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NHS in winter: Sharp rise in North West hospitals put on highest alert

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 18:45
Hospitals in North West England were put on the highest state of alert 32 times this winter.
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Eloise Parry: Diet pills caused 'distressing death'

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 13:56
Eloise Parry died at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital after taking a slimming supplement.
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Housebound woman 'forced to crowdfund' for wheelchair

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:13
Doctors say Charlotte Walton could one day walk again so she does not qualify for an NHS wheelchair.
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Dealing with a child who will not sleep through the night

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 09:34
Sleep clinics are helping parents ensure their children get a good night's rest.
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'Spice epidemic in jails risk to nurses'

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 02:15
One nurse lost consciousness after inhaling fumes while attending an ill prisoner, her union says.
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Nurse: 'I've been hit, head-butted and taken hostage'

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 01:13
An A&E nurse opens up about life on the front line as the profession considers asking for body cameras.
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Cancer patients urged to discuss 'end of life' plans

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 00:36
A report suggests the need for cancer patients to remain positive means they are not discussing end of life care.
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'Memory transplant' achieved in snails

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 18:31
Memories are transferred from one snail to another in a laboratory.
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Nine facts about how long we live

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 17:23
How has life expectancy changed since 1990?
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Bristol mother on cutting teachers for deaf children

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 17:00
A Bristol mother explains what a teacher of the deaf service means to her and her family.
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Drug target for curing the common cold

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 16:10
Scientists are working on an inhalable treatment that could stop any cold virus in its tracks.
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How long are you going to live?

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 15:43
Use our calculator to see where you are on the global life expectancy scale
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Chronic insomnia: Why we lose sleep over it

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 15:17
News At Ten's Tom Bradby is reportedly off work because of insomnia - a condition that's hard to treat.
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Male bulimia: 'I told myself, boys eat a lot'

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 14:51
Tom Pollock says he didn't realise he had an eating disorder because he didn't 'fit the stereotype'.
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Naomi Musenga death: Emergency operator blames pressure after mocking caller

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:02
An emergency operator accused of ignoring a French woman's plea hours before her death says she refuses to take the blame.
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Funding doubled for Tessa Jowell research

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 07:45
Theresa May said £40m of government money would help build a "lasting legacy" for the politician.
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Prince William praises 'wonderful' NHS staff

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 06:48
The prince pays tribute to "one of our country's greatest treasures" as the health service turns 70.
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Sharp rise in mentally ill children aged under 11

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 03:33
New figures show sharp rise in number of primary-age children referred for mental health help.
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Severe allergic reactions in surgery 'caused by antibiotics'

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 03:18
Anaesthetists say deaths could have been prevented with better knowledge of patient allergies.
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Twitter fails to take down Xanax adverts

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 01:18
Pfizer experts say the fake pills have been found to contain rat poison, insecticides and lead paint.
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