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Tattoo parlours pose infection risk, warn health experts

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 01:10:05 GMT

With one in five adults now having a tattoo, more should be done to protect the public, a report says.

Listeria outbreak: Health secretary orders NHS food review

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 13:34:05 GMT

It comes as two more patients die in an outbreak linked to hospital sandwiches and salads.

The worst places for cancer care waits revealed

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 08:26:25 GMT

Nearly three-quarters of services are failing the 62-day target. But which service has the worst record?

'One tiny wound cost me my hand'

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 23:39:19 GMT

A firefighter tells how a training accident led to a four-year battle to save his injured hand.

'Our life savings are spent on care that should be free'

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 02:04:47 GMT

Vulnerable patients are missing out on NHS funding for care they are legally entitled to, it's claimed.

What personalised medicine could mean for your health

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:34:02 GMT

Technology is making it possible to tailor treatments to ever smaller groups of patients.

Contaminated blood: What caused the NHS scandal?

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 03:17:50 GMT

The infection of up to 30,000 people with contaminated blood is one of the biggest NHS scandals.

Sussex Partnership NHS Trust fined for failing Lewes Prison inmate

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 18:04:22 GMT

Teenager Jamie Osborne took his own life on the hospital wing of Lewes Prison in 2016.

End-of-life care not 'culturally competent'

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 01:02:16 GMT

A study hopes to boost the small number of black and Asian people using end-of-life care services.

Abortions high 'shows need for contraception access'

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:19:02 GMT

There were more than 200,000 abortions in England and Wales last year - the highest ever recorded.

Can cannabis treatments save my child?

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 16:55:33 GMT

Scottish parents are smuggling prescription cannabis into the country to give to their seriously ill children.

Postpartum psychosis: 'I always feared Id go mad, and when I had my son I did'

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 23:21:27 GMT

Jen Wight had a good job, was happily married and had just given birth to a baby boy. But then things started to go wrong.

Mastectomy: 'I got rid of my boobs aged 27 to save my life'

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 03:14:07 GMT

Hayley had a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of hereditary breast cancer.

Deadly Ebola outbreak 'not global threat'

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 18:10:22 GMT

But World Health Organization says it is an emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo and needs more funding.

Trust me, Im a disabled doctor

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 04:13:06 GMT

Limb loss, dyslexia and mental health difficulties - and that's just the medical staff.

Brexit: Care providers say number of EU workers falling

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 23:03:28 GMT

Social care providers tell Newsnight the number of EU nationals working in the sector has fallen since Brexit.

Contaminated blood inquiry: 'We watched them all die'

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 11:16:02 GMT

John Cornes is one of six brothers infected by contaminated blood through NHS transfusions.

BAME doctors more likely to be investigated than white ones

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 11:41:41 GMT

David Sellu tells his story as BBC figures suggest BAME doctors are proportionally more likely to be investigated than white doctors.

Theresa May calls for mental health to be priority

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:37:36 GMT

Tackling mental health problems needs 'urgent attention', says the prime minister.

Barnsley mum: Neonatal herpes nearly took my baby

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 01:02:58 GMT

Ashleigh Whites son Noah became seriously ill after being infected with neonatal herpes.