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UK baby health screenings being ‘left behind’

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British babies are not given enough checks for rare but serious diseases and health conditions, according to a new report.

Carrie Tennick, July 24, 2019

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Boys to receive HPV vaccine

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Public Health England has announced that 12 and 13-year-old boys will be offered the HPV vaccine.

Carrie Tennick, July 09, 2019

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Cervical Cancer Screening Week begins

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Cervical Cancer Screening Week has kicked off. Intended to encourage women to get screened for the disease, the campaign is highlighting the importance of getting tested.

Carrie Tennick, June 10, 2019

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Not all body parts should be automatically donated, say proposals

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Proposals for the new presumed consent organ donation system, which comes into force in England next year, say that some body parts should be excluded.

Alice Sanderson, May 09, 2019

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Extra scan could help prevent breech deliveries say researchers

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Researchers say pregnant women could be spared from risky breech deliveries by an extra ultrasound scan at 36 weeks.

Alice Sanderson, April 23, 2019

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Royal College of Surgeons demand more information from private hospitals

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Following the case of rogue surgeon Ian Paterson, the Royal College of Surgeons has said that private hospitals need to do more to keep patients safe and prevent this from happening again.

Alice Sanderson, April 15, 2019

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NHS to offer new blood test for pre-eclampsia

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The placental growth factor (PLGF) blood test is to be made more widely available by NHS England after evidence suggests it could speed up diagnosis and possibly save lives.

Alice Sanderson, April 05, 2019

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Vaginal mesh implants allowed back on the NHS say NICE

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New guidelines by health watchdog NICE mean that controversial vaginal mesh implants can be offered on the NHS once again if certain conditions are met.

Alice Sanderson, April 03, 2019

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Medical Negligence Hints, Tips & Research

New rapid test could mean earlier sepsis diagnosis

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Researchers have developed a new device which detects sepsis in 2.5 minutes.

Alice Sanderson, February 22, 2019

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