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NHS: More at-home care offered in bid to shorten hospital wait times

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Boosting care in the community is identified as being key to help the health service's recovery.
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'I couldn't read or write but now I'm saving lives'

Sat, 01/28/2023 - 01:05
Richard Henton, who couldn't read or write until he was in his 20s, said helping others was his dream job.
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Could a fungal pandemic turn us all into zombies?

Sat, 01/28/2023 - 00:07
The apocalyptic plot of hit TV series The Last of Us has coincided with a real-life threat from fungi.
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US to make it easier for gay men to donate blood

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 21:10
The FDA will soon remove a three month abstinence policy for donations for men who have sex with men.
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Hundreds of NHS buildings contain asbestos, says TUC

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 17:26
The union body wants the law to require all public buildings to remove the dangerous substance.
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Toxic slimming pill drug DNP to be declared poison

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 15:31
Families say the government has not acted quickly enough to prevent deaths from diet drug DNP.
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Keir Starmer on Rod Stewart offering to pay for medical scans

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 13:21
The Labour leader says it is "absolutely fundamental" that health care remans free at the point of need.
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Wynter Andrews: NHS trust fined £800k over baby's neglect death

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 13:00
Wynter Andrews' parents Gary and Sarah say the fine "demonstrates the seriousness" of the failings.
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Infected blood scandal: Inquiry hears Belfast Trust apology

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 12:45
In the 1970s and 1980s up to 30,000 people were given contaminated blood across the UK.
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Bharat Biotech: India launches its first nasal Covid vaccine

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 05:58
The vaccine's maker says it is effective in preventing infection and transmission of the disease.
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Shopping purchases may help spot ovarian cancer

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 00:07
Shoppers' loyalty-card data could flag early symptoms linked to the cancer, UK researchers say.
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Covid: No new hospital admissions in Wales as flu levels fall

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 18:19
Winter flu cases in hospital are falling - and there were no Covid admissions for the first time.
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Parkinson's: Using exercise to turn the table on disease

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 14:36
Following his diagnosis Scott Hanley turned to physical activity and says he is now "symptom free".
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Nitrous oxide: Ban on use and sale of laughing gas considered

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 13:23
Laws may be tightened on the sale and use of the drug, which can have damaging side effects to users.
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Bangor University: Medical school to tackle doctor shortage

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 11:36
There are hopes students will stay in north Wales after their degree to ease a shortage of doctors.
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Dad's warning after girl, 14, dies from inhaling deodorant

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 09:06
Giorgia Green's parents want clearer product labelling to warn of the potential dangers.
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'I had no idea deodorant could be fatal'

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 06:19
A father warns about the dangers of aerosol deodorants following his daughter's death.
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University of East Anglia: 80-year-old baby-deaths mystery is solved

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 06:06
A University of East Anglia study finds the deaths were caused by a gene mutation which affects vitamin D metabolism.
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This nurse uses humour to highlight serious challenges

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 01:30
As nurses strike in multiple countries, John Dela Cruz went viral on TikTok with his short videos.
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Physiotherapists, 'the quiet NHS miracle workers', walk out

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 01:15
The strike across 30 services in England is the latest action by NHS staff in the pay dispute.
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