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Changing kidney blood type may boost transplants

Mon, 08/15/2022 - 05:46
Many BAME patients waiting for a donor kidney are blood type B so development could be 'game-changer'
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Some antidepressants may make heatwave challenging

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 04:50
Some types of mental health medication may make it difficult for the body to regulate temperature.
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How to protect your skin in the heat

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 18:04
Dermatologist Adeline Kikam on coping with conditions that can develop in rising temperatures.
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Thousands more NHS beds to be created in England this winter

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 12:38
Health service chiefs have promised some 7,000 extra beds in England to tackle increased demands.
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Covid: Evusheld antibody protection ruled out for most vulnerable

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 10:46
The antibody injection had promised a protection boost to those with conditions such as blood cancer.
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Melanoma: 'Doctors said my cancerous mole was fungus'

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 02:58
By the time BBC journalist Sarah Lee was able to get doctors to listen, her cancer had spread.
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Monkeypox: Lack of vaccines pauses rollout in Brighton

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 20:53
Stocks of the vaccine run low in the UK, with a new batch not due to arrive until next month.
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NHS IT supplier held to ransom by hackers

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 13:28
Its IT provider says it may take three or four weeks to fully recover from the cyber-attack.
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Ambulance calls for most serious conditions hit record

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 12:00
Official figures from NHS England suggest high demand for emergency services and hospitals.
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Urgent polio boosters for London children

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 12:26
Nearly a million children, aged one to nine, will be offered a jab in the next month after virus found in sewage.
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'I've been let down - I shouldn't have stage-4 cancer'

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 11:05
Caroline Boulton says there have been delays at every stage of her treatment for breast cancer.
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UK heatwave: Four-day extreme heat warning for parts of UK

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 18:16
The Met Office says temperatures will be below July's record highs - but this heatwave will last longer.
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Olivia Newton-John's cancer-research legacy

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 15:42
The singer and actress spent years raising money to fund cancer research.
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Child deaths expose mental health unit pressures

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 03:01
Chelsea Mooney was 17 when she died in a Camhs unit last year, following a self-harm incident.
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US doctor issues warning of many undiagnosed polio cases

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 03:00
The New York State medic says there could be hundreds, or even thousands, of infected people there.
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Backlog of longest-wait patients slashed in England

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 02:56
Thousands waiting more than two years for scans, checks and surgery have finally been treated.
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NHS demands cannot wait for new prime minister, says health secretary

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 03:37
The health secretary says hospitals could face "very serious challenges" this autumn and winter.
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Extent of struggle to find NHS dentist revealed by far-reaching BBC research

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 00:04
Nine in 10 UK dentists are not accepting new adult patients, while eight in 10 are refusing children.
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The woman who found a new life after being given six weeks to live

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 00:03
In 2015, Andrea Sheardown was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer and given just six weeks to live.
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Ysbyty Glan Clwyd: Stroke patients would rather go to England

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 00:01
A new report highlights a significant risks to patient safety at the Denbighshire hospital A&E.
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