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

2 hours 22 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

7 hours 29 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

11 hours 29 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

16 hours 32 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

16 hours 40 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

17 hours 29 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

17 hours 31 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?

17 hours 33 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'

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

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

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

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'

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

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'

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'

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

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'

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

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'

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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