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Pressure on NHS emergency services getting worse in England

Thu, 07/14/2022 - 11:12
Patients are waiting longer for ambulances and many staff are off sick with Covid.

Turkey teeth: Are cut-price reality TV teeth worth it?

Thu, 07/14/2022 - 09:02
UK dentists are treating patients with complications after travelling abroad for cheap crowns.

Mental health: 'Being in a mother and baby unit saved my life'

Thu, 07/14/2022 - 09:02
After the birth of her first child Kerry Nash became "completely consumed" by depression.

Southampton General Hospital says 12-hour waits for emergency patients

Wed, 07/13/2022 - 20:38
Southampton General Hospital's deputy chief medical officer says the situation has become "extreme".

Extreme weather warning extended to Tuesday

Wed, 07/13/2022 - 19:27
Temperatures are set to peak on Monday, with highs of 36C forecast for parts of south-east England.

Covid booster: Who can get the fourth jab and how do you book it?

Wed, 07/13/2022 - 12:44
More should be done to reach the millions who are still not vaccinated against Covid, MPs say.

Menopause: Specialists needed to reduce contradictory advice

Wed, 07/13/2022 - 06:08
Women say they get conflicting advice on the menopause and all health boards need a specialist.

Protect children from illegal vapes, doctors say

Wed, 07/13/2022 - 06:00
Disposable vapes containing high levels of nicotine are flooding the market, the BBC has been told.

Covid: 3m adults still unvaccinated in England

Wed, 07/13/2022 - 01:14
Some are vulnerable people who could get extremely sick if they were to catch Covid, warn experts.

School mindfulness lessons don't work for teenagers

Wed, 07/13/2022 - 00:55
The approach doesn't build resilience or improve pupils' mental wellbeing, a major UK study finds.

Highest alert level for ambulance services in England

Tue, 07/12/2022 - 18:21
NHS trusts are under extreme pressure, struggling to cope with high levels of demand.

Cambridge hospital 'under pressure' as Covid absences double

Tue, 07/12/2022 - 15:43
Some 200 staff are off sick or self-isolating while bosses are "working hard" to maintain services.

UK heatwave: Temperatures set to build to peak on Monday

Tue, 07/12/2022 - 12:53
People are being warned of heat risks to their health amid temperatures reaching above 30C.

Scottish A&E waiting times reach new record high

Tue, 07/12/2022 - 11:49
Figures show 9,108 patients waited longer than four hours, more than a third of all who went to A&E.

Watch out for heat exhaustion and heatstroke

Tue, 07/12/2022 - 01:27
Know the signs and what to do if someone is unwell in hot weather.

'Disability fashion line was a lightbulb moment'

Tue, 07/12/2022 - 00:11
The woman behind a disability-adaptive clothing brand making a mark in the fashion industry.

Queen Alexandra Hospital declares critical incident over staffing and heatwave

Mon, 07/11/2022 - 20:13
Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth declares a critical incident due to "extreme pressures".

Archie Battersbee has 'no prospect of recovery', court told

Mon, 07/11/2022 - 13:10
Archie's parents are back in court trying to overturn a legal ruling that their son, 12, is dead.

Sickle cell: 'I want patients to know there is hope'

Mon, 07/11/2022 - 06:06
Anusjka Regis-Etumnu received stem cell treatment for sickle cell disease on the NHS.

UK heatwave: Heat-health alert to activate as temperatures soar

Mon, 07/11/2022 - 05:14
The Met Office warns temperatures could possibly reach 33C and be the "hottest day of the year".