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East Kent hospital baby deaths: Dr Bill Kirkup review to be published

Wed, 10/19/2022 - 08:36
The report into 200 incidents and up to 15 baby deaths at East Kent Hospitals is published later.

'No-one joined the dots' - grandad who exposed an NHS scandal

Wed, 10/19/2022 - 00:49
Derek Richford's determination led to an inquiry into maternity care at East Kent hospitals.

Five hours' sleep is tipping point for bad health

Wed, 10/19/2022 - 00:00
Getting less than this may increase the risk of a multitude of chronic conditions, say researchers.

Brynamman: Woman burned by exploding hot water bottle

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 21:54
Burns specialists expect more accidents as people use hot water bottles due to the cost of fuel.

MPs back abortion clinic buffer zone law

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 19:30
Protesters found breaching 150-metre buffer zones around clinics would face up to six months in jail.

Respiratory illness may take up half of NHS beds this winter

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 18:38
Health bosses in England are worried about the threat of flu, Covid and other respiratory illnesses.

Lucy Letby: Nurse told colleagues of baby death heartbreak, court told

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 16:31
Lucy Letby's trial is told she messaged colleagues about how hard it was to deal with bereaved parents.

East Kent maternity service still beset by problems - BBC investigation

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 13:36
BBC News hears concerns from families and staff that problems continue at East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust.

Laughing-gas makers call for sales ban to stop misuse

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 12:29
After cannabis, nitrous oxide is the most commonly misused substance among 16- to 24-year-olds in England.

What is the menopause and what are the signs?

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 09:37
Symptoms can start in your 40s - here's our guide to what happens in the run-up to periods stopping.

Lucy Letby: Mother begged 'don't let my baby die', trial hears

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 17:14
A twin boy collapsed after nurse Lucy Letby injected him with air, her murder trial hears.

Covid: Life expectancy still down in many countries

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 17:02
Life expectancy improved last year in some European countries but not in others, researchers say.

Prostate cancer: Hormone drug gave me years of good health, patient says

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 17:00
A man with prostate cancer says being in a hormone drug trial has given him "years of good health".

Dumfries Alpha Solway factory to close after NHS orders for PPE dry up

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 14:22
Alpha Solway is to shut a new plant built to cope with the Covid pandemic, with the loss of 65 jobs.

Cost of living crisis: 'I am shivering while I'm on dialysis'

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 00:32
Two people explain the worries the row over benefit rises is having on their lives.

Covid: Time running out to protect vulnerable, campaigners warn

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 00:30
Campaigners urge the government to pay for a drug they say will help protect vulnerable people this winter.

BioNTech: Could Covid vaccine technology crack cancer?

Sat, 10/15/2022 - 18:00
BioNTech's mRNA cancer trials started long before the pandemic, and have shown some early encouraging signals.

Incurable breast cancer: Patients want more support

Sat, 10/15/2022 - 07:03
Tassia Haines, 30, who has lost 22 friends in two years, wants more support for patients like them.

Ballot dates for ambulance strike vote revealed

Fri, 10/14/2022 - 14:03
Workers at 11 ambulance trusts will vote on whether to take strike action in a dispute over pay.

Covid cases rise as one in 37 has virus in UK

Fri, 10/14/2022 - 13:16
The estimates show there has been a "notable rise" in infections older people in England and Wales.