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Drug and alcohol treatment sees rise in deaths in England

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 15:40
Changes to support and access during lockdowns are likely to be factors, a report says.
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Sativex brain tumour trial backed by Tom Daley starts

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 13:00
Brain tumour researchers hit their funding target after a £400,000 campaign backed by the Olympian.
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Family of woman with Covid allowed to appeal against end-of-life ruling

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 12:10
Specialists had said the woman was the "most complicated" Covid patient in the world.
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End-of-life care: Worry over support for those dying at home

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 08:51
A charity says if services are not prepared, carers will struggle and people will feel unsupported.
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Hackney man first to receive 3D-printed prosthetic eye

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 06:27
Steve Varze will be given the realistic eye at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.
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Mental health: Western Trust sees rise in children treated for depression

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 06:26
Figures from the Western Trust show a rise in under-18s attending hospital over their mental health.
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Doctor says healthcare regulator misled the public

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 16:45
A surgeon claims he was dismissed as special adviser because he raised concerns over an inspection.
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Progesterone recommended to prevent early miscarriage

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 01:57
The hormonal treatment could lead to 8,450 more babies being born each year in the UK, experts say.
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How to get a Covid test

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 15:44
People in England are being advised to test for Covid before going to crowded places this winter.
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Covid: No extension to Scottish vaccine passport scheme

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 15:44
Nicola Sturgeon says the scheme will not be extended to cinemas and theatres, as had been widely expected.
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Covid: Law reform calls for 'vital' care home visits

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 15:09
Some care home residents are still dying alone during Covid-19 outbreaks, a campaign group says.
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VR helps parents visualise child's surgery

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 11:32
Click discovers how VR helps parents decide whether to go through with surgery for their child.
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Covid-19: Home working advised to curb spread

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 11:30
Stormont ministers are meeting to decide the way forward in the light of a high number of cases.
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COVID-19: AstraZeneca CEO on long-term protection from jab

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 11:03
Pascal Soriot said his company's Covid vaccine promoted a greater T-cell response than some others.
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Decision due on expansion of Scottish vaccine passport scheme

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 06:04
Scotland's vaccine passport scheme could be extended to cinemas, theatres and other venues in December.
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Change to sepsis advice after mums' herpes deaths

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 06:04
Medical advice on how new mothers with sepsis should be treated is to change after two women died of a herpes infection.
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Nurses' mental health: 'Most people in the NHS, they are sad'

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 05:51
An A&E nurse describes the anguish she's faced - and how a helpline inspired by Clap for Carers gave her hope.
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NHS could give therapy before anti-depressants, under new guidelines

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 05:01
Group exercise and mindfulness are also to be recommended before medication, according to new advice.
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Social care: Boris Johnson defends his plan amid criticism over the cost cap

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 11:41
New details emerged last week that charities have warned could hit poorer people the hardest.
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Some vulnerable people use A&E weekly or more

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 11:35
A small group of patients make up 16% of all A&E visits in England, a new report suggests.
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