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Review into Nottingham NHS maternity failings launches

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 01:55
Families are urged to take part in the review being conducted by influential midwife Donna Ockenden.
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Covid: Pregnant women targeted with false vaccine claims

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 01:21
Posts shared by thousands across social media wrongly suggested government advice had changed.
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Covid inquiry to examine Boris Johnson's pandemic decisions

Wed, 08/31/2022 - 18:18
Boris Johnson, Matt Hancock and Dominic Cummings are likely to appear in hearings next summer.
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Nottingham maternity crisis: What are families calling for?

Wed, 08/31/2022 - 06:22
With a review to start into Nottingham's maternity services, the BBC looks back at what led to it.
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Faecal transplants recommended for Clostridium difficile

Wed, 08/31/2022 - 01:28
Clinical trials show they are more effective than antibiotics, to which the "superbug" can become resistant.
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Hip fracture care too slow in some hospitals, study says

Wed, 08/31/2022 - 01:24
Getting patients out of bed after surgery can help recovery and free up beds, Bristol study finds.
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HRT tsar returns to role overseeing Covid boosters

Tue, 08/30/2022 - 16:51
Madelaine McTernan was the head of the HRT Taskforce, to ease UK supply issues, for four months.
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Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant: EU provides anti-radiation tablets to Ukraine

Tue, 08/30/2022 - 15:06
Recent fighting near Zaporizhzhia power plant has increased fears of a nuclear accident.
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Advanced cyber-attack: NHS doctors' paperwork piles up

Tue, 08/30/2022 - 14:58
They say it could take months to clear the backlog caused by a continuing cyber-attack.
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Autistic kidney-row teen's transplant 'a success'

Tue, 08/30/2022 - 12:59
The mother who went to court to secure her son a life-saving operation says he has "defied all odds".
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Wolverhampton hospital 'not honest' about stroke death inquiry

Tue, 08/30/2022 - 10:52
Royal Wolverhampton Hospital faces legal action over its investigation into Ann Cotterill's death.
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Sarah Beeny: TV presenter reveals she has breast cancer

Tue, 08/30/2022 - 08:25
The 50-year-old is having treatment for breast cancer, the same disease that killed her mother.
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Whittlesey care home resident not given CPR after 'same name mix up'

Tue, 08/30/2022 - 06:33
A care home apologises after Joyce Parrott was confused for another resident when in cardiac arrest.
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Statin pills rarely cause muscle pain or problems, study finds

Mon, 08/29/2022 - 17:57
Although muscle aches are common, they are rarely linked to the drug itself, researchers say.
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Community transport: ‘It was a reason to get up in the morning’

Sun, 08/28/2022 - 00:04
Fuel prices are affecting volunteer community transport drivers helping elderly people in rural areas.
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Limited vaccine supplies to contain monkeypox rise in Scotland

Sat, 08/27/2022 - 12:21
Public Health Scotland said remaining smallpox vaccine doses were 'being administered at pace'.
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Moderna suing Pfizer over Covid vaccine technology

Fri, 08/26/2022 - 15:30
Moderna said it is suing Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech for patent infringement.
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Covid infections keep falling in August across UK

Fri, 08/26/2022 - 13:10
The ONS says it will "closely monitor" the numbers testing positive as children return to school.
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Energy bills: 'Without my machine I will die' - dialysis patient

Fri, 08/26/2022 - 11:43
Dawn White has renal failure and worries about the growing energy cost of her haemodialysis machine.
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Archie Battersbee: Health secretary to meet boy's family

Fri, 08/26/2022 - 08:24
The 12-year-old's parents lost a legal battle that ended with his life support being turned off.
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