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Blood inquiry evidence 'harrowing and chilling'

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 13:20
Chairman praises bravery of victims as public inquiry into contaminated blood scandal begins.
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Face and genitals 'not for presumed donation'

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 11:40
Some body parts should be excluded from the new system of presumed consent organ donation, say experts.
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Maternity review of Cwm Taf hospitals in special measures

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 10:22
Two hospital maternity services are put in special measures, prompted by concern about the deaths of a number of babies.
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Contaminated blood scandal: Inquiry hearings to begin

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 00:42
A public inquiry into what has been called the NHS's "worst treatment scandal" is to start taking evidence.
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Gosport hospital deaths: Families await police review

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 00:06
Hundreds of deaths of patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital could be reinvestigated by police.
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Contaminated blood scandal: Martin's story

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 00:00
Martin was one of thousands of NHS patients infected with HIV or hepatitis in the 1970s and 80s.
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Families in Blackpool are getting lessons in resilience to improve mental health.

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 00:00
Families in Blackpool are getting lessons in resilience, as part of a £10 million programme to improve mental health.
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'Completely avoidable' measles outbreak hits 25-year high in US

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 19:50
Officials say more than 700 Americans have been infected, calling the outbreak "completely avoidable".
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Compulsory CPR lessons rejected for schools in Wales

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 17:02
A charity says it would improve the odds of survival for people who have cardiac arrests outside hospitals.
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Lonely young adults 'in every kind of neighbourhood'

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 12:41
Loneliness is as much an issue in urban areas as rural ones and in wealthy areas as much as deprived ones, a study says.
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Urine test to end 'smear fear'

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 11:57
Women could collect a sample of urine at home to check their risk of cervical cancer, research suggests.
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Social care: Homeowners urged to pay £30,000 towards care by downsizing

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 11:42
People who can afford it should pay up to £30,000 by downsizing or releasing equity, report says.
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Obesity: Study of 2.8 million shows increased disease and death risks

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 02:43
From the slightly overweight to the morbidly obese, weight gain has "serious implications", researchers say.
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Sugar 'not necessary' for a good cuppa

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 00:38
Cutting it out does not affect people's fondness for tea, according to new research.
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Opioid painkillers 'must carry prominent warnings'

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 10:25
The health secretary announces a plan to tackle a dramatic rise in the use of addictive prescription drugs.
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Obesity and depression 'hand-in-hand' in children

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 00:09
From the age of seven, obesity and emotional problems are closely linked, a UK study suggests.
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Cosmetic procedures: Firms warned over 'duty of care'

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 00:50
Too many providers are "operating as a law unto themselves", England's top doctor says.
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Taking HIV drug PrEP 'doesn't mean you're promiscuous'

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 00:07
A study will look at whether use of the HIV drug increases infection rates for other STIs.
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Syndrome without a name: The boy who baffles doctors

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 00:06
Working out what makes Charlie Parkes ill is like fitting together "little pieces of a puzzle", his mum says.
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London Marathon runner: 'I've never surrendered to blindness'

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 16:27
A former army interpreter, blinded by an explosion in Afghanistan, prepares for the London Marathon.
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