupils feel safe’

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 00:18
Sex education is compulsory in England's secondary schools, while primary schools teach about relationships.
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Social care faces tsunami of unmet need - watchdog

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 00:07
England's Care Quality Commission issues a warning, saying the workforce is "exhausted and depleted"
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US surgeon explains pig kidney-human transplant test

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 20:31
A US team says it successfully transplanted a genetically modified pig's kidney into a brain-dead human.
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Covid: UK cases top 50,000 for first time in three months

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 18:27
Boris Johnson is urging those eligible for a third dose to organise appointments straight away.
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Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust declares critical incident

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 17:02
The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust says there is "unprecedented demand" on services.
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US surgeons test pig kidney transplant in a human

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 13:20
The kidney, from a genetically-altered pig, appeared to function well, say the surgical team.
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Government should tell obese to eat less, says ex-minister Lord Robathan

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 13:19
Tory peer Lord Robathan says the government's anti-obesity drive is not working - but a minister defends it.
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Should the government do more to protect the NHS?

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 13:16
Doctors fear they could be overwhelmed, but new measures are still not being deployed in England.
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Teenager Sarah Buckle woke up in hospital after a suspected spiking incident

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 09:31
Sarah Buckle woke up in hospital after a suspected spiking incident in a Nottingham nightclub in September.
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Weight loss and mental health: 'Food has been my happiness'

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 05:30
The BBC followed India, 28, before and after gastric sleeve surgery.
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