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Madelaine McTernan named as new HRT tsar

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 07:37
A UK-wide hormone-replacement therapy crisis has seen women turning to the black market.
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Exercise is good for joints with wear-and-tear arthritis

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 02:52
It may hurt, but exercise is beneficial for joints, experts say in guidance for doctors and patients.
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Energy prices: Fears and cutbacks as hike hits disabled families

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 02:08
Parents of disabled children say they fear rising energy prices could make their condition worse.
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Vaccine makers see off push to share Covid know-how

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 00:09
Shareholders failed to get Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna to share their Covid vaccine knowledge.
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Covid self-isolation guidance to end in Scotland

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 15:43
From Sunday, public health advice will change to a "stay at home" message for people who are unwell.
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Woman dies after 'cold water therapy' in Derbyshire river

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 14:19
The woman, who was from Manchester, died after paramedics were called to a riverside in Derbyshire.
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NHS boss feared waiting for ambulance after stroke

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 14:15
A hospital chief executive's husband drove her to A&E because of concerns over long 999 waits.
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E-scooter ambulance callouts double in a year

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 12:52
The data comes as the government considers legalising e-scooters for road use in the next few months.
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Sowerby Bridge school uses charity to tackle pupils' toothache

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 02:36
Pupils are sometimes in agony but unable to access an NHS dentist, the Sowerby Bridge school says.
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Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust warned by CQC over failures

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 02:36
An NHS mental health trust that has been the worst performing in England fails another inspection.
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Failing NHS negligence system must change, say MPs

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 02:34
Current system said to be too adversarial, resulting in bitter and long legal fights with patients.
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Pharmacies in Wales to help GPs prescribe medicines to patients

Wed, 04/27/2022 - 17:59
The first service of its kind in the UK aims to relieve pressure on GPs and the NHS.
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'The thought of running out of HRT is terrifying'

Wed, 04/27/2022 - 16:09
A shortage of some hormone-replacement therapy has left some women struggling with menopause symptoms.
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Covid: Discharging hospital patients to care homes 'unlawful'

Wed, 04/27/2022 - 14:40
The High Court says government policies did not take into account transmission risks to the elderly.
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Covid in Scotland: Hospital admissions down 47% in a month

Wed, 04/27/2022 - 14:39
The number of Covid admissions in Scotland dropped from 1,603 to 851 over four weeks.
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Asthma: Women at higher risk of attacks than men, charity says

Wed, 04/27/2022 - 03:06
More research to examine the sex-related differences in asthma is needed, says Asthma and Lung UK.
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Fear over high rates of diabetes foot amputations

Wed, 04/27/2022 - 03:03
Five-fold variation seen between areas with highest and lowest rates, government data shows.
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Unqualified Botox, filler and laser 'doctors' revealed in Egypt

Wed, 04/27/2022 - 00:12
A BBC News investigation has exposed serious flaws in the Egyptian beauty industry that are endangering lives and leaving women scarred for life.
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Human challenge tests for Oxford paratyphoid vaccine

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 17:37
Scientists say a vaccine is needed due to increasing antibiotic resistance.
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Relax law to ease HRT shortage, pharmacists say

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 11:09
Women are facing unacceptable delays accessing menopause treatments, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society says.
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