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Parents urged to get children flu vaccine as infections rise

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 14:17
Two doctors say they experienced "every parent's worst nightmare" when their son got sick.
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Ambulance staff in England vote for strike action

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 10:18
Half of the regional teams are in favour of walkout, but staff at 200 other NHS services reject strikes.
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Alzheimer's drug lecanemab hailed as momentous breakthrough

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 01:05
Lecanemab is the first drug to remove damage, but there are questions around its impact, side effects and use.
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Lack of ethnic diversity among egg and sperm donors

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 00:16
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority finds a lack of Asian egg and black sperm donors.
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Host of top hospitals targeted by nurse strikes

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 16:51
Cancer centres and children's hospitals among services affected by 15 and 20 December walkouts.
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Immensa lab errors may have led to 23 Covid-19 deaths

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 15:12
A report says 39,000 people may also have been given incorrect PCR results from a private lab.
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Michael Watt: Review finds 'significant failures' in patient treatment

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 11:50
Clinical records of 44 patients who died under the care of Michael Watt have been examined.
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Quarter of 17-19-year-olds have probable mental disorder - study

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 11:42
An NHS Digital report for England indicates how likely children and young people are to have poor mental health.
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Parliament Hill Lido sees one hypothermia case a day

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 06:23
Parliament Hill Lido has urged visitors to have shorter swims now that temperatures have dropped.
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Ebola in Uganda: The people spreading misinformation online

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 01:20
Some Ugandans have been attacking the government's efforts, even denying the Ebola virus's existence.
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Bird flu: What is it and what's behind the outbreak?

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 01:16
Why is bird flu so bad this year and why are scientists so concerned?
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Big UK trial to find best drugs to fight flu

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 00:28
Covid scientists will be testing different medications to see what works against winter flu.
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Diphtheria: Migrants with symptoms to be isolated

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 20:43
Decision comes after death of a man at a processing centre may have been caused by the disease.
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Monkeypox given new name by global health experts

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 12:38
The change to mpox was prompted by concerns over negative connotations from the name of the virus.
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Stigma around HIV continues to cause harm, says charity

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 06:37
The Public Health Agency says there are 1,325 people living with HIV in Northern Ireland.
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'Kidney disease is not just a death sentence, you can live a full life'

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 06:23
Podcaster Dee Moore, who has chronic kidney disease, is using her knowledge to help others.
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Thousands more cancer cases linked to deprivation

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 06:20
A study finds cancer death rates are 74% higher in Scotland's most deprived communities.
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NHS Wales: Betsi Cadwaladr patients ask boss if it's safe

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 06:16
North Wales' health board has been hit by a series of failures and criticisms in its short history.
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The Essex police traffic officer whose photography has helped manage PTSD

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 01:46
"I saw things no-one should see," says a traffic police officer who now takes solace behind a lens.
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Palliative care: 'My dad should not have been expected to die in office hours'

Sun, 11/27/2022 - 22:39
Most of the UK lacks consistent round-the-clock care for the terminally ill, research suggests.
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