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Sepsis failings still causing too many deaths - ombudsman

Wed, 10/25/2023 - 02:36
Patients are still dying due to failings highlighted more than a decade ago, the health ombudsman says.
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Scientists: Allow forbidden 28-day embryo experiments

Wed, 10/25/2023 - 02:02
Many UK scientists want to double the time allowed for embryo research - and there could be public support.
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Ugandan teenage cancer patient: How a bed saved my life

Wed, 10/25/2023 - 00:00
Many young Ugandan patients stop free treatment as their families cannot afford other hidden costs.
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Willenhall lorry driver thanks wife after his breast cancer diagnosis

Tue, 10/24/2023 - 09:20
Darren Pallett, whose wife found his lump, has said he wants other men to get themselves checked.
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'Failure to act' on suicide website linked to 50 UK deaths

Tue, 10/24/2023 - 06:01
UK families angry at lack of action to shut down online suicide forum despite coroners' warnings.
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Longer rugby careers linked to higher risk of brain injury - study

Tue, 10/24/2023 - 02:16
Scientists found signs of degenerative disease in professional as well as club players' brains.
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Thousands of men miss out on life-extending prostate cancer drug

Mon, 10/23/2023 - 17:01
There is a call for more men in England and Northern Ireland to have access to the treatment.
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Clock change 'disorientating' for people with dementia - charity

Mon, 10/23/2023 - 13:34
The charity Alzheimer's Society says it is important to keep up routines as daylight hours change.
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Welsh Ambulance Service declares extraordinary incident due to delays

Mon, 10/23/2023 - 10:33
The Welsh Ambulance Service declares an extraordinary incident due to delays handing over patients.
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Biggest cervical cancer drug advance in 20 years hailed

Mon, 10/23/2023 - 10:02
Using existing drugs differently may be the biggest treatment breakthrough for decades, say scientists.
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Rebecca Adlington reveals miscarriage heartbreak

Mon, 10/23/2023 - 07:18
The former double Olympic gold medallist revealed the news on her Instagram account.
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TikTok personal trainer says stammer is his superpower

Sun, 10/22/2023 - 07:13
Personal trainer Joe Dilling uses social media to encourage acceptance for people who stutter.
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Mental health help for under-fives overlooked - report

Sat, 10/21/2023 - 03:02
Intervening when a child is very young can stop mental health conditions developing, experts say.
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Junior and specialist doctors in England to hold strike talks with government

Fri, 10/20/2023 - 22:01
The BMA says it will hold talks with the government to avert strikes by junior and specialist doctors.
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Crumbling concrete: Raac found in 18 more hospitals in England

Fri, 10/20/2023 - 12:31
Hospitals say it puts patients at risk, but surveys are yet to uncover how extensive it is.
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Two-tier care crisis: People forced to pay or wait

Fri, 10/20/2023 - 01:08
Staffing, funding and cost of living pressures mean a greater risk of an unfair system, says watchdog.
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Covid inquiry: Sunak called Dr Death by top scientist

Thu, 10/19/2023 - 18:48
The comment was made in a WhatsApp exchange after the public had been encouraged to "eat out" to help the economy.
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MP breaks down as she recalls 'terrifying' traumatic birth

Thu, 10/19/2023 - 16:56
MP Theo Clarke tells the Commons she thought she was going to die in a traumatic experience giving birth.
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Ethan Adams' parents call for research after cancer death

Thu, 10/19/2023 - 16:26
Ethan Adams died from a rare and aggressive cancer a week after his ninth birthday.
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Childhood obesity shows slight fall in England

Thu, 10/19/2023 - 15:25
The overall proportion of 10 and 11-year-olds who are obese is still above pre-pandemic levels.
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