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Listeria outbreak: More affected hospitals named

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 17:55
Eight hospitals have reported cases of listeria linked to sandwiches and salads eaten by patients.

Divorce likely to put weight on children, study finds

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:46
Study compared the weights of children whose parents had broken up with those whose parents had not.

Prescription drugs sold illegally in Uganda

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 01:26
The BBC has uncovered evidence that prescription drugs have been taken out of circulation by health workers and sold on illegally.

Nyall Brown death: Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust criticised

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 00:41
Mental health trust staff do not always read a patient's notes before seeing them, says a coroner.

What personalised medicine could mean for your health

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 00:34
Technology is making it possible to tailor treatments to ever smaller groups of patients.

NHS Wales and care patients given new 'citizen voice' body

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 00:17
It will provide a simpler way for people to raise issues about the NHS and social care, it is claimed.

Lyme disease has 'dominated' my life

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 00:07
Morven-May MacCallum speaks out as GPs are urged to be vigilant about the infection spread by ticks.

Theresa May calls for mental health to be priority

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 22:37
Tackling mental health problems needs 'urgent attention', says the prime minister.

BAME doctors more likely to be investigated than white ones

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 12:41
David Sellu tells his story as BBC figures suggest BAME doctors are proportionally more likely to be investigated than white doctors.

Listeria outbreak: Health secretary orders NHS food review

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 02:53
It comes after two more patient deaths are linked to an outbreak of listeria in hospital food.

End-of-life care not 'culturally competent'

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 02:02
A study hopes to boost the small number of black and Asian people using end-of-life care services.

Deadly Ebola outbreak 'not global threat'

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 19:10
But World Health Organization says it is an emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo and needs more funding.

Two more hospital patients die in sandwich listeria outbreak

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 17:51
Public Health England says there are now nine confirmed cases of listeria linked to the outbreak.

Sussex Partnership NHS Trust fined for failing Lewes Prison inmate

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 16:50
Teenager Jamie Osborne took his own life on the hospital wing of Lewes Prison in 2016.

Abortions high 'shows need for contraception access'

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 11:19
There were more than 200,000 abortions in England and Wales last year - the highest every recorded.

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey gives birth to twin boys

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 10:31
The 43-year-old gave birth in a Glasgow maternity unit this week where staff say she is doing well.

Contaminated blood: What caused the NHS scandal?

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 04:17
The infection of up to 30,000 people with contaminated blood is one of the biggest NHS scandals.

Tattoo parlours pose infection risk, warn health experts

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 02:10
With one in five adults now having a tattoo, more should be done to protect the public, a report says.

Barnsley mum: Neonatal herpes nearly took my baby

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 02:02
Ashleigh White’s son Noah became seriously ill after being infected with neonatal herpes.

Baby joy for couple who lost 13 babies to miscarriages

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 01:02
Laura and Dave Worsley refused to give up hope - and their fertility expert was just as determined.

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