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Girl, six, died after doctor 'failed to spot meningitis'

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 11:09
Layla Rose Ermenekli had a rash consistent with meningitis on her hip at hospital, an inquest hears.
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Five patients made 8,303 emergency calls in a year

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 01:32
One caller rang an ambulance service 3,594 times in 12 months.
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Charli Howard: Is this really a 'plus-size' model?

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 01:21
Charli Howard went from being an anorexic teenager to a campaigner for body positivity.
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How a single punch changed soul singer Only Girl's life

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 01:17
Ellen Murphy's boyfriend sustained brain damage in an unprovoked attack. She turned to music to help.
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Tom Rebair wins ambassador award after overcoming anorexia

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 17:13
Tom Rebair has won a Prince's Trust award for turning his life around after developing anorexia.
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Alfie Evans: Decision to remove life support upheld by judge

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 15:13
The Court of Appeal rules doctors can stop treating seriously ill 21-month-old Alfie Evans.
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Leeds hospital ward killings revealed in report

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 14:56
Harry Bosomworth had been treated for paranoid schizophrenia but his medication was stopped.
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Russian spy: How do you find out whether poisoning has occurred?

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 14:17
A Russian man and his daughter are critically ill. How will officials find out whether they were poisoned?
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Alzheimer's researchers win brain prize

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 14:15
Four dementia scientists share this years 1m euro prize for their pivotal work.
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Serena Williams: Statistics on deaths in pregnancy or childbirth 'heartbreaking'

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 09:42
Tennis great Serena Williams says it may be time for "women to be comfortable with having uncomfortable conversations".
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Xanax: The anxiety drug putting lives at risk

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 01:13
Counterfeit Xanax tablets laced with a deadly painkiller are being used as a party drug
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Britain needs to go on a diet, says top health official

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 01:04
Health officials want a cut in the portion sizes of pizzas, ready meals, processed meat and takeaways.
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Trampoline parks: Regulation calls after injuries increase

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 00:18
Children suffered worse injuries at trampoline parks than when using home equipment, a hospital finds.
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Trampoline park injuries 'more serious', hospital finds

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 00:16
Children suffered worse injuries at trampoline parks than when using home equipment, a hospital finds.
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'Opportunities missed' by trust before Poundland attack

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 18:29
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust apologised for failing to share information with police.
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Two critical after Salisbury substance 'exposure'

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 14:48
The pair were found in Salisbury city centre, where several locations have been cordoned off.
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Energy drinks: UK supermarkets ban sales to under-16s

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:28
Boots becomes the latest retailer to introduce an age limit to the high-caffeine and sugary drinks.
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The killer disease with no vaccine

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 01:41
Since the beginning of the year, Nigeria has been gripped by an outbreak of the deadly Lassa fever.
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Prostate test 'breakthrough' in NHS trial

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 15:31
Diagnosis times for the condition could be reduced from six weeks to a matter of days.
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Is it wrong to be blunt about obesity?

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 04:16
A comedian says a cancer campaign about obesity is "damaging". Is it wrong to be blunt about weight?
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