105285850 p06yq41n - How Bournemouth's 'streaming' nurses ease A&E pressure
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How Bournemouth's 'streaming' nurses ease A&E pressure

Senior A&E doctors are warning that hospitals are teetering on the edge of safety. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine says that after a quieter start to the year, the pressure has intensified this month. However, in the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, waiting times in A&E have fallen under a new initiative, which places a senior […]

105259668 p06yn4lb - Gosport hospital deaths: 'My father’s life was ended by someone else'
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Gosport hospital deaths: 'My father’s life was ended by someone else'

David Huntington’s father, Robert Wilson, was sent to Gosport War Memorial Hospital in 1998 to recover from a broken shoulder and other health problems. He died two days after being given diamorphine – pure heroin – in large doses. An inquiry found that he was one of between 450 and 650 patients whose lives were […]

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He Jiankui: China condemns 'baby gene editing' scientist

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat is gene editing and how does is work? China says the scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies last year acted illegally and in pursuit of fame and fortune, state media report. He Jiankui’s claim to have altered twin girls’ genes […]

105229451 pillsgetty - Brexit: Concerns over medicines, EU workers and the poor
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Brexit: Concerns over medicines, EU workers and the poor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Could certain medicines be in short supply after Brexit? The recruitment of health workers and supply of medicines are key concerns for Wales after Brexit, a report says. Public Health Wales (PHW) highlighted how the health of the poorest, those with lower educational qualifications, and those working in agriculture […]

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Women's frozen eggs 'should be stored for longer'

Image copyright Science Photo Library Women who freeze their eggs should be allowed to keep them for longer than 10 years, fertility experts are telling the government. Legislation says frozen eggs must be destroyed after this time, unless a medical condition has left the woman prematurely infertile. Experts told the Victoria Derbyshire programme that the […]

p06yhbmb - The pain of Tourette's: 'I'm always covered in bruises'
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The pain of Tourette's: 'I'm always covered in bruises'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAlice Franklin is one of 300,000 people in the UK with Tourette’s syndrome “Punching walls is a favourite one of mine. Punching windows. I’ve broken three windows in the past year. Punching myself in the head, whacking my head against the wall.” Alice Franklin is 25, lives […]

105232798 p06yftxv - 'I wear a mask to prevent cold allergy reaction'
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'I wear a mask to prevent cold allergy reaction'

A 23-year-old is forced to wear a mask when leaving the house to prevent an allergic reaction to the cold. Max Fisher from Nottingham gets red, itchy welts and swelling when in contact with anything cold, including food or drink. Max, who was diagnosed with urticaria in 2009, also experiences wheezing and headaches after breathing […]

105106192 p06xjkg3 - Carter Cookson: Baby who needed new heart dies
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Carter Cookson: Baby who needed new heart dies

A three-week-old baby who was in desperate need of a heart transplant has died, his parents have said. Carter Cookson, who was born prematurely on Boxing Day with heart problems, had suffered three cardiac arrests and was on a life-support machine. His parents Sarah and Chris Cookson had been running a social media appeal to […]

105238881 gettyimages 905509114 - Mental Health: Tougher checks before Superdrug Botox
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Mental Health: Tougher checks before Superdrug Botox

Image copyright Getty Images The NHS has told Superdrug it could do more to protect the mental health of customers who want injections to smooth skin or plump lips. The High Street chain started offering Botox and dermal fillers last year. But the NHS said the injections risked fuelling mental health disorders about appearance – […]

105226580 gp - Differences in GP access across England 'shocking'
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Differences in GP access across England 'shocking'

Image copyright Getty Images The variation in the availability of GPs in different parts of England is shocking, doctors’ leaders say. A BBC analysis has found close to a threefold difference between the areas with the most and fewest doctors. In one area – Swale in Kent – there is only one GP for every […]

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IVF dad 'floored' over baby he did not consent to

Image caption The man sued a London IVF clinic after his ex-partner forged his signature to use frozen embryos A father, whose ex-partner forged his signature to conceive a child via an IVF clinic, said he was “absolutely floored” when he found out. The man, who can only be identified as ARB, sued IVF Hammersmith […]

105239009 p06ygp1q - IVF couple have triplets after sex mistake
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IVF couple have triplets after sex mistake

A mother who turned to IVF after years of trying in vain for a baby said she was shocked to find out she was expecting triplets – two of whom had been conceived naturally. Betty Bienias and her husband Pawel, from Corsham, had been trying to have children for seven years. When the couple eventually […]