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Whittlesey care home resident not given CPR after 'same name mix up'

Tue, 08/30/2022 - 06:33
A care home apologises after Joyce Parrott was confused for another resident when in cardiac arrest.
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Statin pills rarely cause muscle pain or problems, study finds

Mon, 08/29/2022 - 17:57
Although muscle aches are common, they are rarely linked to the drug itself, researchers say.
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Community transport: ‘It was a reason to get up in the morning’

Sun, 08/28/2022 - 00:04
Fuel prices are affecting volunteer community transport drivers helping elderly people in rural areas.
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Limited vaccine supplies to contain monkeypox rise in Scotland

Sat, 08/27/2022 - 12:21
Public Health Scotland said remaining smallpox vaccine doses were 'being administered at pace'.
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Moderna suing Pfizer over Covid vaccine technology

Fri, 08/26/2022 - 15:30
Moderna said it is suing Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech for patent infringement.
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Covid infections keep falling in August across UK

Fri, 08/26/2022 - 13:10
The ONS says it will "closely monitor" the numbers testing positive as children return to school.
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Energy bills: 'Without my machine I will die' - dialysis patient

Fri, 08/26/2022 - 11:43
Dawn White has renal failure and worries about the growing energy cost of her haemodialysis machine.
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Archie Battersbee: Health secretary to meet boy's family

Fri, 08/26/2022 - 08:24
The 12-year-old's parents lost a legal battle that ended with his life support being turned off.
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Stephen Barclay challenged on ambulance delays

Thu, 08/25/2022 - 20:43
A woman approached the health secretary during an interview, accusing him of doing nothing about ambulance delays.
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Synthetic mouse embryo develops beating heart

Thu, 08/25/2022 - 18:56
Scientists say the advance could improve understanding on how organs form and why pregnancies fail.
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Private mental health unit scrutiny recommended by Norfolk committee

Thu, 08/25/2022 - 12:24
It follows a report into the care of three women who were taken to accident and emergency 53 times.
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No new London hospitals until at least 2027

Thu, 08/25/2022 - 11:30
Epsom and Helier and Whipps Cross face delays of at least three years for new sites.
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South Korea records world's lowest fertility rate again

Thu, 08/25/2022 - 08:45
Figures show that just 0.81 children per woman are being born in the country.
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Tory leadership: Rishi Sunak criticises Covid lockdown response

Thu, 08/25/2022 - 05:20
Former chancellor says discussion of negative side effects of government action was not allowed.
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NHS and care homes in England to pause routine Covid testing

Wed, 08/24/2022 - 17:38
Most hospital patients and care home residents will be longer be tested unless they fall sick.
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NHS Orkney repeatedly warned of health and safety failings

Wed, 08/24/2022 - 06:14
Health and safety inspectors raised concerns about issues affecting staff and patients.
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Solihull: Former leukaemia patient warns of 'vague' symptoms

Wed, 08/24/2022 - 06:11
Sophie Wheldon, 24, says spotting the illness early could be key to entering remission like her.
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Woman from Bedford with incurable cancer campaigns for scans

Wed, 08/24/2022 - 06:02
Sharon Baker wants people who have had breast cancer to receive scans to check for secondary cancer.
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Early at-home abortions made permanent in England and Wales

Tue, 08/23/2022 - 16:23
Terminations at home had been allowed temporarily in England and Wales during the pandemic.
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Watford General: New hospital funding plea after hole appears

Tue, 08/23/2022 - 12:26
An NHS trust says the hole in the road shows how "urgently we need investment for a new hospital".
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