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Updated: 2 hours 33 min ago

Super-smeller helps scientists develop test to spot Parkinson's

Wed, 09/07/2022 - 01:28
A woman who can detect Parkinson's through smell helps scientists develop a test for the disease.
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Baby sticky tape skin test can predict eczema risk

Wed, 09/07/2022 - 01:10
Scientists say they can predict which youngsters might get the dry, itchy skin condition.
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Suicide the leading cause of death among young Scots

Tue, 09/06/2022 - 15:06
A Public Health Scotland study shows suicide was the leading cause of deaths among 15 to 24 year olds.
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Period dignity officer role scrapped after abuse over man's appointment

Tue, 09/06/2022 - 12:25
Jason Grant's hiring sparked a heated debate, with critics saying the job should have gone to a woman.
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Rise in teenage vaping, as drug use falls - survey

Tue, 09/06/2022 - 12:08
Among 11-15-year-olds in England, 9% say they use e-cigarettes - up from 6% in 2018, a survey suggests.
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China approves inhaled Covid vaccine

Mon, 09/05/2022 - 12:08
Inhaled as a fine mist, Convidecia Air can provide good protection after just one breath, its maker says.
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Fines for smoking outside Scottish hospitals become law

Mon, 09/05/2022 - 08:37
Anyone lighting up within 15m of a hospital building could incur a fine of up to £1,000.
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Aberystwyth Uni nursing degree to encourage Welsh speakers

Mon, 09/05/2022 - 06:04
Students welcome opportunity to learn closer to home in move to boost Welsh language in health care.
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NHS whistleblower Shyam Kumar wins case against regulator

Mon, 09/05/2022 - 02:55
Orthopaedic surgeon Shyam Kumar worked as a special adviser on hospital inspections.
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Legionnaire's suspected cause of Argentina pneumonia deaths

Sun, 09/04/2022 - 11:52
Health officials believe the infectious pneumonia which killed four was caused by the rare lung disease.
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Covid: Millions invited for booster jabs from Monday

Sat, 09/03/2022 - 01:42
Health bosses predict a resurgence of the virus and flu during the autumn and winter.
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Mystery pneumonia: Argentina investigates three deaths

Fri, 09/02/2022 - 10:17
Three of nine people struck with the unexplained respiratory illness in recent days have died.
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Long Covid: 11-year-old on Leeds long Covid clinic help

Fri, 09/02/2022 - 06:19
The clinic is one of 15 regional hubs established to help children with long Covid symptoms.
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'My mesh horror story is now on public display'

Fri, 09/02/2022 - 06:15
Lisa Megginson had her transvaginal mesh tape surgically removed after years of health problems.
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Canada: Why ERs are struggling to stay open nationwide

Fri, 09/02/2022 - 00:55
A growing nursing shortage has put pressure on hospitals, and smaller ones are left with few options.
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Prostate cancer symptoms and treatment: What to check for

Fri, 09/02/2022 - 00:08
One in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
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Hakeem Hussain: 'Horrendous' lack of help for asthma death boy

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 14:29
A review finds fault with various agencies over their handling of seven-year-old Hakeem Hussain.
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Energy crisis: Leeds NHS trust expects £2m monthly price hike

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 11:42
Hospital trusts in Leeds and Sheffield predict a huge jump in energy bills.
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Betsi Cadwaladr: Health board boss set to retire for personal reasons

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 09:44
Jo Whitehead is leaving her position as chief executive for personal reasons at the end of the year.
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Bill Turnbull: Former BBC Breakfast presenter dies aged 66

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 09:40
The presenter hosted BBC Breakfast for 15 years and more recently hosted programmes on Classic FM.
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