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Chronic pain 'like walking into burning hot oven', sufferer says

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 05:55
Emily Bristoe describes her pain as "horrible" and takes six tablets a day to cope with her symptoms.
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North Korea orders strict lockdown with first official Covid cases

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 05:19
State media report the country's first outbreak, but observers believe the virus has long been present.
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World complacent on Covid, warns former UK prime minister Gordon Brown

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 00:43
Wealthier countries must share the cost of global vaccinations, tests and treatments, the former PM says.
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Ambulance wait times endangering patients, doctors say

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 00:42
New data shows a 77% spike in the number of safety incidents involving ambulances over the past year.
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Deborah James: Big C presenter 'can't do anything more' to fight cancer

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 07:00
The You, Me and the Big C presenter is receiving end-of-life care at home for bowel cancer.
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Crowded A&Es mean Scottish paramedics play the waiting game

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 06:19
Paramedics say it can take hours to get people out of ambulances and into a hospital bed.
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Sarin gas blamed for Gulf War syndrome

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 06:00
US scientists say they now know why thousands of soldiers who served in the 1991 conflict fell sick.
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Chronic pain treatments are failing millions, say experts

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 06:00
Specialists warn the NHS is not set up to deal with such complex conditions.
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Chronic pain: 'A life with pain is still a life'

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 06:00
At the age of 13 Luke woke up in horrific pain and a decade on his condition is still undiagnosed.
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Cost of living crisis: Hospital worker rents moped to commute

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 06:56
The cost of living crisis is turning transport costs into a luxury, a charity says.
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NI Health: Cancer patient numbers may rise by 40% by 2030

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 06:21
There are 82,000 people living with the disease in NI, but a cancer charity issues a stark warning.
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Deborah James: My body can't continue, says You, Me and the Big C podcast host

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 01:48
The podcast host says she is now receiving hospice care at home for her terminal bowel cancer.
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Mental illness: 'Saddest case' of woman sent to prison not hospital

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 00:41
People with serious mental health issues find it difficult to access help if they are in prison.
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Covid: Fourth-dose jab trial shows good boost

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 00:40
But scientists say any short-term protection against infection is likely to fall away quickly.
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US faces baby formula 'crisis' as shortage worsens

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 20:28
Pressure is building on the White House to address the worsening shortage of formula milk.
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Hay-fever pill shortage hits High Street chemists

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 10:14
Stocks of brands such as Piriton are affected by an industry-wide shortage of a key ingredient.
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Postnatal depression: 'The help is too far away to risk having more kids’

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 08:38
Linsey Singers was admitted to hospital 170 miles from home when she had severe postnatal depression.
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Carer shortage: Woman's care suspended for two months during Covid

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 07:41
A new report finds that four in 10 people who needed care during Covid did not receive it.
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Patients in pain as many struggle to find dental care

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 01:01
Watchdog warns of "deepening crisis" in England as patients find it harder to access NHS treatment.
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Type 1 diabetes: 'People don't know how hard it is'

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 00:26
Emma Malcomson wishes there was more understanding of the impact the condition has on her daily life.
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