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Campaigners in court over NHS policy

Image copyright Getty Images A judicial review by a group of campaigners challenging government health policy in England gets under way at the High Court later. The group, which was backed by Prof Stephen Hawking before his death, is fighting the creation of accountable care organisations (ACOs). These are to act as partnership bodies incorporating […]

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GPs call for more help to tackle 'epidemic of loneliness'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Doctors say they are often “the only human contact” for chronically lonely patients Doctors in Northern Ireland have called for more support to deal with patients who complain of loneliness, saying it has become a “public health epidemic”. For lonely patients, the 10-minute GP appointment model is “unfit for […]

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£13.4m claw back over NHS Wales waiting time failures

Image copyright Andrei Malov/Getty Images More than £13m has been withheld from three health boards for failing to meet targets on cutting patient waiting lists in Wales. An extra £50m funding was announced in August 2017 by the health secretary to deliver faster improvements in routine surgery, diagnostics and therapies. Earlier this month it was […]

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Blitz on sweet treats sees slow start

Image copyright Getty Images The sugar hit in puddings, biscuits and chocolate has not been cut despite a government crackdown on sweet treats. Public Health England has set a target of reducing the sugar intake from a host of popular foods by a fifth by 2020. Its first year update shows progress in yoghurts and […]

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Doctors explain Michael Jackson's impossible dance move

Image copyright Manjul Tripathi Neurosurgeons have described in detail how Michael Jackson achieved biomechanically impossible dance moves in his music video Smooth Criminal. In the 1987 routine, Michael leans from the ankle at a 45 degree angle, while keeping his body straight as a rod. The illusion, which many have tried to copy, was thanks […]

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Patients lose hip replacement court case

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘My hip replacement left me in constant pain’ Hundreds of patients have lost the first round of a legal battle for compensation at the High Court over allegedly “defective” hip implants. A judge ruled that manufacturer DePuy was not liable to the 312 patients who claimed they […]

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Period power brings free sanitary towels to school

“Are you due on?” Teenagers at the Discovery Academy in Stoke-on-Trent, which has introduced free sanitary towels, tackle the stigma around “that time of the month”. Video journalist: Stephanie Barnard Midlands Live: Murder charge over teen’s stab death; Hour-long delays after five-car pile-up Source link