Health

Monkeypox: Vaccination programme to be stepped up in London

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/22/2022 - 09:58
Infection rates continue to rise with most cases across England in the capital, health bosses say.
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Patients paying for private ops to avoid NHS waits

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/22/2022 - 01:15
The BBC sees evidence of people taking out loans and turning to crowdfunding to pay bills of up to £15,000.
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Polio: New York reports first US case in nearly a decade

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/21/2022 - 22:47
An unvaccinated young adult in New York is experiencing paralysis after contracting the virus.
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US President Joe Biden 'doing great' after testing positive for Covid

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/21/2022 - 17:26
The 79-year-old is experiencing mild symptoms and will continue to work, the White House says.
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Cancer waiting times performance in Wales hits low

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/21/2022 - 16:15
Hundreds of patients are waiting to start cancer treatment beyond the two-month target.
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Linda Evangelista: Supermodel settles cosmetic procedure case

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/21/2022 - 13:35
The model is "pleased" the case is settled, after saying last year she was "permanently deformed".
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Covid inquiry: Lessons will be learned before next pandemic

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/21/2022 - 12:40
The UK public inquiry launches with the promise of a robust look into whether more could have been done.
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Drugs death taskforce chief says punishing addicts must stop

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/21/2022 - 11:56
David Strang calls for an overhaul of addiction services and reform of drugs laws in Scotland.
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Transformational therapy cures haemophilia B

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/21/2022 - 00:27
A patient on the trial says his life now feels "completely normal", having grown up fearing getting hurt.
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NHS services may have to be cut to fund pay award

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 07/20/2022 - 12:25
NHS bosses have no extra money for wage increase, as nurses union ballots members over industrial action.
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Women's health: 'I had periods that lasted for months'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 07/20/2022 - 00:53
Liverpool hairdresser Zoe, who has endometriosis, shares her experience with two clients.
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Snakebites becoming more common in the UK

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 07/20/2022 - 00:44
It is linked to a rise in exotic pet ownership and some of those bitten include teens and small children.
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Women's health: Mandatory training for all new doctors

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 07/20/2022 - 00:44
The government says its new strategy will make it easier for women to access tailored care.
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Why hot weather makes managing diabetes harder

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/19/2022 - 14:12
Many people with diabetes have found it difficult to manage their blood sugar during the heatwave.
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UK heatwave: Temperatures still rising after record broken before noon

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/19/2022 - 12:37
Never-before-seen temperatures are recorded before midday - as people are urged to stay safe.
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Sepsis: Cwm Taf Morgannwg failures 'led to woman's death'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/19/2022 - 12:21
A watchdog says the woman's death could have been avoided, calling it an "injustice" to her family.
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Abortion: Bill banning abortion protests challenged

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/19/2022 - 06:24
The legislation, which Stormont passed in March, is set to be challenged at the Supreme Court.
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Cost of living: Care workers going hungry for their job

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/19/2022 - 05:37
Rising prices means many people working in the care sector are struggling to make ends meet.
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Worrying number of slim children dieting

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/19/2022 - 00:44
Slimming attempts have shot up and not just among those who are overweight, a study in England suggests.
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What is the Marburg virus and how can it be avoided?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/19/2022 - 00:07
Two people in Ghana have died from the infectious Marburg virus, raising fears of a mass outbreak..
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