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Cancer-killing virus shows promise in patients

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 01:00
One man injected with the modified cold sore virus saw his tumour completely disappear.
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NHS waiting list in Wales: Patients turn to surgery abroad

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 15:46
As the waiting list reaches a record 743,000, patients are self-funding treatment in Lithuania.
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Pret a Manger customer had fatal reaction to 'vegan' wrap

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 15:11
Celia Marsh had a severe dairy allergy and ate food labelled as vegan that had traces of milk in it.
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£500m funding to help hospitals discharge patients

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 14:54
The money is part of a package of measures to support NHS and care system this winter, ministers say.
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NHS: I will make it easier to see GP, promises Coffey

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 01:06
The health secretary unveils plans to boost access - but doctors say they will have minimal impact.
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BT Group: Hundreds of 999 call handlers to join strikes

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 22:05
Emergency call centre staff will join 40,000 BT workers walking out in October, their union says.
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UK's first Early Cancer Institute is launched in Cambridge

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 06:16
Scientists at the new institute will devote their expertise to detecting and studying cancers early.
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Many English maternity units not meeting safety standards

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 06:09
More than half of England's maternity units require improvements in safety, BBC analysis finds.
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What happens in an alcohol addiction detox unit?

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 06:08
Current and former patients, along with medical specialists, share their stories with the BBC.
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Covid: Oxford oncologist in plea to government over Evusheld

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 05:56
Dr Lennard Lee wants the government to reconsider rolling out Evusheld for people immunosuppressed.
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Scotland's A&E waiting times worst on record

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 12:22
Weekly figures show that a record number of A&E patients waited more than four hours.
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When are the £400 energy rebate and other cost-of-living payments due?

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 10:50
The latest cost-of-living support payments include grants worth £150 for six million disabled people.
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Somerset nurse struck off for failing to dispense morphine

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 06:38
A nurse who failed to administer morphine to a patient before surgery has now been struck off.
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Covid-19 pandemic is over in the US - Joe Biden

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 02:37
The president says there is still "a lot of work" being done to control the virus in the US.
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Uganda's transplant revolution brings hope to thousands

Mon, 09/19/2022 - 00:10
Until now, anyone needing an organ transplant in Uganda had to travel abroad at huge expense.
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Infected blood transfusions killed 1,820 in UK, study estimates

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 08:35
Study estimates 27,000 people were infected with hepatitis C in UK after surgery in 1970s and 1980s.
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US abortion bans leave grey areas for complicated pregnancies

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 22:04
Women who want to end their pregnancies because of rare complications must navigate strict laws.
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Bigger breakfasts better for controlling appetite, study suggests

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 01:36
People in a trial eating nearly half their daily calories at breakfast were less hungry during the day.
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Smear tests: Women waiting three times longer than they should for results

Thu, 09/15/2022 - 08:33
It means women are waiting more than three times longer than they should for results.
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Anti-obesity strategy to be reviewed due to cost-of-living crisis

Wed, 09/14/2022 - 12:36
It raises concerns plans including a ban on TV advertising of junk food pre-9pm could be scrapped.
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