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What happens in an alcohol addiction detox unit?

Wed, 21/09/2022 - 06:08
Current and former patients, along with medical specialists, share their stories with the BBC.

Covid: Oxford oncologist in plea to government over Evusheld

Wed, 21/09/2022 - 05:56
Dr Lennard Lee wants the government to reconsider rolling out Evusheld for people immunosuppressed.

Scotland's A&E waiting times worst on record

Tue, 20/09/2022 - 12:22
Weekly figures show that a record number of A&E patients waited more than four hours.

When are the £400 energy rebate and other cost-of-living payments due?

Tue, 20/09/2022 - 10:50
The latest cost-of-living support payments include grants worth £150 for six million disabled people.

Somerset nurse struck off for failing to dispense morphine

Tue, 20/09/2022 - 06:38
A nurse who failed to administer morphine to a patient before surgery has now been struck off.

Covid-19 pandemic is over in the US - Joe Biden

Tue, 20/09/2022 - 02:37
The president says there is still "a lot of work" being done to control the virus in the US.

Uganda's transplant revolution brings hope to thousands

Mon, 19/09/2022 - 00:10
Until now, anyone needing an organ transplant in Uganda had to travel abroad at huge expense.

Infected blood transfusions probably killed 1,800 in UK - study

Sat, 17/09/2022 - 07:08
Study estimates 27,000 people were infected with hepatitis C in UK after surgery in 1970s and 1980s.

Abortion ban grey areas for complicated pregnancies

Fri, 16/09/2022 - 22:04
Women who want to end their pregnancies because of rare complications must navigate strict laws.

Bigger breakfasts better for controlling appetite, study suggests

Fri, 16/09/2022 - 01:36
People in a trial eating nearly half their daily calories at breakfast were less hungry during the day.

Smear tests: Women waiting three times longer than they should for results

Thu, 15/09/2022 - 08:33
It means women are waiting more than three times longer than they should for results.

Queen's funeral: Routine hospital care being postponed

Wed, 14/09/2022 - 11:56
Appointments, including for surgery and outpatient clinics, rescheduled because of Queen's funeral.

Anti-obesity strategy to be reviewed due to cost-of-living crisis

Wed, 14/09/2022 - 09:58
It raises concerns plans including a ban on TV advertising of junk food pre-9pm could be scrapped.

Walk and wait is best strategy to stop baby crying

Tue, 13/09/2022 - 16:01
Scientists carry out tests with new parents to find what works best to help crying babies sleep.

Syria cholera outbreak serious threat to region - UN

Tue, 13/09/2022 - 15:33
It is believed to be linked to people drinking unsafe water from the drought-hit River Euphrates.

Nottingham maternity review to examine 10 years of baby cases

Tue, 13/09/2022 - 13:55
Senior midwife Donna Ockenden is examining failings by maternity services in Nottingham.

Margaret Ferrier: MP who exposed public to Covid must do unpaid work

Tue, 13/09/2022 - 11:44
Margaret Ferrier took the train from London to Glasgow after testing positive for the virus.

Sam Fender cancels shows to focus on mental health

Mon, 12/09/2022 - 20:21
He apologised to fans and said he and his band were "burnt out" and he needed some time to heal.

GPs allowed to close on day of Queen's funeral

Mon, 12/09/2022 - 16:24
But NHS bosses must make sure out-of-hours service is available and care home Covid boosters to continue.

Experts launch world's largest genetic study of ME

Mon, 12/09/2022 - 12:10
Academics are seeking 20,000 people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis to take part in the research.