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NHS e-health systems ‘risk patient safety’

Hospitals across England are using 21 separate electronic systems to record patient health care – risking patient safety, researchers suggest. A team at Imperial College say ...

Briton Audrey Schoeman revived after six-hour cardiac arrest

Media playback is unsupported on your device A British woman whose heart stopped beating for six hours has been brought back to life in what doctors have described ...

Mentally ill ‘spend months on hidden waiting list’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Patients with mental illnesses are left languishing for months on “hidden” waiting lists by England’s ...

Once-a-month oral contraceptive pill in tests

Researchers have developed a once-a-month oral contraceptive pill that they say would offer women more choice and control over their fertility. Once swallowed, the pill remains in ...

UK patient diagnosed with monkeypox

A patient has been diagnosed with the rare viral infection monkeypox in the south west of England. It is believed the patient contracted the infection while visiting Nigeria, Public ...

‘Sugar overload’ warning for festive hot drinks

Seasonal lattes and hot chocolates being sold by some High-Street coffee chains can contain up to 23 spoonfuls of sugar per cup, a study has found. Action on Sugar analysed more ...

Child life expectancy projections cut by years

Years have been knocked off official projections of children’s life expectancies in the UK, an Office for National Statistics (ONS) report shows. A baby girl born in 2019 is ...

Morning-after pill ‘should be sold off the shelf’

Women and girls should be able to get hold of emergency contraception more easily without the need for a consultation with a pharmacist, say women’s health experts. A report ...

General election 2019: Labour say NHS figures show decline in GP services

Labour has highlighted NHS figures which it claims show a decline of GP services under the Conservatives. The figures show that in October there were six million GP appointments – ...

General election 2019: Labour and Lib Dems pledge wider access to HIV drug

Labour and the Liberal Democrats have pledged to roll out access to the HIV-prevention drug PrEP in England to anyone who needs it. Currently, access is limited to those taking part ...