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Bedbugs: Eurostar introduces preventative measures amid Paris infestation

Thu, 10/05/2023 - 06:02
Cleaning on the Paris-London route is "highly effective at eliminating bugs", Eurostar says.
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GP burnout: 'I was left feeling like a husk of a human'

Thu, 10/05/2023 - 06:00
A support service for NHS staff reports a 77% rise in doctors seeking help for mental health issues.
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Health guidance urges doctors to ask about patients about gambling

Thu, 10/05/2023 - 01:14
Doctors are encouraged to identify problem gamblers and those at risk at the earliest possible stage.
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Surgeon who claimed Covid-19 was hoax struck off

Wed, 10/04/2023 - 13:47
Mr Muhammad Adil is struck-off after undermining public confidence in the medical profession.
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Smoking age should rise from 18, by one year every year - PM

Wed, 10/04/2023 - 13:36
Planned measure aims to ensure children of today would not be able to buy cigarettes in future.
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Lucy Letby: Corporate manslaughter probe at Chester hospital

Wed, 10/04/2023 - 13:20
Cheshire Police begins a corporate manslaughter inquiry at a hospital after the conviction of Lucy Letby.
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Cancer and heart care at risk from strike - NHS England

Wed, 10/04/2023 - 09:00
Continuing double doctor strike is compromising urgent care, bosses say, but union blames bad planning.
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Sir Patrick Vallance criticises Boris Johnson's 'impossible flip-flopping'

Tue, 10/03/2023 - 20:01
Sir Patrick Vallance writes of No 10 "chaos as usual" in diary extracts released to the Covid inquiry.
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Bedbug panic sweeps Paris as infestations soar before 2024 Olympics

Tue, 10/03/2023 - 17:11
France is alarmed as "les punaises", as they're known in French, spread fear and loathing.
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Trans women may be banned from women's NHS wards

Tue, 10/03/2023 - 12:29
Health Secretary promises consultation on NHS constitution, calling for a "common-sense" approach.
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Leicester: Face masks mandatory again in parts of city hospitals

Tue, 10/03/2023 - 06:47
The move has been prompted by a rise in patients testing positive for Covid, senior medics say.
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Mum fears her son could die waiting for life changing surgery

Tue, 10/03/2023 - 06:25
A mother tells BBC Spotlight she fears her son could die waiting for life changing surgery
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Covid Inquiry focuses on government as stakes rise

Tue, 10/03/2023 - 01:24
Government decisions in the pandemic's early days will be scrutinised as the Covid inquiry continues.
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Greenland women seek compensation over involuntary birth control

Tue, 10/03/2023 - 01:01
Some 4,500 women were fitted with coils as part of attempts to limit the territory's population.
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Malaria vaccine big advance against major child killer

Mon, 10/02/2023 - 15:40
Deals are in place to make 100 million doses of the vaccine each year to fight the complex disease.
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Nobel Prize goes to scientists behind mRNA Covid vaccines

Mon, 10/02/2023 - 12:00
Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman developed the technology which led to Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines.
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Covid will 'continue to surprise us', warns health official

Mon, 10/02/2023 - 00:40
Health officials are encouraging anyone eligible to get jabs to protect against Covid and flu.
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72-hour doctor strike to cause extreme disruption

Mon, 10/02/2023 - 00:40
Three-day joint walkout by junior doctors and consultants begins on Monday as pay dispute escalates.
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Prostate cancer trial: Radiotherapy doses can be cut safely

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 22:05
Doses for men could be reduced from the current 20 or so to around five, a trial suggests.
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Nottingham University Hospitals Trust failed to send 400,000 letters

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 13:00
An investigation by Nottingham University Hospitals Trust uncovered the scale of the issue.
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