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Fear wrong metal plates used to fix fractures

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 14:14
Hospitals are told to review X-rays to check if patients have received the correct treatment for broken arms and legs.
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Birmingham family's 'nightmare' over £200k medical bill

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 14:10
Mother-of-three Maxine Howell has been in an induced coma for a fortnight after falling ill in Mexico.
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Essex baby's spine 'repaired' in the womb

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:50
Bethan Simpson's daughter Eloise had a "foetal repair" carried out at 24 weeks after a spina bifida diagnosis.
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Holyrood committee begins Scottish hospital safety inquiry

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 08:32
The deaths of two patients from an infection linked to pigeon droppings prompted the Scotland-wide probe.
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Hyponatraemia deaths: Nursing decision under review

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 06:34
The NMC previously said failings in the care of a Londonderry schoolgirl who died of hyponatraemia had been addressed.
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Helping teenagers beat the blues

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 02:02
The cognitive behaviour therapy course giving teens the tools to deal with depression and anxiety.
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Lyme disease can be diagnosed by 'bull's eye' rash alone

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 01:31
The rash is diagnostic and means the patient needs urgent antibiotics, new guidelines tell doctors.
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Young people told - become a care worker

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 01:29
The government wants young people to work in the care sector as care workers and therapists.
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Catherine Wreford: The dancer with an 'invisible disease'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 01:05
Catherine Wreford, 39, has a malignant brain tumour - but that isn't stopping her from performing.
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Smoking in pregnancy: Stigma 'causes women to do it in private'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 00:38
Expectant mothers are smoking in private because of judgement from doing so in public, a study claims.
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Would you be happy to see your doctor online?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 00:20
Video consultations are saving doctors time and money, but are they good for patients, too?
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Teen has vaccinations after asking Reddit

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 19:29
Ethan Lindenberger took to the website to ask whether he could get vaccines without his parents .
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Teen kickboxer Scott Marsden's death 'tragic fluke'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 16:11
Scott Marsden, 14 from Sheffield, died when a blow to his chest caused cardiac arrest.
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Partner of man who killed himself calls for mental health review

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:58
Luke Henderson's partner claims he asked for medical help eight times in the week leading up to his death.
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Brain injury boy learns to shop and bake

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:06
Zack Cohen, 15, is making big strides overcoming a brain injury that left him struggling to walk.
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Muckamore Abbey: 'Insufficient evidence' to suspend nurses

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 10:06
A court finds there was insufficient evidence to suspend seven nurses, but the suspensions remain in place.
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Pencoed academy tackles NHS Wales radiologist shortage

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 06:43
More and more patients are getting hospital scans - but Wales is short of people to analyse them.
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Breast cancer: Scan younger women at risk, charity says

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 05:44
Research suggests screening for 35 to 39-year-olds with a family history can reveal the disease early.
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Is young people's mental health getting worse?

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 04:30
Social media and school pressures are often blamed for a rise in young people saying they need help.
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Calls for wider cervical cancer inquiry at Southmead Hospital

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 04:18
The family of a nurse who died after a hospital failed to spot her condition fear more are affected.
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