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Pathologists shortage 'delaying cancer diagnosis'

Image copyright Getty Images Patients are facing delays in diagnosis because of severe shortages among pathology staff, according to a report seen by the BBC. A survey by the Royal College of Pathologists found only 3% of the NHS histopathology departments that responded had enough staff. Histopathologists are doctors and scientists who diagnose and study […]

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Harry from St John Ambulance teaches CPR

Knowing even a few key first aid practices can help you save a life when emergency strikes, and there’s no reason not to start young. The St John Ambulance ‘Badger’ youth programme teaches children between seven and ten skills such as how to perform CPR. Harry, nine, shows us how to do it. Source link

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Crowdfunded cancer treatments – do they work?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cancer sufferers are raising large sums of money for private treatments Crowdfunding for cancer treatments not available on the NHS has risen dramatically, according to figures published by the British Medical Journal. In the last three years, at least £7m has been raised by people on crowdfunding sites like […]

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Calls for abortion clinic buffer zones rejected

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAre women seeking abortions being harassed? Calls for buffer zones to be introduced outside abortion clinics to stop patients being harassed have been rejected by Home Secretary Sajid Javid. He said such protest-free areas around clinics in England and Wales “would not be a proportionate response”. A […]

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Second patient may have drunk toilet cleaner

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Joan Blaber, 85, died at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in September last year An inquest into the death of a woman who died after drinking cleaning fluid has heard another patient at the same hospital may have drunk toilet cleaner. Joan Blaber, 85, from Lewes, died while being […]