BBC Health News Feed

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Periods: Company offers staff time off and flexible working

Fri, 07/15/2022 - 06:16
When Megan Thompson feels unwell, her employer gives her flexibility to take time out or time off.
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Ambulance services branded on brink of collapse

Fri, 07/15/2022 - 01:18
BBC Newsnight spends 12 hours at six hospitals with the longest delays handing over patients. to A&E.
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Belfast Trust: Refrigeration issues cause loss of blood stocks

Thu, 07/14/2022 - 17:29
The loss comes as the Blood Transfusion service calls on eligible donors to come forward to donate.
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Norfolk and Norwich Hospital unable to discharge 180 patients

Thu, 07/14/2022 - 15:11
A senior nurse says it has many patients who cannot leave because of a lack of support at home.
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Wynter Andrews: Hospital trust to be prosecuted over baby's death

Thu, 07/14/2022 - 14:29
Nottingham Coroner's Court hears Wynter Andrews's death was "a clear and obvious case of neglect".
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Covid: Sore throat now top symptom that could be the virus

Thu, 07/14/2022 - 12:54
That is according to UK data from 17,500 people this week who say they have Covid.
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Pressure on NHS emergency services getting worse in England

Thu, 07/14/2022 - 11:12
Patients are waiting longer for ambulances and many staff are off sick with Covid.
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Turkey teeth: Are cut-price reality TV teeth worth it?

Thu, 07/14/2022 - 09:02
UK dentists are treating patients with complications after travelling abroad for cheap crowns.
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Mental health: 'Being in a mother and baby unit saved my life'

Thu, 07/14/2022 - 09:02
After the birth of her first child Kerry Nash became "completely consumed" by depression.
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Southampton General Hospital says 12-hour waits for emergency patients

Wed, 07/13/2022 - 20:38
Southampton General Hospital's deputy chief medical officer says the situation has become "extreme".
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Extreme weather warning extended to Tuesday

Wed, 07/13/2022 - 17:13
Temperatures are set to peak on Monday, with highs of 36C forecast for parts of south-east England.
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Covid booster: Who can get the fourth jab and how do you book it?

Wed, 07/13/2022 - 12:44
More should be done to reach the millions who are still not vaccinated against Covid, MPs say.
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Protect children from illegal vapes, doctors say

Wed, 07/13/2022 - 06:00
Disposable vapes containing high levels of nicotine are flooding the market, the BBC has been told.
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Covid: 3m adults still unvaccinated in England

Wed, 07/13/2022 - 01:14
Some are vulnerable people who could get extremely sick if they were to catch Covid, warn experts.
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School mindfulness lessons don't work for teenagers

Wed, 07/13/2022 - 00:55
The approach doesn't build resilience or improve pupils' mental wellbeing, a major UK study finds.
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Menopause: specialists needed to reduce contradictory advice

Tue, 07/12/2022 - 23:03
Women say they get conflicting medical advice on the menopause and every health board should have a specialist.
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Highest alert level for ambulance services in England

Tue, 07/12/2022 - 18:21
NHS trusts are under extreme pressure, struggling to cope with high levels of demand.
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Cambridge hospital 'under pressure' as Covid absences double

Tue, 07/12/2022 - 15:43
Some 200 staff are off sick or self-isolating while bosses are "working hard" to maintain services.
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UK heatwave: Temperatures set to build to peak on Monday

Tue, 07/12/2022 - 12:06
People are being warned of heat risks to their health amid temperatures reaching above 30C.
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Scottish A&E waiting times reach new record high

Tue, 07/12/2022 - 11:49
Figures show 9,108 patients waited longer than four hours, more than a third of all who went to A&E.
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