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Briton Audrey Schoeman revived after six-hour cardiac arrest

7 hours 10 min ago
Audrey Schoeman fell unconscious when she was caught in a snowstorm while hiking in Spain.
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Poor children lose out on exercise, research suggests

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 13:24
Significant inequalities remain in the areas of family affluence, gender and race, Sport England says.
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Norovirus closes 1,100 hospital beds in England

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 12:32
Don't go to work or send children to school until 48 hours after symptoms have gone, NHS bosses say.
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Adam Hurst: Father-to-be died in hospital 'screaming in pain'

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 01:17
A hospital's pain management of Adam Hurst, who had a rare hernia, was "inadequate", bosses accept.
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Mentally ill 'spend months on hidden waiting list'

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 00:48
NHS talking therapy service leaves patients in limbo for months, BBC investigation shows.
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Seizures of illegal diazepam tablets double in a year

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 00:45
Doctors warn people cannot trust the authenticity of drugs bought from rogue online pharmacies or dealers.
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Typhoid vaccine 'works fantastically well'

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 22:05
The jab is being given to nine million children in Pakistan at risk of a dangerous form of the infection.
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Once-a-month oral contraceptive pill in tests

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 19:46
Researchers say the prototype pill could ultimately offer women more contraceptive choice and control.
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General election 2019: How many 'new' NHS hospitals are Conservatives building?

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 16:34
It's not six completely new hospitals - some involve redeveloping existing buildings and sites.
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Boy born to mothers who carried baby in both wombs

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 16:09
Jasmine Francis-Smith gave birth to a son after the egg had been incubated by her wife Donna.
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UK patient diagnosed with monkeypox

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 12:36
It is believed the patient contracted the infection while visiting Nigeria, Public Health England said.
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Samoa measles: Unvaccinated families told to hang red flag on door

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 11:01
The Pacific nation declares a state of emergency as 60 people die of measles.
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How do eggs protect us from flu?

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 00:01
Liverpool is home to the UK’s biggest flu vaccine manufacturing site, where 100 million doses are made using hen eggs.
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Cambridge baby loss charity Petals reinstates hospital counselling

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 16:24
Petals suspended counselling at the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge in September in an NHS funding row.
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'Sugar overload' warning for festive hot drinks

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 00:42
Seasonal lattes and hot chocolates sold by coffee chains can contain up to 23 spoonfuls, a study finds.
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Child life expectancy projections cut by years

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 14:37
Children born this year expected to live shorter lives than previously thought, say official stats.
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Health strike: Action could delay cancer diagnoses, trust claims

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 10:46
More than 10,000 outpatient appointments and surgeries will not go ahead on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
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Jack Savoretti messages cancer girl Anna Drysdale

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 01:06
Anna Drysdale, 8, contracted osteosarcoma at five and says getting the singer's message was "amazing".
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Latex allergy: 'A balloon could kill me'

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 00:43
Liz Knight's latex allergy is so severe she cannot touch a newspaper or the buttons on the remote controls.
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Morning-after pill 'should be sold off the shelf'

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 00:40
A report says accessing contraceptives in the UK should be easier for girls and women.
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