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Cost legacy of decades-old NHS blunders begins to rise

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:15
Damages are still being paid today for medical mistakes which happened before 1995 and the bill is starting to climb.
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What does NHS compensation pay for?

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:13
The Hord family were given an £8m settlement after an NHS mistake. But what does it pay for?
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Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 20:00
Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.
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Almost 500 operations postponed across Scottish hospitals last week

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:42
A rapid rise in flu cases and a spell of severe weather has put additional pressure on the NHS in Scotland.
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UK sends medics to halt Rohingya diphtheria outbreak

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:52
There have been 4,000 suspected cases of diphtheria in the overcrowded refugee camps and at least 31 deaths.
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Coca-Cola to cut bottle size but increase price in face of sugar tax

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:47
Bottles of the famous fizzy drink will be smaller and more expensive from March onwards.
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A&E volunteer students 'will work within capabilities'

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:44
But bosses insist medical students helping meet winter NHS demand will work within their abilities.
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Beads of Courage

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:22
Children undergoing cancer treatment receive beads to document their journey and one mum wants to expand the scheme.
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NI's chief nursing officer says A&E's 'not in crisis'

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:28
Northern Ireland's chief nursing officer says NI emergency departments are "not in crisis".
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London's January air quality 'best in 10 years'

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:57
The capital has breached air pollution limits by 6 January every year since 2008.
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Weston's tribute to 'remarkable' Falklands surgeon

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 02:23
The Falkands veteran says Surgeon Captain Rick Jolly saved his life and transformed field medicine.
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'Being a teenage mother is so lonely'

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 00:56
New guidelines aim to cut UK teenage pregnancy rates which remain among the highest in Europe.
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'Floating on air' after surgeons remove 19kg tumour

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 00:44
Watch surgeons as they remove a 19.5kg tumour from a woman's body.
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French salmonella baby milk scandal 'affects 83 countries'

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 08:55
The boss of French firm Lactalis says up to 12 million boxes of formula are now subject to a recall.
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Living with Alzheimer's at the age of 30

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 14:27
"I'm not going to get better, I'm just going to get worse," says Daniel Bradbury.
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Hospital operations for child teeth removal increase in England

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 00:40
Dentists say England has a "second-class" dental service compared with Wales and Scotland.
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'Liver branding' surgeon Simon Bramhall fined £10,000

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:46
Simon Bramhall is fined for branding his initials on two patients' livers.
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Personality issue

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:07
Professionals are asking for earlier and better treatment for this poorly understood condition.
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'UK should follow Wales' lead on organ donation'

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:47
Liver transplant patient Ellie Lacey urges other UK nations to move to presumed consent organ donation.
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Teenager dies after catching flu virus

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 08:23
Tributes are paid to an 18-year-old woman who died in hospital a week after becoming ill.
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