Health

NHS racism making doctors 'anxious and depressed'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 08:27
The doctors' union warns institutional racism harms medics' mental health and therefore patient care.
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More children develop diabetes linked to obesity

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 01:15
Rates of type-2 diabetes are rising and experts are concerned the situation may only deteriorate.
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'Normal birth' term makes women feel failure, midwives' report says

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 01:13
A midwives' report into language used during labour and childbirth finds it should be less judgemental.
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Cancer: High Street pharmacists to make referrals

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 00:13
Hundreds of pharmacists in England are being given powers to send patients for cancer scans and tests.
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Monkeypox to get a new name, says WHO

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 17:34
There is an urgent need for a non-discriminatory and non-stigmatising name, scientists agree.
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Archie Battersbee vigil after judge rules treatment should stop

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 10:04
People join the family of Archie Battersbee,12, after a judge rules life support can be withdrawn.
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Ian Paterson: Improvements should be done at pace, says victim

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 07:15
Ian Paterson was jailed in 2017 after carrying out needless operations on patients.
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HIV: Easier PrEP and condom access in Wales' plans to end infections

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 06:13
Better access to preventative drugs are also among proposals to stop new HIV cases in Wales by 2030.
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Huge plan to map the DNA of all life in British Isles

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 00:02
Scientists are planning to sequence the genomes of all species, including plants, animals, fungi, found in Britain and Ireland.
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Vaping - is it a risk-free option?

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 23:53
Colourful gadgets and fruity flavours are popular, but what is really known about their health effects?
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House of Commons to be 'menopause friendly', Speaker Lindsay Hoyle vows

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 23:50
Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle signs a pledge to actively support staff going through the menopause.
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Archie Battersbee treatment should stop, judge rules

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 12:50
The family of Archie Battersbee,12, say they are "devastated" as a court rules life support can end.
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Can video calls ease the pressure on Scotland's A&Es?

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 09:31
Virtual consultations with patients are being used to stop unnecessary trips to Scotland's A&Es.
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Operose Health: UK’s biggest GP chain replacing doctors with less qualified staff

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 06:00
BBC Panorama went undercover at a surgery run by the UK's biggest provider of GP services to the NHS.
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Child stroke survivor determined to recover say Lowestoft parents

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 06/12/2022 - 00:38
Five-year-old Tilli, from Suffolk, is one of 400 children to have a stroke in the UK every year.
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Memory boxes help families remember lost voices

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 06/12/2022 - 00:02
A PhD student has been creating audio memory boxes for hospice patients in Northern Ireland.
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Salt and sugar tax for England to be ruled out

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 06/11/2022 - 05:00
Proposal not expected to be adopted when government unveils its food strategy for England next week.
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Canada mulls putting warnings on each cigarette

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 06/11/2022 - 02:21
The government says the measure could further cut the number of smokers, especially among the young.
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Medical gaming treating life-changing injuries

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 06/11/2022 - 01:15
From strokes and Parkinson's to PTSD, severe conditions can be helped with game-based therapies.
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Drug workers warn heroin treatment shortage will cost lives

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 06/11/2022 - 00:55
A shortage of diamorphine means former heroin users have relapsed for the first time in decades.
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