Child obesity drive ‘stalled by Brexit’

Slow progress is being made on junk food advertising restrictions and calories labelling, it is claimed.
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Residents in care homes ‘missing out on dental care’

Inspectors warn care homes and the NHS to do more to look after the teeth of vulnerable residents.
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Power and endurance training ‘key to all-round fitness’

Blend of strength and endurance training makes team sport players the fittest of all, a study finds.
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Dwarfism drug aims to boost healthy growth

Nine-year-old Sam is taking part in a trial of a new drug researchers hope can boost healthy bone growth.
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‘Living drug’ offers hope to terminal blood cancer patients

Doctors say some lymphoma patients are being completely cured in a way “never been seen before”.
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Long working hours ‘linked to stroke risk’

Working long hours is linked to an increased risk of stroke, researchers say.
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Vaccines: Low trust in vaccination ‘a global crisis’

The biggest global study into attitudes on immunisation reveals confidence is low in some regions.
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Lives ‘destroyed by NHS eating disorder failures’

As more than a million people struggle with illnesses such as anorexia, two reports say more must be done.
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Listeria outbreak: More affected hospitals named

Eight hospitals have reported cases of listeria linked to sandwiches and salads eaten by patients.
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Listeria outbreak: Health secretary orders NHS food review

It comes as two more patients die in an outbreak linked to hospital sandwiches and salads.
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End-of-life care not ‘culturally competent’

A study hopes to boost the small number of black and Asian people using end-of-life care services.
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Deadly Ebola outbreak ‘not global threat’

But World Health Organization says it is an emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo and needs more funding.
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The worst places for cancer care waits revealed

Nearly three-quarters of services are failing the 62-day target. But which service has the worst record?
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New Ebola outbreak in DRC is ‘truly frightening’, says Wellcome Trust director

The head of a major medical charity says the spread of Ebola in the DRC shows no signs of stopping.
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DR Congo Ebola outbreak: Child in Uganda diagnosed with virus

A five-year-old boy is the first case confirmed in Uganda, after outbreak kills hundreds in DR Congo.
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Prostate cancer screening scan hope

Researchers are investigating if men could benefit from a one-off scan to check their risk of prostate cancer.
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Trump visit: Could US companies run NHS services after Brexit?

Several US companies are already involved in small ways in the health service.
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Domestic abuse survivors ‘more at risk of serious mental illness’

Opportunities are being missed to detect abuse and support vulnerable women, researchers say.
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Hospital patients die in sandwich listeria outbreak

Three deaths in hospitals in Manchester and Liverpool are linked to pre-packed sandwiches.
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Are we more constipated than we think?

A study found doctors and the public disagree over the symptoms, leaving some people undiagnosed.
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‘Alarming rise in self-harm – but only half get care’

Only about half of those who self-harm have access to treatment, research suggests.
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Baby gene experiment ‘foolish and dangerous’

Twin girls had their DNA altered to protect against HIV – but their mutation may increase the risk of an early death.
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‘Life is wonderful’ being pain-free after 40 years

Alison Cameron had a successful nerve stimulation implant after injections and operations failed.
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Journalist ‘no-platformed’ by GPs over Enoch Powell tweet

Julia Hartley-Brewer’s invitation to speak at a conference was rescinded after doctors complained.
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GM fungus rapidly kills 99% of malaria mosquitoes, study suggests

A fungus has been genetically modified with spider venom to kill the mosquitoes that spread malaria.
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Chief medical officer considers recommending tax on unhealthy food

A tax on baby food, pizzas and cakes could subsidise fruit and vegetables, England’s chief medical officer says.
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Transgender no longer recognised as ‘disorder’ by WHO

The World Health Organization has amended its classification of transgender health issues.
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Fertility paradox in male beauty quest

Men paradoxically damage their ability to have children during efforts to make themselves look more attractive.
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NHS bans sale of energy drinks to under-16s in Scottish hospitals

Shops in Scotland’s hospitals will not be allowed to sell high-energy drinks to anyone under 16.
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Menopause: what are the symptoms and why does it happen?

Changes in hormones can have big effects on the body and how we behave.
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Mumps – is it the forgotten disease?

Hippocrates described the classic signs centuries ago, so what else do we know about the ancient illness?
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Whorlton Hall: Ten arrested over abuse allegations

Ten workers are held over the alleged mistreatment of hospital patients following a BBC investigation.
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Whorlton Hall: Hospital abuse missed despite at least 100 official visits

Inspectors, council staff and NHS officials went in twice week on average in the year before Panorama expose.
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Hospital ‘abused’ vulnerable adults in Durham

Undercover BBC filming shows staff swearing, mocking and taunting patients with learning disabilities.
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‘Broken’ care system for most vulnerable

Patients with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities are being let down, a report says.
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Heart scan ‘could pick up signs of sudden death risk’

Researchers used detailed images of the heart to look for signs of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
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Nicki Chapman praised for sharing tumour diagnosis

Nicki Chapman will not host the Chelsea Flower Show following surgery to remove a brain tumour.
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Electrotherapy warning over bogus psychiatrist Zholia Alemi

Scotland’s chief medic says Zholia Alemi may have prescribed ECT and wrongly detained mental health patients.
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Spina bifida: Keyhole surgery repairs baby spine in womb

Doctors say the surgery could be the difference between some children learning to walk or not.
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Ultra-processed foods ‘make you eat more’

The first trial of ultra-processed foods suggests they lead people to eat more and put on weight.
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Severe pregnancy sickness: ‘I thought I was dying’

Hannah is one of 5,000 UK women to share their experience of extreme pregnancy sickness with BBC News.
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Mental health spending varies widely across England

Campaigners warn services will be affected as some areas of England spend much less than others.
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Body image concerns ‘making people suicidal’

Mental health experts say the issue is too often overlooked but is causing people real distress.
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Hormone ‘can reduce some women’s chances of miscarriage’

Giving progesterone could to some women with early bleeding could save babies’ lives, research suggests.
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MPs call for ‘life-changing’ Kuvan to be made affordable

MPs from various parties write to the US biotech firm behind Kuvan, a drug the NHS says is too expensive.
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Charcoal toothpastes ‘don’t whiten teeth’

Dentists say the products risk tooth decay and damage to the enamel from abrasive brushing.
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We both now have hope – MS sisters

NHS backing of a new treatment for the disease means Zoe Bowman may get help just as her sister has.
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Phage therapy: ‘Viral cocktail saved my daughter’s life’

Isabelle was told she had less than a 1% chance of survival before the experimental therapy.
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Social media effect ‘tiny’ in teenagers, large study finds

Family, friends and school life all have a greater impact on life satisfaction, researchers say.
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Waste collection costs double after firm’s collapse

The collapse of the firm responsible for collecting NHS clinical and human waste in Scotland has sent costs soaring.
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False allegations of fabricated illness ‘ripped family apart’

Calls grow for inquiry into accusations that families are inventing children’s illnesses.
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Minister considers ‘all options’ to boost vaccine uptake

Health Secretary says he will “consider all options” to boost child immunisation uptake in England.
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Universities inspired to spot students with mental health concerns

The father of a student who took his life at university has helped set up a scheme to support students.
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Dementia: The greatest health challenge of our time

Someone is diagnosed every three seconds with dementia – one of the world’s top killers. Is there any hope?
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Has Leeds cracked the obesity problem?

The city is being lauded for success in reducing the waistlines of young children. Should others follow its lead?
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New type of dementia identified

Experts say the dementia discovery – the most important for years – could help find new, effective treatments.
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Social care: Homeowners urged to pay £30,000 towards care by downsizing

People who can afford it should pay up to £30,000 by downsizing or releasing equity, report says.
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Opioid painkillers ‘must carry prominent warnings’

The health secretary announces a plan to tackle a dramatic rise in the use of addictive prescription drugs.
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Cosmetic procedures: Firms warned over ‘duty of care’

Too many providers are “operating as a law unto themselves”, England’s top doctor says.
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Syndrome without a name: The boy who baffles doctors

Working out what makes Charlie Parkes ill is like fitting together “little pieces of a puzzle”, his mum says.
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Measles: ‘My baby’s eyes were swollen shut’

Jilly Moss’s daughter Alba spent eight days in a London hospital after contracting the viral illness.
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‘Exhilarating’ implant turns thoughts to speech

The technology could eventually help those who have lost their voice to speak again.
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Campaign to tackle ‘botched’ cosmetic procedures

The use of self-injected dermal and lip fillers is rising, along with dangerous cosmetic surgery.
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Parkinson’s results beyond researchers’ wildest dreams

Previously housebound patients are now able to walk more freely as a result of electrical stimulation to their spines. Researchers say the small trial of the treatment has gone ‘beyond their wildest dreams’.
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The profoundly deaf girl who found her voice after brain surgery

Leia was born profoundly deaf but pioneering surgery and therapy has enabled her to hear sounds.
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Targeted checks ‘prevent one-in-10 heart attacks’

Around 5,000 heart attacks and strokes a year could be prevented by personalising heart health checks.
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Sore knee? Maybe you have a fabella

A little bone scientists thought was being lost to evolution seems to be making a comeback, say experts.
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People with learning disabilities ‘trapped’ in hospitals as target missed

More than 2,200 people with learning disabilities are still being treated in hospitals, figures show.
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Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

The study could aid medical research and fuel debate about the difference between life and death.
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Statins ‘don’t work well for one in two people’

Fresh research questions the merit of the cholesterol-lowering pills taken by millions of Britons.
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Spina bifida womb op baby back home in Essex

Two-week-old Elouise Simpson is home after “foetal repair” surgery following a spina bifida diagnosis.
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More GP appointments available due to success of pilot scheme

Time For Care saved the equivalent of 1.23m GP appointments last year and is now being expanded.
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Gene-silencing: ‘New class’ of medicine reverses disease porphyria

Gene silencing drugs spared patients from the crippling pain caused by porphyria, in a clinical trial.
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Ebola outbreak ‘not global emergency yet’

World Health Organization says Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo will become an emergency without more support.
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Web therapy ‘calmed my irritable bowels’

People with irritable bowel syndrome could have fewer symptoms after web-based therapy, research suggests.
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‘Dismantling cancer’ reveals weak spots

Research has thrown up 600 new cancer vulnerabilities and each could be the target of a drug.
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Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba: Struck-off doctor can return to work

Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence after Jack Adcock’s death.
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Precise brain stimulation boosts memory

People in their seventies were given the working memory of someone in their twenties, say scientists.
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Pembrokeshire girl, 10, dies waiting for lung transplant

Belle Curran won numerous bravery awards as she battled with rare Interstitial Lung Disease.
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Chemotherapy doses review after 14 NHS Tayside patients die

An independent doctor will look at cases after NHS Tayside gave lower chemotherapy doses than elsewhere in Scotland.
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Even one drink a day increases stroke risk, study finds

This goes against previous claims that moderate drinking might protect the heart, researchers say.
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The diets cutting one in five lives short every year

Israelis are some of the world’s healthiest eaters, Uzbekistanis some of the least healthy, a report says.
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Sexism, bullying and the NHS

Female doctors complain of sexism and crude behaviour as the GMC warns of a culture of bullying and rudeness.
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NHS to offer mums-to-be new blood test for pre-eclampsia

It looks for a dangerous condition called pre-eclampsia, which can develop in pregnancy.
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‘She was so desperate, she swallowed a toothbrush’

The government’s aim to move people with learning disabilities from secure units has failed, campaigners say.
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More adults seeking support for alcoholic parents

Thousand more adults are seeking help in coping with an alcoholic parent every year, a charity says.
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Ask children about social media use, psychiatrists urged

Questions about technology should be routine for children assessed for mental health problems.
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Easter eggs ‘being pushed too early in shops’

Early sales of calorie-filled treats are fuelling the obesity crisis, a public health body says.
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Jump in antidepressant prescriptions in England

The number of prescriptions were dispensed last year exceeded 70 million for the first time.
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Take over pharma to create new medicines, says top adviser

Bits of the industry could be taken over as no new drugs are being made, says Lord Jim O’Neill.
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Coroners could investigate stillbirths, say ministers

Coroners may be given new powers to investigate stillbirths so that each death is independently assessed.
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New brain cells made throughout life

The study could lead to new ideas for treating Alzheimer’s disease, say the researchers.
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Transplant service at ‘breaking point’

A leading transplant surgeon says that services are struggling to keep up with demand.
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Detailed images of baby heart inside the womb

New technology could improve the care of babies with congenital heart diseases.
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‘Baby Grady’ gives fertility hope to boys with cancer

A new approach could preserve fertility for boys having cancer treatment – thanks to a baby monkey.
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Assisted dying: Doctors’ group adopts neutral position

The Royal College of Physicians votes to adopt a neutral position on helping terminally ill patients die.
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Instagram eating disorder content ‘out of control’

Psychiatrists raise concerns as the BBC finds children are swapping extreme images of weight loss.
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Medicinal cannabis: ‘patients still in limbo’

It could take years for patients to get medicinal cannabis on the NHS, a parliamentary committee has heard.
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MPs call for tax on social media companies

Their report says the money should be used to fund research into the health impact of social media.
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McDonald’s: Tom Watson urges chain to drop Monopoly campaign

The campaign is a “danger to public health” as it encourages people to eat more, says MP Tom Watson.
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Children’s noses ‘hold clues’ to serious lung infections

A study finds the bacteria and viruses in the nose could give clues to improve the diagnosis.
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Mushrooms may ‘reduce the risk of mild brain decline’

Eating the fungi more than twice a week cut people’s risk of memory and language problems, a study found.
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NHS let me down, says health manager with cancer

A patient with late-stage bowel cancer hits out as figures show cancer waits are at their worst level since records began.
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Gene-editing babies: Call to pause humanity-altering research

Leading scientists call for a temporary ban on research to “re-engineer the human species”.
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Professor Stephen Hawking’s nurse struck off over his care

Patricia Dowdy was accused of financial misconduct and failing to properly care for the scientist.
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NHS signals four-hour A&E target may end

NHS bosses to pilot new ways of measuring performance in England, which may mean changes to key targets.
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Home births: Community midwives trial ‘delivery bags’

One mother says she considered a home birth for her son, but was “scared” by the idea.
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Nutrient supplement ‘boosts growth of breastfed premature babies’

Eight weeks of extra proteins and minerals led to better growth in breastfed babies, a study found.
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‘Benefit changes adding to mental health problems’

Universal credit, job worries and homelessness are increasing demand on mental health services, say NHS bosses.
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Satisfaction with NHS ‘hits 11-year low’

The public is concerned about lack of staffing and waiting times, according to a long-running survey.
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Critically injured? The longest waits for 999 help

People in rural areas wait over 50% longer for an ambulance service response to life-threatening injuries.
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Brexit ‘likely to cause cancer test delays’

Radiologists warn doctors to prepare for possible drug delays as a result of a no-deal Brexit.
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Amazon withdraws painted children’s drinking tumblers

The glasses feature Disney characters but contain a toxic metal associated with known health risks.
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NHS patients in England to be offered free tampons

Women should have access to daily essentials while in hospital, health officials say.
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Canada appeals court orders tobacco firms to pay billions in damages

A Quebec appellate court has upheld a 2015 decision that ordered the firms to pay over C$ 15bn.
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Vaccination deniers gaining traction, NHS boss warns

The NHS is considering what it can do to stop anti-vaccination messages spreading, Simon Stevens says.
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Shropshire baby deaths: Families could pull out of inquiry

Some parents object to the involvement of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
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Radical Parkinson’s treatment tested in patients

The drug is delivered to affected parts of the brain via a “port” in the side of the head.
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Children ‘failed in first 1,000 days’, says MPs

A group of MPs wants a “revolution” in early years support, including more health visitor contacts.
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NHS child gender reassignment ‘too quick’

A former governor of the Tavistock Centre calls for more “external oversight” of the clinic.
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Supermarkets misleading shoppers on healthy food, say nutritionists

Supermarkets should be more transparent on food classification, say public health experts.
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PTSD affects ‘one in 13 by age of 18’

Researchers say, with many young people not receiving support, the study should be a “wake-up call”.
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Flu vaccine ‘working better for children’

It is 87% effective in two to 17-year-olds against the main flu strain, mid-season data suggests.
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Sepsis campaigner takes son’s ashes to Buckingham Palace

Melissa Mead takes the ashes of her son William in a teddy bear to Buckingham Palace to collect an MBE.
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Asthma: Young people in the UK ‘more likely to die’

The UK lags behind other wealthy nations across a number of health indicators, a report finds.
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Sepsis test could show results ‘in minutes’

Researchers are developing a test they hope will one day help detect the condition in minutes.
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Brain function of night owls and larks differ, study suggests

Late risers have poorer attention, slower reactions and increased sleepiness, a study suggests.
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Parents of sick babies need more leave, charity says

Parents of sick babies need more paternity and maternity leave, a neonatal charity says.
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Short bursts of intense exercise ‘better for weight loss’

Researchers suggest bursts of high intensity workouts, like sprinting, are more effective for weight loss.
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Most hip and knee replacements ‘last longer than thought’

This helps doctors who often struggle to answer questions from patients on how they will last.
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A&E waits at worst level for 15 years in England

Nearly 330,000 A&E patients waited for more than four hours last month in England.
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Cannabis use in teens linked to depression

Experts link use of the drug in teenage years to cases of depression later in life.
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Fear wrong metal plates used to fix fractures

Hospitals are told to review X-rays to check if patients have received the correct treatment for broken arms and legs.
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Breast cancer: Scan younger women at risk, charity says

Research suggests screening for 35 to 39-year-olds with a family history can reveal the disease early.
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Dame Sally Davies becomes Cambridge’s Trinity College master

Dame Sally Davies is to become the first woman in the top job at Trinity College, Cambridge.
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Knife crime: 1,000 young victims hospitalised last year

The NHS also says there has been a 54% rise in the number of victims aged 10 to 19 over five years.
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Beer before wine? It makes no difference to a hangover

A study finds the order in which you have alcoholic drinks makes no difference to your hangover.
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Mosquitoes ‘put off biting’ by human diet drugs

US scientists say they may have found a way to reduce the appetite of blood-hungry mosquitoes.
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Son’s 200-mile London-Devon journey beats ambulance

Mark Clements reached his mother’s Exmouth home before paramedics arrived to treat her broken hip.
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‘Xanax’ linked to more than 200 deaths

Counterfeit Xanax bars with a street value of more than £1m have been seized at the UK border since 2016.
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Fake Xanax: Anxiety drug deaths an ‘escalating crisis’

Northern Ireland’s chief coroner speaks out over the rising number of deaths linked to the anti-anxiety drug.
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Provide sanitary products free in all hospitals, says doctors’ union

The BMA says pads and tampons are a basic need and should be freely available to in-patients.
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Celebrity ads for diet aids should be banned, says top doctor

England’s top doctor calls on celebrities to be more ‘responsible’ on social media.
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Health screening ‘not meeting targets’, report finds

Cervical screening saw delays in sending out results, affecting half of women, a report says.
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Is breakfast always a good idea?

Research suggests eating breakfast won’t help adults lose weight, but it can be a good source of nutrients.
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No-deal Brexit could see ops cancelled, NHS trust says

A University Hospitals Birmingham paper says a no-deal Brexit will lead to operations being postponed.
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Persistent sore throat ‘can be cancer sign’

A new study suggests GPs should not only investigate patients with hoarseness for throat cancer.
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Screen time ‘may harm toddlers’

A large study suggests excessive use may slow a toddler’s development in language and sociability.
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Cervical smear: The 30 second test that could save your life

She was trying to to help raise awareness of the 30-second test that could save your life.
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NHS to offer paid-for DNA tests if patients share data

Patients will receive a health report, but experts caution over the accuracy of any predictions.
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Skinny genes the ‘secret to staying slim’

Healthy thin people stay slim because they are genetically different, scientists say.
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Does gum disease have a key role in Alzheimer’s?

Scientists say it may have a “central role” in Alzheimer’s, so should we worry more about our oral health?
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How diet is changing – the good and the bad

Children are turning their backs on sugary drinks but all age groups eat too few vegetables, a survey suggests.
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Child’s death linked to Glasgow hospital pigeon infection

The fungus from bird droppings was a “contributing factor” in the death of the youngster at a Glasgow hospital.
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Women’s frozen eggs ‘should be stored for longer’

The 10-year limit for keeping a woman’s frozen eggs is arbitrary and does not reflect current technology, campaigners say.
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Carter Cookson: Baby who needed new heart dies

His parents, who lost their first son in 2013, say Carter Cookson has “gained his angel wings”.
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Two dead after pigeon dropping infection at hospital

An investigation is under way after patients contracted a fungal infection associated with pigeon droppings.
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Pharmacists warn of a ‘surge’ in shortage of common medicines

Patients in England are struggling to get hold of drugs such as painkillers and anti-depressants.
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A bit of meat, a lot of veg – the flexitarian diet to feed 10bn

And you don’t have to be vegan to follow the “planetary health diet”.
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