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Vaping linked to teen's 'popcorn lung'

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 18:42
Canadian doctors who treated the teen say the injury is unlike vaping-related illnesses in the US.

DR Congo measles: Nearly 5,000 dead in major outbreak

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 17:34
Almost 250,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo are thought to have been infected in 2019.

Shrewsbury and Telford NHS maternity death review families unaware

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 13:18
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has been told by the NHS to contact affected families.

A&E units continue to struggle on waiting times

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 11:36
In October, Welsh A&Es met the "four-hour wait" target for 75.3% of patients - the target is 95%.

Johnson & Johnson loses vaginal mesh class action

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:32
In one of Australia's biggest class actions, a court ruled the firm failed to warn women of the risks.

'Half of women will be carers by the age of 46'

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 01:10
Women can expect to take on caring responsibilities more than a decade earlier than men, says study.

'Flu nearly killed me last winter'

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 00:58
Adam Blackman says he "learned the hard way" why it is so important to be vaccinated against flu.

Patient died after 'transplant surgeon error' in Welsh hospital

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 00:55
A surgeon spilt stomach contents on organs which were transplanted into three patients.

Leeds woman reveals 'trauma' of mental health detention

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 00:38
Megan Alikhanizadeh has been chased, tackled and held down by the police after escaping from hospital.

UK workers 'pull sickies to avoid going to work'

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 00:05
A BBC survey about morals in the UK finds 40% of adults would call in sick if they needed a day off.

Premature baby's cuddle 'saved twin brother's life'

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 17:44
The mother of premature twins says one's condition improved when his brother was put in his incubator.

More families come forward in Shropshire maternity inquiry

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 14:54
Campaigners say 25 new cases have emerged since the leak of a report into maternity care in Shropshire.

Sepsis digital alert 'led to faster treatment with antibiotics'

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 14:06
The system sends a pop-up warning to nurses when they enter patient readings into health records.

Vegan sues Burger King for cooking Impossible Whopper on meat grill

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 10:24
An Impossible Foods spokeswoman says vegans should ask for the burger to be cooked in a microwave.

Seeing an NHS dentist 'a problem everywhere'

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 00:53
Patients are being turned away, stuck on waiting lists and put off by cost, BBC analysis suggests.

Statement due on crisis-hit hospital

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 00:35
The health secretary is facing calls to put the Glasgow health board into "special measures".

Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder: Mum's fight for diagnosis

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 00:24
Catherine Griffiths eventually discovered her children had Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Dr Michael Watt: Neurologist 'carried out hundreds of needless procedures'

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 23:29
Dr Michael Watt was responsible for a huge spike in the number of blood patches carried out in 2015 and 2016.

Assisted dying: Terminally ill man loses High Court case

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 16:41
Phil Newby had said without a change in the law, he may be forced to suffer against his wishes.

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital: Babies and mums died 'amid toxic culture'

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 15:40
Staff got dead babies' names wrong and, in one case, referred to a child as "it", a leaked report says.