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Lab-grown blood gives hope, says sickle cell patient

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/10/2022 - 08:43
The aim is to help those with ultra-rare blood groups who need regular transfusions.
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NHS Wales: Grange Hospital A&E needs urgent improvement - HIW

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/10/2022 - 08:09
Inspectors say moving patients through the hospital, which opened in 2020, is their biggest concern.
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Antibody jab approved for common winter virus RSV

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/10/2022 - 02:23
A large study has begun to find out whether nirsevimab should be offered to all babies in the UK.
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Sharp rise in cancer care delays 'risking lives'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/10/2022 - 02:20
Patients facing agonising waits as NHS struggles to provide treatment quickly, BBC analysis shows.
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1 in 3 infected with HIV in blood scandal was a child

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/09/2022 - 15:59
About 380 children with blood disorders are now thought to have tested positive for HIV.
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Nurses across UK back strikes in pay dispute

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/09/2022 - 14:57
Walkout by Royal College of Nursing members in more than half of services expected by end of year.
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Nurses' strike: Why NHS is on brink of first UK walkout

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/09/2022 - 01:17
With union expected to announce vote in favour of a UK walkout, what is the dispute about?
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Lucy Letby: Baby was stable the day before she died, jury told

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/08/2022 - 13:51
Nurse Lucy Letby is alleged to have murdered the baby girl by injecting air into her bloodstream.
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Nurses' strike: Why young NHS workers are voting 'yes'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/08/2022 - 12:59
Staff who've been in the NHS for a short time say they have seen enough to know change is needed.
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University of Nottingham research could help predict diseases in men

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/08/2022 - 06:21
The findings could show who will suffer heart disease, diabetes and bone weakness later in life.
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I'd rather go to the dentist than have a haircut

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/08/2022 - 06:05
Two Edinburgh hairdressers are taking steps to try and help people who dread going to a salon.
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BBC presenter got sepsis after doing awareness interview

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/08/2022 - 06:05
Sarah McMullan was admitted to A&E with sepsis weeks after she helped highlight the deadly condition.
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NHS reaches deal for life-saving breast-cancer drug

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/08/2022 - 00:31
Pembrolizumab will be offered to more women in England, to fight aggressive triple-negative tumours.
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NHS Borders monitors high levels of scarlet fever

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/07/2022 - 16:21
NHS Borders says the number of cases across the region is currently "unseasonably high".
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Ware: Bereaved mum devastated by new baby son's cancer

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/07/2022 - 06:10
Sophie Kitcher, whose son died last year, shares how cruel life can be after her new son got cancer.
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Child speech delays increase due to lockdowns

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/07/2022 - 01:05
Pupils needing language support rises by 10% in post-pandemic school starters, BBC analysis finds.
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Lab-grown blood given to people in world-first clinical trial

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/07/2022 - 01:01
It is hoped the blood could revolutionise care for people who need regular donations.
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Nurses set to hold first UK-wide strike

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 11/05/2022 - 23:32
The NHS is braced for the walkout by Royal College of Nursing members in a dispute over pay.
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US hospital flu cases hit 10-year high as vaccinations fall

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 11/05/2022 - 00:33
Five million fewer influenza doses have been administered this year to US adults than this time last year.
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Covid infections falling in England and Wales, says ONS

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/04/2022 - 13:59
About one in 35 people in the UK have the virus, the Office for National Statistics suggests.
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