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NHS Wales and Covid: A&E departments under 'relentless pressure'

Thu, 04/21/2022 - 12:23
Fears staff are burnt-out and patients waiting in pain as waiting times hit record highs in Wales.

MPs say asbestos must go from public buildings within 40 years

Thu, 04/21/2022 - 11:26
A date must be set to "focus minds" on getting rid of the deadly substance, a Commons committee says.

NI health crisis: Elderly woman died after six-hour ambulance wait

Thu, 04/21/2022 - 06:28
The family of Kathleen Neagle, who died at her Dundonald home last July, says the system failed her.

Covid: Woman caught virus twice within record 20 days

Thu, 04/21/2022 - 00:30
Spanish researchers say it's the shortest-known gap between two coronavirus infections.

Father calls for overhaul of 'flawed' suicide assessments

Wed, 04/20/2022 - 13:05
His son Tom died a day after being judged "low risk", in a final counselling session, Philip Pirie says.

Pregnant women 'afterthought' in Covid jab rollout

Wed, 04/20/2022 - 09:39
A leading scientists says lives of pregnant women who died from Covid could have been saved.

Hepatitis cases detected in children in Europe and the US

Wed, 04/20/2022 - 05:09
Acute hepatitis - or liver inflammation - among children was first reported in the UK last week.

Urine bugs may be a sign of aggressive prostate cancer

Wed, 04/20/2022 - 02:43
The discovery may lead to ways to spot and even prevent dangerous tumours, experts hope.

Social distancing scrapped in waiting rooms in England

Tue, 04/19/2022 - 17:46
Patients in hospitals and GP waiting rooms in England are no longer required to socially distance.

Woman tells of 'mind-blowing' cystic fibrosis drug

Tue, 04/19/2022 - 14:29
Gillian Docherty was living on borrowed time but a drug improved her health so much she had a baby.

Scottish A&E waiting times match worst level on record

Tue, 04/19/2022 - 13:47
Only two thirds of A&E patients were seen within four hours, according to official figures.

Excess weight a clear womb-cancer risk

Tue, 04/19/2022 - 12:30
A study of thousands of women across seven countries tries to discover why there is a strong link.

NHS Scotland recruit nearly 200 overseas nurses

Tue, 04/19/2022 - 06:14
More than 1,000 new support staff have also been hired to work in acute hospitals and community health teams.

Ulcerative colitis: 'I was going to the toilet up to 30 times a day'

Tue, 04/19/2022 - 01:48
Two young women with ulcerative colitis share photos of their stoma bags to normalise the condition.