Health

Concern over flu and RSV as Covid stays level

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 13:12
The flu season has started early and some young children under five are ending up in hospital.
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'I wouldn't bring a member of my family to this hospital,' says medic

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 01:20
Gloucestershire Royal has some of England's worst ambulance waiting times, with a hard winter to come.
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Warning over private over-the-counter blood tests

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 10/27/2022 - 12:41
Doctors are concerned the tests can put extra pressures on GPs and cause anxiety for patients.
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Minorities 'face discrimination' in NHS blood services

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 10/27/2022 - 10:31
Care Quality Commission raises concern over the organisational culture at NHS Blood and Transplant.
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'Dark matter' find could change cancer treatment

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 10/27/2022 - 01:33
Scientists say they now understand more about the mysterious role of epigenetics in cancer growth.
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Biggest NHS union ballots staff over strike action

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 10/27/2022 - 01:27
Unison is urging nurses, paramedics, porters and cleaners to walkout over a below-inflation pay rise.
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Many skip work over hygiene poverty shame, charity says

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 10/27/2022 - 00:49
Some 3.2m adults struggle to afford basic hygiene products leading to shame and exclusion, charity says.
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UK's most premature twins to live turn one

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 11:39
The siblings were born just 22 weeks and five days into their mother's pregnancy.
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Public health cuts must be avoided, new PM told

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 01:26
Any cuts in funding in next week's spending announcement will hit poorest people hardest, warn experts.
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Aggressive breast cancer hits black women harder

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 00:54
New research shows a genetic link between African ancestry and triple negative breast cancer.
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Lucy Letby: Disturbing pattern in baby deaths, nurse's trial told

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 13:05
A medical expert gives evidence in the cases of babies allegedly murdered by nurse Lucy Letby.
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Endometriosis surgery delay 'caused irreversible damage'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 08:10
Claire Nicholls says her organs have been affected by the little-understood disease endometriosis.
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Hospital food banks open for NHS staff in Leicester

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 07:45
The move is intended to help health workers on the lowest pay.
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Health: 'My illness is so rare it doesn't have a name'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 06:26
After years of battling, Debbie Schwartz hopes the UK's first clinic of its kind will give answers.
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Rishi Sunak: The most urgent problems facing the new prime minister

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 16:28
Rishi Sunak, the fifth Conservative prime minister in seven years, inherits many pressing challenges.
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NHS ambulance workers begin to vote on strike in pay dispute

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 10:59
The GMB union says the "biggest ambulance strike for 30 years" could be staged before Christmas.
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Health of nation study calls on millions to sign up

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 07:38
The aim is to uncover better ways to prevent, spot and treat diseases like dementia and cancer.
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'When I couldn't fix George, I climbed a mountain'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 01:48
A father carried his son's weight up Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of meningitis.
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Infected blood scandal: Victims to get £100,000 by end of month

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 10/22/2022 - 06:35
About 4,000 UK victims of the scandal will get interim compensation payments by the end of October.
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Laser brain therapy offers hope to epilepsy sufferers in England

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 10/22/2022 - 02:29
Hundreds of people with hard-to-treat epilepsy will benefit from the innovative treatment.
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