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White Island volcano: Why New Zealand is importing skin

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 14:35
The number of people with severe burns means doctors are sourcing donor skin from the US.
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'Four hours to walk off pizza calories' warning works, experts say

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 01:12
Consumers should be told it takes four hours to walk off the calories in a pizza, researchers say.
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Boy's rare eye cancer spotted in photograph

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 17:36
Noah Blanks, aged six, had an eye removed after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
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General election 2019: Have 17,000 NHS beds been cut in England?

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 17:00
Is Labour right to say that 17,000 NHS beds have been cut by the Conservatives in England?
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GP Manish Shah guilty of sex assaults on 23 female patients

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 16:27
Manish Shah cited Angelina Jolie and Jade Goody to instil fear in his patients about their health.
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Obesity inequality gap grows for Scottish children

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 13:59
Children in the poorest parts of the country face a bigger risk of being overweight or obese, new figures show.
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'There were no beds on the children's ward'

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:08
Louise Webb says she waited six hours in hospital for her daughter Lily to be seen by a paediatrician.
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Online prescribing 'must get safer'

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 07:40
A UK coroner warns there could be more deaths unless regulation is tightened.
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Health workers' strike: Nurses begin further 48 hours of action

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 06:48
Members of the Royal College of Nursing are refusing to do things like working unpaid hours.
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A third of hospitals 'increased parking charges'

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 01:13
Income from fees jumps 10% in a year, with hourly charges of up to £4 levied.
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Why can't this doctor work in the UK?

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 01:05
An refugee doctor would love to work in the UK, and the NHS would love to have him - but there's a hitch.
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Yeovil Hospital agrees patient not properly anaesthetised

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 00:12
The patient said she was "traumatised" after feeling a cut in her belly button during surgery.
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Surgeons withdraw support for heart disease advice

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 22:05
European guidelines on a form of heart disease are under review, following a Newsnight investigation.
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Shante Turay-Thomas: Call handler 'made mistakes' over reaction death

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 19:18
Shante Turay-Thomas died after falling ill at her family home in Wood Green last year.
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Boy slept on hospital floor due to lack of beds

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 14:57
Jack Williment-Barr was photographed lying on a pile of coats and breathing through an oxygen mask.
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Ovarian cancer drug olaparib approved in Scotland as new treatment

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 14:06
A trial finds that Olaparib tablets can significantly slow down progression of the disease.
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Mental health: North Wales A&E support scheme extended

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 00:47
A "life-changing" mental health service in hospitals is now being rolled out to GPs surgeries.
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General Election 2019: NHS boss - Parties 'ducked' big issues

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 00:29
Chris Hopson says election debate has "fallen short" with regard to long-term solutions for the NHS.
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Group B Strep: ‘A common bug could have killed my baby’

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 00:30
A mother whose baby got meningitis because of Group B Strep says all pregnant women should be tested.
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Microblading: Therapist tattoos eyebrows for cancer patients

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 00:17
Beautician Laura Woodward is giving women their confidence back through beauty treatments.
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