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NHS waiting lists surge due to pensions row

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 03:51
Some areas face 50% longer waiting lists as doctors say they cannot afford to work extra shifts.
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‘I used to scream: For God’s sake, just eat!’

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 03:02
One family on their struggle to find support after their daughter was diagnosed with anorexia.
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UK plans £3m no-deal medicine transport

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 03:03
The deadline of 1 September set for the deal is a "tight" timeframe, experts have warned.
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Bucket list: Terminally ill Karl says he 'isn't ready to go'

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 00:12
Karl Butler, 38, has months to live but has made a bucket list "as there are still things to be done".
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BBC newsreader Kate Williams reveals rare cancer diagnosis

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 22:25
Kate Williams says she only knows of three other people in the UK who have the same cancer as her.
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Surgeons in Australia have reversed hand and arm paralysis

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 17:31
The pioneering surgery at Austin Health Centre in Melbourne has been described as potentially having a life-changing impact.
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Wymondham girl, 10, making full recovery from stroke

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 08:55
Holly Browning lost feeling in her arm and couldn't speak.
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Bladder cancer 'attacked and killed by common cold virus'

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 00:57
A small UK study found promising signs of a kinder, less invasive treatment for the disease.
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'Rewiring nerves' reverses hand and arm paralysis

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 00:03
"It's made a huge difference in my life," says one patient who can now live independently.
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Judge rules doctors can treat diabetic who wants to die

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 18:36
A diabetic teenager has been refusing treatment and says she wants to die.
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Labour MP recalls father's suicide after cancer diagnosis

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 16:12
Labour MP Paul Blomfield was close to tears in the Commons as he told MPs his father took his own life after a terminal cancer diagnosis.
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Breastfeeding mum of four-year-old dismisses online critics

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 16:10
Riona O Connor says when people comment on her four-year-old boy breastfeeding she usually "makes a joke of it".
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Noel Conway: Assisted dying laws 'not fit for purpose'

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 13:59
Noel Conway lost his appeal for the right to die at the UK's highest court last year.
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Calorie counting apps 'can exacerbate eating disorders'

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 00:56
The BBC found examples of app users logging harmful habits or punishing themselves for over-eating.
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Alcohol abuse affects one in five UK inpatients, study suggests

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 00:51
The figures are 10 times higher than the general population, making support vital, a study says.
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How good are hospitals at treating 'hidden killer'?

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 00:42
One in four patients faces delays getting treatment for sepsis, putting lives at risk, experts say.
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Changing Places: 'We need bigger disabled toilets'

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 00:06
As the government consults on making Changing Places toilets mandatory in public buildings, campaigners tell the BBC why they are necessary.
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Essex strep A outbreak death toll rises to 13

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 12:18
The invasive Group A streptococcal bacterium has now infected 34 people across Essex.
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Tory leadership: Boris Johnson promises review on 'sin taxes'

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 09:16
The Tory leadership hopeful wants to see if levies on unhealthy foods target lower earners.
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Medical cannabis 'expectations unfairly raised'

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 03:56
The government did not manage expectations after allowing doctors to prescribe cannabis, a report finds.
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