107969013 p07hj2ht - Surgeons call for breast implant illness warning
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Surgeons call for breast implant illness warning

Women who have experienced chronic pain and extreme fatigue after breast enhancement surgery have told the Victoria Derbyshire Programme they were not warned about the possible side effects. Breast implant illness (BII) doesn’t have an official diagnosis, but some women who believe they have the condition say they returned to full health after having their […]

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UK's top doctor calls for global health effort

Image caption Prof Dame Sally Davies said people should not be taken in by vaccine myths on social media Countries must work together to tackle global health risks, the outgoing UK Chief Medical Officer has said. In her final annual report, Prof Dame Sally Davies said focusing on domestic issues could risk failing to control […]

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NHS boss: Tax bills could mean 'loss of 60 doctors'

A major NHS trust could lose the equivalent of 60 consultants because of doctors’ refusal to work overtime, its chief executive fears. Dr David Rosser, of University Hospitals Birmingham, said pension tax changes mean consultants fear extra earnings will trigger large bills. One senior doctor covered shifts, which would otherwise have gone unstaffed, for free […]

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Wolverhampton hospital's 'regret' over new mum's death

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Sophie Burgess died in hospital before seeing her babies A hospital trust says lessons have been learned in how to better identify and manage sepsis after a woman died hours after giving birth to twins. The trust said it offered “regret for the circumstances” leading to Sophie Burgess’s death […]

107935631 musicandpreopnerveblockpic - Music 'calms nerves before surgery' as well as sedative
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Music 'calms nerves before surgery' as well as sedative

Image copyrightUni of Pennsylvania Image caption Patients listened to music while having an anaesthetic before surgeryListening to the “world’s most relaxing song” before an operation could be just as good at calming patients’ nerves as medication, US researchers say. The song, written to reduce anxiety, blood pressure and heart rate, performed as well as a […]

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Parents of sick and premature babies should get more leave – PM

Image copyright Getty Images It is “not fair and not right” that some parents have to return to work before their newborn leaves hospital, Theresa May has said as she launched a consultation on parental leave. Under government plans, new parents in Britain would get one week of state-funded leave and pay for every week […]

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Measles outbreak: Loddon head teacher makes immunisation plea

Image copyright Google Image caption Three students at Hobart High School have contracted measles A head teacher has written to parents to remind them to make sure their children are immunised after a measles outbreak at his school. Jim Adams wrote to parents after three cases were confirmed at Hobart High School, Loddon, Norfolk. “Measles […]

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UTI home-testing app to help women trialled by NHS

Image copyright Getty Images A new smartphone app to help women diagnose a urinary tract infection (UTI) is being trialled by the NHS. The app will be overseen by 37 pharmacies in a trial across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, aimed at freeing up GP appointments. It guides users through a urine test and allows the results […]

p07h57nd - Child mental health unit referrals 'up nearly 50%'
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Child mental health unit referrals 'up nearly 50%'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOne primary school teacher: “We cry together over what we hear children say”. Referrals to child mental health units from UK primary schools for pupils aged 11 and under have risen by nearly 50% in three years, the BBC has learned. Replies to Freedom of Information (FOI) […]

107916294 p07h3jvl - Conjoined twins: Sisters meet surgeons who separated them
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Conjoined twins: Sisters meet surgeons who separated them

Ritaj and Rital were born joined at the head. They’re reunited with the British doctors who saved their lives, by performing multiple complex surgeries eight years ago. The BBC has been given exclusive access to another set of twins, Safa and Marwa, who have just gone through a similar separation procedure at Great Ormond Street […]

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Children with gender identity issues 'need help from all sides'

Image copyright Getty Images Solving gender identity issues in children is complicated, and is not always going to be the answer to everything, says NHS England’s gender identity development service. They need help “from all sides”, say experts from the London clinic, because many of the under-18s are also dealing with mental health problems. Referrals […]

103366854 sbna lister hospital computer attack 4 - Lister Hospital IT issue: 'No harm' has come to patients
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Lister Hospital IT issue: 'No harm' has come to patients

Image copyright South Beds News Agency Image caption Discharge summaries can contain details of any changes to medication as well as follow-up appointments or tests A computer problem affecting thousands of hospital patients has not led to anyone coming to harm, the NHS said. Last September, East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust found 14,600 patients […]