Health

Matt Hancock to stand down at next election

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/07/2022 - 14:50
The former health secretary was suspended as a Conservative MP after taking part in I'm A Celebrity.
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Rise in deaths after West Mids ambulance delay

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/07/2022 - 11:59
Relatives of patients who faced long waits for an ambulance in the West Midlands want improvements.
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UK weather: People urged to heat main rooms as cold snap begins

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/07/2022 - 11:08
Health officials advise warming living rooms in the day and bedrooms at night in the cold spell.
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Antibiotics for strep A in good supply, says health secretary Steve Barclay

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/07/2022 - 11:01
But pharmacies say they are having to work hard to obtain stocks and some lines are unavailable.
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More diagnostic hubs to tackle NHS waiting lists in England

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/07/2022 - 00:16
A taskforce has also been set up to unlock spare beds and theatres in the private sector.
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Number of smokers drops as vaping rises, data shows

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 12:42
Data shows 13.3% of people smoked cigarettes in 2021 - down from 20.2% in 2011, while 7.7% vaped.
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Ambulance staff to strike on 21 December

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 12:16
Services across England and Wales affected, but life-threatening calls will be responded to.
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Strep A schools may be given preventive antibiotics

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 10:35
The drugs would be used to stop more cases of the bacterial infection that has killed some children.
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Strep A: Five-year-old dies from illness linked to bacterial infection

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 09:16
The girl was a pupil at Black Mountain Primary School in west Belfast and became severely ill last week.
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Angela Rayner: Covid contract VIP lane was 'a scandal of epic proportions'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 09:06
Prioritising firms recommended by MPs and peers wasted taxpayers' money, deputy leader Angela Rayner says.
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Strep A: Mum warns of symptoms after child's illness

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 08:43
Joanne Jones said she initially mistook her daughter's sickness for a chest infection.
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Child aged 12 dies of invasive strep A in London

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 14:39
Another child dies of Strep A, as experts warn to expect more cases - mostly mild - in coming weeks.
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Strep A: Penarth family traumatised by daughter's death

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 12/04/2022 - 22:27
The father of seven-year-old Hanna Roap, describes how his "bubbly"daughter died within hours.
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Parents urged to be aware of Strep A symptoms after death of six children

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 12/03/2022 - 10:47
Health officials have issued a rare alert after a rise in cases across the UK and the death of six children.
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The 'life-changing' electric suit

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 12/03/2022 - 01:05
A special body suit for people with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and strokes has had some remarkable results.
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Six children die with Strep A bacterial infection

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/02/2022 - 17:24
There has been at least one death of a child in Wales but the data is not yet available for other nations.
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Strep A: Fourth child dies from bacterial disease

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/02/2022 - 15:02
The latest case of a London primary school child follows the recent deaths of three young children.
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What is Strep A and what are the symptoms to look out for?

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/02/2022 - 13:35
Another UK child has died from this highly contagious infection. What should people look out for?
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Infectious Covid virus can stay on some groceries for days

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/02/2022 - 00:14
Scientists did the study for the government to better understand possible exposure to shoppers.
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Doctors raise safety fears at Birmingham hospitals

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 22:32
Whistleblowers allege they were punished for raising concerns at one of England's worst performing trusts.
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