BBC Health News Feed

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Updated: 2 hours 23 min ago

'Choosing between heat and nappies is my biggest worry'

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 03:30
With the energy price cap set to rise, BBC News talks to Kezia, who struggles on a prepayment meter.
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Record number of nurses quitting the NHS

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 02:31
Experts call for urgent action to stem brain drain of staff as 40,000 walk away from health service.
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Uganda's Ebola outbreak: Why is it so serious?

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 01:19
It is proving more difficult to deal with as vaccines are not available for a rare strain of the virus.
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Young non-smokers told not to take up vaping by experts

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 17:06
But the findings do show that vaping is far safer than cigarettes, so smokers should switch.
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Queen's cause of death given as 'old age' on death certificate

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 14:58
The time and cause of her death have been revealed by Scottish authorities.
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Covid vulnerable not always assessed by NHS 111 early in pandemic

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 13:52
A report from the health safety watchdog found the phone service could be improved for the future.
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King's Lynn Queen Elizabeth Hospital: PM Truss calls for Coffey visit

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 12:13
The crumbling roof of a Norfolk hospital has been held up with steel and wooden posts for years.
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Cancer charity boss put donations into Welsh dragon plan

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 10:36
The foundation made no charitable donations by the time it closed, and the dragon was never built.
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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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