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Migraines: Calls for 'life changing' drug Aimovig on NHS in England - 24 May 2019
The 'life-changing' injection has been approved for use in Scotland, but not yet in England.

Surgeons warn of serious hand injuries from dog leads and collars - 24 May 2019
A Cornwall dog owner had the skin torn off her middle finger by a lead wound tightly round her hand.

Mumps and measles cases in England prompt vaccine call - 24 May 2019
There were 795 cases of mumps in the first three months of 2019, versus 1,031 in the whole of 2018.

Whorlton Hall: Hospital abuse missed despite at least 100 official visits - 23 May 2019
Inspectors, council staff and NHS officials went in twice week on average in the year before Panorama expose.

Care minister Caroline Dinenage 'deeply sorry' over hospital abuse - 23 May 2019
Caroline Dinenage MP calls treatment of vulnerable patients in NHS-funded hospital "appalling".

Colluding drug firms 'cost the NHS millions of pounds' - 23 May 2019
The competition regulator says that four drugs firms forced the price of an anti-nausea tablet up by 700%.

The failings in learning disability services in six charts - 23 May 2019
The government has missed a target of fewer inpatient beds for people with learning disabilities in England.

Two female loos for every male one, experts recommend - 23 May 2019
With more urinals than cubicles, men - unlike women - rarely queue, a report says.

Deborah James: Five symptoms of bowel cancer - 22 May 2019
The co-host of You, Me and the Big C podcast on her stage 4 bowel cancer.

Aspirin 'safe' for brain-bleed strokes - 22 May 2019
Patients can take aspirin without raising their risk of another stroke, a study suggests.

Cannula sleeves: 'Simple solution for dementia patients' - 22 May 2019
Thousands of cannula sleeves have been made by a knitting group since it was set up by a Chester singer.

I lost my arms and legs - stop it happening to others - 22 May 2019
Sepsis survivor Tom Ray wants better awareness and faster diagnosis of the potentially deadly disease.

We Are Middlesbrough: Pregnant teenagers tell their story - 21 May 2019
Robyn used to drink and smoke marijuana, but says her impending little girl changed her life.

I never met my daughter's dad - she was his dying wish - 21 May 2019
Liat Malka was 35 and single when she decided she wanted a child. The sperm donor she found had died five years previously.

'Acne does not define me' - 21 May 2019
Abigail has faced abuse from strangers because of her cystic acne but is now fighting back using social media.

MRI scan death of Torbay teenager investigated - 21 May 2019
Alice Sloman's heart had grown to twice the normal size due to growth hormone treatment.

Decriminalise prostitution, say nurses - 21 May 2019
Nurses are worried sex workers are risking their health and safety because of the laws around prostitution.

'Broken' care system for most vulnerable - 21 May 2019
Patients with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities are being let down, a report says.

Don't be complacent over laughing gas risks, say nurses - 21 May 2019
Nurses are warning drug use can cause breathing and heart problems - and sometimes death.

Baby loss: The hospital helping bereaved families - 20 May 2019
As a hospital plans to build a safe haven for those experiencing baby loss, mums tell their stories.

Mum whose baby died speaks of pain of hearing others cry - 20 May 2019
Lynette Parkes lost her baby at seven months and spoke of the added pain of hearing other newborns cry nearby.

Heart scan 'could pick up signs of sudden death risk' - 20 May 2019
Researchers used detailed images of the heart to look for signs of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

HIV fear over 'dirty' dental equipment - 20 May 2019
Hundreds of dental scaling patients are offered blood tests over fears about unsterilised equipment.

Stress from poverty 'over-medicalised' - 20 May 2019
Community support groups are a powerful way of tackling mental distress - but they are being lost, a report says.

Artificial intelligence diagnoses lung cancer - 20 May 2019
AI appears better than specialist doctors at diagnosing the disease from lung scans, say researchers.

Liposuction rise linked to gym wear trend - 20 May 2019
More women are seeking surgery, possibly to get a body that looks good in trendy gym clothing, says surgeon.

Contaminated blood inquiry: 'Infection has ruined my life' - 20 May 2019
A Belfast woman speaks ahead of the contaminated blood inquiry hearing evidence in Belfast.

Migraine: What happens in the brain when you have one? - 20 May 2019
It's estimated that one in seven people are affected by migraines.

Too many children in mental health hospitals, says report - 20 May 2019
A lack of support in schools and the community in England is contributing to the problem, says a report.

Staff shortages 'abusing good will of nurses' - 19 May 2019
Nursing chiefs want to see safe staffing rules enshrined in law as 40,000 posts remain vacant.

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