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NHS gets limited stock of Wegovy weight-loss jab

Mon, 09/04/2023 - 07:01
Some UK patients could be prescribed the popular shot by specialist NHS weight management services.
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Martha's rule: Call for right to second opinion after tragic teen death

Mon, 09/04/2023 - 05:55
Martha Mills died just over two years ago after failures by doctors to spot and treat her condition.
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Infant leukaemia: Ipswich mother tells of her baby death heartbreak

Sun, 09/03/2023 - 07:19
A mother-of-two from Suffolk says she hopes new research will spare other parents from devastation.
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Stroke survivor: 'A wheelchair will give me freedom'

Sat, 09/02/2023 - 09:06
A family are fundraising for their father after a stroke left him needing cranial surgery.
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Plans to ban unlicensed Botox providers in England made public

Sat, 09/02/2023 - 01:47
Anyone carrying out cosmetic injections must be trained to do so under strict new proposals.
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Lauren Bridges: Out-of-area patient died in 'cry for help', inquest jury finds

Fri, 09/01/2023 - 17:54
Lauren Bridges, 20, died after being moved to a mental health hospital 250 miles from her home.
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Paris says au revoir to rental e-scooters

Fri, 09/01/2023 - 11:52
The ban comes after a vote in the French capital - but is it democracy in action?
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Critically ill UK teen in legal fight with NHS

Fri, 09/01/2023 - 09:20
The 19-year-old wants to seek an experimental treatment abroad, but doctors say she needs end-of-life care.
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Cervical cancer: 'I avoided my smear test - don't avoid yours'

Fri, 09/01/2023 - 06:03
Wendy Clarke is encouraging women to get tested after being diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer.
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Junior doctors and consultants to strike together in England

Thu, 08/31/2023 - 17:10
Autumn walkouts in England will involve both groups, but emergency cover will be provided.
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Brain fog after Covid linked to blood clots - study

Thu, 08/31/2023 - 16:19
A UK study links two proteins in the blood of hospital patients to thinking and memory problems.
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NHS failed to act on brain surgeon who harmed patients

Thu, 08/31/2023 - 15:29
Prof Sam Eljamel harmed dozens of patients but was allowed to continue operating despite complaints.
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Covid: New BA.2.86 variant found in Scotland

Thu, 08/31/2023 - 12:36
The strain is highly mutated but not yet considered a concern by health officials.
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Scotland should pilot drug consumption rooms, say MPs

Thu, 08/31/2023 - 09:37
The Home Office has so far blocked the facilities where people can inject drugs under supervision.
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Coventry NHS boss to keep job despite complaints being upheld

Thu, 08/31/2023 - 08:37
NHS England says it continues to give Coventry and Warwickshire ICB chair Danielle Oum "its full support".
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Spinal cancer: Giving the gift of extra time to terminal patients

Thu, 08/31/2023 - 07:57
The BBC follows health experts treating patients with dangerous cancer that has spread to the spine.
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Couple thank student midwife who gave birth to their daughter

Thu, 08/31/2023 - 06:17
Surrogate Jennifer Halliday gave birth to baby Connie in Paisley two weeks ago.
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Nitrous oxide: Laughing gas ban could harm users, experts warn

Thu, 08/31/2023 - 00:48
Health experts say a ban on nitrous oxide may stop users seeking medical help.
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Lucy Letby: Inquiry given powers to compel witnesses to give evidence

Wed, 08/30/2023 - 18:18
The inquiry is being upgraded to statutory by the health secretary after criticism from her victims' families.
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Covid and flu winter jabs to be brought forward in England

Wed, 08/30/2023 - 18:11
Vaccines for the most vulnerable will start being given in September instead of October in England.
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