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Parents urged to get children flu vaccine as infections rise

5 hours 48 min ago
Two doctors say they experienced "every parent's worst nightmare" when their son got sick.

Ambulance staff in England vote for strike action

9 hours 47 min ago
Half of the regional teams are in favour of walkout, but staff at 200 other NHS services reject strikes.

Alzheimer's drug lecanemab hailed as momentous breakthrough

19 hours 42 sec ago
Lecanemab is the first drug to remove damage, but there are questions around its impact, side effects and use.

Lack of ethnic diversity among egg and sperm donors

19 hours 49 min ago
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority finds a lack of Asian egg and black sperm donors.

Host of top hospitals targeted by nurse strikes

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 16:51
Cancer centres and children's hospitals among services affected by 15 and 20 December walkouts.

Immensa lab errors may have led to 23 Covid-19 deaths

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 15:12
A report says 39,000 people may also have been given incorrect PCR results from a private lab.

Michael Watt: Review finds 'significant failures' in patient treatment

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 11:50
Clinical records of 44 patients who died under the care of Michael Watt have been examined.

Quarter of 17-19-year-olds have probable mental disorder - study

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 11:42
An NHS Digital report for England indicates how likely children and young people are to have poor mental health.

Parliament Hill Lido sees one hypothermia case a day

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 06:23
Parliament Hill Lido has urged visitors to have shorter swims now that temperatures have dropped.

Ebola in Uganda: The people spreading misinformation online

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 01:20
Some Ugandans have been attacking the government's efforts, even denying the Ebola virus's existence.

Bird flu: What is it and what's behind the outbreak?

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 01:16
Why is bird flu so bad this year and why are scientists so concerned?

Big UK trial to find best drugs to fight flu

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 00:28
Covid scientists will be testing different medications to see what works against winter flu.

Diphtheria: Migrants with symptoms to be isolated

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 20:43
Decision comes after death of a man at a processing centre may have been caused by the disease.

Monkeypox given new name by global health experts

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 12:38
The change to mpox was prompted by concerns over negative connotations from the name of the virus.

Stigma around HIV continues to cause harm, says charity

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 06:37
The Public Health Agency says there are 1,325 people living with HIV in Northern Ireland.

'Kidney disease is not just a death sentence, you can live a full life'

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 06:23
Podcaster Dee Moore, who has chronic kidney disease, is using her knowledge to help others.

Thousands more cancer cases linked to deprivation

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 06:20
A study finds cancer death rates are 74% higher in Scotland's most deprived communities.

NHS Wales: Betsi Cadwaladr patients ask boss if it's safe

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 06:16
North Wales' health board has been hit by a series of failures and criticisms in its short history.

The Essex police traffic officer whose photography has helped manage PTSD

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 01:46
"I saw things no-one should see," says a traffic police officer who now takes solace behind a lens.

Palliative care: 'My dad should not have been expected to die in office hours'

Sun, 11/27/2022 - 22:39
Most of the UK lacks consistent round-the-clock care for the terminally ill, research suggests.