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Boy, 5, with autism gets award for 999 call after mum collapsed

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 11:02
Tyler Semple called paramedics despite his difficulties with talking on the telephone.
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Contaminated blood scandal: Where does the UK's blood supply come from now?

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 03:53
A public inquiry into the infected blood scandal of the 1970s and 1980s is under way.
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'Facial reconstruction changed my life'

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 03:36
Jen Taylor underwent 16 hours of surgery, which she struggles to believe she survived.
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Placenta complications: 'Women must know the risks'

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 02:04
Previous caesareans and IVF can also increase the risk for expectant mothers, experts say.
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'I'm a Muslim woman, I'm visually-impaired and I'm a boxer'

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 00:14
Despite a visual impairment and a muscle-weakening condition, Sannah Hussain is preparing for her first fight.
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Northampton Town's Matt Crooks on football and epilepsy

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:11
Northampton Town player Matt Crooks says the condition does not hold him back.
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What is monkeypox?

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 13:51
Three people have been infected in the first UK occurrence of the disease, so should people worry?
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'I was diagnosed with autism at 32', says Cardiff mum

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 11:57
Autism specialists assessing Kat Williams' son assumed she had already been diagnosed.
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Dental patients in Wales 'face 90-mile trip'

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 09:26
A union claims the number of people treated by NHS dentists is capped so some have to travel further.
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Shropshire baby deaths at Shropshire hospitals to be reviewed

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 09:23
Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust will have to provide regulators with details of deaths back to 1998.
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Oxford academic, 71, a champion powerlifter

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 01:32
Catherine Walter only took up the sport six years ago and has now become a world champion.
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Limiting children's screen time linked to better cognition

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 01:20
Those who have less than two hours a day of recreational screen time do better in testing, a study suggests.
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Soups and shakes low-calorie diets 'recommended for obese'

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 00:53
People lost three times more weight following the liquid diet plans, a study suggests.
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Ambulances not an A&E taxi service, NHS warned

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 00:52
Review criticises ageing fleet, high sickness rates and slow uptake of technology in England.
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Contaminated blood scandal: We are sorry, says government

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 15:13
Lawyers for the government tell public inquiry, "things happened that should not have happened".
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Cancer mum denied disability cash

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 12:52
Single mother Roisin McWilliams was diagnosed with stage four Hodgkins Lymphoma last year.
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Fall in strength and fitness of 10-year-olds, study shows

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 12:21
The children were heavier and taller but scored worse in strength and fitness tests, the study found.
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Monkeypox: Heathcare worker is third UK case of disease

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 11:48
The person was involved in the care of a patient with the disease, Public Health England says.
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Hernia mesh complications 'affect more than 100,000'

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 01:41
Jen Coles had to use a cane to walk following her mesh implant, which left her in chronic pain.
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Mediterranean diet 'may help prevent depression'

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 01:33
An expert urges more research to confirm a possible link between fruit, veg, nuts and grains and mood.
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