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Baby Harry Richford’s Margate hospital death ‘wholly avoidable’

Media playback is unsupported on your device The death of a baby seven days after his emergency delivery was “wholly avoidable”, a coroner has ruled. Harry ...

China coronavirus: Cases ‘highly likely’ in the UK

Cases of the new strain of coronavirus in the UK are “highly likely”, a Public Health England (PHE) boss has said. However, most of those affected abroad by the virus ...

NHS manager gloated over coverage of care home death

An NHS trust said it was “saved” from scrutiny over the death of a care home resident because of the death of former Monty Python star Terry Jones. In an email, Norfolk ...

East Kent hospitals: Care watchdog inspects trust after baby death apology

England’s care watchdog has carried out a no-notice inspection of an NHS trust at the centre of concerns over the possible preventable deaths of babies. The Care Quality Commission ...

Devoted football fans experience ‘dangerous’ levels of stress

Devoted football fans experience such intense levels of physical stress while watching their team they could be putting themselves at risk of a heart attack, research suggests. The ...

NHS pledges elderly rapid response community teams

Rapid response teams of nurses, physios and care staff are to be on hand within two hours to help sick older people at home in England under new plans. The community crisis teams ...

China coronavirus: ‘Increased likelihood’ of cases in the UK

There is an “increased likelihood” of cases of the new coronavirus occurring in the UK, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. Globally, there are more than 500 confirmed ...

East Kent Trust: Hospital baby deaths ‘could have been prevented’

At least seven preventable baby deaths may have occurred at East Kent NHS Foundation Trust since 2016, a BBC investigation has discovered. Significant concerns have been raised about ...

Coronavirus: Wuhan to shut public transport over outbreak

Media playback is unsupported on your device Wuhan, a Chinese city of nearly nine million people, is to temporarily shut public transport as it tries to halt the outbreak of a ...

Scientists discover ‘why stress turns hair white’

Scientists say they may have discovered why stress makes hair turn white, and a potential way of stopping it happening without reaching for the dye. In tests in mice, stem cells that ...