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Early signs that Covid may be rising in parts of the UK

Fri, 10/06/2022 - 13:44
Official estimates suggest there has been a small increase in infections in England and Northern Ireland.

James Paget Hospital to use Palforzia peanut allergy treatment

Fri, 10/06/2022 - 13:42
A Norfolk hospital is the first to be licensed to treat peanut allergy using a newly approved drug.

North East Ambulance: Family feel betrayed over fuel-stop admission

Fri, 10/06/2022 - 12:28
Peter Coates' family is angry it has taken three years to learn the circumstances of the callout.

Transgender Sussex paramedic says patients refuse her help

Fri, 10/06/2022 - 06:12
Steph Meech has been spat at and verbally abused by patients she has treated.

Shop-bought menopause tests not worth it, women advised

Fri, 10/06/2022 - 03:29
The kits, sold on the High Street, are not predictive enough to pinpoint the change of life, top UK doctors warn.

Labour queries PPE contracts and Baroness Mone links

Thu, 09/06/2022 - 17:24
Angela Rayner says there is "suspicion" about contracts for a firm she says is linked to a Tory peer.

Law change to let pharmacists sign people off sick

Thu, 09/06/2022 - 11:28
Patients in England, Wales and Scotland will no longer need to see their GP to receive a "fit note".

Energy drinks: Selling to under-16s could be banned

Thu, 09/06/2022 - 06:30
Opening takeaways near schools could also end under plans to tackle childhood obesity.

NHS: Wales' hospital treatment time longest in UK - study

Thu, 09/06/2022 - 06:16
Patients are staying an average of seven days in hospital for treatment, a BBC investigation finds.

Thailand legalises cannabis trade but still bans recreational use

Thu, 09/06/2022 - 04:04
Thais can now grow cannabis for commerce, but the rules still ban recreational use.

Cost of living: Soaring bills damaging people's health, say medics

Thu, 09/06/2022 - 03:50
Experts warn health inequalities will be widened by the surge in the cost of living.

Smoking age should rise, government report to say

Thu, 09/06/2022 - 03:47
A review is expected to suggest a gradual increase as part of the drive to eradicate smoking by 2030.

Doctors' concern as mention of women reduced in NHS advice

Wed, 08/06/2022 - 22:33
Doctors say it may cause confusion but NHS Digital says the updated advice now has wider relevance.

Mum, 29, with inoperable brain tumour in plea for research

Wed, 08/06/2022 - 21:11
Laura Mahon, 29, gave birth at 30 weeks after being told she had an inoperable brain tumour.

Princess Alexandra Hospital A&E patients warned of 13-hour wait

Wed, 08/06/2022 - 11:04
The health secretary says the video of a nurse speaking to patients is "not what anyone wants to see".

Community pharmacists speak out against rise in abuse and attacks

Wed, 08/06/2022 - 07:14
Staff say physical and verbal abuse is unacceptably common, and many now feel unsafe at work.

My son is profoundly deaf - but still passed a hearing test

Wed, 08/06/2022 - 06:07
Carrie-Ann Farquhar was told her young son had normal hearing, but years later he was diagnosed as being profoundly deaf.

Sajid Javid pledges NHS leadership changes after review finds bullying

Wed, 08/06/2022 - 03:13
Health Secretary Sajid Javid says the findings are "stark" ahead of the report's publication later.

Princess Alexandra Hospital A&E nurse filmed issuing doctor wait warning

Tue, 07/06/2022 - 20:03
A nurse is filmed as she informs a packed accident and emergency waiting room of long delays.