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Health bosses urge strike deal as talks take place

Health Secretary Steve Barclay met RCN leaders along with representatives of the other major NHS unions, including Unison, GMB and Unite, which are all balloting over …

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Monkeypox given new name by global health experts

(Just Now) 2 hours ago · Monkeypox will now be known as mpox, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced, after complaints over racist and stigmatising language linked to the virus's name. …

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Staying warm: What does an unheated room do to your …

(Just Now) The measurements are done. The scientists know how my body performs in a pleasant 21C. So the fans kick in and a cool breeze gradually lowers the temperature in the …

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Mental health: Boy felt pushed around after asking for help

(2 days ago) 1 day ago · A 15-year-old boy has said he felt "pushed around" when he asked for support with his mental health. Ruben Kelman, from Cardiff, said he was in a "very, very low place" when …

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Health staff in Unison and Nispa to take industrial action

(7 days ago) In England and Wales, NHS staff have been given a rise of at least £1,400. Unions in Scotland are considering a government offer averaging 7.5% that was made last week. Ms …

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Magic-mushroom drug can treat severe depression, trial …

(Just Now) A drug based on a compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms can improve the symptoms of severe depression for up to 12 weeks, a trial shows. A 25mg tablet of psilocybin …

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NI health: Northern Ireland is 'getting the health service …

(3 days ago) 2 days ago · People in Northern Ireland are getting "the health service we pay for", the Department of Health's top civil servant Peter May has said. He warned that without sustained …

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How you're born alters vaccines' power

(Just Now) Health and science correspondent How we are born - by Caesarean-section or vaginal delivery - alters how our immune system responds to vaccines, a Scottish and Dutch …

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Energy crisis: How living in a cold home affects your health

(3 days ago) A 2011 report from University College London's (UCL) Institute of Health Equity, known as the Marmot review, estimated that 21.5% of excess winter deaths in the UK were …

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Nurses' strike: What is the dispute about

(Just Now) Health correspondent Nurses belonging to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) union have voted to strike. Action is expected before the end of the year, and would be the …

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Greater Manchester NHS mental health trust ordered to improve

(5 days ago) Undercover BBC filming revealed concerns about patients at the Edenfield Centre Bosses of an NHS trust where mental health patients were filmed being mistreated have been …

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Health: 'My illness is so rare it doesn't have a name'

(2 days ago) It is estimated that 6,000 babies are born every year with an illness so rare it does not have a name - an estimated 350,000 people in the UK. Experts estimate there could be …

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Lab-grown blood given to people in world-first clinical trial

(Just Now) The first two people have taken part in the trial, which aims to test the blood in at least 10 healthy volunteers. They will get two donations of 5-10mls at least four months apart …

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The surprising benefits of blue spaces

(Just Now) Niamh Smith, a researcher at GCU and co-author of the study, says the team found an impact on both mental and general health from spending time in blue spaces. The …

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Frank Bruno opens mental health hub at Oxford Stadium

(6 days ago) 2 hours ago · Frank Bruno said he knew the "stigma" of being sectioned for mental health issues. Former boxing champion Frank Bruno has opened a mental health hub at a greyhound and …

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'Leap forward' in tailored cancer medicine

(Just Now) The idea of the therapy is to boost levels of these cancer-spotting T-cells. It has to be tailored to each patient as each tumour is unique. The researchers scoured patient's blood …

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COP27: Climate change threatening global health

(3 days ago) "Human health, livelihoods, household budgets and national economies are being pummelled, as the fossil fuel addiction spirals out of control," he said. Today's Lancet report is …

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China Covid protests: Fury and fear of virus puts Xi Jinping in a …

(Just Now) 5 hours ago · Getty Images. Covid testing has become part of daily life for many Chinese. When a man staged a protest on a Beijing bridge, shocking the country with its openly defiant criticism …

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New ground as tech aims to help boost soil health

(2 days ago) To try to improve matters, a popular Indian guru called Sadhguru is continuing to lead a global campaign called SaveSoil, which pushes to improve soil health around the …

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Unravelling the mystery of autobrewery syndrome

(Just Now) For Carson the most upsetting part of his experience with ABS has been the effect it has had on his mental health. He uses the "mind palace" memory technique made famous …

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Redditch mental health ward faces claims of sleeping staff and …

(3 days ago) Whistle-blowers have shared images appearing to show staff asleep at a mental health ward Whistle-blowers have described neglect, patient-on-patient assault and staff who …

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Jonnie Irwin: Place in the Sun presenter reveals he has terminal …

(2 days ago) TV presenter Jonnie Irwin has revealed he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The 48-year-old, who presents Channel 4's A Place In The Sun and the BBC's …

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Medibank: Hackers release abortion data after stealing Australian

(9 days ago) The data of 9.7 million Medibank customers was stolen last month - the latest in a string of major data breaches in Australian companies in recent months. The hackers this …

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The mums who are ambivalent about motherhood

(3 days ago) I'm the perfect mother. I'm not struggling.'". For Alecia Carey, 35, a mum-of-two who works in political philanthropy in Boston, Massachusetts, maternal ambivalence began …

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China's protests: Blank paper becomes the symbol of rare …

(Just Now) 5 hours ago · By Matt Murphy. So often one item comes to symbolise an entire protest movement. In China, that item is a humble piece of blank paper. As dusk fell on Shanghai on Sunday …

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Just Stop Oil protesters slow traffic on the Strand in London

(1 days ago) 4 hours ago · A protest by a small group of Just Stop Oil activists has slowed traffic on a central London road, causing tailbacks. About 12 climate change activists walked along the Strand …

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