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Sepsis survivor calls for 'life-saving' machines for Wales

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 00:18
Tom Boyce was put on a specialist lung machine, unavailable in Wales, after his organs failed.
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Lung transplant waiting list rise prompts donation plea

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 00:15
Ageing donors and the challenge of matching organs mean lungs are in short supply.
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Inquiry after 54 deaths at Russells Hall Hospital's A&E

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 11:54
Inspectors raised concerns after examining Russells Hall Hospital's death records.
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Zara Tindall reflects on the impact of miscarriages on dads

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 11:27
Zara Tindall speaks out about going through two miscarriages and how hard it is for fathers.
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HIV prevention drug trial boost in Wales

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 09:32
There were no new cases of HIV in more than 500 high-risk people who took part in a trial of Prep.
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'I live in constant fear of my next migraine attack'

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 09:01
Two thirds of migraines sufferers live in fear of an attack occurring, a new survey reveals.
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Demand for heatwave advice from NHS doubled this summer

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 00:15
Searching for advice on signs of heat exhaustion and preventing heatstroke was most popular.
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Many serious surgeries cancelled on the day, study finds

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 00:14
One in seven operations were cancelled on the day of surgery in a seven-day period in 2017, a study finds.
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Staff trained to make rail line ‘dementia friendly’

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 00:12
Staff on Northern Rail have been trained to recognise when people with dementia are travelling
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You, me and the Big C: 'Like listening to friends'

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 19:14
Fans of the You, Me and the Big C podcast pay tribute to Rachael Bland, who died on Wednesday.
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Probiotics labelled 'quite useless'

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 17:34
A study suggests "good bacteria" have little or no effect inside the body.
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Don't send vapers to use smoking shelters, MPs suggest

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 16:24
E-cigarette users should not have to "come face to face with the thing they are trying to give up", MPs hear.
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'Urgent action' at Shrewsbury and Telford hospital trust

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 15:55
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust already faced allegations over avoidable deaths and injuries.
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'Bed-blocking' patient Adriano Guedes dies in hospital

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 14:45
Adriano Guedes hit the headlines for refusing to leave a Norfolk hospital for more than two years.
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'Gross failures' in Kayden Urmston-Bancroft death

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:52
Kayden Urmston-Bancroft died of natural causes "contributed to by neglect", a coroner concludes.
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Pilot areas announced for NHS app to book appointments

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:14
Patients will be able to book appointments, order prescriptions and see medical files on the app.
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You, Me and the Big C podcast hosts vow to continue

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 11:03
Presenters of the You, Me and the Big C podcasts, Deborah James and Lauren Mahon, vow to carry on.
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Disabled mother Miriam: My five-year-old son is my arms

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 00:23
Kenyan Miriam Wariwa was born without arms, so her five-year-old son Samuel helps her with her daily tasks.
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Ethnic minority consultants 'paid less' than white colleagues

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 00:07
They are paid thousands of pounds less a year in basic pay than their white peers, a study suggests.
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NHS chief calls for Premier League clubs to tackle gambling addiction

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 21:22
Simon Stevens described gambling addiction as one of the "new threats" facing the health service.
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