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Wednesday, Dec 13

18

Liver surgeon Simon Bramhall marked initials on patients

BBC / UK

Simon Bramhall admits marking his initials on the livers of two transplant patients.

17

Is England a healthy nation?

BBC

From weight worries to smoking and drinking, the annual Health Survey for England provides a revealing insight into lifestyles.

10

Child victim 'destroyed’ by abuse doctor

BBC

The blood cancer specialist used a spy pen to take pictures of his victims and was jailed for 22 years.

05

Cold weather and loneliness 'lethal in winter'

BBC / Health

England's chief nurse urges people to look out for family, friends and neighbours to help save lives.

03

Wearing a stoma

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Natalie Toper tells her story of why she wears a stoma and how it has affected her daily life.

Tuesday, Dec 12

00

Baby born with heart outside body 'doing well'

BBC

A baby born with her heart outside her body has survived after surgery at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who has no breastbone, was delivered three weeks ago by Caesarean section. She has had three operations to…

19

Heat-not-burn tobacco 'is a health risk'

BBC / Health

The new tobacco products are safer than cigarettes but not risk-free, say UK experts.

16

Trafficking of pills used by suicide bombers soars in Sahel

BBC / Africa

The UN's drugs agency warns smuggling of the opioid tramadol, used by Boko Haram, must be stopped.

HIV positive man unable to become a commercial pilot

BBC / Health

He said it was "utterly devastating" to discover that he could not join an airline's training scheme.

15

Physical assaults on ambulance staff at five-year high

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There have been 21 attacks on ambulance staff in the Western Trust area in 2017.

14

Trial set for woman accused of mistreating patients

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Tracey Balantine is accused of mistreating three patients with mental health problems in County Antrim.

My on-air nightmare

BBC.com

When Alex Ritson's blood sugar dropped, he was glad his team at the BBC World Service knew what to do.

Only 15 worldwide

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Kevin O'Neill is one of 15 people in the world with malignant myopericytoma - and he wants to trace the others.

Motability car loss 'left me suicidal' says disabled man

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Charlie Evans became depressed after his adapted car was taken away following benefit changes.

12

Why Peppa Pig's visits to the doctor set a bad example

BBC / Health

There are concerns the Pig family's inappropriate doctor calls encourage people to behave similarly.

09

Giving life

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What is it like to be a donor family, a recipient or to be on the waiting list for a transplant?

02

Will change to organ donor rules mean more transplants?

BBC / Health

The government is proposing a big change by moving to a system of "presumed consent" in England.

Monday, Dec 11

21

Mesh risks not passed on to doctors

BBC / Health

A major medical company failed to tell doctors the full extent of some of the risks posed by mesh implants.

18

Londoners given GP access over weekends and evenings

BBC / Health

An extra 75,000 appointments are available across the capital each month.

Paying mothers incentivises breastfeeding, study finds

BBC / Health

More than 10,000 new mums were offered up to £200 in shopping vouchers as encouragement to breastfeed.

16

How giraffes helped Poppy Campbell find her voice

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An encounter with giraffes at a safari park broke months of silence from Poppy Campbell.

Report recommends social care packages are means-tested

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It also says the social care workforce is "exploited" and should be paid the living wage.

15

Major NHS trust put in special measures

BBC / Health

Health regulator NHS Improvement announces the step after trust chairman, Lord Kerslake, resigns.

14

Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease

BBC / News

Scientists say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years.

10

Sheffield exhibition aims to break baby loss taboo

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It is hoped the exhibition will help break the silence around stillbirth and miscarriage.

08

Organ donation: Views sought on new approach

BBC / Health

The draft policy has been designed to get families talking about donations and consent.

06

Lactalis baby milk in global recall over salmonella fears

BBC / Asia

Britain and China are among the countries affected by the recall of baby milk formula products.

Sunday, Dec 10

10

Teachers call for ban on energy drinks in schools

BBC / Health

A teaching union compares energy drinks to “legal highs” and says pupils are consuming them in “excessive quantities.”

Friday, Dec 8

20

Vaginal mesh ban 'a retrograde step', surgeons say

BBC / Health

Many women benefit from the use of vaginal mesh and they should have a choice, surgeons say.

12

Mental health: Jeremy Hunt says the NHS needs to 'be better' at dealing with crisis patients

BBC / Health

The health secretary says the NHS needs to be better at dealing with mental health crisis cases.