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Hospital backlog: The boy who waited 47 weeks for spine surgery

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 02:27
Keilan's operation was scheduled when NHS winter pressures were at their highest, and beds were scarce.
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Newport's pro-breastfeeding scheme 'should be Wales-wide'

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 06:41
Midwives want a scheme in one city aimed at making mothers feel comfortable expanded nationwide.
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The man who has to crawl through his front door

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 00:43
Since Richard’s leg was amputated, his two-storey house has become very difficult to get around.
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NHS: Over 3,000 more midwifery training places offered

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 00:27
The Royal College of Midwives welcomes the move but says training "is only half of the problem".
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We learn nothing about nutrition, claim medical students

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 00:09
A leading GP estimated that up to 80% of his patients had conditions linked to lifestyle and diet.
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Meningitis survivor beats odds to ski

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 01:39
Charlotte Nott, aged 10, lost all four limbs to meningitis when she was just two years old.
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A day in the life of India's 'tuberculosis warrior'

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 00:36
On world tuberculosis day, Dr Zarir Udwadia talks about his fight against the deadly disease.
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Tuberculosis rates in England fall by third in six years

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 00:20
But England still has one of the highest rates of the disease in Western Europe.
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Woman dies after having bee-sting therapy

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 13:18
Gwyneth Paltrow is among the people who have backed the bee-venom therapy.
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'Wobbly head' woman fundraising for lifesaving surgery

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:41
Nadine Turnbull struggles with a rare condition where her head is not properly secured to her body.
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Lifestyle changes which could help avoid cancer

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:33
Cancer Research UK says around 38% of all cancers diagnoses could have been prevented.
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MS drug hope for secondary-progressive stage

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 01:12
A large study suggests siponimod may effectively treat the advanced stage of the disease.
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Four in 10 online GP firms not safe, say inspectors

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 01:10
Care Quality Commission warns of inappropriate prescribing and failure to carry out checks.
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Rise in cancers 'caused by weight'

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 00:06
Excess weight now causes 6.3% of all cancer cases - up from 5.5% in 2011, a study suggests.
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Origin of 'six-inch mummy' confirmed

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 18:03
Scientists investigate an unusual, small, mummified skeleton from Chile to establish is medical history.
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James Dunmore lost his two sisters to cystic fibrosis

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 14:47
Made In Chelsea star James Dunmore has told BBC 5 live that he lost two sisters to cystic fibrosis.
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Muffin sugar measured out in teaspoons

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:38
BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire measures out the sugar that can be found in a typical muffin.
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Wales A&E performance worst on record

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:25
Around a quarter of patients in A&E departments last month waited longer than four hours.
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A blueberry muffin 'could have day's worth of sugar'

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:09
Health experts say the researchers' findings show how easy it is to consume "huge" amounts of sugar.
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Chronic fatigue trial results 'not robust', new study says

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:08
A new analysis of the controversial PACE trial suggests the effects of exercise therapy have been exaggerated.
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