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Paramedic jailed for North West Ambulance Service defibrillator theft

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/12/2021 - 16:46
Scott Sutherland stole defibrillators from the North West Ambulance Service to sell on eBay.
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UK bucking trend of rising Covid cases in Europe

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/12/2021 - 15:27
New infections remain steady in the UK, while some European neighbours are seeing steep rises.
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Covid: Dutch set for partial lockdown as infections surge

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/12/2021 - 12:37
The measures, due to last three weeks, are expected to cover shops, sport and catering.
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AstraZeneca to take profits from Covid vaccine

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/12/2021 - 12:15
The drugs giant signs new deals, but poorer countries will continue to get the vaccine at cost price.
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Wiltshire's Porton Down balloted for strike over pay

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/12/2021 - 08:08
The Prospect union says a strike would be the first at the laboratory.
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Belfast pancreatic cancer survivor's message of hope

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/12/2021 - 06:21
A Belfast man marking 10 years since his diagnosis urges people to be aware of symptoms.
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Menopause: Bereaved husband urges men to spot mental health signs

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/12/2021 - 06:20
David Salmon, whose wife Linda took her own life, says he was unaware of the link to mental health.
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Covid: Medication holiday may boost vaccine protection

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/12/2021 - 00:45
A trial will look at how to protect patients against Covid who also need immunosuppressant drugs.
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Alder Hey NHS Trust must pay boy £27m over brain injuries

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/11/2021 - 20:11
Alder Hey NHS Trust admitted a "breach of duty" in the boy's care, the judge said.
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Black women four times more likely to die in childbirth

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/11/2021 - 14:39
Charities say inequalities in maternal care need to be addressed urgently.
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Covid: First UK case in pet dog confirmed by top vet

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/11/2021 - 10:16
All available evidence suggests it caught the virus from its owner, experts say.
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University of Oxford starts new Ebola vaccine trials

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/11/2021 - 08:29
Clinical trials are under way for a new Ebola vaccine developed by the University of Oxford.
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Secondary infertility: When you can't have a second child

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/11/2021 - 07:12
The emotional struggle as one couple tries for a brother or sister for their daughter.
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Infertility: Couple spends £14,000 on IVF after having first child

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/11/2021 - 07:12
One woman speaks about the “guilt” and “frustration” of being unable to have a second child.
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'Urinary tract infection left me housebound'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/11/2021 - 06:21
Women with chronic urinary tract infections say the pain can last for years and make it impossible to live a normal life.
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Vaccine firm Valneva seeks apology over Javid comments

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/11/2021 - 06:20
French firm says it will not rule out "legal recourse" against the UK government for loss of earnings.
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Alabama boy certified as world's most premature baby

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/11/2021 - 02:50
Curtis Means defied all odds after he was delivered in Birmingham, Alabama, weighing just 420g.
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Hundreds of patients in gene study given rare disease diagnosis

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/11/2021 - 01:54
The new approach could lead to better treatments for those waiting years for answers.
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Lives at risk from 'unacceptable' ambulance waits

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/11/2021 - 01:46
Targets are missed across UK - with some heart attack and stroke victims waiting up to nine hours for help.
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Mental health: ‘Do we ever see our role models cry?’

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/11/2021 - 00:30
Following a friend's suicide, Andy Bishop, set up ManGang, a support group to help get men talking.
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