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Why a faecal transplant could save your life

BBC / Health

Patient's lives are being saved by poo, but how far can microbial medicine go?

Saturday, Apr 21

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Allied Healthcare: Home care provider seeks rescue plan

BBC / Business

Allied Healthcare, one of the UK's biggest providers of in-home care, blames a "challenging environment".

Cystic fibrosis: Company urged to lower cost of life-changing drug

BBC / Health

Health ministers call on company to lower price of cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi so the NHS can afford it.

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'The gym helps me cope with my OCD'

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Gemma has OCD, but has found bodybuilding helps her manage and works as coping strategy.

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Is marathon running bad for you?

BBC / Health

Some 40,000 runners are due to take part in the London Marathon, but are those 26.2 miles doing us harm?

Friday, Apr 20

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Medic suspended over Tipton mother's sepsis death

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An internal investigation will take place at Russells Hall Hospital after Natalie Billingham's death

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Alfie Evans case: Supreme Court rules against parents for second time

BBC / UK

The court has also refused permission for the parents of the terminally ill toddler to appeal.

London Marathon: How to run in the heat

BBC / Health

This London Marathon may break the record for the hottest yet, so how do you run in the heat?

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'World's worst' super-gonorrhoea man cured

BBC / Health

The patient had a lucky escape say doctors, but now two more cases have been discovered.

Scientists discover mechanism behind motor neurone disease

BBC / Health

An international team found that a protein causes brain cells to die when it is stuck in the jelly phase.

Bedford Hospital nurse struck off for 'squeezing' patient's breasts

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Gbadebo Olasunkanmi Alabi said "Everything on your body is perfect" to the patient.

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Former UK MP first to give data to medical database

BBC / Health

Former Culture Secretary Baroness Tessa Jowell hopes better cancer treatments can be developed.

Thursday, Apr 19

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Skin implant could help warn of cancer, scientists say

BBC / Health

It works by detecting elevated levels of calcium in the blood linked to some cancers.

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Being a patient 'a full-time job'

BBC / Health

Rising numbers of people have multiple health conditions, leading to endless appointments and check-ups.

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Hans Asperger 'collaborated with Nazis' in WWII

BBC

A medical journal suggests the renowned autism paediatrician was a Nazi collaborator.

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Mental health patients want immediate diagnosis, says report

BBC / Health

Research suggests patients would prefer to be told their diagnosis face-to-face.

Thalassaemia gene therapy trial shows 'encouraging' results

BBC / Health

The treatment meant some patients stopped needing blood transfusions altogether.

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Hospitals recruit managers faster than doctors and nurses

BBC / Health

Three quarters of NHS hospital trusts are employing more managers than they did five years ago.

Wednesday, Apr 18

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Keeping livers 'alive' boosts transplant success, trial finds

BBC / Health

The alternative to ice involves pumping livers with blood, nutrients and medicines while in a machine.

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NHS reform: How many patients will benefit?

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Billed as the biggest national move to integrate care of any Western country, radical changes are afoot in parts of the NHS in England. From this month, groups of local NHS and social care leaders are working together formally to devise…

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Alfie Dingley's family apply for licence for medical cannabis

BBC / Health

Alfie Dingley's family want him to use cannabis oil, which is illegal in the UK, to treat his epilepsy.

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Russells Hall Hospital: Patient treated after 'inspectors intervene'

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Health inspectors on a visit to Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley had to intervene "as a matter of urgency".

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Highest paid Scottish doctors are mainly men

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BBC research finds just 15 out of 100 of the highest paid senior doctors in Scotland are women.

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Malaria experts fear disease's resurgence

BBC / News

For the first time in 10 years, global malaria cases are no longer falling, and experts are worried.

NHS ransomware attack response criticised

BBC / UK

MPs say it is "alarming" plans to improve cyber-security after the Wannacry attack have not been agreed.

Tuesday, Apr 17

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Migraine: New drug works when others fail, researchers say

BBC / Health

The monthly injection could be approved for NHS use by next year, experts hope.

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Vaginal mesh surgery: NHS releases new figures

BBC / Health

England's most senior doctor is told to urgently respond to new data on vaginal mesh surgeries.

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NHS apologises to family over mother's hospital death

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The family of mother-of-two Denise Davies agrees a settlement after her death in hospital in 2013.

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Jérôme Hamon: Frenchman gets 'third face' in new transplant

BBC / Health

Jérôme Hamon is the first patient to have two facial transplants and says he is doing well.

Alfie Evans: Parents appeal to Supreme Court again

BBC / UK

Tom Evans and Kate James have again asked for their terminally ill son's life support not to be ended.