Health

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

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 13:44
Official estimates suggest there has been a small increase in infections in England and Northern Ireland.
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James Paget Hospital to use Palforzia peanut allergy treatment

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 13:42
A Norfolk hospital is the first to be licensed to treat peanut allergy using a newly approved drug.
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North East Ambulance: Family feel betrayed over fuel-stop admission

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 12:28
Peter Coates' family is angry it has taken three years to learn the circumstances of the callout.
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Transgender Sussex paramedic says patients refuse her help

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 06:12
Steph Meech has been spat at and verbally abused by patients she has treated.
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Shop-bought menopause tests not worth it, women advised

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 03:29
The kits, sold on the High Street, are not predictive enough to pinpoint the change of life, top UK doctors warn.
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Labour queries PPE contracts and Baroness Mone links

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 17:24
Angela Rayner says there is "suspicion" about contracts for a firm she says is linked to a Tory peer.
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Law change to let pharmacists sign people off sick

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 11:28
Patients in England, Wales and Scotland will no longer need to see their GP to receive a "fit note".
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Energy drinks: Selling to under-16s could be banned

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 06:30
Opening takeaways near schools could also end under plans to tackle childhood obesity.
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NHS: Wales' hospital treatment time longest in UK - study

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 06:16
Patients are staying an average of seven days in hospital for treatment, a BBC investigation finds.
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Thailand legalises cannabis trade but still bans recreational use

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 04:04
Thais can now grow cannabis for commerce, but the rules still ban recreational use.
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Cost of living: Soaring bills damaging people's health, say medics

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 03:50
Experts warn health inequalities will be widened by the surge in the cost of living.
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Smoking age should rise, government report to say

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 03:47
A review is expected to suggest a gradual increase as part of the drive to eradicate smoking by 2030.
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Doctors' concern as mention of women reduced in NHS advice

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/08/2022 - 22:33
Doctors say it may cause confusion but NHS Digital says the updated advice now has wider relevance.
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Mum, 29, with inoperable brain tumour in plea for research

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/08/2022 - 21:11
Laura Mahon, 29, gave birth at 30 weeks after being told she had an inoperable brain tumour.
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Princess Alexandra Hospital A&E patients warned of 13-hour wait

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/08/2022 - 12:08
The health secretary says the video of a nurse speaking to patients is "not what anyone wants to see".
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Community pharmacists speak out against rise in abuse and attacks

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/08/2022 - 07:14
Staff say physical and verbal abuse is unacceptably common, and many now feel unsafe at work.
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My son is profoundly deaf - but still passed a hearing test

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/08/2022 - 06:07
Carrie-Ann Farquhar was told her young son had normal hearing, but years later he was diagnosed as being profoundly deaf.
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Sajid Javid pledges NHS leadership changes after review finds bullying

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 06/08/2022 - 03:13
Health Secretary Sajid Javid says the findings are "stark" ahead of the report's publication later.
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Princess Alexandra Hospital A&E nurse filmed issuing doctor wait warning

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/07/2022 - 20:03
A nurse is filmed as she informs a packed accident and emergency waiting room of long delays.
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Partygate: Sir Patrick Vallance says it is 'disappointing' No 10 broke rules

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/07/2022 - 17:17
The government's chief scientific adviser says it was "really important" everyone stuck to the rules.
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