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'I'm a friend at the end - why I became a death doula'

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 14:50
Have we passed death on to other people? How one woman has brought the end-of-life care back into the home.
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Murderer Carl Langdell told nurse of 'violent fantasies'

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 13:49
Carl Langdell killed Katie Locke and sexually assaulted her body while serving a suspended sentence.
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Pioneering CJD treatment to be used on British patient

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 12:39
Doctors are given legal permission to use the man-made antibody on a person for the first time.
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NHS waste scandal: handler stripped of contracts

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 12:14
Healthcare Environment Services has been stripped of NHS contracts.
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Mental health waiting lists 'stole my youth and teenage years'

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:50
It took Kerean Watts nearly three years to get the help he needed from the NHS after seeking help at 13.
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Reality Check: Is Scottish A&E outperforming England?

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:32
Is it true that Scottish A&E departments have outperformed English ones for three and a half years?
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Medical cannabis: 'False hope' after Home Office decision

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 10:14
"We so desperately want the medicinal cannabis. It could alleviate some of his pain," say parents
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'Turnbull and Fry effect' on prostate cancer

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 09:16
More men are coming forward for help thanks to celebrities speaking out about their own experiences.
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Brexit: How 'no deal' could change tobacco warnings

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 04:02
EU tobacco warnings will be replaced by Australian versions in the event no deal is struck, it emerges.
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The 23-year-old busting myths about Down's syndrome

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 01:02
Heidi Crowter, 23, lives in her own flat, has a job, has a boyfriend... and wants to challenge the image of Down's syndrome
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Mesh 'last option' for incontinence

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 00:43
The controversial treatment should only be considered when other options have failed, says watchdog.
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Young people anxious from terror coverage

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 00:42
A report finds high levels of worry about the risk of terror attacks among the young.
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Life is a 'tremendous gift', says Katie

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 23:00
Katie and her parents describe what it has been like adjusting to life since she received a rare face transplant.
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One-off genetic test could detect heart attack risk

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 19:27
The test could help explain why people with apparently no risk factors can still have a heart attack.
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Why Doctor Who’s dyspraxic assistant is my real hero

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 17:10
Jodie Whittaker may be grabbing the headlines - but her new dyspraxic assistant is equally empowering.
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Brain damaged boy, 6, awarded £37m in NHS compensation

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 15:30
The payout is believed to be the "highest ever" in a clinical negligence case against the NHS.
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Eduardo Vela: 'Stolen babies' doctor escapes punishment in Spain

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 14:36
A victim of Eduardo Vela, 85, is to appeal after a Spanish court rules he cannot be convicted.
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Ipswich Hospital 'virtual workers' free up staff time

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 14:11
The software will save the NHS £220,000 within one year, Ipswich Hospital says.
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Gary Barlow opens up about stillbirth experience

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 12:55
The Take That star says he wrote about his stillborn daughter Poppy "to help other people".
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Neurology inquiry questionnaires follow patient recall

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 12:53
The inquiry reviewing neurology services by the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust announces details.
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