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NHS can beat sepsis, says quadruple amputee

Image copyright Steve Baker SCB Photography Image caption Tom and his wife Nic – his story was made into a film in 2016 called Starfish, featuring Tom Riley and Joanne Froggatt A man who woke from a coma to discover both his arms and legs had been amputated and part of his face removed has […]

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'Acne does not define me'

Abigail has faced abuse from strangers because of her cystic acne but is now fighting back using social media. Do you have a view about this post? Leave a comment on our Facebook page Credited Source link

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MRI scan death of Torbay teenager investigated

Image caption Alice Sloman died three days after an MRI scan at Torbay Hospital The death of a 14-year-old girl following an MRI scan is to be investigated by a health watchdog. Alice Sloman, from Torbay, had autism and was given an anaesthetic for the scan after becoming “extremely anxious” and “hypersensitive”. But a hormone […]

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Decriminalise prostitution, say nurses

Image copyright Getty Images Prostitution should be decriminalised to protect the health and welfare of sex workers, nurses say. The Royal College of Nursing is to start lobbying government to change the law after members voted in favour of the move at their annual conference. Nurses said the current law put sex workers at risk […]

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Don't be complacent over laughing gas risks, say nurses

Image copyright ALAMY Image caption Nitrous oxide, which can lawfully be sold for whipping cream, is typically sold in small silver canisters The public is too complacent about the risks of laughing gas, nurses are warning. The gas – nitrous oxide – is the second most commonly used recreational drug in England and Wales after […]

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The hospital helping families with baby loss

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMum whose baby died speaks of pain of hearing others cry Losing a baby is devastating enough, without having to go through this experience just feet away from people giving birth. A hospital in the Midlands now hopes to take action by building a safe haven for […]

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Heart scan 'could pick up signs of sudden death risk'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fabrice Muamba collapsed while playing for Bolton Wanderers in 2012 Scientists say a new scan technique could identify people at risk of collapsing and dying suddenly from a hidden heart condition. Normally, in people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, signs of structural changes in the heart can only be picked up […]

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Stress from poverty 'over-medicalised'

More than 70 million prescriptions for anti-depressants were issued in England in 2018 – and low-income areas had some of some of the highest prescription rates. BBC Radio 4’s PM programme meets some of those interviewed for a new study, Poverty, Pathology and Pills, warning against “over-medicalising poverty”. Karen and her husband, Paul, live in […]

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Artificial intelligence diagnoses lung cancer

Image copyright Getty Images Artificial intelligence is better than specialist doctors at diagnosing lung cancer, a US study suggests. The researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois and Google hope the technology could boost the effectiveness of cancer screening. Finding tumours at an earlier stage should make them easier to treat. The team said AI would […]

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Hoddesdon dental patients offered HIV tests

Image copyright PA Image caption It is feared 563 patients were treated using unclean equipment Hundreds of dental patients have been offered blood tests over fears they could have been exposed to HIV or Hepatitis B or C. Dirty equipment may have been used to treat 563 patients of a former hygienist at Dentality@Hoddesdon. Public […]

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Harri Stickler: Transplant joy for baby with rare cancer

Image copyright Family photo Image caption Harri Stickler’s mother says her son is “doing great” A baby who was in need of a stem cell donor is responding well after a transplant, his mother says. Harri Stickler, from Aberdare, who is one next week, was diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia in December and […]

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Liposuction rise linked to gym wear trend

Image copyright Getty Images More women are seeking liposuction, possibly to get a body that looks good in trendy gym clothing, according to a leading cosmetic surgeon. Rajiv Grover, from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, says latest UK data shows procedures have gone up 12% in a year, from 2,039 in 2017 to […]