EpiPen users told to use devices past normal expiry date

EpiPen users told to use devices past normal expiry date

Image copyright Getty Images People with severe allergies have been told they can use their EpiPens past their normal expiry date, amid a continuing shortage of the devices. The medicines regulator said it had agreed to extend the use-by date...
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Pret accused of taking unnecessary risks by allergy sufferers

Pret accused of taking unnecessary risks by allergy sufferers

Image copyright Amelia ZekavicaImage caption Amelia Zekavica was hospitalised after eating a Pret sandwich Allergy sufferers hospitalised after eating Pret a Manger sandwiches have demanded change to the company’s labelling. The coroner leading an inques...
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Placenta complications: ‘Women must know the risks’

Placenta complications: ‘Women must know the risks’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Amanda Holden (left) and Kim Kardashian both experienced placenta complications while pregnant Expectant mothers should be told that the risk of placenta complications rises after a caesarean or fertility treatment, ac...
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Ambulances not an A&E taxi service, NHS warned

Ambulances not an A&E taxi service, NHS warned

Image copyright Getty Images An ageing fleet, high sickness rates and slow uptake of technology hampers the ability of the NHS to answer 999 calls quickly, a review says. The report produced for the regulator NHS Improvement found significant inefficiencies...
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Hernia mesh complications ‘affect more than 100,000’

Hernia mesh complications ‘affect more than 100,000’

Image caption Jen Coles had to use a cane to walk following her mesh implant Up to 170,000 people who have had hernia mesh implants in England in the past six years could face complications, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme...
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Electrical implant helps paralysed people to walk again

Electrical implant helps paralysed people to walk again

Image copyright University of LouisvilleImage caption Kelly Thomas took part in the study, which enabled her to walk after being injured in a car accident Three patients, all paralysed from the waist down, have been able to walk again after...
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P.K. Subban sends heartfelt video message to Saint John cancer survivor

P.K. Subban sends heartfelt video message to Saint John cancer survivor

Nashville Predators star defenceman P.K. Subban is showing his support for former Saint John Sea Dogs equipment manager David “DK” Kelly, who is currently fighting cancer.DK tweeted the video on Sunday, which shows Subban acknowledging DK’s strength and ...
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NHS to save ‘hundreds of millions’ in landmark drug ruling in England

NHS to save ‘hundreds of millions’ in landmark drug ruling in England

Image copyright Olga IgnatovaImage caption Wet age-related macular degeneration affects around 26,000 people in the UK A landmark ruling against two leading drug companies could save the NHS in England “hundreds of millions” a year. Novartis and Ba...
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‘I gave birth, and got Hepatitis C’

‘I gave birth, and got Hepatitis C’

Image caption Jackie describes the effects of having hepatitis C as “trauma after trauma” When Jackie Britton was given a blood transfusion after childbirth, she thought it was saving her life. But the infected blood could have killed her. There...
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‘Don’t go cold turkey’ to quit smoking

‘Don’t go cold turkey’ to quit smoking

Image copyright Getty Images Smokers looking to quit as part of the annual Stoptober campaign are being warned not to go “cold turkey”. Government health officials have said smokers stand a much greater chance of succeeding giving up by using...
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