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Manchester Children's Hospital: 'Dangerously low' staffing levels reported

BBC Health News Feed - 2 hours 20 min ago
Using an "honesty box" to voice their concerns, medical staff say they fear patients' safety is being risked.
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Scottish NHS waiting times performance at new low

BBC Health News Feed - 7 hours 28 min ago
The latest weekly figures showed that 77.9% of patients were dealt with within the four-hour target time.
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Revolution in health and social care urged in Wales

BBC Health News Feed - 11 hours 28 min ago
There is an appetite for bold changes in the NHS and social care in Wales, says an expert review.
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'Staggering' trade in fake degrees revealed

BBC Health News Feed - 16 hours 31 min ago
Doctors and a defence contractor are among those buying bogus qualifications, a BBC probe finds.
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Man ruptures throat by stifling a sneeze

BBC Health News Feed - 16 hours 39 min ago
Clamping your nose and mouth shut when you need to sneeze is dangerous, doctors warn the public.
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Employers urged to 'normalise' menopause in the workplace

BBC Health News Feed - 17 hours 28 min ago
A BBC survey found 70% of women did not tell their employers about their menopause symptoms.
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Cost legacy of decades-old NHS blunders begins to rise

BBC Health News Feed - 17 hours 30 min ago
Damages are still being paid today for medical mistakes which happened before 1995 and the bill is starting to climb.
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What does NHS compensation pay for?

BBC Health News Feed - 17 hours 32 min ago
The Hord family were given an £8m settlement after an NHS mistake. But what does it pay for?
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Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 20:00
Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.
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Almost 500 operations postponed across Scottish hospitals last week

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:42
A rapid rise in flu cases and a spell of severe weather has put additional pressure on the NHS in Scotland.
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UK sends medics to halt Rohingya diphtheria outbreak

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:52
There have been 4,000 suspected cases of diphtheria in the overcrowded refugee camps and at least 31 deaths.
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Coca-Cola to cut bottle size but increase price in face of sugar tax

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:47
Bottles of the famous fizzy drink will be smaller and more expensive from March onwards.
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A&E volunteer students 'will work within capabilities'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:44
But bosses insist medical students helping meet winter NHS demand will work within their abilities.
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Beads of Courage

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:22
Children undergoing cancer treatment receive beads to document their journey and one mum wants to expand the scheme.
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NI's chief nursing officer says A&E's 'not in crisis'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:28
Northern Ireland's chief nursing officer says NI emergency departments are "not in crisis".
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London's January air quality 'best in 10 years'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:57
The capital has breached air pollution limits by 6 January every year since 2008.
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Weston's tribute to 'remarkable' Falklands surgeon

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 02:23
The Falkands veteran says Surgeon Captain Rick Jolly saved his life and transformed field medicine.
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'Being a teenage mother is so lonely'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 00:56
New guidelines aim to cut UK teenage pregnancy rates which remain among the highest in Europe.
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'Floating on air' after surgeons remove 19kg tumour

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 00:44
Watch surgeons as they remove a 19.5kg tumour from a woman's body.
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French salmonella baby milk scandal 'affects 83 countries'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 08:55
The boss of French firm Lactalis says up to 12 million boxes of formula are now subject to a recall.
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