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Staffordshire surgeon sought over alleged sexual assaults

Wed, 09/06/2023 - 06:12
Police say they continue to pursue a surgeon after two separate complaints of assault were made.
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Caution over study suggesting under-50 cancer surge

Wed, 09/06/2023 - 02:59
Cases in under-50s jump 79% since 1990 but population rise and better reporting are likely factors.
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Covid booster: Who can get another jab this autumn?

Tue, 09/05/2023 - 17:33
Covid vaccine rules are changing, but those most at risk will be offered another jab in the autumn.
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Nitrous oxide: Laughing gas to be illegal by end of year

Tue, 09/05/2023 - 15:14
Nitrous oxide will become a class C drug in the UK and carry up to two years in jail for possession.
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Rise in young women vaping daily in the UK

Tue, 09/05/2023 - 14:57
Figures from the Office of National Statistics suggest more women aged 16-24 are vaping every day.
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UK heatwave: Heat-health alert upgraded to amber as temperatures to hit 32C

Tue, 09/05/2023 - 12:36
Temperatures could hit as high as 32C by midweek, with the England alert in force until Sunday.
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NHS ombudsman calls for Martha's rule to give power to patients

Tue, 09/05/2023 - 12:21
Rob Behrens says he was moved by the plea of Merope Mills, who shared the story of her daughter's death.
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Losing my son to suicide felt like my heart was ripped out

Tue, 09/05/2023 - 06:14
Louise Russell is campaigning for more help and awareness after the death of her son Ciaran.
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Multiple sclerosis: Mum hopes groundbreaking trial helps her MS

Tue, 09/05/2023 - 06:11
Lisa Haines uses a scooter and walking stick to get about and hopes a multiple sclerosis pilot helps.
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Hundreds of UK women can now take legal action over Essure device

Tue, 09/05/2023 - 04:21
They say the sterilisation device left them in pain - but the manufacturer defends its safety.
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Sewage: Mum says daughter got E. coli after swimming in polluted sea

Mon, 09/04/2023 - 22:56
Jayne Etherington said her daughter Caitlin fell ill after swimming in the sea off the Welsh coast.
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Lucy Letby: Senior judge appointed to lead inquiry

Mon, 09/04/2023 - 18:06
Lady Justice Thirlwall will lead a probe into how the neonatal nurses was able to murder seven babies.
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Martha's rule: Government to explore bringing in change after tragic teen death

Mon, 09/04/2023 - 17:51
Ministers will try to make it easier for people to get second medical opinion after teenager's death.
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Praying Margate doctor overstepped the boundaries, tribunal hears

Mon, 09/04/2023 - 17:40
Dr Richard Scott was previously given a formal warning in 2012 after "pushing" his religious views.
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Teenage vaping: ‘I’ll have puffs as I’m falling asleep’

Mon, 09/04/2023 - 15:59
Seventeen-year-old Leia is one of a growing number of teenage vapers - but she’s trying hard to quit.
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Dr Michael Watt: 2018 assessment found he was not fit to practise

Mon, 09/04/2023 - 14:54
Neurologist Dr Michael Watt was at the centre of of Northern Ireland's biggest ever patient recall.
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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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