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Stephen Barclay challenged on ambulance delays

Thu, 08/25/2022 - 20:43
A woman approached the health secretary during an interview, accusing him of doing nothing about ambulance delays.
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Synthetic mouse embryo develops beating heart

Thu, 08/25/2022 - 18:56
Scientists say the advance could improve understanding on how organs form and why pregnancies fail.
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Private mental health unit scrutiny recommended by Norfolk committee

Thu, 08/25/2022 - 12:24
It follows a report into the care of three women who were taken to accident and emergency 53 times.
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No new London hospitals until at least 2027

Thu, 08/25/2022 - 11:30
Epsom and Helier and Whipps Cross face delays of at least three years for new sites.
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South Korea records world's lowest fertility rate again

Thu, 08/25/2022 - 08:45
Figures show that just 0.81 children per woman are being born in the country.
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Tory leadership: Rishi Sunak criticises Covid lockdown response

Thu, 08/25/2022 - 05:20
Former chancellor says discussion of negative side effects of government action was not allowed.
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NHS and care homes in England to pause routine Covid testing

Wed, 08/24/2022 - 17:38
Most hospital patients and care home residents will be longer be tested unless they fall sick.
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NHS Orkney repeatedly warned of health and safety failings

Wed, 08/24/2022 - 06:14
Health and safety inspectors raised concerns about issues affecting staff and patients.
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Solihull: Former leukaemia patient warns of 'vague' symptoms

Wed, 08/24/2022 - 06:11
Sophie Wheldon, 24, says spotting the illness early could be key to entering remission like her.
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Woman from Bedford with incurable cancer campaigns for scans

Wed, 08/24/2022 - 06:02
Sharon Baker wants people who have had breast cancer to receive scans to check for secondary cancer.
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Early at-home abortions made permanent in England and Wales

Tue, 08/23/2022 - 16:23
Terminations at home had been allowed temporarily in England and Wales during the pandemic.
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Watford General: New hospital funding plea after hole appears

Tue, 08/23/2022 - 12:26
An NHS trust says the hole in the road shows how "urgently we need investment for a new hospital".
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Monkeypox antiviral drug put to the test in trial

Tue, 08/23/2022 - 11:30
Researchers hope the drug - tecovirimat - can help accelerate patient recovery from the virus.
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Pandemic may be responsible for drop in melanoma diagnoses, says Staffordshire consultant

Tue, 08/23/2022 - 06:08
Gillian Nuttall, of Melanoma UK, urges people to check their skin after a rise in serious cases.
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Disabled to get cost of living £150 from September

Tue, 08/23/2022 - 01:59
Up to six million people with extra costs will receive the additional cash sum, amid rising prices.
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Cost of living: 700 doctors could leave Welsh NHS over pay - union

Mon, 08/22/2022 - 22:55
A below-inflation 4.5% pay rise was awarded to consultants, junior doctors and GPs.
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Dr Anthony Fauci to step down from government in December

Mon, 08/22/2022 - 17:50
The infectious disease specialist became the most famous doctor in the US during the pandemic.
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Brain stimulation boosts memory for a month

Mon, 08/22/2022 - 16:37
Scientists will look at whether diseases such as Alzheimer's can be alleviated using the same method.
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UK to offer mini dose of monkeypox jab amid low stocks

Mon, 08/22/2022 - 16:20
With limited supplies available, some NHS sites will offer people smaller doses of the jab.
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Covid-19: Free lateral flow testing ends in Northern Ireland

Mon, 08/22/2022 - 07:50
Health staff and those eligible for new Covid treatments will still have access to free tests.
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